Antivirus vendor McAfee cites potential for harm if power, efficiency of open source is misused.
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Software giant Microsoft has said it rejected plans to develop a dual-boot iteration of Windows XP to run on One Laptop per Child XO machines, and instead is developing a version of XP specifically for the XO.
The British Standards Institution has sent its response to the International Organization for Standardization on the subject of whether Microsoft Office Open XML should be certified with the ISO, but has refused to say whether it voted "yes", "no", or "abstain".
Open source software project Samba has signed an agreement with Microsoft to receive protocol documentation for the software giant's Windows workgroup server products.
The British Standards Institution won't divulge who's on its technical committee or discuss the outcome of its vote on OOXML.
Big Blue claims Microsoft leans too hard on Windows-oriented, proprietary standards for its service-oriented architecture.
Samba project leader Jeremy Allison has accused Microsoft of trying to prevent people using and distributing software under the GNU General Public Licence, by forcing cross-patent licensing deals.
Nigerian schools bought thousands of PCs with Mandriva Linux pre-installed but after words from Microsoft, they switched to Windows.
Open-source project Fedora has launched Fedora Women, a forum and mailing list, in an effort to encourage more female developers to participate in its community."Women who are interested in working with the Fedora Project can work with Fedora Women to get started," explained a posting on the Fedora Web site.
Microsoft and Novell have extended their interoperability agreement for server operating systems.