IT Management Linux News for May 20, 2009
The new face of open source on Wall Street (May 20, 2009, 22:32)
The Open Road: "Cost may be a primary driver
for the shift to open source, but as the managing director of
Technology Risk Management at Bank of New York Mellon told me,
open-source software has become the innovation platform of choice
for financial services companies."
ASEAN Free Software Wishlist (May 20, 2009, 22:02)
Brendan Scott's Weblog: "But, so far as I am
aware no one actually is throwing money around. Which is
disappointing, given that the Australian government donates $100
million a year to the copyright lobby and even more to the closed
Newham and the Prisoner's Dilemma (May 20, 2009, 21:32)
open Enterprise: "First the bad. Newham
demonstrates that once Microsoft products are used for a large
number of functions in a large organisation, there is a natural
tendency to use even more of them because of the way that Microsoft
links and binds them together."
Cisco makes peace with Free Software Foundation (May 20, 2009, 20:32)
Cyber Cynic: "Last December, the Free Software
Foundation sued Cisco for copyright infringement. Some people saw
this battle being like a moth tackling a light-bulb-a total no win
situation for the moth. But, a few months later, what do we find?
Cisco is making friends with the free software instead of burning
it to a crisp. "
Many Sun Products to Wither and Die (May 20, 2009, 19:32)
CIO Update: "With slumping budgets, declining
server market, and a moribund Sun, Oracle will be hard-pressed to
make the hardware side of this deal a strong success."
Secret code and the damage it does to our society (May 20, 2009, 18:02)
Computerworld UK: "However things have moved on
and secret code is becoming a threat to our civil liberties and to
the development of IT in general."
If Oracle commits to Solaris, will IBM buy Red Hat? (May 20, 2009, 17:02)
The Open Road: "Katherine Egbert has predicted
(again) that Red Hat will be bought, this time by IBM. While I have
indulged my own Red Hat acquisition fantasies in the past, I just
can't see a near-term acquisition of Red Hat by IBM.
How Old is that Data on the Hard Drive? (May 20, 2009, 16:32)
Linux Magazine: "The vast of amount of data
being stored in this day and age, naturally leads to files sitting
unused for longer and longer periods of time. A new app, agedu, can
quickly tell you what data on your filesystem is lying fallow."
Why are you not running Apache? New IIS holes should make you rethink your web server (May 20, 2009, 15:32)
Linux Journal: "What got me thinking about
Apache was partially nostalgia and partially head banging and
continued frustration with government use of IIS, especially given
the exciting events this week."
The RIAA Has Got to Stop (May 20, 2009, 10:33)
PC Magazine: "I ask this simple question: If
there's a band out there whose CD I would buy, how am I supposed to
discover this band? Tell me how! Is Rush Limbaugh going to play
Joining a Windows 7 system to a Samba domain (May 20, 2009, 09:03)
GGTSdotNET: "Turns out you have to add two reg
keys as well. Since it took me a fair bit of search to find this, I
thought I'd document the required changes here, if for no other
reason to save myself the trouble when I went to do it
Microsoft now all about cooperation? Yes, thanks to patents (May 20, 2009, 04:33)
ars Technica: "Far from being the evil
monopolist, Microsoft has in many ways become the cooperative
giant--and it's all thanks to intellectual property. The company's
IP czar takes us inside the corporate transformation in a new book,
Burning the Ships, to show us how it happened (and to take a few
potshots at Richard Stallman)."