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Articles by Paula Rooney
posted in February 2005
Linux is marching the last mile to maturity, moving past edge and infrastructure services into core middleware, application, desktop and data center functions.
Massachusetts brokered a relaxed patent-licensing deal with Microsoft on Office 2003 formats that stands to help governments globally, said state CIO Peter Quinn.
The open-source industry can't afford to ignore either the rewards or the risks software patents create, HP Linux chief Martin Fink said in a speech Tuesday at LinuxWorld.
HP, Novell and AMD shower praise on an open-source virtualization spec with a funny name and big plans--including a spot in the next Linux kernel release.
Red Hat and Novell will romance the Linux industry with upgraded distributions that provide more security, scalability, availability and Linux 2.6 support.
A future update to the Linux 2.6 kernel will include the Xen open source project's virtualization technology, said the man who maintains the Linux kernel.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds said Sun's CDDL is a valid open-source license and he welcomes an open-source rival, but he notes that Open Solaris is not available yet.
New law center, founded with $4 million in OSDL seed money, will offer free legal help to non-profit open-source projects, developers and customers.