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IT Management Linux News for Mar 06, 2008

  • MySQL CEO: It's Tough for Private Open Source Firms (Mar 06, 2008, 19:00)
    Computer Business Review: "Yesterday I caught up with Marten Mickos, the former CEO of open source database firm MySQL, which was recently acquired by Sun for $1bn. We had a wide-ranging chat about life, the universe and everything open source...."

  • EU to Consider Buying Open-Source Software (Mar 06, 2008, 14:30)
    International Herald Tribune: "The European Commission will propose in the next few days to buy more of its computer software from open-source developers, a commission spokeswoman said Wednesday..."

  • Costs: Wintel vs. Open Source (Mar 06, 2008, 02:00)
    Managing L'unix: "...[T]he realities of both mass production and retail distribution mean that fully assembled products always retail for less than the sum of their parts--except among Wintel enthusiasts..."