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IT Management Linux News for Mar 21, 2006

  • iTWire: Microsoft Deal is Up, What Now Victoria? (Mar 21, 2006, 23:30)
    "When the Government of Australia's second largest state Victoria signed an $80 million, four-year contract with Microsoft in May 2002, advocates of open source software and other critics cried foul. Today that contract has just about expired..."

  • French Assembly Passes DRM Bill (Mar 21, 2006, 20:30)
    "Deputies voted to approve the bill, 'Authors' rights and related rights in an information society,' by 286 votes to 193..." Articles within.

  • NewsForge: Novell BrainShare 2006: Day One (Mar 21, 2006, 19:30)
    "The first item on the agenda Monday was the two-hour Novell keynote, a full-on multimedia production featuring most, if not all, of the company's key executives..."

  • IPS: Better Living Through Open Source? (Mar 21, 2006, 19:00)
    "Electronic governance promises to cut corruption and improve transparency, and open source software offers a way to break the South's technological dependence on industrialised countries, experts say..."

  • PRNewswire: Finland's Ministry of Defence Taps Novell for Move to Linux (Mar 21, 2006, 18:00)
    "Novell today announced that Finland's Ministry of Defence has selected Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as its platform for critical process management and documentation applications, messaging services, and Intranet portal..."

  • eWeek: What Sony's Snub of Oracle Tells Us (Mar 21, 2006, 17:30)
    "Who cares if Oracle goes all-subscription or sticks with licensing? It's still pricey, and there are open-source alternatives popping up, as Sony Online Entertainment's switch to EnterpriseDB underscores..."

  • Computerworld NZ: McNealy Pumps Open Standards, Open Source (Mar 21, 2006, 16:30)
    "At a recent government IT trade show, Sun's CEO promoted openness, but said commercial software built on open source code is a better bet than just downloading open source applications..."

  • The Korea Times: Kwangju Becomes Linux City (Mar 21, 2006, 15:00)
    "The Korean government plans to pick Kwangju this month as the nation's first 'Linux City,' where open-source software will become the mainstream programs..."

  • internetnews.com: Novell Brings Old With The New (Mar 21, 2006, 13:45)
    "Though Novell is moving forward with its Linux strategy, it hasn't forgotten about the past..."