Linux service provider Red Hat Inc. (rhat) announced on Thursday that it would partially fund the Electronic Frontier Foundation's attorneys in several cases being tried under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
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In a market overflowing with Internet-enabled applications, vendors increasingly are counting on the magic words "open source" to attract venture capitalist, partner, and customer interest. But are software vendors using open source merely as a way to stand out from the crowd?
Novell Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) plans to publish by year's end its own open-source license, along with the initial applications that will fall under that license.
Open source can be divided into two camps: The first is a group that develops software for the greater good. The other is full of opportunists with massive chips on their shoulders.
Privacy technology firm Zero-Knowledge Systems Inc. announced that it had released the code to the Linux version of its privacy software, Freedom 2.
The most frustrating aspect of the open source crowd is the assumption that if you're not part of their solution you're part of the problem--that one must choose between Free Software and the Dark Side, as represented by"traditional" software companies such as Microsoft. Read the column.
For something that so many people claim to have an understanding of, open source sure appears to be misunderstood a lot lately. ReaD the column.
LAS VEGAS -- On Wednesday at Comdex/Fall '00, the backers of the KDE Linux desktop environment are expected to band together and form a corporate-backed group to push KDE (K Desktop Environment) as a viable alternative to GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment). Full story to follow.
Richard French, senior VP of the Open Source Development Network, takes a realistic approach to where open source software is applicable today. If Microsoft is interested in contributing to open source software projects, he's more than happy to show Microsoft the way.
Who is the open-source community, anyway? Oh, we know the big names, Linus Torvald of Linux fame, Larry Wall of Perl, Jeremy Allison of Samba, and so on.