IBM Open Source Exec To Speak at UNC today

Bob Sutor, IBM’s vice president for open source and open standards, will deliver an address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday, March 14.

Sutor is involved in such projects as the Open Document Format Standard, Eclipse, WebSphere, and Second Life, which is IBM’s “virtual world” project.

The program is set for 3 p.m. at 116 Murphey Hall on the UNC campus.

Red Hat hopes to solidify lead with new Linux

Red Hat plans to launch Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 at a San Francisco event Wednesday. It's the first major update to the company's flagship Linux product in more than two years.

More Than Open Source: A Second Look at Sakai

Sure you have been hearing about Sakai, the open source collaboration and learning environment, but you've probably also heard that campuses that have implemented Sakai have huge IT budget and lots of staff. So you haven't tried it yet, and you wonder why you should. Why go through the hassle and expense? After all, it's just an "open-source" version of the CMS you already use, right?

Wrong.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Released

Red Hat announces availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the Company's most significant collaboration with customers to date; unveils plans to model services and partnerships using same open, collaborative philosophy.

OSS Institute Launches the OpenCrypto Management Program

The Open Source Software Institute, announced today the official launch of the OpenCrypto Management Program, a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored follow-on to OSSI's successful effort to secure Federal Information Processing Standards validation for the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module.

HSBC Taps Microsoft-Novell Agreement to Reduce Linux Cost and Complexity

Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced that HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, has joined the growing number of global firms taking advantage of the recent collaboration between Microsoft and Novell. Under the agreement, Microsoft will deliver to HSBC certificates for three-year priority support subscriptions to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, as HSBC moves to standardize its Linux deployments on one distribution.

Apache Velocity 1.5 Released

The Apache Velocity Team announces the immediate availability of the of Apache Velocity 1.5. This long-awaited release is the first major release of the Velocity engine as an Apache top level project (TLP).

Cracking Open the Door to Open Source

When Bill Hilf came from IBM Corp. to join Microsoft three years ago, the company's stance on open source vacillated wildly. It would swing from outright indifference to overt nastiness. Today, something else is unfolding: Microsoft is striking a surprising balance. It has stopped dismissing open source licensing and community development as dangerous folly or evil foe, and is looking for a way to both compete and co-exist.