IT Management Linux News for Dec 21, 2007
So Long, And Thanks for All the Quotes (Dec 21, 2007, 23:30)
Editor's Note: "Somebody needs to send a memo
to all of the corporations in the Western world: what's with all
the big announcements this week...?"
Can an Airline Exec Run Red Hat? You’d Be Surprised (Dec 21, 2007, 20:30)
Between the Lines: "When former Delta Airlines
chief operating officer James Whitehurst takes over as CEO of Red
Hat on New Year's Day he'll face the worst kind of doubters--the
MySQL in the Firing Line Again as IBM Snaps Up SolidDB (Dec 21, 2007, 19:00)
451 CAOS Theory: "The aqcuisition also has
implications for MySQL given Solid's development of the SolidDB for
MySQL engine, an optional replacement for InnoDB (also of course
acquired by Oracle)..."
2007: Open Source, Patents, SCO, And More (Dec 21, 2007, 17:30)
internetnews.com: "2007 is a year that will
long be remembered in the open source and Linux communities. It was
a year in which the twin underpinnings of what makes open source
successful and what could serve to destroy it made the
Red Hat Blows Out Its Q3: The Data Behind the Numbers (Dec 21, 2007, 14:30)
The Open Road: "The company reported a blow-out
third quarter, with total revenue of $135.4 million, an increase of
28% from the year ago quarter and 6% from the prior quarter..."
Red Hat CEO Szulik Resigns (Dec 21, 2007, 13:45)
Roundup: In a surprise announcement in today's
Red Hat earnings call, Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik has
announced his resignation effective January 1. News of the
announcement and a personal blog post from Szulik within.
VC Funding for Open Source: A Tough Sell (Dec 21, 2007, 11:30)
LinuxInsider: "Open source software developers
who were active in the late 1990s might find themselves yearning
for those good old days, when venture capital flowed like wine at
Napa Valley party..."
Changing the Rules of Enterprise Software: A Look at the Collaborative Software Initiative (Dec 21, 2007, 00:15)
The Open Road: "I spent some time on the phone
today with Mike Herrick of the Collaborative Software