IT Management Linux News for Nov 17, 2005
BusinessWeek: Linux Marches On (Nov 17, 2005, 23:30)
"It's easy to lose track of what's going on with Linux. That's
due in part to the almost total lack of marketing hype. The kernel
crew, led by Linus Torvalds, just keeps working away quietly in the
CNET News: Sun Backs Open-Source Database PostgreSQL (Nov 17, 2005, 22:30)
"Sun Microsystems has thrown its weight behind PostgreSQL,
announcing plans to distribute and support the open-source
ZDNet UK: Why Governments Really Choose Open Source (Nov 17, 2005, 22:00)
"Discovering why some public sector organisations are so
enthusiastic about community developed software often means looking
beyond a balance sheet..."
Tectonic: Open Source on Presidential Agenda at WSIS (Nov 17, 2005, 20:30)
WSIS: "The way to bridge the divide, say many
of the delegates--including South African President Thabo Mbeki--is
through open source software..."
SearchOpenSource: Samba's Terpstra Shoots Down Open Source Misinformation (Nov 17, 2005, 19:45)
"In this interview, Terpstra shoots down some pernicious
misunderstandings about Linux and open source and explains how IT
organizations often end up shunning their IT planning duties...
ZDNet Australia: Red Hat Bemoans Poor AU Open Source Takeup (Nov 17, 2005, 16:45)
"Senior Red Hat executives today admitted open source software
was 'peripheral' to the IT strategies of most Australian
ZDNet UK: Open Source PCs Take a Passage to India (Nov 17, 2005, 16:00)
"PCs pre-installed with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and other open
source applications will be available in India soon..."
ConsortiumInfo: A Nasty Little Turf Battle (Massachusetts Style) (Nov 17, 2005, 03:15)
"The good news is that I was right. The bad news is that
everything else decided on Beacon Hill today is bad news. Even the
good news may not amount to much, on which more below..."
SearchOpenSource: Why and When Open Source Products Best Microsoft [Parts 1 & 2] (Nov 17, 2005, 01:00)
"There are good reasons for using open source software, and I've
learned those reasons through 15 years of experience with more
traditional, commercial or closed source applications..."