Leading Linux vendor, Red Hat, is expected to open source the Netscape Directory technology it acquired last September on the first day of its summit conference in New Orleans on June 1st. As Microsoft Watch reports, Netscape Directory Services (NDS) will be renamed Red Hat Directory Server and the code will be released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
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Blogging at LinuxWorld yesterday, I didn't expect to see the circus on the Expo floor, replete with contract models hired as exhibitors, mascots, swarms of polo and khaki types playing video games, and a mechanical bull. But it's a sure sign that times are changing for Linux.
In an article about what it takes to make successful open source software, Judith Hurwitz, CEO Hurwitz & Associates, says that "software must be supported and commercialized if it is to have the type of quality and support customers expect."?
Internetnews.com has report about a popular topic: Linux penetration in the enterprise.?
This afternoon at a breakout session atOSBC, IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky talked about the confluence of trends paving the way for what he called "dynamic IT." In particular, the drive to lower costs and the requirement that IT prove real business value taken together have made quite an impact, he said.
"There's an extremist fringe of Linux loonies who hang out on forums and are disrespectful and threatening because you disagree with them" Laura DiDio, an analyst at the Yankee Group has been under attack by critics in the Linux community who say that the researcher's surveys comparing Linux and Microsoft Windows are biased in favor of Redmond. As a rule of thumb, any comparative report from the analyst community that involves open source software should be met withsome degree of uncertainty.
Last week's debut of del.irio.us, which is essentially an open source knock-off of the social bookmarking site, del.
If you are thinking about switching operating system platforms but are not sure about the best course of action don't count on the analyst community for a clear-cut answer. Sure, where they lack in specifics, they make up for with decision approaches and criteria lists that can factor in things you may overlook.
Sure, SCO's legal case against IBM seems to be on its last legs, but Gartner published a report yesterday that would make you think otherwise. Linux users shouldn't assume a beneficial outcome, said the analyst firm, but it does not expect that a judgment in favor of SCO would produce catastrophic consequences for Linux users.
With September IT Priorities data collected and analyzed, we finally added third quarter results to our vendor deliberations study and discovered that across all IT categories in our taxonomy, Cisco received the greatest proportion of “prefer” (84%) votes to “avoid” (16%) among all named vendors (open text responses) over the last four quarters.