Natalie Gagliordi

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Natalie Gagliordi is a senior writer for Red Ventures based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet.

Natalie Gagliordi has nothing to disclose. She does not hold investments in the technology companies she covers.

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Red Hat to open-source Netscape Directory

Red Hat to open-source Netscape Directory

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).

May 27, 2005 by in Open Source

Linux maturity reflected in site analysis

Linux maturity reflected in site analysis

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.

August 11, 2005 by in Open Source

Success factors for OSS

Success factors for OSS

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."?

April 11, 2005 by in Open Source

DiDio drama underscores difficulty tracking open source

DiDio drama underscores difficulty tracking open source

"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.

April 7, 2005 by in Open Source

Some (vague) analyst advice for an OS switch

Some (vague) analyst advice for an OS switch

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.

April 1, 2005 by in Open Source

Gartner: Don't dismiss SCO's legal case just yet

Gartner: Don't dismiss SCO's legal case just yet

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.

April 28, 2005 by in Open Source

Cisco out on top for vendor short lists, internal study finds

Cisco out on top for vendor short lists, internal study finds

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.

September 16, 2005 by in Open Source