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Dana Gardner reports that Marc Fleury is out at Red Hat. His statement: "I have done what I can to help Red Hat succeed.
First, the Open Source Development Lab lays off a third of its staff in December. Now it's merging with the Free Software Standards Foundation Group in a deal that may have been brokered by IBM, HP and Intel.
Red Hat has its share of battles: Microsoft's partnership with Novell to distribute SUSE and Oracle targeting Linux support. But four months after these alleged Red Hat killers launched they have yet to land a body blow.
Notable headlines:Ubuntu's new Linux sports debugging tool.IBM connects chips for better bandwidth.
Notable headlines: Ryan Naraine: Microsoft fits 7 patches into .ANI emergency update.
Notable headlines: Donna Bogatin: Google challenges NYC software engineers. Ed Burnette: Is Flash better than Java?
On Oracle's earnings conference call CEO Larry Ellison said the company displaced Red Hat for Linux support at Yahoo. The truth is a bit more nuanced.
Headlines of the day:Intertainer Patent Lawsuit Names Leading Technology Firms (Apple, Google, Napster).Speaking of lawsuits does Apple have a music monopoly issue?
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Mary Jo Foley: Should Microsoft do an IE 8 'Lite'?