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  • WordPress guns for Web content management duties

    Long popular with bloggers, the open-source <a href="">WordPress</a> blogging software is also starting to find a niche as a low-cost corporate CMS (content management system), at least for managing relatively simple Web sites.

  • KDE 4.3 released for a 'greatly' improved experience

    After six months of development the KDE project has released the most anticipated upgrade of the KDE 4 series, KDE 4.3, which promises to greatly improve the overall user experience of the open source desktop environment.

  • NICTA opens its software to the world

    Research organisation National ICT Australia (NICTA) has stepped up its support for open source software by launching the OpenNICTA portal where people can view and download software developed and licensed by the organisation.

  • Open-source adoption faces extra obstacles in China

    The uphill battle that open-source programs face to steal ground from proprietary software comes with added pitfalls in China, where problems like software piracy take away strengths that open source has elsewhere.

  • OpenSource World offering free admission

    Organizers of the upcoming OpenSource World conference broadened the event program and are offering free admission, hoping to attract more attendees in a time of slashed travel budgets and increased competition from similar shows.

  • Dell bundling open source applications for SMBs

    Dell is planning to offer small and medium businesses (SMBs) globally pre-configured bundles of hardware and open source software to run their businesses, according to an executive at the company.

  • Cisco settles lawsuit with Free Software Foundation

    Cisco Systems will appoint a director to ensure that its Linksys products comply with the terms of free software licenses, and in return the Free Software Foundation will dismiss its lawsuit against the networking giant, the parties said on Wednesday.

  • SugarCRM chief steps down

    The CEO of open-source customer-relationship-management software vendor SugarCRM has stepped down.