For the first time, Microsoft has publicly gotten a company using Linux servers to say that they've signed a Linux patent licensing deal, but it's far from the first time that Microsoft has convinced Linux-using businesses into paying for Linux.
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The not-for-profit software organisation Linaro will be backed by several key software manufacturers all working on Linux-derived products, according to an announcement from the company.Canonical, Genivi, HP, the LiMo Foundation and MontaVista have all agreed to become advisors to the Linaro programme which aims to speed up and facilitate the development of open source software.
For Sutor today, the bottom line is the bottom line. I see nothing wrong with that. Having profit going to vendors who use Linux may be the best possible advertisement for open source.
On Thursday, the non-profit Linux Foundation (LF) announced that it was going to host the Moblin project which aims to develop mobile Linux-based applications.Moblin was a project under development by Intel which has effectively handed control over to the Linux Foundation.
The non-profit Linux Foundation announced that it was going to host the Moblin project which aims to develop mobile Linux-based applications.
The not-for-profit group will now look after the Linux resource site instead of previous host SourceForge, and intends to make it a place for the community to collaborate
Why put up with the failure of your vendor to provide updates for your broadband router's firmware? Just do it yourself: Linux-style.
The Debian GNU/Linux operating system continues to generate interest from developers around the world, keen to sign up and contribute code to the open-source project now in its 15th year.
If the assumptions of the proprietary world are grafted onto Linux and open source organizations, will users and non-profit coders retain their voice?
Novell on Tuesday announced that Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street, is a reference customer using ZENworks Asset Management and Xen virtualization on Suse Linux Enterprise Server.Under the arrangement, Sesame Workshop will use Novell to manage leasing contracts, comply with audit requests and lower hardware costs.
The company claims its Linux sales have grown by 243 percent, largely due to the partnership with Microsoft
Notable headlines:Paula Rooney: Torvalds, Red Hat are no shows at Linuxworld. Novell CEO Calls For New Linux Distro ISV Standard, Praises FSF.
IBM announced a new set of open source resources for its business partners. ISVs, system integrators and solution providers (that's IBM-speak) can now get immediate access to free technical help as well as sales and marketing support, from a single Web address.
The real end-game for open source then is the rest of the stack, right up to and including the business applications. The new questions are: Will the JBoss model be repeatable and allow Red Hat to successfully move up the stack? Can they do it without IBM and Oracle? Will SOA emerge as a strong open source alternative? Will the hardware providers begin to give away the software, ala Sun, to pressure the non-hardware software players on price and make the profit from the hardware alone? Will the SaaS providers squeeze the business applications profits even as the profits in the Linux bottom of the stack wither?
Q&A: Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth is ready for Ubuntu to make the leap from the desktop to the server room.
newsmaker Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth is ready for Ubuntu to make the leap from the desktop to the server room.
A local representative of the principal backer of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system has reacted negatively to a proposal to set up an independent Australian organisation to promote the software. A group interested in promoting the increasingly popular Ubuntu down under has published a public letter pushing the need for a local non-profit organisation.
Linux seller outpaces analysts' revenue and profit expectations for its most recent quarter.
Job cuts are expected to save profit-challenged Linux booster up to $4 million per quarter.
Australian Andrew Tridgell has been appointed a Fellow at Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a move which will allow him to continue leading global development on the open-source Samba project.According to a statement from OSDL -- a non-profit organisation supported by a consortium of Linux customers and vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and NEC -- Tridgell becomes the second appointed OSDL Fellow, after Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
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