IT Management Linux News for Dec 03, 2004
Techworld: SCO: From Software Vendor to Free-Falling Litigation Machine (Dec 03, 2004, 22:00)
"The once-proud Unix company's current strategy dooms it to
Sify: Linux in 13 Indian Languages by Feb 2006 (Dec 03, 2004, 17:30)
"North Carolina-based Red Hat, which is at the crest of the
global open source wave, is lining up commercial versions of the
enterprise-level Linux operating system in 13 major Indian
languages by February 2006..."
Groklaw: SCO's Memo in Opposition to IBM's Motion for PSJ on CC for Copyright Infringement (Dec 03, 2004, 16:00)
"[SCO] would very much like it if the court would exempt them
from the consequences of breaching the GPL. Not that they directly
admit doing so, but if they did, it was for a very short time, they
say, and they are about to stop completely..."
New Open Source Consortium Has Broad Focus (Dec 03, 2004, 14:30)
From government contracts to imdemnification, the newly formed
Open Source Consortium seems to have a big mission. Two articles,
from ZDNet UK and LinuxInsider, detail that mission within.
CNET News: Sun Open-Source License Could Mean Solaris-Linux Barrier (Dec 03, 2004, 13:45)
"But the license may inhibit cross-pollination between Solaris
and Linux--a sacrifice Sun appears willing to make in its effort to
attract developers and revitalize its version of Unix..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Linux Violates More Than 228 Patents--Big Deal (Dec 03, 2004, 02:30)
"That's Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doing his level best to
scare the bejesus out of corporate buyers who might think Linux
eWeek: Customers Win in Database Vendors' Race to Linux (Dec 03, 2004, 00:30)
"Linux is profoundly shaking up the database market, hopefully
to customers' benefit..."
Techworld: Linux Puts Another Financial Feather in its Cap (Dec 03, 2004, 00:00)
"One of Germany's biggest financial services companies has
migrated its core Web services infrastructure to Linux--a fresh
example of how the operating system is making its way into more
important enterprise applications..."