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SCO Group CEO Darl McBride has been writing letters again. This time he's taken his case to Washington and written to all the senators and congressmen warning them about the threat of open source and the GPL, which he calls 'a much more serious threat to our capitalist system than ...
In defense of the General Public License it created and with SCO on the edge of suing a big Linux end user, the Free Software Foundation took to the pulpit again to decry SCO and its IP claims.
Jack Messman, CEO of Novell, had the honor of giving the opening keynote at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo today in New York - at only his second-ever LinuxWorld. That in itself is indicative of just how fast Novell has moved into Linux, he said, adding: 'With Linux you can simply do mor...
The SCO Group today filed suit against Novell for what is called in legal circles slander of title for disparaging SCO's ownership of Unix.
HP's Stormy Peters, IBM's Dan Frye, Sun's Simon Phipps, Red Hat's Michael Tiemann and Oracle's Dave Dargo have all been making statements, in advance of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week, about the general 'state of the union' for Linux/open source.
In Australia to attend a conference, where he has been following GNOME sessions with particular interest, Linus Torvalds has been saying that he thinks that in all likelihood 'normal users' won't see a Linux desktop for 10 years.
Linux is looming larger and larger in HP's annual revenue picture, with $2.5 billion last year alone coming from Linux products and services, up a massive 40% from the previous year.
Was Loki Software's demise caused by a cheap Linux market or not? Gaming Industry Editor Dee-Ann LeBlanc wonders if Loki was just 'an idea slightly ahead of its time,' and urges game publishers to continue putting a serious effort into Linux clients.
Despite the PR nirvana that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week would seem to represent, the scuttlebutt suggests that the SCO Group won't be dropping an attention-riveting end-user suit in the middle of it, says Maureen O'Gara.
The judge supervising Microsoft's $1.1 billion California settlement of those class-action allegations that it overcharged for Windows has pulled the plug on Lindows' scheme to route claims through the MSfreePC.com Web site it set up for the purpose to basically skim off some of the re...
Novell and the SUSE LINUX acquisition beats all-comers to the headline stakes right now, for obvious reasons. Here's a round-up that includes Novell CEO Jack Messman's 'How to Buy a Linux Distro 101' - in case you were thinking of snagging one yourself.
Red Hat's Matthew Szulik sets off on a 3-day trip to India next week. Will he be spending any of the $600 million war chest that Red Hat announced on Monday?
That IBM is going to have a high profile in the Linux space, we already knew. Later this year it's going to unleash 'Stinger' - a.k.a. DB2 8 - which it is already unveiling at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week.
Another key player at LWNY, needless to say, will be Novell. Can the Utah-based company still have more Linux shots in its locker, even after the SUSE acquisition announced this week? Apparently so.
'Combining Novell's global presence and deep knowledge of enterprise software with SUSE LINUX's powerful technology makes Novell one of the strongest options for enterprise Linux literally overnight,' says Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell.
'So where is it all going?' It's the question every technology sage is always asked, and yet, of course, it's the question that's the most difficult to answer. Here at JDJ we decided nonetheless to ask a welter of the brightest and most prescient i-technology professionals what they ar...
SCO continues to hit the headlines as today's deadline approaches to 'reveal all' about the infringements it alleges have been committed by IBM against its IP. Along with a selection of other Linux stories that have been hitting the wires in the past few turbulent days.
LinuxWorld already reported back in November on the OSDL's determination to establish a legal defense fund in case SCO ever decided to litigate against Linus Torvalds. Now, apparently, it is widening the aims and scope of the fund - which it hopes will reach $10 million before too long...
A Reuters report is suggesting that, as predicted in these pages nearly 6 weeks ago, SCO's next target for an IP-infringement action may be Google.
At press time, the SCO Group expected that by Monday, January 12, it would turn over to IBM all the evidence it had of Linux' alleged infringement on SCO-owned Unix IP that IBM asked for in its motion to compel discovery last month, thereby meeting its court-imposed 30-day deadline, ac...
One way of conveying just how much went on in 2003 in the world of Linux, we thought, would be simply to summarize every LinuxWorld News Desk story topic since the launch of LinuxWorld Magazine in July 2003. Hold onto your hat and strap on your oxygen tank, it's a breathless ride...
IBM's CIO Bob Greenberg, according to a report circulating today, 'is encouraging senior execs at Big Blue to switch to a Linux desktop by the end of 2005.'
With Linux on the desktop now going so well for Sun, it's interesting to hear the CEO of BEA Systems too concede that 'it's not Java on the desktop that is going to keep Microsoft from owning all computing...' Read an exclusive interview here.
Selection of reports on Linux from the world's magazines, newspapers, and Web sites. What's been said, by whom, and about what aspect of Linux/Open Source - all distilled for your reading convenience, and beginning today with the anti-Linux campaign being waged by Microsoft in Australi...
What are the logical implications of selecting 'Grandma' as the use case for UserLinux? David MacQuigg comes up with seven requirements.
A critical security vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel memory management code in mremap(2) system call due to incorrect bound checks. The community, as ever, has reacted quickly to put matters right.
Timely Linux viewpoints from: Groklaw's Pamela Jones; the community manager for OpenOffice.org, Louis Suarez-Potts; Investor's Business Daily's Patrick Seitz and others - culled from the world's magazines, newspapers, Web sites, and online communities.
European Linux predictions, including the news that for mid-tier and large server applications in Europe, Apple's G5 is proving to be a real contender.
There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics. Here are the five stories that drew most reader feedback in the final quarter of 2003. Topping the chart - surprise surprise (not) - was the Linux community's outraged welter of responses to SCO CEO Darl McBride's 'Open Letter t...
Predictions, predictions, predictions...including a follow-up to LinuxWorld's own speculation last week that 'Microsoft Linux' may be on its way in 2004 and Slashdot's 'Roblimo' (Robin Miller) on why The Linux Story will run and run...
'Annus mirabilis' - a miraculous year. Remind yourself just how much happened in 2003, by checking out this LinuxWorld review of the highlights.
Sun's Jonathan Schwartz, eWeek's Stephen J. Vaughan-Nichols, and Javalobby's Rick Ross are among the executives and commentators whose remarks we've culled today from the newspapers, magazines, and Web sites of the Linux world.
Paul Murphy, author of 'The Unix Guide to Defenestration' and 20-year veteran of the IT consulting industry, wrote this detailed piece for us in 2002 on how Microsoft's use of XML extensions for its Passport single sign-on service was 'fundamentally inconsistent with SGML principles.' ...
It's that time of year again. The time when people are dusting off their New Year prognostications, including this one that has been doing the rounds of the Internet for a while. How about the thought that Redmond might in '04 port Windows to Linux?
Lest there is anyone still unaware of how vigorously Sun comports itself these days out there in the global marketplace for software, read this first-hand report from The Telegraph in Calcutta, India.
34 years ago yesterday...28 December 1969.
Holiday round-up of the more significant analysis and commentary about Linux published in the course of the past week in newspapers, magazines, and Web sites around the world. From Linux pundits such as Marcel Gagne, and technology correspondents like Dan Gillmor, Paul Gillin, and Char...
The VP of an IT company, who identifies himself as a very satisfied Red Hat 7.2 user, has written a piece explaining that nonetheless the Red Hat Network pricing point is way out of line for his company.
According to tests conducted at IBM's Linux Technology Center as part of the Linux Test Project, the Linux kernel and other core OS components are 'reliable and stable' over 30, 60, and 90 days, and can provide 'a robust, enterprise-level environment for customers over long periods of ...
Having failed to persuade the end-user establishment of the necessity of paying its so-called Linux tax, the SCO Group has upped the ante and last Thursday quietly started sending letters to maybe 3,000 end users, including 41 of the Fortune 100, that have source code licenses to SVR5...


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