A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, wrote Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. But will you love SuSE as I love SuSE once she goes by her married name of Novell?
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.
I usually stick to open source-related topics on this blog, but this story really resonated with me. Dr.
Open source bundling is the new trend. Martin Lamonica's story yesterday about SourceLabs describes one such bundles.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the creator of del.icio.
One of the big criticisms of open source is its apparent lack of a business model.If you're not selling software, if you're letting customers see the code, where is the money coming from to keep the doors open?
Is open source Communism in software form? (I had Karl Marx join us to set the mood.
There are great open source products for nearly every purpose. But I have yet to find many in the security field.
ZDNet UK has a piece about concerns over the next version of the GNU General Public License. The article points to a thread on the Debian Legal mailing list, discussing the fact that the Linux kernel is distributed exclusively under the GPL version 2.
In his interview last week with our ownDavid Berlind Microsoft open source strategist Jason Matusow (right) articulated a new open source concept I call negotiable source.Negotiable source means you can negotiate for some open source rights and the responsibility that comes with them.
Mass market endorsements can have a powerful 'bandwagon' effect. (The illustration and headline come from The Band Wagon starring Fred Astaire.