This story has been around for about a week, with Microsoft’s press release being pretty much reproduced by dozens of outlets; this short piece in Computing seems to have been (one of?) the first. There is a longer item at Computer Business Review emphasising Novell’s perspective and one from eWeek looking at it from […]
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… is a question we passed on a couple of weeks ago. The answer, at least for some, is “Yes” so the Open Solutions Alliance went public last week aiming to
help customers put open source solutions to work by enabling application integration, certifying quality solutions, and promoting cooperation among […]
We were cautious but pretty negative about the prospect of the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum being held in the Scottish Parliament when it first emerged in the media; here is The Scotsman being underwhelmed by the event itself.
… asks this piece on Linux.com by Robin ‘Roblimo’ Miller. It all seems a bit mysterious or, maybe, disorganised.
According to a piece in Forbes
The European Committee for Interoperable Systems said Microsoft’s XAML markup language - which it said was positioned to replace the current Web page language HTML - was designed “from the ground up to be dependent on Windows.”
“The very same practices the European Commission found to be illegal almost three years […]
Should we be relieved or alarmed by the news, in a press release here and a pieces in Info World and others, that
The Web site, openLiberty.org, will have tools and open-source libraries that developers need for applications using federation and Web services standards endorsed by the Liberty Alliance and its openLiberty Project.
The project will […]
… for BT (here) and CISCO (here).
In what may prove to be the most important FLOSS story we have blogged since starting in May 2005:
The European Commission (Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry) has published a research study prepared by Rishab Gosh and his team at UNU-MERIT.
Study on the: Economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of […]
… in this interesting piece.
More from CES here - this time about smartphones.
Financial matters are not our usual fare but Red Hat’s third quarter results give some indication of the impact on open source of the turmoil of the last few months - Oracle possibly threating Red Hat, Novell apparently teaming up with Microsoft, … .
Red Hat’s own announcement is here, an up-beat analysis from the Times […]
Here and here are a couple of articles suggesting that Microsoft Office is being given a run for its money, by Open Office and online offerings from Google and others, such as Zoho and ThinkFree.
There are passing mentions of continuing battle over document formats - go here if you are not familiar with […]
A very important topic, but a disappointing piece.
… is how one blogger hailed the news of the Microsoft - Novell deal. Read the press release here and find a whole lot more from Novell here. For Microsoft’s PR go here.
This story has prompted literally hundreds of news items on the web (Google says 527 at the time of writing) with […]
Oracle’s announcement of what it describes as
Enterprise-Class Support for Linux
has created a stir, on the financial blogs, in Forbes (here and here and here and here (this the only one from the hitherto ubiquitous Daniel Lyons) and … , Californian newssheets, our own ZDNet and doubtless many other outlets.
… is debated here and here.
Both have radical things to say about addressing the problems device drivers cause to users; one says
Unfortunately, it’s their openness and freedom that is holding them back
and the other
the clash between proprietary and open source software communities contributes to the problem
Last month the EU hosted a workshop on the impact of FLOSS on the competitiveness of the ICT sector in Europe. You can read what happened next here and the somewhat hyperactive outcome reported earlier this week by TechWorld :
A leaked letter to the European Commission has revealed the extent of lobbying by proprietary […]
Forbes Magazine, the self-proclaimed “tool of captalism”, has been taking a look at the role of OSS in creating a “cheap revolution” - note that it won’t be free, one has to make money after all - and focusing on the potential for disruption and threats to established companies.
There are articles on the threat to […]
SCO’s infamous attempt to get huge sums of money by suing IBM over alleged theft of their code in the Linux kernel took a turn for the worst on Friday. The judge in the case, which is widely seen one front in the FUD campaign by proprietary software companies directed against Linux and open source […]
Martin Taylor, the man behind Microsoft’s FUDdy “Get the Facts” campaign and numerous other strategies to discredit Linux, abruptly parted ways with the company last week, leaving several commentators scratching their heads:
[Suddenly], he was gone. His email was bouncing, and his bio at Microsoft.com, updated June 20, described him as (Former) Corporate Vice President.
This sounds […]
Matt Asay, over at InfoWorld, had this to say about companies (mis)using the term “open source”:
I’m growing a wee bit impatient with the major enterprise ISVs and their alleged support of open source. Oracle has been out in front of they “we love open source” hype, yet the company continually underwhelms on delivery. Last week […]