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Articles by Paula Rooney
posted in January 2004
Many fume over SCO letter that calls open source a threat to national security.
The European Commission has reportedly reached a decision that Microsoft broke anticompetitive law and will face stiff fines, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
Red Hat announced at LinuxWorld Expo Thursday a new provisioning module for its Red Hat Network platform.
At LinuxWorld, Data-protection software vendor BakBone announced support from top vendors including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Network Appliance and Oracle for its recently unveiled Linux Advantage program.
Speaking at LinuxWorld at a dinner hosted by Red Hat, a key Intel exec said the relationship between Microsoft and Intel remains strong despite Intel's support of Linux and Microsoft's support of AMD.
Linux distributor Red Hat on Wednesday introduced a provisioning module designed to make it easier for enterprise customers to deploy, configure and manage their Linux systems.
The Java Enterprise System, which includes application, portal, and identity management middleware, will ship on Linux in midyear, and Java Studio will ship sometime in 2004.
IBM says it won't leave customers out in the cold, but won't offer indemnification unless pushed by a court verdict.
Microsoft's tools are designed to help users migrate from Unix to Windows, while the IBM tools are designed for Windows-to-Unix.
IBM eServer for Linux and WebSphere now support Qualcomm Binary Run-Time Environment for Wireless (BREW) extranet technology.
Red Hat launched the Open Source Assurance Program, designed to provide a warranty to customers against intellectual property litigation. The program calls for Red Hat to replace potentially infringing code and assist with customers' legal expenses.
The Open Source Development Labs launched a working group to develop desktop usage models and recommendations to promote Linux on the desktop. Participants include HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, Red hat and Sun.
Software industry executives sparred at Harvard Business School this weekend over open source procurement policies being adopted by some governments that could leave Microsoft in the cold.
Open source has commoditized the operating system, and is moving into other enterprise technologies.
After wrapping up its $210 million acquisition of SUSE, Novell outlined a new program designed to help its partners sell Linux.
The $10M fund will defend Linux users against possible copyright infringement claims by SCO.
The Turnkey solution based on standard SUSE will replace custom Red Hat OS used previously.
As LinuxWorld approaches, Microsoft will try to upstage gains made by its open source nemeses by launching Windows Services For Unix 3.5.
As the Novell-SUSE Linux merger nears completion, Novell is already moving to better integrate the two companies' desktop products.
Even as it considers filing a legal claim against a Linux customer, SCO has until Friday, Jan. 9 to produce some proof to support its lawsuit against IBM.