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IT Management Linux News for May 30, 2007

  • The Patent Puzzle (May 30, 2007, 21:45)
    eWeek: "Patent fights are fights about money. The secondary issue, the one that makes the headlines, is control..."

  • Linux Server Market Share Keeps Growing (May 30, 2007, 18:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Linux servers posted their second consecutive quarter of double-digit growth and now represent 12.7 percent of the overall server market, or $1.6 billion for the first quarter of 2007..."

  • Microsoft Wants to Build, Not Burn, IP Bridge (May 30, 2007, 17:15) "But there is that pesky problem of patents, that Microsoft alleges certain Linux and open source code may be infringing upon..."

  • Novell's Dilemma (May 30, 2007, 15:45)
    Forbes: "Don't hate Novell because of its partnership with Microsoft. Hate Novell because its business stinks..."

  • Does Microsoft Have Wine in its Patent Sights? (May 30, 2007, 14:15)
    Computer Business Review: "While the patent cooperation agreement between Microsoft and Novell included a covenant from Microsoft not to sue Novell customers for their use of open source software, it appears the offer does not extend to the Wine and Open-Xchange projects..."

  • GPLv3 Threatens Microsoft-Novell Pact? (May 30, 2007, 12:45)
    ZDNet Australia: "Novell is concerned that Microsoft could stop selling SUSE Linux coupons if the GPLv3 remains in its current form..."

  • A Good Reason to Go Open Source at School (May 30, 2007, 01:30)
    The New Zealand Herald: "This debacle over school computer software shows just how beholden the big institutions in society are to major software companies, and in particular--Microsoft..."

  • Teaching Microsoft: The Aftermath (May 30, 2007, 00:45)
    vnunet: "A lot has happened since I debunked Alan MacCormack's research.