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Computer Associates may raise its patent shields

As I write this blog, Computer Associates CEO John Swainson is giving the afternoon keynote speech at LinuxWorld in Boston. According to a source who was present at a Computer Associates' breakfast this morning, CA is almost definitely going to follow suit with IBM in not only making its patents available for royalty-free deployment in open source software, but also in using its patents to defend the open source community from law suits.

February 15, 2005 by David Berlind


The latest in blog ware

Blogging is spawning millions of blogs and many new tools to advance the cause. At Demo@15, several tools were presented, and my favorite concept was Perspectives from iUpload.

February 15, 2005 by Dan Farber


PhotoJournal: Three days of LinuxWorld

For the next three days, I'll be in Boston at LinuxWorld. In addition to bringing you to the show with blogs and podcasts, I'll be snapping pictures with my Nikon D70.

February 15, 2005 by David Berlind


AMD puts the 'hammer' down

Emboldened by a new partnership with blade maker Egenera, and by a wave of new AMD-based server offerings from HP, AMD has, at LinuxWorld, rolled out three new Opteron (formerly known as "Hammer") chips, a faster version of its HyperTransport interconnect technology, and enhanced SSE3 support. For the record, AMD proved me wrong.

February 14, 2005 by David Berlind

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EMIC extends open source clustering to Tomcat, JBOSS, and JOnAS

At this week's LinuxWorld in Boston, Emic Networks -- provider of fault tolerance and load balancing solutions for open source server software such Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (collectively known as the LAMP stack) -- is extending the coverage of its clustering umbrella to open source-based Java-based application servers.

February 14, 2005 by David Berlind


What price, Real ID?

Declan McCullagh has a detailed piece on the Real ID legislation that just passed the US House. The legislation would effectively force the States to meet certain requirements if they expect their driver's licenses to be used as IDs for federal purposes--like getting on an airplane.

February 14, 2005 by Phil Windley