Microsoft seems to realize that many people take its sponsored studies with a grain of salt. So, why would the folks in Redmond -- or any other vendor, for that matter -- go to the trouble to finance a study that they know will be dismissed as biased?
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.
SCO is still swinging in its legal war. But the show could soon close.
If your hardware vendor or free Linux application requires that you use a paid Linux distribution, is it still free?Paul Murphy says it's a scam, one IBM is perpetrating.
Today I matched the latest arguments on the blog of Microsoft's Jason Matusow against concerns expressed in the latest Gartner survey on open source, reported by ZDNet DataPoint.They match up pretty well.
Matthew Thomas has posted a very critical look at Ubuntu on his weblog. Actually, he calls it "My first 48 hours enduring Ubuntu 5.
No field has been transformed by open source as much as journalism.I'm referring both to open source as in free, and open source as in see the source code.
When I wrote about Computer Associates Senior VP Sam Greenblatt's cunning plan, I assumed he wanted to replace the CDDL with a template, and encourage companies to?use template-based licenses instead of BSD or GPL licenses.
JavaWorld has a piece that asks the question, who should maintain open source projects? Obviously, this is looking beyond the many one-man open source projects that are part of the ecosystem and focusing on the big dogs of the open source space.
File this under Irony.Stephen Shankland reports development of the Linux kernel may slow because Linus Torvalds is having to abandon a proprietary tool called BitKeeper, which he'd used since 2002 to keep on top of things.
A partner in IBM's venture capital arm, Juan-Antonio Carballo, says aspects of the open source model are now migrating to hardware. (The picture is from the IEEE workshop where he made his statements.