IBM's open source strategy is pretty simple when you come right down to it.Linux, and open source, will unite IBM's past with computing's future.
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.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
As a professional journalist, I find itfrustrating when my brethren repeat press releases verbatim, without looking inside them. Such is the case with recent "reporting" on Firefox.
The No Software Patents website has a report on the latest in the software patent saga. Long story short: The European Commission is thumbing its nose (figuratively, of course) at the European Parliament's request to restart the legislative process.
The next version of the Linux kernel, dubbed 2.6.11will include support for InfiniBand.
Well, at least the folks at Microsoft are admitting that their "Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)" is designed to deny Wine users updates through Windows Update. (I love the Orwellian names that Microsoft comes up with.
All the way to India.When IBM announced recently it was putting $100 million into Linux development, I declined to get excited.
Today MandrakeSoft announced that it was acquiring Conectiva, which was hailed as a merger of second-tier Linux sellers. A bit uncharitable, perhaps, but an apt description.
One of the great themes I've seen emerge in TalkBack has been a great divide on what should be the chief priority of open source.As we saw with Peter Brown, free is one priority.
WGA stands for the Windows Genuine Advantage program. It's pitched as an anti-piracy initiative.
John Dvorak hosted a roast for the launch of Microsoft Windows 1.0, nearly two decades ago, and has always had a soft spot in his heart for Big Green.