Samsung latest to buy Linux patent protection from Microsoft

Samsung Electronics has followed in the footsteps of Novell and Fuji Xerox and signed a patent agreement with Microsoft which indemnifies the Korean electronics giant from any possible Linux patent infringement claims that Microsoft believes it could lodge.

RealNetworks Rewards Efforts of OSU Student Programmers

Two students’ outstanding work with a computer project to help educate children in developing countries has led to a corporate gift of $500,000 to the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University.

Java Technologies Extend Global Distribution with Ubuntu 7.04

Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Canonical Ltd., today announced the immediate availability of a complete, production quality Java technology stack and developer tools with the latest release of Ubuntu, v7.04, making it easier for GNU/Linux developers to leverage the Java platform in their applications.

Microsoft aims to double user base with $3 Windows and Office

Microsoft has launched an effort to double its user base to 2 billion by 2015, offering students in developing countries entry level versions of Windows and Office for next to nothing. It's also an effort to keep users in poorer nations hooked on Windows and away from Linux.

GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initative

The GNOME Foundation announced today the creation of the GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative (GMAE), and a software platform for user experience development across a wide range of device profiles.

Red Hat to Bring Open Source Philosophy to Campus

North Carolina native Red Hat will collaborate with the University of North Carolina system and private sector to help advance research.

Ubuntu 7.04 Released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce version 7.04 of the Ubuntu family of distributions.

OLPC XO Theft: Vandalizing Education

Why should we be concerned about the XO and crime? Probably because the extent and pervasiveness of crime in the developing world is something not always understood from outside.