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..."
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,
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
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..."