The biggest headline from LinuxWorld didn't come from IBM, or Novell, or even the Free Software Foundation.In my opinion it came from the Open Source Initiative(OSI), which said it plans to whittle the number of "open source licenses" from 50 to 3 in the next two months.
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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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If I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat?' I was reminded of Monty Python's Vocational Guidance Counselor Sketchin researching Pogo Linux's 'Your Logo Here' plan at LinuxWorld.
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.
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.