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IT Management Linux News for Dec 21, 2007

  • So Long, And Thanks for All the Quotes (Dec 21, 2007, 23:30)
    Editor's Note: "Somebody needs to send a memo to all of the corporations in the Western world: what's with all the big announcements this week...?"

  • Can an Airline Exec Run Red Hat? You’d Be Surprised (Dec 21, 2007, 20:30)
    Between the Lines: "When former Delta Airlines chief operating officer James Whitehurst takes over as CEO of Red Hat on New Year's Day he'll face the worst kind of doubters--the quiet ones..."

  • MySQL in the Firing Line Again as IBM Snaps Up SolidDB (Dec 21, 2007, 19:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "The aqcuisition also has implications for MySQL given Solid's development of the SolidDB for MySQL engine, an optional replacement for InnoDB (also of course acquired by Oracle)..."

  • 2007: Open Source, Patents, SCO, And More (Dec 21, 2007, 17:30) "2007 is a year that will long be remembered in the open source and Linux communities. It was a year in which the twin underpinnings of what makes open source successful and what could serve to destroy it made the headlines..."

  • Red Hat Blows Out Its Q3: The Data Behind the Numbers (Dec 21, 2007, 14:30)
    The Open Road: "The company reported a blow-out third quarter, with total revenue of $135.4 million, an increase of 28% from the year ago quarter and 6% from the prior quarter..."

  • Red Hat CEO Szulik Resigns (Dec 21, 2007, 13:45)
    Roundup: In a surprise announcement in today's Red Hat earnings call, Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik has announced his resignation effective January 1. News of the announcement and a personal blog post from Szulik within.

  • VC Funding for Open Source: A Tough Sell (Dec 21, 2007, 11:30)
    LinuxInsider: "Open source software developers who were active in the late 1990s might find themselves yearning for those good old days, when venture capital flowed like wine at Napa Valley party..."

  • Changing the Rules of Enterprise Software: A Look at the Collaborative Software Initiative (Dec 21, 2007, 00:15)
    The Open Road: "I spent some time on the phone today with Mike Herrick of the Collaborative Software Initiative..."