What it all says to me is, we don't have to play by the rules of the Internet, we'll roll it. And that trick never works.
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.
Had not SCO tried to shake down IBM on behalf of its claimed Linux rights, the community might never have seen the wisdom in standing-down and sharing patents.
What matters in technology, as in business and as in politics, is not what you say, but what you do.
While American opponents of WSIS are wrapping themselves in the flag, could it be the "evil foreigners" who are really on our side?
What is most important is to engage in a dialogue with other stakeholders, in an effort to promote greater understanding, and we are confident that this is what will come out of this summit."
Companies don't buy rhetoric, they don't install rhetoric. They buy and install solutions.
As with many corporations, open source in this case is just a cute name for doing what should have been done already
Developers quickly launched open source projects that used the WRT54G as a bridge, as the heart of a mesh network, as a Virtual Private Network and Voice over IP server, even as a low power PC running what I like to call "Always On" applications, managing RFID tags, sensors, and actuators. What was Cisco's response to all this success?
By early next year Ingres will be physically separate from its old corporate parent, Computer Associates, and available under a popular OSI-approved license, rather than CA's.
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