Search

Results 1-20 of 740 for Linux Foundation.
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Beyond the Buzz: Open Source and Biotech

Everyone is talking about open source, even presenters at BIO 2004, the international biotechnology conference recently held in San Francisco. As the argument goes, if open-source software can be developed in centralized communities of interested parties less expensively than proprietary software, c...

Nokia Rumored To Be Funding Mozilla Project

Allegedly, Nokia has given funds to the Mozilla Foundation to develop a browser that can run on small devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. The project, named Minimo, already has a workable prototype. Both Mozilla and Nokia have declined to comment on the funding agreement, but Nokia has noted tha...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Beyond Proprietary Databases: Helen Borrie on the Future of Firebird

Firebird, an open-source relational database, emerged from the InterBase source code, release by Inprise Corporation -- now known as Borland -- in 2000. Firebird, which runs on Linux, Windows and a variety of Unix platforms, offers concurrency, high performance and powerful language support for stor...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

The EULA, the GPL and the Wisdom of Fortune Cookies

Next time you open a fortune cookie, consider making it more entertaining. Read the fortune aloud and follow it with the words "in bed." It completely changes the meaning and adds some after-dinner fun. After reading the GPL analysis FAQ prepared by Microsoft in 2001 -- apparently to discourage the ...

Geronimo: Apache’s Children Are Growing Up

A papoose named Geronimo is venturing out of the teepee this week, and the Apache Software Foundation says it might be ready for its rite of passage later this summer. The organization's effort to develop an open-source version of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) became a full-fledged project this w...

BEST OF ECT NEWS

The Future of the GPL

Among the allegations raised by The SCO Group in its current spate of lawsuits is that the GPL -- the GNU General Public License, which is used for much open-source software, including Linux -- is unconstitutional and in violation of federal copyright and patent laws. SCO bases this claim on the cla...

Stallman: Accusatory Report Deliberately Confuses

GNU Project founder Richard Stallman has told LinuxInsider that a recent report's use of interviews with Stallman is a "deliberate" attempt to confuse people about the origins of the Linux kernel, the GNU system and software developed as part of the free-software and open-source movements. "The purp...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Using Tech To Fix Elections

The U.S. Federal Election Assistance Commission under chairman DeForest Soaries has the unenviable job of recommending standards and procedures for electronic voting in time for use in the 2004 federal election. The commission's freedom of action is obviously time constrained, but, less obviously an...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

New Standards for Kernel Contributors: Signs of Maturity?

In a move applauded by legal experts in the free software movement, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) yesterday announced its support for enhancements to the Linux kernel submission process that it hopes will improve accurate tracking of contributions to the kernel and ensure developers receiv...

INDUSTRY INSIDER

GPL: Viral Infection or Just Your Imagination?

Most of us are afraid of getting infected with a virus, whether it comes from a common cold or an attachment in our e-mail. Are open-source licenses viral in nature? Can they infect downstream users? The question is the subject of considerable debate. Companies refer to open-source software as "pote...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Grading the Windows-vs.-Unix Debate

My server has been getting a lot of hits lately from searches that request things like "windows vs. Unix term paper." On the one hand, I suppose this reflects increased academic interest in Unix. On the other, it does make me wonder about the marking keys used to judge a student's success in differe...

SCO Changes Legal Tactics in Federal Court

The SCO Group is amending its federal lawsuit against IBM, changing its legal tactics in the ongoing public drama over Linux software. But contrary to some reports in the press, the company didn't claim earlier in a letter that the Linux General Public License (GPL) was "unconstitutional." Rather, D...

Supercomputing and Visualization: SGI Moves Forward

Silicon Graphics recently completed the third quarter of its fiscal year 2004 with what the company says is "continued momentum" for its products introduced throughout the past year: the SGI Altix family of servers, SGI InfiniteStorage products, Silicon Graphics Onyx4 UltimateVision systems and Sili...

OPINION

The Top 10 List of Worst Business IT Decisions

About a month ago we had some people over for dinner, and the discussion drifted to top-10 lists of the Letterman variety. As part of that conversation, I got challenged to name the top 10 worst IT decisions ever -- something I couldn't do then and still can't do now, which is why I'm asking for you...

The Future of the GPL

Among the allegations raised by The SCO Group in its current spate of lawsuits is that the GPL -- the GNU General Public License, which is used for much open-source software, including Linux -- is unconstitutional and in violation of federal copyright and patent laws. SCO bases this claim on the cla...

OPINION

Meet Tomorrow’s Venture Capitalists

Want to know why most business analysts and venture capitalists simply don't get it with respect to Unix? Take a look at the computer books they study while working toward their MBA, financial analysis certificate or accounting designation, and you'll understand that their ignorance isn't entirely t...

BEST OF ECT NEWS

From Browser to Platform: Mozilla Rises

Didn't Netscape lose the browser war? Mozilla, the technology that lies underneath Netscape products and a slew of its own products, just gets better and better. Netscape is effectively dead, but Mozilla keeps on keeping on. In 2010 we'll look back and say 2003 was the year that Mozilla really began...

DEVELOPER'S TOOLBOX

From Browser to Platform: Mozilla Rises

Didn't Netscape lose the browser war? Mozilla, the technology that lies underneath Netscape products and a slew of its own products, just gets better and better. Netscape is effectively dead, but Mozilla keeps on keeping on. In 2010 we'll look back and say 2003 was the year that Mozilla really began...

SCO Files Subpoenas To Summon Stallman and Torvalds

Claims and counterclaims now have turned into dueling subpoenas, as IBM and SCO continue to spar over allegations that a Linux kernel promoted by Big Blue was copied from SCO's Unix System V source code. Earlier this month, IBM issued subpoenas for SCO investors and analysts, including Bay Star Capi...

Apple Posts Darwin Source Code, Pulls OS X Update

Apple this week released the latest source code for its Darwin open-source project -- Darwin 6.7 and 6.8 -- which corresponds to the Mac OS X operating system and its latest versions, 10.2.7 and 10.2.8. Among the most prominent of open-source projects from Apple, Darwin is based on FreeBSD 4.4 and i...

Which product review rating most influences your decision to make a purchase?
Loading ... Loading ...

LinuxInsider Channels