Microsoft is staffing up an internal Inner Source initiative to bring open-source principles, methodologies and tools for use by development teams inside the company.
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Emerging software and service vendors are attempting to piggyback on the popularity of Linux and other open-source projects.
There's a story making the rounds today that Microsoft is poised to sign a new technology partnership with Red Hat that could be as sweeping as the one it signed with Novell. There's only one problem with the report: Red Hat is denying it.
KDE's latest desktop environment offers browser and tool advancements to Linux and Unix users -- plus a new, integrated open-source office suite.
Open vs. proprietary software: The choice isn't so black and white. Or is it?
At its JavaOne conference, which kicks off in San Francisco on May 8, Sun is promising a major technology unveiling, code-named "Project Indiana." It sounds like at least part of Sun's announcement could involve a deal with Adobe, via which Sun will be distributing the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as part of Adobe Flash.
What is Microsoft's Live development platform? Microsoft is promising to tell all next week at Mix '07. But there are clues out there that lead to a new Microsoft project code-named "Volta," which is being developed by the "Tesla" team. In short, it's all about "democratizing the Cloud."
When you're developing an open-source browser, beta testers are likely to be a lot more open with criticisms of your product.
Microsoft was awarded an official Open Source Initiative (OSI) approval for the two Shared Source licenses it submitted for consideration in August -- but not without agreeing to some OSI-requested changes first.
Some open-source advocates considered Microsoft Corp.'s recent public flaming of the GNU General Public License equivalent to criticizing motherhood and apple pie. But not Ransome Love, CEO of Caldera Systems.