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IT Management Linux News for Nov 05, 2001

  • InfoWorld: IT manager's nightmare (Nov 05, 2001, 19:56)
    "The Nautilus product was an open-source project created by Eazel. It brought the promise of a slick new interface for the Gnome desktop. But when the dot-com bubble burst last year, Eazel found itself in financial hot water. After battling to stay alive, Eazel succumbed to market conditions, and on May 15 it closed its doors for good. If this were the world of closed-source software, this event would have been devastating to customers."

  • NYTimes: Some I.B.M. Software Tools to Be Put in Public Domain (Nov 05, 2001, 17:15)
    "Yet Eclipse, analysts say, is a break from the proprietary pattern, and it is coming at a crucial juncture for the industry. The Internet is evolving beyond a medium for viewing Web pages and downloading information and entertainment. Instead, the Internet is in effect becoming the equivalent of an operating system ? a technology "platform," on which programs can be run and built."