Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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IBM does OEM deal with Avada on its open source Websphere edition

IBM does OEM deal with Avada on its open source Websphere edition

Recently I have been writing about the M&A wave giving proprietary giants control over open source startups. IBM's acquisition of Gluecode, an open source middleware rival, was one of the first such deals and at the time, in 2003, made me wonder if Big Blue wasnt just eating up its competition to kill it.

February 3, 2008 by in IBM

IBM adds Ubuntu, Red Hat support for Lotus Notes-Symphony OpenOffice Client

IBM adds Ubuntu, Red Hat support for Lotus Notes-Symphony OpenOffice Client

IBM announced at Lotusphere 2008 plans to offer its Open Collaboration Client -- which consists of Lotus Notes and Domino 8, Lotus Expeditor and Lotus Symphony apps suite -- with support for Ubuntu Linux and in a special marketing bundle with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.It's the first time OpenOffice played prominently at Lotusphere (now in its 15th year) , and perhaps not the last.

January 21, 2008 by in IBM

IBM to lift lid on its OpenOffice plans next week

IBM to lift lid on its OpenOffice plans next week

IBM will help develop collaboration features for the open source desktop of the future but it’s not clear how much of Notes -- if any -- will find its way into OpenOffice.On Monday, Big Blue announced that it has joined OpenOffice – a major open source project led by its rival Sun – and its initial contribution of accessibility enhancements and other code to the OpenOffice project.

September 11, 2007 by in IBM

Red Hat, Dell unveil JBoss OEM deal, IBM enlists Novell's help

Red Hat, Dell unveil JBoss OEM deal, IBM enlists Novell's help

 One year after Red Hat acquired JBoss, the battle is finally beginning to heat up in the open source middleware space.In what was described as a "coming out party" for JBoss post merger, Red Hat and Dell disclosed at LinuxWorld 2007 plans to prebundle three middleware stacks on Dell's PowerEdge Servers.

August 7, 2007 by in IBM