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  • XML acceleration vendors to unveil gigabit speeds

    Posted May 10, 2004 - 7:50 pm

    As XML processing moves from software to dedicated appliances, XML acceleration vendors are boosting the speeds of their products. Read on to find out about what's available in this emerging space.
  • African open source projects gather steam

    Posted May 10, 2004 - 7:43 pm

    South African developers have made headway on a number of open-source projects, including an upgrade to a new version of Linux.
  • ESB market heats up

    Posted May 10, 2004 - 7:39 pm

    An enterprise service bus is a platform that brings together service-oriented architectures (SOAs), messaging, Web services, and XML, and Sonic used to be the only company that made them. Now more and more competitors are moving into the market. In this interview, Sonic CTO Gordon Van Huizen tries to make sense of the current trends.
  • Perens: Linux indemnification not for everyone

    Posted May 10, 2004 - 9:55 am

    Hacker, open-source advocate, venture capitalist, company man, pundit... Bruce Perens has worn a lot of hats over the last few years, building up a unique combination of hacker credibility and business know-how. In this interview, Perens talks about Linux indemnification and how the SCO lawsuits may eventually change the world of proprietary software.
  • Royal Bank walks away from SCO investment

    Posted May 10, 2004 - 9:00 am

    The Royal Bank of Canada is walking away from a $30 million investment it made in The SCO Group Inc., in a move that may presage further legal and financial difficulties for the troubled Unix vendor, according to one financial analyst.
  • Clusters of thought by Beowulf founder

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:58 pm

    Donald Becker began the Beowulf Linux clustering project at NASA more than a decade ago. Read on for his thoughts on where Linux clustering is headed.
  • Wal-Mart's Sam's Club adds more Linux desktops

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:53 pm

    The Sam's Club discount chain added two Linux desktops aimed at cost-conscious businesses to its lineup this week.
  • Legal view: What SCO's Linux suits mean for users

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:47 pm

    You've been following SCO's lawsuits against IBM and AutoZone - are you next? In this opinion, one law firm posits that SCO doesn't have the will - or the resources - to file more suits.
  • Mozilla, GNOME mull united front against Longhorn

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:43 pm

    Microsoft has rolled its browser and desktop programming groups into one as it works on Longhorn, its next OS. Now the organizations behind GNOME and Mozilla are wondering if they should follow suit and join forces.
  • You call that a standard?

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:38 pm

    Berkeley professor Robert Glushko has been involved in the creation of many Internet standards. In this interview, he explains why the current standards process is stacked to favor big companies rather than the industry as a whole.
  • Linux seller licenses Windows Media technology

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:33 pm

    Is the ideological age of open source ending? Japanese Linux vendor TurboLinux has licensed Windows Media codecs from Microsoft for upcoming versions of its software. The company cited the prevalence of Windows Media formats in Japan as the basis of its decision.
  • J2EE update sparks tools debate

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:28 pm

    As J2EE 1.5 approaches, the various enterprise Java players are debating to what extent their development tools should interoperate.
  • Groklaw's PJ: Sun shows its true colors

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:24 pm

    Recent comments from Sun execs in the wake of the company's agreement with Microsoft have observers scratching their heads. Groklaw's Pamela Jones thinks that Sun is repeating Caldera's trajectory - and could soon be a big threat to the open source community.
  • JBoss's Fluery: The 'benevolent dictator' is good for Java

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:20 pm

    JBoss is best known for its open source J2EE app server. Thus, it may come as a surprise that the company founder doesn't favor the open sourcing of Java. He explains why in this interview.
  • W3C inks key Web services language

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:16 pm

    The W3C has approved Web Services Choreography Description Language as a standard for coordinating business processes. But IBM and Microsoft have a competing XML dialect in the works, so this story isn't settled yet.
  • Shifting alliances with J2EE 1.4

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 5:11 pm

    As J2EE 1.4-based products enter the marketplace, enterprise Java players are setting aside their differences to concentrate on interoperability.
  • Novell launches Mono beta

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 4:40 pm

    When Novell acquired Ximian last year, it acquired the Mono project, which aims to develop a version of Microsoft's .Net framework for Unix and Linux systems. Novell has now announced the release of a beta version of the framework.
  • French Linux users: Don't pirate Microsoft

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 4:35 pm

    A French Linux users group is urging a crackdown on piracy of Microsoft products, and wants labeling to reveal how much the cost of bundled OSes and office suites add to the price of a computing. Read on to find out how these moves might help Linux adoption.
  • Retail group calls SCO claims unfounded

    Posted May 6, 2004 - 8:45 am

    A large retail trade association believes that The SCO Group Inc.'s claim that it owns some of the intellectual property within the Linux operating system is "unfounded," according to a statement it released Wednesday.
  • Microsoft MD defines open source, Linux gap

    Posted May 5, 2004 - 9:38 am

    Open source is not Linux which means users should assess them separately, said Microsoft Corp.'s Australia's managing director Steve Vamos. Stressing that Linux is "not free," Vamos said open source is a development methodology and should not be confused with the commercial, non-free nature of Linux distributions.
  • Sun pushes open source in new EU

    Posted May 4, 2004 - 1:56 pm

    Sun Microsystems Inc. began sinking its teeth into the "new" European Union this week, saying that it has signed a no-charge education licensing program with the Hungarian government that will make its StarOffice 7 productivity suite available to 5,500 schools and 67 higher educational institutions in the country.
  • Red Hat's Szulik sees desktop Linux take off

    Posted May 4, 2004 - 1:43 pm

    Red Hat Chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik talks about Linux, the desktop market, and the future of software distribution.
  • Will open source prevent your company from being acquired?

    Posted May 4, 2004 - 11:22 am

    You may have built much of the value of your company on open source software - but when it comes time for an investment group to buy you out, they may be scared off by the open code in your portfolio. This article examines the issue, and takes a look at ways investors can educate themselves and companies can protect their own value.
  • OASIS approves XML business documents specification

    Posted May 4, 2004 - 11:17 am

    The OASIS standards group approved Universal Business Language 1.0 as a common draft. This XML dialect aims to ease business integration.
  • White paper: Linux vulnerable to infiltration

    Posted May 4, 2004 - 11:13 am

    A white paper from Green Hills Software has declared that Linux is unsafe for use in national security settings. The paper claims that hostile foreign groups or governments could be planting malicious code in an OS that they know will be used in sensitive areas by the US government.
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