IT Management Linux News for Jun 29, 2004
eWeek: Sun's Schwartz: Java Needs Perspectives to Grow (Jun 29, 2004, 21:15)
"Talking about open-sourcing Java and Solaris, Sun president and
COO Jonathan Schwartz says the company aims to engage the community
in the evolution of products in a way that defies history..."
CFO.com: Penguin Suits (Jun 29, 2004, 20:00)
"To avoid the threat of endless Linux licensing fees, some
companies have begun looking into purchasing indemnity plans to
guard against intellectual-copyright claims..."
LinuxInsider: Chinese Linux Developer Facing Difficulties (Jun 29, 2004, 18:15)
"Thanks to its relentless effort in promoting Linux, [Red Flag]
has received strong support from the Chinese government in the
past. But it is faced with great difficulties now..."
ZDNet Australia: Democrats Attack Gates' "Charity" (Jun 29, 2004, 17:30)
"According to Greig, the software tycoon's global philanthropy
exercises carry a hidden agenda to persuade beneficiary governments
to reverse policies promoting the use of open source
dot.KDE: German Government Desktop Unveiled (Jun 29, 2004, 16:45)
LinuxTag 2004: "During LinuxTag 2004 the German
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the company
credativ unveiled the Linux Government Desktop..."
ZDNet UK: Open Source Gains Ground in Brazil (Jun 29, 2004, 16:00)
"The Brazilian state of Parana has become the latest public
organisation to take advantage of open source software by moving
staff onto a modified e-mail and calendaring package..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Novell Scaling Back on Alternatives to Open-Source Software (Jun 29, 2004, 15:15)
USENIX Technical Conference: "As part of its
transition to an open-source software model, Novell will scale back
its investment in some proprietary technology that competes with
eWeek: Windows Loses Another Customer to Sun's JDS (Jun 29, 2004, 14:30)
JavaOne: "Microsoft is losing another customer
to an alternative desktop operating system, with Allied Irish Bank,
one of Ireland's largest banking and financial services
Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Open Source Innovation within the DoD (Jun 29, 2004, 13:00)
"When a National Security directive became effective, this DoD
team took the initiative with open-source software..."
The New Zealand Herald: Gates Blitzes Asia to Stem Linux Threat (Jun 29, 2004, 09:15)
"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, seeking to stem the spread of
open-source software such as Linux, meets Prime Ministers in
Australia and Malaysia and officials in China this week..."
Groklaw: GPL Freedom Has Limits--Golem.de Interview with Netfilter's Harald Welte (Jun 29, 2004, 03:15)
"Golem.de has an interview, in German, naturally, with Netfilter
developer Harald Welte about the GPL court case in which Netfilter
recently won a temporary injunction against Sitecom Germany
The Register: MS, Open Source, The Facts and the Fit-Ups (Jun 29, 2004, 02:30)
"Microsoft is now nearing the end of its 'Get the Facts' UK
roadshow on Open Source. and we at The Register think it's high
time we looked at whether or not the company is getting value for