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on 05th August 2016 / by Nisha.Oommen
People can design, innovate, share software and knowledge efficiently and effectively with Free and Open Source Software tools. Free and Open Source software programs allow users to freely run the program for any purpose, modify the program as they want, and also to freely distribute copies of either the original version or their own modified version. FOSS plays an integral part for development as it’s very nature make it a natural component of development efforts. UN sets the standard to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues by supporting the development and use of open source software. Open, interoperable and unbiased standards for information handling and access are important elements in developing effective infrastructures that contribute to accountability and good governance. Reasons for FOSS preference People can access information and knowledge through Software. By not limiting it, more people benefit from it. FOSS communities provide great potential for software development and the concept of knowledge sharing. When more people have access, it increases the innovation and evolution capabilities of the software. Technology can be brought to the utility of people around the world with free and open source software. The United Nations is aware of the fact that FOSS can to a great extent narrow the bridge between communities and their digital discrepancies. Benefits of FOSS over proprietary systems According to Michael Skok of Harvard Business School: "Open source cracks IT challenges by improving efficiency and lowering cost by 68%". Other benefits include: Proprietary software is tightly controlled and this leads to dependency. Open Source Softwares are flexible and highly configurable compared to proprietary systems due to the modularity of the source code. OSS encourages participation through forums of nonprofit agencies and government which decrease their dependence on software providers. This includes no restriction in source code, functionality and contractual commitments which result in technology innovations. Due to the backing of the community, OSS is continuously evolving and reduces the possibility of leaving the users high and dry. There is more possibility of a development trajectory by keeping in sync with the latest trends which results in progress. Due to the open nature of OSS, there is no dearth of software development and operator skills available in general public, which means that OSS can be maintained over a period of time, and can be easily accommodated within existing software infrastructure. However, the most significant benefit of OSS is the translation capability of the software into local languages and its compatibility with various devices. Drupal is a Free and Open source software used by different government agencies like the UK, US (Department of Health), Australian government to build their websites. UN also has built its website in Drupal. Zyxware Technologies is a Drupal development company that started in 2006. We firmly believe in FOSS and are an associate member of free software foundation. We have over 10 years of experience in the industry. To see if your organization can benefit from our expertise in the software industry, please contact us! References: Future of Open SourceUNESCO and FOSS Open Source UN Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 13th May 2015 / by webmaster
Zyxware Technologies is pleased to announce that it has joined Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community formed with the mission to protect and promote Linux. This is a major move for Zyxware as it positively affirms the company's support and commitment for innovation in open source software. Open Invention Network (OIN) is an organization that seeks to foster collaboration and patent non-aggression in support of Linux. Formed in 2005, OIN is backed by industry giants such as Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, and SUSE. OIN is the most effective way to substantially reduce the patent risk around Linux-related technology. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are available free of charge or royalties to any individual or organization that is working on Linux, GNU, Android or any other Linux-related software. By using patents in a collaborative environment, OIN accelerates innovation in the global marketplace and enables organizations to make significant investments in Linux, thus improving their strategic positioning and driving economic growth. The scope of the OIN license encompasses not only the deployment of Open source solutions but also the internal use of Open source technology for infrastructure and services. These could include the company website, internal tools and development platforms. Several thousand organizations have already joined OIN in support of patent non-aggression and to get royalty free access to Linux system patents of other OIN participants. OIN has over 1250 vendor and user licensees across multiple sectors and owns over 400,000 patents and applications in the US (over 1.6 million globally), a percentage of which directly relates to the Linux System and are subject to the OIN cross-license. By joining OIN, individuals or organizations receive a royalty-free unrestricted license to 1000 international patents and applications owned by OIN. For more information, please visit http://www.openinventionnetwork.com News Announcements Open Source Community Projects Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 26th May 2009 / by webmaster
People very often confuse between these three types of software and often use interchangeably. In some context this interchangeable usage might indeed be correct but there are very distinct differences between these classes of software. Our requestcd service only supports Free Software and Open Source Software and we frequently get requests for Freeware which we politely refuse citing the difference between Free Software and Freeware. Wikipedia defines 'Freeware' as a software that is fully functional for an unlimited time with no cost, monetary or otherwise. There could be restrictions on the type of use though. The software license may impose restrictions on the type of use including personal use, individual use, non-profit use, non-commercial use, academic use, commercial use or any combination of these. For instance, the license may be "free for personal, non-commercial use". The corresponding 'definition of Free Software by Free Software Foundation defines Free software or software libre as software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things. An Open Source Software on the other hand is a software whose source code is available without any restrictions on distribution and modification for the end user. There could however be restrictions on usage imposed by the license of the software. The Open Source Definition by the Open Source Initiative also defines certain pre-conditions for a software to be defined as Open Source by the OSI definition. While Freeware is differentiated by the monetary aspect of software, Free Software is differentiated by the Freedom associated with software & its source and Open Source is differentiated by the Openness aspect of software & its source. Consequently a Freeware can be Free Software or Open Source but it does not have to be either. Free Software is always Open Source, because the freedom to study and modify requires you to have access to source code. Both Free Software and Open Source does not require the software to be free of cost, and hence does not have to be Freeware but more often they are than not. Freeware Open Source Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * thabo (not verified) access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 hope to hear from you soon Add new comment
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on 09th May 2009 / by webmaster
Open Office 3.1 has been released with improved features and bug fixes. Some of the  new features include antialiased drawings to smooth the edges of graphics, replying to notes, improved grammar checking, hyperlink management and sorting etc. Peek into the full list  of features in the all new release of Open Office. Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope comes with Open Office 3.0 as default and the new release of Open Office is not yet listed in the official Ubuntu repo. You will have to add launchpad repo to upgrade to this all new Open Office 3.1. Take a look on different steps detailing the Upgradation to Open Office 3.1 in Ubuntu Jaunty, Intrepid, and Hardy. Open Source Free Software OpenOffice Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Srikanth NS (not verified) access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:56 Can we do this in Debian lenny ? I want to ask for guidance before attempting on my own. REgards webmaster access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:56 In reply to RE : Installing Open Office 3.1 in Ubuntu by Srikanth NS (not verified) Upgradation should probably work with debian lenny as well. But you cant use Ubuntu repo for upgradation in lenny. Add new comment
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on 07th May 2008 / by webmaster
The much awaited Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu - version 8.04 codenamed Hardy Heron was released on April 24th. We now have the CDs and DVDs for the different flavors of Ubuntu 8.04 available at Zyxware. You can drop by our office to write a copy for yourselves or you can use the RequestCD Service to order the CDs and DVDs online. We have made available the different flavors of Ubuntu 8.04 viz - Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Edubuntu in the i386 variant. If you would like the 64 bit architecture you can still order for yourselves using the RequestCD service and then adding the URL of the 64 bit version. We will download it and send it to you. We are also currently downloading the complete Ubuntu Hardy Heron repository and we are hoping to have it made available to the public soon. Linux Open Source Ubuntu Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * ADARSHGOPI (not verified) access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 We appreciate your service. Because we can easily get the Open Source Softwares. MOHAMMED HARSHA.K (not verified) access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 I want within one months Add new comment
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on 27th March 2008 / by webmaster
Ubuntu can be installed on a USB flash thumb drive and such a drive can be used just like a Live Ubuntu CD except that it would be faster and that you can save changes back into the pen drive. The process is easy but you can save yourself the hassle of doing that order for yourselves a fully working Ubuntu Live USB Pen Drive from us. We are currently running this as a GNU/Linux and Ubuntu promotional campaign and we are charging only the cost of the thumb drive and the shipping and handling charges. All you have to do is to make a payment for the total amount into our Paypal account or our bank account (only if you are within India) or and send us an email to - sales at zyxware dot com - with the details. We will ship the Thumb Drive as soon as the payment is reflected in our accounts. We will ship anywhere in the world. Most modern motherboards support booting from USB devices and you can easily change your boot order to enable booting from USB drives. If your motherboard does not support USB boot you can very well format the drive and use it as a normal flash drive :). At present we are offering Ubuntu as the only Live USB Thumb drive. In the near future you can expect to see Live Knoppix Pen Drives, Live DSL Pen Drives and Live SLAX Pen Drives. Hardware Linux Open Source Ubuntu Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Prasad M. Mehendale (not verified) access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 kindly mail me the price details. thanks prasad webmaster access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 In reply to ubuntu on pen drive by Prasad M. Mehendale (not verified) Can you please send us your address so that we can calculate postage charges. You can use the Contact Us page to send us a mail with the information. Buy Pen Drive … (not verified) access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 Pen drives are improving their capacities. good. Add new comment
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on 16th March 2008 / by webmaster
We are happy to announce the release of yet another Drupal module. This time it is the "Comment Subscribe" module that will allow anonymous as well as registered users on a drupal site to subscribe to replies to their comments. The module will send notifications to the subscribed users about the replies to their comments or replies to their comment's children. You can read more about the module and get yourself a copy of the module fromComment Subscribe module home page on drupal.org The module has also been ported for Drupal 6.x. You can read the announcement fromAnnouncement on drupal.org forums about porting of Comment Subscribe Module to Drupal 6.x You can download any of the releases for Comment Subscribe fromList of Releases of Comment Subscribe module Open Source Web Development Drupal Blogging Free Software Drupalgive Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * arthuran (not verified) access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 good to see this module, function same in WP? ps. i see this website rename "not verified" to "visitor", me too :P --http://arthuran.net webmaster access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 In reply to Comment Subscribe Test by arthuran (not verified) This is to complete the subscription test :) Anoop Anonymous (not verified) access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 It doesn't work to me webmaster access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 In reply to It doesn't work to me by Anonymous (not verified) It should work :). The comment will be in the moderation queue and only once approved and a reply gets posted will you get the notification. Testing (not verified) access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 Testing if the comment subscribe module works Pagination Current page 1 Page 2 Next page Next › Last page Last » Add new comment
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on 10th March 2008 / by webmaster
We now have Debian Etch 4.0 DVDs at Zyxware. It is available in 4 DVDs. Click here to order your copy of Debian Etch 4.0 DVDs using our Request CD/DVD module. Please note that currently, this facility is available for users in India. Debian Etch 4.0 contains over 18200 packages with about 6500 packages more than the previous one. Debian has got GNOME 2.14 as its default desktop enviornment along with KDE 3.5.5a and Xfce 4.4 as alternatives. The entire system and packages are very stable as it has gone through a rigorous release cycle. Mozilla suite has been updated. It has been renamed as iceweasel (V 2.0.0.2) and Thunderbird is named icedove (V 1.5).  Now it is possible to use a GUI on i386 and amd64 platforms. Some salient features include Linux Kernel 2.6.18-4, GNU C library 2.3.6, Apache 2.2, sudo instead of root account, OpenSSH Server 4.3, MySQL 5.0.32 and the list is long. New GUI interface for installing Debian Etch made it all the more easier to install and configure. Check the following link for more information:http://www.debian.org/ Community Projects Linux Open Source Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 I LIKE LINUX SO MUCH.I AM GLAD BECAUSE YOU ARE GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GET YOUR DVD.PLEASE SEND TO;(MAILING ADRESS) WELYSON RIOS RUA SAO JOAO N.100-OLIVEIRA-SEDE CEP 44695-000 CAPIM GROSSO-BAHIA BRAZIL THANKS. GOOD JOB. mikhil (not verified) access_time 22 Jan 2019 - 00:32 please send me cd as soon as possible! Add new comment
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on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking module for Drupal - SlashdotIt module. Unlike the other social bookmarking sites Slashdot is very selective in terms of the articles that get approved from the submission queue also known as the Slashdot firehose. Use this module on your site only if you are sure that you have slashdot worthy content. Check out http://www.slashdot.org and figure out the kind of articles that get posted at slashdot. If your site has comparable content then go ahead and use this module. The administrative options are similar to the StumbleThis Drupal module that we had created earlier. The module has been tested with Drupal 5.3. Please use the comments form below if you have any questions or suggestions. Open Source Web Development Drupal Blogging Free Software Drupalgive Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish shlomifish.org webmaster access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on www.drupal.org as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 21 Jan 2019 - 21:09 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks Pagination Current page 1 Page 2 Next page Next › Last page Last » Add new comment