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IT Management Linux News for May 07, 2008

  • Is Open Source Dead? (May 07, 2008, 21:00)
    The Naked CIO: "Is the debate about open source finally over? The practicalities of managing open source in a business context became clear years ago..."

  • RHEL 5.1 Breaks Transaction Processing Records in Financial Services (May 07, 2008, 18:45)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "In late April, Red Hat Inc. set two new benchmarks in financial services: processing transactions in less than a millisecond with greater accuracy than previously recorded..."

  • Oracle: Eating its Own Open Source Food (May 07, 2008, 18:00) "Where in the world's largest database vendor does open source fit? At the very heart, according to Wim Coekaerts, Director of Linux Engineering at database giant Oracle..."

  • IBM Fuels New Blue Biz Initiative With Linux (May 07, 2008, 17:15)
    LinuxInsider: "IBM plans to launch an initiative that centers on a Linux-based platform and a Web-based marketplace tailored for small and medium-sized businesses..."

  • A Brief History of Sun (May 07, 2008, 16:30)
    Groklaw: "Yesterday, I wrote in a comment that indeed Sun's performance in 2003 in signing the agreement with SCO, highlighted in the trial testimony, was making it look really bad..."

  • Oracle Architect Says There Ought to be One Linux Distribution: Red Hat (May 07, 2008, 14:15)
    ZDNet: "One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution-- Red Hat--and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base..."

  • It's Official: The Future of Sun/MySQL is Open... And Closed (May 07, 2008, 12:45)
    The Open Road: "The Sun faithful who attended the CommunityOne Conference this morning may not have noticed, but Sun and its MySQL executives were very clear about Sun's open-source strategy going forward..."

  • Linux Cutting Software Costs in Kenya (May 07, 2008, 12:00)
    Tectonic: "Entrepreneurs in Kenya are putting Linux to work to cut costs and maximise profits as they look for new ways to bring computing to users..."

  • Categorizing OSS Customers (May 07, 2008, 01:30)
    Open Sources: "'There's a difference between organizations that have more time than money and organizations that have more money than time...'"