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IT Management Linux News for Jan 14, 2007

  • ITPro: The Open Source Patent War (2007-01-14 20:30:14)
    "The Microsoft/Novell patent agreement and the attempted litigation by SCO with various Linux users underline business concerns about the potential liabilities connected to open source software..."

  • Linux.com: Manufacturing management company moves to Linux (2007-01-14 16:30:00)
    "When Hines CIO Ed Harper decided it was time to consolidate and streamline aging legacy systems, he turned from Microsoft to Linux."

  • ConsortiumInfo: Product Evolution and Standards "Swarms" (2007-01-14 12:30:00)
    "Three news clips I posted yesterday highlight the disorderly, but ultimately productive, way in which products and standards evolve in tandem during times of innovation. And "evolve" is precisely the right word to describe this process, as I'll try and demonstrate below."

  • LinuxDevices: Compact, fanless home server runs Debian Linux (2007-01-14 08:30:00)
    "The Bubba server was designed to be left on all the time, without using much power or generating a lot of noise pollution."

  • EC throws money at OSS quality control (2007-01-14 04:30:00)
    "As a founder of the Open Source Consortium, Taylor also has an interest in increasing the level of professionalism in the open source community. He explains that one of the major criticisms of open source is that it is "cobbled together by a bunch of acne-ridden teens""

  • Tuxmachines.org: Introducing Mustang Linux & Screenshots (2007-01-14 00:30:00)
    "No hard drive required. Uses 168MB of RAMDISK and needs a 586 system or higher with at least 256MB of RAM."