ASUSTek comments on Eee PC source code violation

"The open source code for EeePC is available here. To download the source code of all open source software packages that are included in the product, follow the steps listed below."

Why Microsoft Rattles The Patent Saber

It must be maddening to believe you command developer loyalties and lead legions worldwide, then watch developers flock to the Linux kernel. Maddening, that is, if you're Microsoft. Why does Microsoft say its patents cover Linux, while at the same time reaching out to other open source code projects? It's the Linux kernel development process.

Google announces open source contest for high school students

Google has announced a contest open to high school students during the Open Source Developers' Conference in Brisbane, Australia. The Google Highly Open Participation Contest was created to help introduce high school students to open source software development.

Putting Linux in Perspective

"While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC."

Reiser Murder Trial Theme Emerging: Wife Was a Good Mom, Bad Mom

Witness No. 3 continued on the stand Tuesday in the Hans Reiser murder trial, and she quickly became the subject of several insults under cross examination by the defendant's attorney.

Turbolinux Microsoft Love Charade

In what seems like a promotional press release for Microsoft, Turbolinux talks about something which is called “Interop Vendor Alliance”. Remember WSPP and MCPP? The release from Turbolinux itself states:

Business Strategy of Moving to Enterprise Open Source on Microsoft at PDMA-BPMA

Aras Corporation announced that Marc Lind, vice president of marketing, will present “Open Source Transformation: Managing the Transition to an Open Source Business Model” at the upcoming joint session of the New England chapter of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) and the Boston Product Management Association (BPMA).

Open Source Data Warehousing: Get Ready for Disruption

Business intelligence and data warehousing are in the path of open source development. Over the years, open source moved from basic developer tools to infrastructure to application tools and is now moving into applications.

Open source has been around for a long time – the official incarnation started with the creation of the GNU Public License (GPL) in 1985. The layers of open source that underlie what is needed for business intelligence (BI) have matured to the point that they are starting to take on the major players in our market.