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OPINION

License Proliferation: When More is Less

For open-source software developers, coding is the easy part. Trying to find the right open-source license is where things get painful. It's like standing in line at Starbucks trying to decide whether to buy latte or mocha. Soy milk or regular? Tall or grande? Don't even get me started on ice c...

OPINION

Chickens, Eggs and Analyst Opinion

When Hewlett-Packard announced, just recently, that it was combining the headquarters operations of its PC and printing divisions, but would continue to report their results separately, I assumed they were doing it to provide legal cover for the transfer of costs from the PC side to the printing sid...

SPECIAL REPORT

ADTI: Ready for Round Three with Open Sourcers

The same group that said that free and open-source software was a bigger security risk than commercial software and also claimed that Linus Torvalds ripped off the Linux kernel plans to release a new report in a few weeks. Ken Brown, director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's technology pro...

Sleepycat Software Expands into Europe

Sleepycat Software opened the doors of its first European office today in the United Kingdom. The office marks the company's official expansion into European markets and will provide sales, marketing and support of Sleepycat's Berkeley DB, Berkeley DB XML and Berkeley DB Java Edition database system...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Red Hat: Time for the Tar and Feathers?

As con men the two pitiful rascals in "Huckleberry Finn" made their living by pretending to be what they were not, and then charging the gullible to share the illusion. A cynic might see parallels to Red Hat here: pretending to open source ideals while actually charging the MSCE community for the pr...

Red Hat To Acquire Netscape Security Assets

Leading open source vendor Red Hat said it will buy certain security-related assets of Netscape Security Solutions from America Online in a deal worth US$25 million. Red Hat said it will integrate the products it is buying, including the Netscape Directory Server and Netscape Certificate Management ...

Orion Debuts Workstations Based on Cluster Technology

Orion Multisystems has announced two models of the Orion Cluster Workstation, a computing platform for engineering and scientific professionals who need to solve computationally complex problems. Orion's systems are based on clustering, which is a means of exploiting processor parallelism to generat...

Digital Signature Concerns Emerge

At this week's Crypto 2004 conference in California, several papers were presented that demonstrated vulnerabilities in algorithms that are often used to create digital signatures. Although the results are preliminary, many in the security community are concerned about what such weaknesses might mea...

Red Hat, Novell Get Real

Red Hat and Novell announced Monday that they will start bundling RealNetwork's Helix Player with their operating system products. The companies also noted that they will offer upgrades to RealPlayer 10 for Linux when that application is launched later this year. Helix is a free, open-source media p...

Fujitsu Reports Performance on New Sparc64 V

Fujitsu today announced a new version of the company's fifth-generation Sparc64 processor. The new Fujitsu Sparc64 V is fabricated using 90-nanometer process technology, a first for Unix-based servers, and operates at 1.89 GHz. According to Fujitsu, the enhancements offer a significant performance b...

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...

New Software To Run Windows Apps on Linux

A Philippines-based software developer this week released software that enables Windows-based programs to run on computers using archrival Linux. In a statement, Peter Valdes, CTO of SpecOps Labs, said the software ultimately will help users migrate from Windows machines to the open-source Linux pla...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Eight IT Textbooks, 4,031 Pages, 17 Mentions of Linux

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...

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...

INTERNATIONAL REPORT

Linux Revolution: Asian Countries Push Open Source

Asia is emerging as a key battleground for the open-source movement. The Japan-China-Korea partnership, announced last month in Osaka, is the latest in a string of initiatives to promote Linux. Two weeks earlier, Singapore hosted the second annual Asia Open Source Symposium, where 20 Asian countries...

Torvalds and Morton Release Linux Kernel 2.6

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium of technology companies dedicated to accelerating adoption of Linux, has announced the release of a new 2.6 Linux test kernel from Linux creator Linus Torvalds and 2.6 kernel maintainer Andrew Morton. The kernel is ready for enterprise tes...

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...

Windows and Linux Struggle for the Enterprise

Conventional wisdom in the computing world suggests that Linux must be less expensive than Windows because it is available, at least in most cases, for free. Meanwhile, prevailing opinion also suggests that Linux is more secure than Microsoft's server software -- largely because Microsoft has been i...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

A Tale of Two Suites: Do We Still Need OpenOffice.org?

Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? Or would it, perhaps, end up sweeter? That, essentially, is the question at the heart of the forking process, which in turn is at the heart of a key situation today. Namely: Now that we have LibreOffice, do we still need OpenOffice as well? In th...

WebOS Crawls Out of Purgatory and Into Open Source

HP announced Friday it will contribute webOS to the open source community. The decision seals the fate of the operating system, which HP acquired when it purchased Palm for $1.2 billion in April 2010. Since then, the Pre smartphone line running webOS flickered out, and HP's TouchPad tablet, launched...

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