Open source software has changed the rules of the game, impacting significantly the economic behavior of stakeholders in the software ecosystem. In this new environment, developers strive to be committers, vendors feel pressure to produce open source products, and system integrators anticipate boosting profits.
Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.
CentOS-5 is based on the upstream release 5, and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. And the option to further enable external repositories at install time is now available in the installer.
Bill Gates: "Maybe we can define the APIs so that they work weel with NT and not the others even if they are open. Or maybe we could patent something related to this."
Survey of OpenLogic expert community shows Open Source Developers are positive on draft 3 of GPLv3 despite some concerns about provisions.
The KDE project is happy to announce the selection of 40 KDE projects for the Google Summer of Code 2007. This is the third consecutive year that KDE is participating in the initiative. Though Thiago Macieira, KDE's Summer of Code co-ordinator, states that reviewing the 213 submissions was difficult, Aaron Seigo, member of the KDE e.V. board, has the "highest confidence in the final list, with ambitious and exciting new technology and functionality set to grace the KDE desktop, which is very fitting with what we are trying to achieve with the KDE 4 vision". Read on for more information about the selected projects.
A while ago I had the idea of porting xeyes to real life. After I had them readily standing around for some time now, I decided to finally install them behind a window in the 1st floor so they can watch passers-by on the street.
The pairing of revenue-generating established companies with still burgeoning SOA-facing concerns is not limited to mergers and acquisitions. We've seen just recently more innovative partnerships and traditional OEM agreements that point to the same "all-for-one, one-for-all" SOA value attainment trend.