Hard on the heels of the announcement by EV1 Servers that it has bought a licence to use some of SCO's intellectual property on the 11,000 servers it uses to host Web sites, SCO has now announced that it has filed a copyright suit against auto-parts chain AutoZone Inc. AutoZone for all...
Mar. 3, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 31,383 Replies: 5
BREAKING NEWS: SCO just announced it is filing against Daimler-Chrysler now too for alleged violations of its UNIX software agreement with SCO. The lawsuit will be filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court in the State of Michigan today.
Mar. 3, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 27,396 Replies: 1
The 'Spring 2004 Linux Development Survey' just released by Evans Data Corporation harbors no surprises: SCO's having very little impact on the bigger picture, and Java and Open Source continue their productive interaction.
Mar. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,743 Replies: 2
Round-up of what's been appearing about Linux recently in the world's newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, online communities, and distro Web sites.
Mar. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,909
In what may be a first, a computer systems company is asking its customers to choose in advance between two different advertisements...and the one that gets the most positive feedback online will be the one the company uses in its Spring campaign.
Mar. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,359 Replies: 1
Who better to talk about open source Java, one correspondent to the Java.net Weblogs site has suggested, than 'REAL Java open source developers'? We take a quick look, accordingly, at some views on the subject as expressed on the GNU.org mailing list. Sun could help the developer commu...
Feb. 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 28,975
Red Hat is going to shift its focus beyond providing Linux updates for servers and into personal computer desktops and devices such as cell phones and handheld computers, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik has been telling a New York City technology summit held by Reuters.
Feb. 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 12,511
RSS feeds have hit the Associated Press radar screen. An article by Frank Bajak seems likely to advance the cause of 'Really Simple Syndication' or 'RDF Site Summary' or 'Rich Site Summary' depending what you like to call it. Unless it's time for a new name?
Feb. 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 38,538 Replies: 8
Eben Moglen, who works pro bono publico for the Free Software Foundation as its counsel, spoke last week at the same kind of Harvard Journal of Law and Technology gathering most recently addressed by SCO's Darl McBride. Here's a very selective taste of what he said...
Feb. 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 31,604 Replies: 11
The 'ian' in Debian - Ian Murdock - has been blogging about Linux distros and the need, as he sees it, for there to be a layer above existing distros, so that you can custom-build a version of Linux that has just the components you need.
Feb. 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 32,365 Replies: 8
As an organization dedicated to advancing the skills and contributions of computer researchers and developers, the USENIX Association has joined the ranks of those addressing - and refuting - the position SCO has taken regarding open source software. Read USENIX's open letter to Congre...
Feb. 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 38,679
With Microsoft's blessings, a software outfit in the UK called Open Systems Management Ltd (OSM) has extended Microsoft's identity management scheme, Identity Integration Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (MIIS), to Linux and Unix as well as Windows and any other directory service that M...
Feb. 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,535
'The Open Source Debate' was the title of one of the three Keynote Discussion Panels at this week's EDGE 2004 Conference & Expo. A group of Linux luminaries considered what lies ahead in the next couple of years for Linux and Open Source.
Feb. 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,874
The SCO Group has taken to peddling its Linux license off its Web site, which means it's finally gotten its EULA written down. The company is offering paid-up licenses ranging from $699 to $4,999 depending on the number of CPUs and has added new annual licenses that run $149 to $1,07...
Feb. 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 29,312 Replies: 2
The confirmed anti-patent set will be gratified to learn that international patent filings by Americans were down 12% last year from what they had been the year before, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and only numbered 39,250.
Feb. 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,547 Replies: 3
Chris Hjelm, CTO of online travel giant Orbitz, gave the opening keynote at EDGE 2004 in Boston last week, on the first day of the 3-day Conference & Expo showcasing Java, XML, .NET, MX, and Web services. His keynote reflected the unifying theme of the conference, the shift to service-...
Feb. 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 35,653 Replies: 4
How about an Open Source Fund, as a means to redistribute wealth from the commercial to the non-commercial side of the industry? A panel of Linux experts at a major industry conference yesterday seemed to think that it was a great suggestion.
Feb. 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,074 Replies: 6
With his irrepressible passion for the open source model of development and his dedication to promoting the synergies between Linux and the enterprise, Sam Greenblatt remains at the forefront of all that's happening in the world of Linux. SYS-CON Radio caught up with him in Boston, whe...
Feb. 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,386
The rising business trend toward using open source software platforms has brought an increase in the number of critical applications deployed on Linux and BEA WebLogic. For many organizations, in fact, WebLogic deployments are their first major Linux installation.
Feb. 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 36,862
Day 3 of this full 3-Day Conference, now in its fourth successive year on the East coast - EDGE 2004 (East) in Boston - from 9:00 AM today. Overview and full session details here.
Feb. 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,429 Replies: 3
How about a driver that supports Intel's PRO/Wireless 2200BG card with 54Mbps 802.11g technology and the Wi-Fi Protected Access security protocol? Well, that's just what's been launched, thanks to an enterprising Canadian company.
Feb. 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 16,891 Replies: 5
News round-up, this week including news of an IRC chat with Marcel Gagne, author of the bestselling book Moving to Linux, and a report on the world's most secure OS (which turns out not to be Linux - according to a UK company, anyhow).
Feb. 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,285
A pair of security flaws reported in some Linux kernels, coming at the same time as a UK study that found Linux to be the most hacked server operating system in government, is helping to focus renewed attention on the whole issue of Linux security. The Linux community has been quick to...
Feb. 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 31,032 Replies: 5
An Open Source group in Victoria, Australia, has complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that SCO may be “making a false or misleading representation ... that people who have already acquired a licence for Linux from SCO are required to acquire an additional li...
Feb. 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 29,916 Replies: 3
Lindows.com says its operating system is the first Linux to support Intel's year-old Centrino widgetry. The company also claimed that Centrino laptops pre-loaded with LindowsOS Laptop Edition would hit market in 30-45 days.
Feb. 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,175 Replies: 2
'The world has gone crazy with XML and then Web services,' Sun's senior IT architect Victoria Livschitz has been saying. Not everyone agrees.
Feb. 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 49,408 Replies: 11
'I think some people have been confused by my letter,' says Nathan Hand, whose truce proposal with The SCO Group has produced a flurry of discussion here at LinuxWorld. 'I'd like to remind everybody that The SCO Group is not in litigation with the Linux community,' he continues. 'The S...
Feb. 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,534 Replies: 14
With the recent call to 'Let Java go' in mind, here's what James Gosling, now CTO of Sun's Developer Platforms Group and famous as one of the co-inventors of Java, had to say about open-sourcing Java back at last year's JavaOne in San Francisco.
Feb. 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 65,197 Replies: 7
OSDL's Stu Cohen and Groklaw's Patricia Jones on SCO and 'ESR' on Sun and open-sourcing Java, in our usual round-up of recent utterances about all things Linux and open source. Plus Darl McBride's most outrageous barb yet - aimed at Slashdot.
Feb. 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,233 Replies: 2
3 weeks ago LinuxWorld carried a story on how Microsoft had filed for certain XML patents. Now comes news from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that a patent on 'XML script automation' was granted on February 3, and questions are being asked about what it all might potentially mean...
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 42,044 Replies: 17
Never mind la donna e mobile, how about la donna e open-source? The clincher in the decision by a small German municipality to adopt Linux instead of Microsoft has been revealed: the chairwoman of the city's workers' council was put on stage in front of all the municipal workers, and d...
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 27,975 Replies: 2
Sweden, birthplace of the Nobel prize, might soon turn out to be the birthplace of something else that goes down in history - namely a version of MS Office that runs on Linux. According to a report just out in Computer Sweden, 'Microsoft [has] said it's not involved and suggests that I...
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 25,546 Replies: 5
The SCO Group wants to amend its 11-month-old suit against IBM and substitute charges of copyright infringement for trade secret violations and up its demand for damages from $3 billion to a minimum of $5 billion, a nice round number.
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 32,119 Replies: 9
Novell is trying to get the SCO Group's slander suit against it dismissed claiming that SCO has no grounds. Novell told the court that 'Without conclusively establishing that it owns the Unix and UnixWare copyrights, SCO cannot show that Novell's statements to the contrary are false,...
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 32,873
IDC is reportedly pulling together figures that say that Linux managed to claim 3.2% of the desktop market last year passing Apple. IDC expects Linux to represent 6% of the desktop market by 2007, leaving Microsoft with 94%.
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,678 Replies: 1
Microsoft needs to consider a partial open source model for code development if it hopes to survive the coming open source onslaught, says Paul Nowak. That's why, he argues, the reported source code leak of portions of the Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems today 'has the po...
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,207 Replies: 8
'This leak is as much a disaster [for] open source as it is to Microsoft and its users,' argues Chris Spencer. 'All projects that deal with Microsoft interoperability, such as WINE, Samba, and the Linux kernel, are going to need to be vigilant about someone slipping some tainted Micros...
Feb. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 18,005 Replies: 9
Industry veteran Samuel Cashwell was motivated by Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson's apparent triumph against Microsoft this week to grant Robertson a place in the Technology Hall of Fame. Read his comment in full here.
Feb. 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,070
Microsoft's trademark infringement case against Lindows.com, scheduled to go to trial March 1, has been delayed indefinitely pending an appeals court ruling.
Feb. 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 37,091 Replies: 5
Industry commentator Guy Kewney is reporting that Psion's executives are considering what to do with all the money Psion got from selling its 31.1% stake in Symbian to Nokia - which now effectively controls Symbian. 'The answer is probably Linux portables - but we'll find out later thi...
Feb. 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,894 Replies: 2