If you or your employer - or for that matter, the shops you frequent or the government to which you pay your taxes - pay any software licence fees, I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that 82% (eighty two percent!) of that money goes on…. sales and marketing! That’s right; when you - or […]
Archive for December, 2005
The issue seems to have everyone up in arms, including The Times of India, press industry rag Editor & Publisher and those paragons of sound reportage at The New York Times, who rather hysterically headlined the piece “Caught in the web of a Wikipedia liar”. A less hysterical and considerably more balanced piece summing up […]
A saving of €150 million, according to Diario de Sevilla (that’s en Español by the way).
The regional government of (Junta de) Andalucia switched to Guadalinex - a distro built on Ubuntu - and has been evangelising on the subject through their GuadalInfo project.
From Computer World:
The NHS has signed a £22m contract with Novell to roll out a new identity management, application management and Linux-based server infrastructure.
The three-year contract is part of the wider NHS Connecting for Health programme, and lets the NHS use Novell software to support the NHS’s infrastructure, covering more than 600,00 workstations.
Richard Granger, director […]
USA Today has a raving calm and measured editorial by John Seigenthaler, a former assistant to Bobby Kennedy, complaining, in rather florid language, about his Wikipedia entry, since ammended. Somewhat ironically, given that he’s a first ammendment (as in free speech) lawyer, he calls for Congress to enact tighter restrictions over what can and can’t […]
There was anticipation at the start of the week, including in the mainstream media - The Sydney Morning Herald and BBC News to name just two, a boon for Mozilla given their much-vaunted upcoming publicity push.
A fair few places noted that the foundation’s servers coped a whole lot better with the 2 million downloads […]
The Boston Globe splashed this article on the front page of both their print and online editions last week, reporting that Peter Quinn - the man who set Massachusetts towards ODF - is under investigation over trips he took to software conferences, some of which (shock horror) were sponsored by tech companies.
LXer is suitably disgusted, […]
You’ve probably heard of NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat” - the Financial Times reports the possibility of it being open sourced, Wikipedia-style.