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freedesktop.org is open source / open discussion software projects working on interoperability and shared technology for X Window System desktops. The most famous X desktops are GNOME and KDE , but developers working on any Linux/UNIX GUI technology are welcome to participate. freedesktop.org is building a base platform for desktop software on Linux and UNIX. The elements of this platform have become the backend for higher-level application-visible APIs such as Qt, GTK+, XUL, VCL, WINE, GNOME, and KDE. The base platform is both software and specifications . Web services status
Some months ago I had a discussion with NoSQL creator, Carlo Strozzi, regarding the databases. I should admit, I am an SQL fan! It's hot having the same language, no matter which platform or database engine is used. He underlined the fact that most SQL engines lack of flexibility and waste system resources (memory and disk space) because of their multi-platform environment (such as Oracle, DB2, Informix, etc.).
GNU Gnash is the GNU Flash movie player — Flash is an animation file format pioneered by Macromedia which continues to be supported by their successor company, Adobe. Flash has been extended to include audio and video content, and programs written in ActionScript, an ECMAScript-compatible language. Gnash is based on GameSWF , and supports most SWF v7 features and some SWF v8 and v9. SWF v10 is not supported by GNU Gnash. The main developer's web site for GNU Gnash is located on the Free Software Foundation's Savannah project support server .
It's been about a year since we last updated our list of open source tools that can replace popular security software. This year's list includes many old favorites, but we also found some that we had previously overlooked. In addition, we added a new category -- data loss prevention apps. With all the attention generated by the WikiLeaks scandal, more companies are investing in this type of software, and we found a couple of good open source options.