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Microsoft Developer Microsoft has redone the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool that it pulled down sometime back after it was widely discussed that the tool contained code which violated the GNU General Public License. The source code in question came from ImageMaster, a tool that is used for reading and writing disk images. Microsoft called the violation an unintentional mistake, and took full responsibility for the infringement even though the code had been supplied by a third party. Now Microsoft has finally released the tool again under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2). The tool allows users to transfer downloaded Windows 7 images to a USB drive or burn them to DVD media. In a post on the company's blog, Peter Galli, Microsoft's Open Source Community Manager, said "the testing and localisation took longer than we expected". Galli notes that, while the u... (more)

Red Hat Wants to Make Headway in Desktop Virtualization

SPICE Session at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Red Hat has open sourced a virtual desktop protocol it acquired last year, called the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environment (SPICE) whose technology is close to other rendering protocols like Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol and Citrix's Independent Computing Architecture. When Red Hat acquired Qumranet in 2008, it inherited SPICE used in Qumranet's commercial desktop-virtualization product, SolidIce. SPICE can be used to deploy virtual desktops from a server out to remote computers, such as desktop PCs and th... (more)

Fujitsu and Mindtouch Partner Up to Offer Enterprise Cloud Collaboration

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Microsoft SharePoint's open source clone, MindTouch, is integrating its platform with Fujitsu's ScanSnap family of scanners to help clients upload, store and share business documents on the web. The companies say that through this partnership, they have removed one of the biggest adoption barriers to scanning. The scanned images can be accessed by different team members in an enterprise who will be able to edit the piece within a MindTouch page irrespective of physical location. Complete IT governance and security is maintained during the process which... (more)

MeeGo Is Born as Intel and Nokia Join Forces

Nokia and Intel will marry their Linux platforms, Maemo and Moblin, and the unified product will be called MeeGo . This joined venture is hosted by the Linux Foundation as a new open source project. The operating System will cover multiple processor architectures and a whole gamut of gadgets such as mobile computers , netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Intel and Nokia are asking the existing Maemo and Moblin developer communities to support them on this new venture. The main theme of the union seems to be to mitigate challenges po... (more)

Qualcomm Announces New Peer-to-Peer Technology Framework

Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), the mobile open source software development division of Qualcomm has launched AllJoyn, a new open source project that delves into peer-to-peer (P2P) device connectivity over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth without needing a 3G network or Wi-Fi Internet access point . The project aims at improving the way devices interact with one another by addressing prevalent complexities in this space relating to transparent device and service discovery, networking functionality and message routing . It provides a security framework for encrypted and authenticated commu... (more)