With the coming of GPLv3, a few projects, including the Linux Kernel, will need to be expressly relicensed by all of their copyright holders if they choose v3. The question is, were they licensed correctly in the first place?
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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Now that Google News is out of beta after 1219 days (3.33 years, and I thought they would pull the trigger at 3.
Amazon.com recently launched Mechanical Turk, a service named after the 18th-Century chess-playing "automaton.
David Berlind is appalled at the DOJ for asking for information on search data from MSN, AOL, Yahoo! and Google.
PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield is being coy about his new startup, Workday, but some details are starting to leak out. Jeff Nolan, a VC with SAP Ventures, shares some tidbits about the company, which is now slated to launch in April.
The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion to review a ruling that could lead to the shutdown of most U.
Regarding my two earlier blogs (Phone calls, e-mails and now search data. Where will Bush stop and Microsoft: No personal data went to DOJ) I just got this super-long email from someone that started with this sentence: Google created their own problem by collecting this information in the first place.
According to InfoWorld's 2006 Technology of the Year Awards VMware has "swept" the system virtualization category (one award for desktops, the other for servers). OK, so it's not like the category is a hotly contested one across very many vendors.
The problem isn't the raw speed of Apple's 2.0 Ghz Intel-based dual-core iMacs.
eWeek has a story about how Microsoft has unequivocally stated that no personal data was handed over during a recent DOJ inquiry: The Microsoft admission, in a recent blog by MSN Search Dev & Test General Manager Ken Moss, assures MSN search users that "absolutely no personal data" changed hands. ....