IT Management Linux News for May 07, 2008
Is Open Source Dead? (May 07, 2008, 21:00)
The Naked CIO: "Is the debate about open source
finally over? The practicalities of managing open source in a
business context became clear years ago..."
RHEL 5.1 Breaks Transaction Processing Records in Financial Services (May 07, 2008, 18:45)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "In late April, Red Hat
Inc. set two new benchmarks in financial services: processing
transactions in less than a millisecond with greater accuracy than
Oracle: Eating its Own Open Source Food (May 07, 2008, 18:00)
internetnews.com: "Where in the world's largest
database vendor does open source fit? At the very heart, according
to Wim Coekaerts, Director of Linux Engineering at database giant
IBM Fuels New Blue Biz Initiative With Linux (May 07, 2008, 17:15)
LinuxInsider: "IBM plans to launch an
initiative that centers on a Linux-based platform and a Web-based
marketplace tailored for small and medium-sized businesses..."
A Brief History of Sun (May 07, 2008, 16:30)
Groklaw: "Yesterday, I wrote in a comment that
indeed Sun's performance in 2003 in signing the agreement with SCO,
highlighted in the trial testimony, was making it look really
Oracle Architect Says There Ought to be One Linux Distribution: Red Hat (May 07, 2008, 14:15)
ZDNet: "One Oracle exec said there should be
only one Linux distribution-- Red Hat--and claimed there will be no
fragmentation of that code base..."
It's Official: The Future of Sun/MySQL is Open... And Closed (May 07, 2008, 12:45)
The Open Road: "The Sun faithful who attended
the CommunityOne Conference this morning may not have noticed, but
Sun and its MySQL executives were very clear about Sun's
open-source strategy going forward..."
Linux Cutting Software Costs in Kenya (May 07, 2008, 12:00)
Tectonic: "Entrepreneurs in Kenya are putting
Linux to work to cut costs and maximise profits as they look for
new ways to bring computing to users..."
Categorizing OSS Customers (May 07, 2008, 01:30)
Open Sources: "'There's a difference between
organizations that have more time than money and organizations that
have more money than time...'"