The most provocative comments at LinuxWorld this week were those of Martin Fink,vice president of Linux for Hewlett-Packard.Here is the short version.
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I have a confession to make: I hate "groupware." Well, maybe "hate" is too strong a word, but lord knows I don't enjoy it.
Novell's donation of the Hula Project to the community reminds me of one of my favorite copyright stories, that of the movie It's a Wonderful Life(right, from Amazon.Com).
Our reporters went to Boston for a nice quiet LinuxWorld and Comdex broke out. Just a few highlights:Novell CEO Jack Messmansaid he hasconvinced CIOs that "open source and Linux in particular is the center of the enterprise.
Dan Bricklin has been a hero to me for some time. Now, if you're trying to get open source into your enterprise, he can be a hero to you, too.
Stephen Shankland writes about the forthcoming GPL version 3. One comment posted to Shankland's piece needs addressing.
I have a lot of great correspondents in our TalkBack section. Among the best, and most persistent, is Cho Ok-Hyeong.
Following up on last week's announcement with Samsung, Montavista Software has begun banging the drum for a brand -- Mobilinux.They are not calling it that.
Samsung has led a consortium to production of a reference design for a Linux-based broadband mobile phone. It's designed for UMTS/Edge networks and features a Samsung processor, an Infineon modem chip, and the Montavista Linux kernel.
The SCO-IBM suit is not over, yet. But it may never get to trial.