IT Management Linux News for Oct 14, 2004
CNET News: Big Blue's Chip Chief Takes Up IP helm (2004-10-14 22:00:00)
"IBM is centralizing and elevating its efforts to oversee
intellectual property matters such as patents and copyrights, and
[John] Kelly will lead the effort..."
National Business Review: Oracle Racking Up Linux Wins (2004-10-14 20:30:49)
"About 90% of the new applications business the company is
writing in Australasia is running on Linux, he said..."
LinuxPlanet: UserLinux Beta 1: The Precursor to the Next Enterprise Linux Distro? (2004-10-14 19:00:23)
"Founded and backed by Linux luminary Bruce Perens, part of the
UserLinux mission is to repair the economic paradigm of enterprise
SearchWin2000: Special Report: Can Windows and Linux Peacefully Co-Exist? (2004-10-14 18:15:04)
"The real question now is where IT organizations will ultimately
take the popular open source operating system, and whether there's
room for both Linux and Windows to live under the same roof..."
A series of four articles.
eWeek: Office Alternatives Explore Server-Based Apps (2004-10-14 17:30:28)
"While Microsoft quietly pursues developing new servers for its
Microsoft Office applications, Sun Microsystems' StarOffice and the
open-source OpenOffice.org are taking another route with their
The Modesto Bee: City, County Go High-Tech to Better Serve (2004-10-14 15:15:37)
"Meanwhile, the county's new Web-based program probably will go
unnoticed by most taxpayers, even though it is saving them money,
said Richard S. Robinson, the county's director of Strategic
SCO to Launch Anti-Groklaw Site (2004-10-14 13:45:55)
On Nov. 1, a new site will grace the Web: ProSCO.net. InfoWorld
has the story, and Groklaw has the reaction.
IDA: Belgian Government Promotes Open Standards (2004-10-14 11:30:53)
"On [October 6, 2004] the Belgian Government published a white
paper on the use of open standards by federal public bodies..."
BusinessWire: Yankee Group Workshop: Linux Versus Windows Versus UNIX (2004-10-14 10:00:59)
"This first ever Yankee Group workshop will examine whether or
not Linux delivers significantly better performance, reliability,
manageability and ultimately lower total cost of ownership..."
ReallyLinux: Linux in Asia: A Divergent Reality (2004-10-14 02:30:45)
"A key driving factor for India's success and the uncanny and
very astute decisions made at governing levels is to embrace Open
Source and Linux without losing any footing regarding the
proprietary software market..."
IT-Analysis: Open Source and Software Rental (2004-10-14 01:00:47)
"Software pricing has always presented a conundrum both for
vendors and for the customer. In the pre-Internet days software
pricing on servers was, roughly, proportional to the cost of the