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Oracle Puts Squeeze on MySQL With Latest Buy

Oracle announced Friday what seems to be a squeeze play on MySQL -- the purchase of Innobase, a Finnish developer of open-source database technology. Terms of the agreement were not released. Innobase's most prominent product is InnoDB, a transaction engine that ships as an add-on to MySQL, the most...

HP Gains Linux Blade Application With RLX Buy

Hewlett-Packard today swooped in to pick up what's left of blade pioneer RLX Technologies, which had been reduced to a licenser of its blade management software, the RLX Control Tower for Linux. Terms of the deal were not announced. RLX had been first in the market with blades, or thin servers meant...

PalmSource Takes Another Step Toward Linux

PalmSource and MontaVista Software said today that they will work together to speed the development of next generation Linux-based mobile phones, a move that furthers PalmSource's decision to move its Palm OS onto the Linux kernel. The companies have joined each other's partner programs. MontaVista ...

IBM Takes Data Search Technology Open Source

IBM Research will turn over its data search technology to the open-source community, the company said yesterday. The Unstructured Information Management Architecture searches store data not through keywords, but by analyzing the data within documents to see if they fit the concepts and facts the use...

Open Source Group Proposes Software Ratings Plan

Because open-source software is written by individual developers or groups of developers on their own time and with their own resources, the quality of the product is an unknown. To combat that problem, Carnegie Mellon West Center for Open Source Investigation; Intel; O'Reilly CodeZoo, a repository ...

Opera Adds Anti-Phishing Feature to Browser

Norwegian browser developer Opera Software today released Opera 8.0 for Windows and Linux, which adds anti-phishing measures and voice recognition. The opera.com site has been flooded with attempts to download the new version, causing the company to scramble to find the bandwidth to deal with the re...

Chip Companies Release Driver Source Code

In the hopes of getting Linux developers interested in supporting their hardware, VIA Technologies and XGI Technology, both Taiwanese chip makers, have released the source code for some of their drivers. XGI Technology released code for X.Org, XFree86.Org, and Kernel.Org for desktop, notebook, and s...

Mandrakesoft Renamed Mandriva in Step Toward Reinvention

Mandrakesoft, hoping to serve the dual purposes of repositioning itself in the Linux market and throwing the monkey of its back in a trademark infringement battle with Hearst Publishing, announced last week that it has changed its name to Mandriva. "Mandriva, a company name that combines MandrakeSof...

CTO Alan Nugent Leaves Novell

Novell's chief technology officer, Alan Nugent, has left the company, LinuxInsider has learned. Novell spokesman Bruce Lowry said: "Alan has left Novell to pursue other interests. We appreciate the work he's done for us and wish him well. The folks that were reporting into Alan, a fairly small team...

CherryOS Emulator Faces Licensing Problems

Five months after a preview version of CherryOS was released to cries that it was merely a copy of the open-source PearPC, software distributor Maui X-Stream has done it again. The Hawaii-based company re-released a final version of CherryOS on Tuesday to a similar reception. PearPC, a PowerPC archi...

MandrakeSoft Buys Conectiva for $2.3 Million

French Linux distributor Mandrakesoft will acquire its Brazilian counterpart, Conectiva, the two companies announced yesterday. Mandrakesoft will buy all of Conectiva's stock for US$2.3 million to take over the 60-employee company, which had $2.2 million in revenue and reached the break-even point i...

Red Hat Won’t Eclipse Sun with New Release, Say Analysts

Red Hat unveiled its updated enterprise Linux distribution today and used the occasion to take a shot at rival Sun. "It's the beginning of the end of Solaris in the enterprise," Paul Cormier, executive vice president of engineering at Red Hat, said of Enterprise Linux v4, which the company said is ...

SCO’s Case Against IBM Takes Hard Hit

In spite of his denial of IBM's request for a partial summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball bolstered Big Blue's defense when he questioned whether SCO had any evidence to support the claim that IBM's Linux business infringed upon SCO's Unix patents. "Despite the vast disparity between ...

MontaVista Aims To Put Linux in More Mobile Phones

Linux has so far barely made a blip in the mobile phone market, accounting for less than 1 percent of units shipped in 2004, according to IDC. However, yesterday MontaVista announced an effort to change that. The company, which develops mobile phone software for Linux, has created Mobilinux Open Fr...

MS Security Program No Threat to Linux, Advocate Says

Microsoft has announced that it will share information on security-related issues in its software with government agencies using its products. Through the Security Cooperation Program, Microsoft will provide early warnings of security threats to participating agencies and alert them about security u...

IBM Challenges Sun, HP with Entry-Level Linux Server

IBM is set to tackle the entry-level server market next month with the release of its two-way OpenPower 710. The RISC-based open-source server is designed to compete head-to-head with Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems servers for Unix and Linux, but Illuminata analyst Gordon Haff told LinuxInside...

Sun Getting Closer to Open-Source Solaris Release

Sun is expected to take a step forward next week with its plan to release the code for its Solaris 10 operating system. The company has scheduled a news conference on Tuesday where John Loiacono, Sun's executive vice president of software, will give an update on the issue. Sun's Common Development a...

IBM’s Patent Pledge Leaves Unresolved Issues, Say Analysts

International Business Machines announced today that it plans to provide free access to the information in 500 company patents to individuals and groups working on open-source software. The company said this could be the largest pledge of patents of any kind and applies to any individual, community ...

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Linux Makes Headway in Primary Education

Computers are becoming pervasive learning tools in K-12 education, whether in individual classrooms or in a shared media center. Both Apple and Microsoft have donated millions of dollars worth of equipment to schools in order to aid education and spread their doctrine. But what about the growing inf...

PalmSource Buys into Linux with China MobileSoft Deal

PalmSource, the separate company that develops the palmOne mobile operating system, announced today it would buy China MobileSoft, whose Linux technology will give PalmSource an instant foothold in the open-source market. Analysts praised the move. "PalmSource will greatly extend its reach in both t...

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