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  • BEA tries open-source tack with Workshop Java tool

    Posted May 20, 2004 - 9:12 am

    BEA Systems Inc. plans to release the source code for part of its WebLogic Workshop Java development environment, a move that it hopes will spur wider use of the product and eventually steer more customers toward its WebLogic family of Java server software, the company said Wednesday.
  • Minister questions Tuscany's open source plans

    Posted May 19, 2004 - 1:54 pm

    A law passed by the Regional Government of Tuscany recommending the adoption of open source software in the regional administration has sparked debate in Italy, with Innovation and Technologies Minister Lucio Stanca warning that the guidelines could interfere with the workings of the free market.
  • Seven open source business strategies for competitive advantage

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:57 am

    Wondering how open source can give your company a competitive advantage? This article discusses seven ways to use open source to get a leg up over your competition.
  • XML namespaces support in Python tools

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:52 am

    Looking to use Python to support development involving XML namespaces? This tutorial will show you the way.
  • The standards process: Politics by any other name

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:45 am

    Last month Robert Glushko attacked the modern standards process as being too strongly tilted towards big corporations. In this opinion piece, Kendall Grant Clark agrees that the public sphere has contracted over the past 25 years, but takes issue with the idea that OASIS and the W3C are not true standards bodies.
  • SCO is changing the industry, but not slowing Linux

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:40 am

    In the year since the SCO Group left the Linux business and began its legal cases, major industry players have been more reluctant to talk about their use of Linux. But the numbers show that Linux adoption hasn't slowed.
  • Novell adds Exchange support to Evolution

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:28 am

    In a move that has been long awaited in the open source world, Novell has announced a connector that will allow the Linux-based Evolution e-mail client to access Microsoft Exchange servers.
  • GNOME: Living down to a low standard

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:24 am

    Linux observer Nicholas Petreley isn't shy with his opinions, and when it comes to GNOME he really doesn't hold back. Find out why he thinks that the latest version of GNOME is so bad that it might be the work of double agents from Microsoft or SCO.
  • Miguel de Icaza: Rest of the world to eventually force U.S. into Linux

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:20 am

    In this interview, Miguel de Icaza, founder of the GNOME and Mono projects, talks about his low opinion of the U.S patent office, defends those who would disparage Mono and political grounds - and predicts that a groundswell of third-world Linux adoption will eventually force the U.S. to switch.
  • News standards: A rising tide of commoditization

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:16 am

    News agencies are beginning to understand how open standards can help the industry as a whole. But will they be able to agree on those standards in practice? This article examines the landscape.
  • XML Europe 2004: Refactoring XML

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:11 am

    It's been six years since the XML 1.0 spec was published, but that doesn't mean the language has been should be static. One commentator went to the XML Europe 2004 conference and came away with a number of ideas on how XML could be "refactored" - simplified and improved.
  • Extreme Networks puts Linux to work in routing switch

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:06 am

    Extreme Networks has released a new operating system for its routing switches. Dubbed ExtremeWare XOS, the system is derived from Linux.
  • Red Hat adds legal firepower

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 9:44 am

    Showing that it's serious about its legal fight against SCO, Red Hat has hired a new top lawyer: Michael Cunningham, who previously worked for IBM.
  • Jeremy White speaks out on WINE

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 9:20 am

    In this online interview, WINE founder Jeremy White discusses the direction for his popular software package, which allows Windows programs to run natively on Linux.
  • Novell eases pricing for Linux support

    Posted May 17, 2004 - 7:52 pm

    Many open source observers have taken issue with Novell and Red Hat's per-seat licensing policy for Linux support, comparing it the Microsoft practices that drove users to Linux in the first place. Now Novell's SuSE subsidiary has announced that it users can pay for "upgrade protection" without needing a contract for every physical Linux system they own.
  • Eclipse picking up steam, study says

    Posted May 14, 2004 - 10:40 am

    Evans Data has released a report showing that Eclipse, the open source IDE spun off by IBM, has seen rapid growth in market share worldwide in the last year. The study said Eclipse could become "a true open source killer app."
  • Protestors denounce EU software patent policy

    Posted May 14, 2004 - 10:34 am

    Protesters in the Hague are attempting to convince the Dutch government to veto proposed new software patent rules. The protesters feel the proposed laws would stifle open source development and offer patent protection for trivial software ideas
  • Mono project grows

    Posted May 14, 2004 - 10:23 am

    Ximian's open source .Net project, Mono, has hit a new release milestone. What's lurking in the new code release?
  • Microsoft adds toolkit to open-source list

    Posted May 14, 2004 - 9:08 am

    Microsoft Corp. this week released its Windows Template Library (WTL) technology under an open-source license, marking the second time the company has turned one of its projects over to the development site.
  • Novell eases pricing terms for Linux support

    Posted May 13, 2004 - 11:30 am

    Novell Inc. has introduced a new pricing model for its Suse Enterprise Linux operating system that allows customers to pay a lower flat rate for Linux support, the company announced Wednesday.
  • Open source development models fall flat

    Posted May 12, 2004 - 1:11 pm

    Typical open source project development strategies work well for free software but don't flourish in commercial settings, opines Professor Jim Herbsleb of Carnegie Mellon University's International School of Computer Science, part of the Institute for Software Research, who spoke at the Open Source Conference held in Toronto this week.
  • Judge hears arguments in Novell-SCO suit

    Posted May 12, 2004 - 10:45 am

    A federal judge heard arguments from Novell Inc. and The SCO Group Inc. in a Utah court Tuesday in the "slander of title" case brought by SCO against Novell last January.
  • Analyst: Security woes add to Windows cost

    Posted May 11, 2004 - 2:16 pm

    The debate over the true total cost of ownership of Windows and Linux continues: one analyst claims that Windows' TCO is often underestimated because the security expenses required to protect Windows machines is often excluded.
  • Lawyer: Canadian law in conflict with aspects of GPL

    Posted May 11, 2004 - 2:09 pm

    It appears that the General Public License for free and open source software may contradict some Canadian regulations, said one Canadian intellectual property lawyer.
  • Microsoft files new case against Lindows

    Posted May 11, 2004 - 10:08 am

    The international trademark battle between Microsoft Corp. and Lindows Inc. continues to generate work for lawyers and the courts, with the software giant once again asking a Dutch court to fine Lindows
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