We were talking yesterday about second-rate software being ported to Linux.Today we hear PalmSource (which makesthe Palm OS) has spent $21 million in stock to buy a Chinese Linux developer(about 10% of the company), and has plans for a Linux port.
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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.
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Chalk up another one for Linux. PalmSource has announced that it will be using Linux in the near future, and "extending" PalmOS to run on top of Linux as an application layer rather than as an OS in its own right.
Every time I turn around these days it seems that some other product that can't make it in the proprietary world is going open source.That's the way of the world.
Linux' growing popularity outside the U.S. means its software experts should learn a lot of languages.
Joe has all the facts down on the Common Development & Distribution License (CDDL) Sun has proposed for Solaris 10.What he doesn't do (and I'm not going to do it either) is answer the key question -- is this an open source license at all?
Details are beginning to emerge about Sun's license for Solaris, presumed to be the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) that is being discussed on the OSI list. As many expected, the license will likely be incompatible with the GNU General Public License (GPL):Like the MPL, the CDDL is not expected to be compatible with the GPL, since it contains requirements that are not in the GPL (for example, the "patent peace" provision in section 6).
Open source has ripped the day's biggest industry completely away from American hands.
One of the nice things about open source is immediate availability. Let me give you an example...
With the SCO case seemingly falling apart, amid exposs and demands for the unsealing of documents, the time has come for the open source community to count the costs of this affair.And there have been costs.
Sybase CEO John Chen (left, from Sybase.Com) got to ring the bell opening trading at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, celebrating his company's 20th birthday.