IT Management Linux News for Nov 20, 2003
San Antonio Business Journal: U.S. Courts Hires Vendor to Migrate to Linux/Intel Platform (Nov 20, 2003, 19:00)
"The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has awarded
Fairfax, Va.-based PEC Solutions Inc. a $9 million contract to
provide technology support to the government..."
NewsForge: BSD Developers Speak Out on SCO Campaign (Nov 20, 2003, 17:30)
"...[W]e have been talking to BSD professionals to get their
opinions, including one of the principals in the AT&T vs.
Berkeley Software Design, Inc. lawsuit settlement of 1994; a
disillusioned former SCO employee; and several other BSD
Wired: "Hope Is a Lousy Defense" (Nov 20, 2003, 11:30)
"Sun refugee Bill Joy talks about greedy markets, reckless
science, and runaway technology. On the plus side, there's still
some good software out there..."
The Register: MS TCO Study Fails to Dislodge OSS Trials from Newham Council (Nov 20, 2003, 10:00)
"Despite a determined onslaught by Microsoft consultants Cap
Gemini Ernst & Young, Newham Borough Council's open source
trials have emerged not merely unscathed but expanded from an MS
versus Linux face-off this week..."
CRN: Interview: SCO's Darl McBride and Chris Sontag (Nov 20, 2003, 03:00)
"Can suing customers, as you've said you will, be good for any
Economic Times: Oracle's Mantra: Make Linux Big (Nov 20, 2003, 02:00)
"Furthering its support for Linux, the popular alternative to
Microsoft's operating system, Oracle, a leading maker of enterprise
software, has devoted its six-city 'developer day' conference,
beginning in Bangalore on Monday..."
BusinessWeek: Why Linux Is Wealthier Than Microsoft (Nov 20, 2003, 01:00)
"Linus Torvalds can muster more creativity from his far-flung
rank and file than Bill Gates can from his corporate
The Register: Tarantella Backs SuSE and Red Hat (Nov 20, 2003, 00:00)
"Just when it appeared that the SCO-Novell-SuSE ménage a
trois couldn't get any more messy, Tarantella--the company formerly
known as SCO--has unveiled platform support for SuSE Linux