The open source attitude

Open source has always been the underdog on the software scene, but it continues to draw intense interest from users and vendors alike in North America. Users want to avoid vendor lock-in and are attracted to potential cost savings. And vendors and value-added resellers see opportunities for innovation in the software market because of differences in the two markets, what works south of the border may not work here, at least in some respects, according to Michael O'Neil, managing director of Info-Tech Indaba.

My Very Own Motion, Tra La

Well, obviously, I can't say much about this new SCO filing [PDF] at this time. It's all about moi.

I can say this: SCO in its wisdom has just guaranteed that the judges in SCO v. IBM and SCO v. Novell will have to read Groklaw. So, welcome Judge Kimball. Welcome, Judge Wells. We've enjoyed very much learning about the law by watching you at work. SCO told you something that isn't true. No one tried to serve me that I knew about. No one informed me of any deposition date.

Microsoft Still Trying To 'Get' Open Source Software

Microsoft's love/hate relationship with the Mac, its uncertainty over the proper place for open-source software, and the surprisingly self-critical nature of the company's coders were on display at its recent Technology Summit.

Stretching the Education Dollar With Linux

While there are several different distributions of Linux specifically aimed at educators and students, they are not all created equal. Most, however, bear striking similarities -- both in the basic code and in the assortment of software offerings bundled into the distribution. Though each flavor of Linux has its own pros and cons, that variety may actually work to a user's advantage.

Lumen Software Launches Commercial Open Source SaaS Portal

Open and free Lumenation SaaS development platform fulfills needs neglected by infrastructure giants.

Buy! Buy! Buy! - into Openness

One of the core problems for open source has always been that as a radical force outside the mainstream it is hard for its supporters to influence conventional players there. In part, this was what made Dell's Ideastorm so important: it gave a voice to those hitherto unable to communicate usefully with the company. The effects have been dramatic, with Dell now promising to sell systems with pre-installed GNU/Linux. The question then must be, how can we build on that success to achieve maximum impact?

Open Standards software and Next-Gen NASA telescope

A senior software engineer and a marketing manager, both from IBM Rational, talk about open standards system development with the James Webb Telescope project.

Thailand's Leading Teleco Saves Millions with Red Hat

Red Hat today announced that Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), a mobile communications company in Thailand, has chosen Red Hat for its reliable, high-performing and cost-effective solutions.