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IT Management Linux News for Dec 11, 2008

  • Ax Falls at Yahoo as Yang Notes 'Tough Times' (Dec 11, 2008, 23:03)
    InternetNews: "Layoff notices were given at Yahoo today as the struggling Internet giant looks to control costs during a management transition and the downturn in the economy."

  • Free Software Foundation Files Suit Against Cisco For GPL Violations (Dec 11, 2008, 18:38)
    Free Software Foundation: "The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco. The FSF's complaint alleges that in the course of distributing various products under the Linksys brand Cisco has violated the licenses of many programs on which the FSF holds copyright, including GCC, binutils, and the GNU C Library."

  • Red Hat Backs Jaspersoft's Open Source BI (Dec 11, 2008, 07:33)
    InternetNews: "Open source business intelligence (BI) vendor Jaspersoft has closed a new round of financing -- thanks to backers that now include Linux vendor Red Hat, has learned."

  • What Shall we do About Software Patents? (Dec 11, 2008, 06:03)
    Open Enterprise: "One of the central issues facing free software around the world is what can be done about the threat of software patents."

  • Mozilla Losing its Chief Security Officer Window Snyder (Dec 11, 2008, 00:03)
    Netstat -vat: "Mozilla's Chief Security Officer Window Snyder announced today that she is leaving her post at Mozilla by the end of the year."