Our reporters went to Boston for a nice quiet LinuxWorld and Comdex broke out.
Just a few highlights:
- Novell CEO Jack Messmansaid he hasconvinced CIOs that "open source and Linux in particular is the center of the enterprise." >
- Novell also called its new line-up of products "hardened for mission-critical applications,"launching what it called a "data center initiative."
- IBM launched a program of "open source diplomacy,"noting that the biggest business machine deals remain international.
- IBM also announced Chiphopper, a set of support and testing tools for ISVs who want to shift from Windows.
- Novell's SUSE said its Enterprise Server 9 is the first Linux to completeEvaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+, meaning militaries worldwide can now buy it.>
- MySQL announced a new set of subscription models, bringing enterprise-class capacity (and pricing) to Linux databases.
- Trolltech said 20 new Linux cellphones are in the pipeline.
- Red Hat held a dinner to announce its Enterprise Linux Version 4. >
- The Free Software Foundation said a new version of the GPL is still three years away, and people cared!
Anyone who's part of the Great Boston Software Revolution please feel free to report back to headquarters using TalkBack.
We're waiting anxiously on your report.