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IT Management Linux News for May 17, 2007

  • What Does GPL3 Mean for the Enterprise? (May 17, 2007, 23:15)
    ServerWatch: "The discussion and debate over the wording of GPL3 has crept into the mainstream tech news, which is a bit surprising. After all, it's just a software license..."

  • Microsoft's Anti-Linux Patent Claims: Arm-Twisting for Novell-Like Deals (May 17, 2007, 21:00)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Instead, Microsoft is probably jockeying for position to generate more Novell-type agreements with the bigger Linux players, said Rabena, an intellectual property attorney based in the Washington, D.C., offices of Sughrue Mion..."

  • Microsoft's ooXML Is On the Ropes in Europe: IBM (May 17, 2007, 18:00)
    iTWire: "Is ooXML, Microsoft's new documents standard on the ropes in Europe? Absolutely, according to one of IBM's prominent technology and intellectual property spokespersons..."

  • Microsoft Patent Claims Complicated by GPLv3 (May 17, 2007, 13:30)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "The expected approval of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) could further muddy the waters for Microsoft's claims it will collect payment on its patents for Linux technology..."

  • Linux: Open For Business (May 17, 2007, 12:00)
    IndustryWeek: "Linux and other open-source software can offer competitive advantages where cost and customization pressures are concerned..."

  • Microsoft's Unwinnable War on Linux and Open Source (May 17, 2007, 02:15)
    RoughlyDrafted: "How is an untouchable superpower defeated? In many cases, it foolishly engages itself in an unwinnable war and simply consumes itself..."

  • Microsoft, Linux OSS and the 235 Patent Violations: Covering Your Butt (May 17, 2007, 00:45)
    Enderle: "Microsoft has put a firm number, well, firm so far, of 235 of its patents it says Linux and other open source software violate..."