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Linaro attracts support of key software makers

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.

December 14, 2010 by

IBM expects Linux to make money

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.

June 11, 2009 by

Intel passes Moblin on to the Linux Foundation

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.

April 3, 2009 by

Novell comes to Sesame Street

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.

March 18, 2008 by

IBM pushes enterprise Linux profit center

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.

February 8, 2007 by

Who should fear Microsoft's lawyers most?

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?

November 2, 2006 by

Waugh erupts over AU Ubuntu proposal

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.

May 4, 2006 by

Australian Samba creator joins Torvalds at OSDL

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.

January 17, 2005 by

SGI aims high with Altix machine

NASA is using a Linux machine from Silicon Graphics with 256 Itanium 2 processors and plans to double that, the company says after posting financial results that move it closer to a profit.

October 20, 2003 by

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