IT Management Linux News for Apr 22, 2005
Editor's Note: Free Software is Not Anti-Business (Apr 22, 2005, 23:30)
Your editor gets another lesson in why overgeneralization can be
a bad, bad thing.
Reuters/Yahoo!: IBM, Israeli Ministry to Back Open-Source Startups (Apr 22, 2005, 22:45)
"IBM and the chief scientist of Israel's Ministry of Industry,
Trade and Labor on Friday said they have agreed to a pact to foster
development of open-standards technology by Israeli
Thanh Nien Daily: Intel Helps Vietnam in Open Source Development (Apr 22, 2005, 22:00)
"Vietnam and hardware giant Intel on Thursday signed a deal on
an open source development project..."
Builder AU: Malcolm Flays Aust Patent Authorities (Apr 22, 2005, 21:15)
Linux.conf.au: "An expensive and ineffective
patent regime is hampering the work of Australia's software
community, a leading IT lawyer claimed yesterday..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Linux Threatened By 'Polarisation' (Apr 22, 2005, 19:45)
Linux.conf.au: "The commercialisation of Linux
is posing a threat to the spirit of its creation. That is the
message from the president of Linux Australia Pia Waugh, who called
on developers to ensure that it will not become diluted..."
Techworld: Companies Buy Open Source Because It's Better, Not Cheaper (Apr 22, 2005, 19:00)
"European enterprises are adopting open source software on the
grounds of quality and flexibility, rather than merely considering
it 'good enough' because it is inexpensive, according to a new
survey from research firm IDC..."
ITBusiness.ca: Canadian Enterprises Tout Open Source Success Stories (Apr 22, 2005, 17:30)
LinuxWorld Canada: "Linux is very easy to use,
and the idea that the open source operating system is a
command-line driven environment is a misconception..."
vnunet: Red Hat and MySQL Tighten Bond (Apr 22, 2005, 08:30)
"Linux provider Red Hat and open source database developer MySQL
have sealed a partnership to make life easier for users combining
software from both vendors..."