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IT Management Linux News for Jan 16, 2008

  • EU vs. Microsoft vs. IBM (Jan 16, 2008, 19:45)
    Enterprise Unix Roundup: "Over on IT Jungle, I just read an interesting story about how Microsoft is (by proxy) cleverly using the same law that was just smacked over its head for Windows market dominance against IBM's mainframe base in Europe..."

  • India's Largest Linux Rollout Forges Ahead Despite Tremendous Odds (Jan 16, 2008, 16:45)
    Itbusiness.ca: "With no vendor support, Elcot's decision to switch platforms was a daunting task but the opportunity to bypass yearly software licensing fees was an irresistible incentive..."

  • Update: Sun to Acquire MySQL (Jan 16, 2008, 16:04)
    MySQL: "Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world's fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration..." Related stories added: Oracle Buys BEA for $8.5 billion; excerpts from Sun/MySQL press conference.

  • CSI: Open Source (Jan 16, 2008, 16:00)
    internetnews.com: "While 'CSI' is well known in popular culture thanks to the 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' TV shows, the former head of the Open Source Development Labs is pushing a different use of the acronym..."

  • Open Source's Missed Opportunity (Jan 16, 2008, 04:00)
    The VAR Guy: "This could have been a huge week for the open source industry to cash in on the retail industry. Instead it's a missed opportunity..."

  • Justice for Open Source in Italy? (Jan 16, 2008, 01:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "News that the Italian Corte dei Conti is adopting Red Hat Enterprise Linux is interesting..."