IT Management Linux News for Mar 22, 2006
CNET News: Linux Lab Launches Tech Advisory Board (2006-03-22 21:15:06)
"The Open Source Development Labs, an organization devoted to
improving Linux, has launched a technical advisory board to try to
foster better relations with programmers..."
Computerworld Australia: Hilf Speaks About Linux Through Microsoft Eyes (2006-03-22 19:00:40)
"Computerworld managed to grab a few minutes with Hilf, the man
who runs Microsoft's Linux and open source technology group to hear
the proprietary software giant's views on open source, and what the
Linux lab inside Microsoft gets up to..."
InformationWeek: Open Source Struggles To Win Critical Mass (2006-03-22 18:15:27)
"Such of the political controversy around the open standards
movement in government, generated by vendors angry with governments
for moving away from their proprietary technologies, is mirrored in
the open source movement..."
What PC?: Novell Predicts Only Two Linux Distros Will Survive (2006-03-22 13:45:38)
"Novell boss Jack Messman is predicting that the open source
operating system market will be reduced to two dominant suppliers
in the next three to five years: Novell and Red Hat..."
CIO Government: Australian States Can't Ignore Linux (2006-03-22 13:00:47)
"As governments around the world increasingly turn on to open
source software, the West Australian government has no choice but
to play a leadership role if it doesn't want to be left
SearchOpenSource: Why PostgreSQL Can Best SQLServer, Oracle (2006-03-22 12:30:57)
"Some people think PostgreSQL 8.0 is just a backend database for
Web sites. They're as well informed as people who think the moon is
made of cheese..."
IT Business Canada: Brainshare and Big Lovin' (2006-03-22 02:00:33)
"Ever since the end of the 2002 Winter Olympics, which were
hosted here, Novell's BrainShare conference is one of the things
that helps keep Salt Lake City on the map, but this year it has
NewsForge: FOSS community, Disabled Users Must Learn to Communicate (2006-03-22 01:30:31)
"Accessibility is an increasingly important issue for free and
open source software (FOSS) developers and advocates..."
Sys-Con Australia: No Way Has Innovation in Open Source Reached Its Limit (2006-03-22 00:30:42)
"Open source, Weber suggests, might have reached what he terms
'a self-limiting state...'"
ConsortiumInfo: And Now It's Microsoft's Turn Again (2006-03-22 00:00:11)
"...[I]t's been a tennis tournament between those that support
ODF and those that are fans of XMLRS..."