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IT Management Linux News for May 16, 2007

  • The Microsoft Open Source Patent Gambit (May 16, 2007, 23:00)
    Once More Unto the Breach: "I buy solutions from my vendors, and I expect value for money. I am uninterested in your protection shakedown. Move on. The bullying of customers stops now..."

  • Rolling the Cheese (May 16, 2007, 22:30)
    Hoosier Penguin: "So when I read about Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith telling Fortune magazine about the 235 Microsoft patents upon which Linux is supposedly infringing, my first question was why? My next question was, why now...?"

  • Linux and Open Source Arrive in SMB IT (May 16, 2007, 18:45)
    Linux-Watch: "Many Linux or open-source business stories focus on how they can work for you. We're past that stage now. Today, according to a CIO Insight study, mid-sized businesses are already built on Linux and open-source software..."

  • SAP, Novell Team Up On SUSE Linux Support (May 16, 2007, 18:00)
    SeekingAlpha: "SAP and Novell said the two companies will offer joint support for SAP applications that run on SUSE Linux..."

  • The State of Open Source Business (May 16, 2007, 16:00)
    internetnews.com: "Open source business is gaining momentum and is no longer dominated by the discussion about how to make money..."

  • Microsoft Running Scared from Linux (May 16, 2007, 15:30)
    iTWire: "Many believe that Microsoft's public announcement smacks of desperation and is a risky move by a company that has run out of ideas..."

  • A Serious Inconsistency Emerges in the Microsoft-Novell Stories (May 16, 2007, 15:00)
    Groklaw: "Did Microsoft detail what patents it thinks Linux infringes when it was negotiating the deal with Novell or not...?"

  • Experts Say Microsoft's Patent Quest Won't Go Far (May 16, 2007, 14:00)
    CNET News: "But industry experts said the declaration's implicit demand--that companies with open-source software should figure out what Microsoft patents they're infringing and come to the negotiating table--is unrealistic at best..."

  • Linus Torvalds Responds To Microsoft Patent Claims (May 16, 2007, 12:30)
    InformationWeek: "The holder of the Linux trademark suggests Microsoft should name the patents it alleges have been violated so the claims can be tested in court..."

  • Chief Of Licensing (May 16, 2007, 01:30)
    Random Thoughts: "There's someone at Microsoft with that title: Chief Of Licensing. Chief Of Licensing!!!"