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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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An order to release source in Europe is, in fact, an order to release it worldwide
Your Fortune 500 CIOs now have their Talking Points. It's up to Linux advocates to meet them with performance.
We run openbook management, so all my contractors know exactly how much we’re making. So if we do X we can show the impact on Katrina survivors.
The next step is harder, namely to merge some of these corporate licenses
CRM is mission-critical, even for small businesses. It's a major expense, and can be a major differentiator. If you can save money and gain more control over your system with open source, should you take the risk and take the plunge?
This is open source according to Orwell. It's using the trademark, open source, it's using the open source community's efforts, the open source process, then it's shutting that down and making people buy the results.
If a great project like Mambo can be split like this, it makes it that much more difficult for a business to trust its future to open source, any open source.
You can use the word Internet, capital I and all, to mean anything you wish.
The report of a meeting between OSDL and Microsoft has raised a few eyebrows this week. To recap, Microsoft's Martin Taylor and OSDL's CEO Stuart Cohen met at Linux World Conference & Expo.