Looks like the spirit of bipartisan cooperation in D.C.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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While Microsoft cheers the selection of Silverlight for streaming the Obama inauguration events this week, some are upset that the Linux desktop is not a supported operating system.Microsoft's cross platform Silverlight browser plug in supports Windows and Macintosh.
Anybody who wanted a long term career in Nortel had to be associated with the carrier group, preferably an optical product line. That was where all the momentum was within the company.
Building, not consolidating, is the order of the day. That's the nature of the open source paradigm.
The story here isn't what Google's dropping, but what Google is leaving for the rest of us. Opportunity and the code with which to pursue it.
The delivery of Firefox 3.1 beta 3 has slipped a week to Feb 2.
Patents and corporate relationships are no longer enough in the telecom equipment space. For American companies to stage a comeback they will need high quality, low prices, and new customers here in the U.S.
Fact is IBM is doing the right thing, and for the right reason. Would Nuance be drawing $175 million in capital if IBM were still closed about its patented technologies? Meanwhile Microsoft continues rolling down the proprietary road.
This is the key difference between open source and proprietary models many in the media still don't get. How change happens can be as important as what change happens.
The company has not disclosed its pricing, but Miller revealed that its model is based on the number of connections made to Marketcetera's server, so it is running on a SaaS model.