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IT Management Linux News for Apr 23, 2008

  • The Tragedy of the Anti-Commons (Apr 23, 2008, 23:15)
    Brendan Scott's Weblog: "Misapplication of 'value for money' requirements when purchasing software results in poor value for money--Government purchasing policies for software tend to support the creation of monopolies..."

  • South Africa Adopts ODF as a National Standard (Apr 23, 2008, 19:30)
    Tectonic: "The South African Bureau of Standards on Friday approved the Open Document Format as an official national South African standard..."

  • Breaking Into the Enterprise Server Market (Apr 23, 2008, 18:00)
    LinuxWorld: "The big Linux story of the week is Ubuntu Linux takes on enterprise server market with new OS. Looks like a slick job of integration. Hooray--pulseaudio out of the box..."

  • Closing MySQL: Marten Mickos, Former CEO, Responds (Apr 23, 2008, 14:15)
    Computerworld UK: News that MySQL was to bring out a closed-source addon has provoked a storm of protest across the Internet..."

  • Organizational Planning and User Segmentation for Desktop Migration (Apr 23, 2008, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "Migrations on the client-side are challenging due to their large scale, the potential uniqueness of each client system, and the direct effect on users..."

  • Trying to Keep the Customer Satisfied (Apr 23, 2008, 03:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "I was just reading Fabrizio Capobanco's take on the MySQL excitement ('this move is clearly into the right direction') when it occurred to me that the situation is related to the comments recently made by the former CTO of Kaplan Test..."