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November 22, 2010 by

Microsoft patent move may be defensive

Microsoft's plan to purchase 882 patents from Novell may be as much a defense move as an aggressive affront to Linux.One observer pointed out that the Redmond, Wash software company --and the so-called CPTN consortium acquiring the portfolio -- may want to prevent VMware, IBM or other rivals from gaining access to the multitude of software patents, especially those related to the Microsoft-Novell interoperability agreement.

August 10, 2010 by

SPDX format is key to success or failure of Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Program

Add the Linux Foundation to the numerous list of organizations and companies founded to protect Linux users and developers from legal risk.At the opening of the annual LinuxCon 2010 here today in Boston, the San Francisco-based foundation, which sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Tovalds, announced a new open compliance program with the support of heavy hitters including Google, Adobe, Cisco, Novell, AMD, ARM, HP, IBM, Intel, Sony, Nokia and Motorola.

March 30, 2010 by

Why doesn't IBM just buy Novell already?

I actually started pondering this a few days before the Novell-SCO ruling on Tuesday clearly put Novell in an important position as a "[defender of] Linux on the intellectual property front." Why, you ask, would a Googley Edu blogger be thinking about major players in the enterprise Linux market?

September 14, 2009 by

Who's developing Linux?

Quite a while ago, Linux Kernel development was largely being done by academicians, hobbyists and a very few representatives of corporations. As the paper points out, that is no longer the case. The top ten contributors include companies such as Red Hat, IBM, Novell, Intel and the like.

November 19, 2008 by

Nokia and IBM announce Lotus Notes Traveler for S60 devices

One thing I like about current Nokia devices is that they are quite open to supporting a wide range of individual and enterprise needs with services and applications designed to help you out. I enjoy their support of Exchange ActiveSync on my E71 and other devices so I was pleased to hear the latest news on a conference call yesterday. Nokia and IBM announced today that they are partnering to bring enterprise users Lotus Notes Traveler to the S60 3rd Edition platform. Gartner data shows that IBM has a 40% share of corporate email revenue and now with Nokia's support of Microsoft Exchange, Novell Groupwise, and others Nokia supports almost all corporate email solutions with their devices.


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