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It will one day in the not-too-distant future require 2 years' computer time just to work out if you have any substantially similar code that infringes on the exponentially growing pool of GPL'd code, speculates retired physicist Daniel Wallace.
A round-up of what's being said about Linux - including Groklaw's 'PJ' (Pamela Jones), OSDL's Lynn de la Torre, and others prominent in the world of Linux and open source. Today's selection also includes the left-of-field observation by Fred Locklear that 'MyDoom reignites the rift bet...
Decatur Jones Equity Partners LLC, an equity research house that follows Red Hat, Citrix, Wind River and the SCO Group, the later making it a rarity, has cut its projection on revenues coming in to SCO from the SCOsource licensing effort by roughly 90%.
Looks like there's not going to be a mammoth, awe-inspiring IPO by Google this spring.
Hard on the heels of announcing its first Chinese member just last week, the Open Source Development Labs consortium now says it has Japan's telco giant NTT on board.
Round-up of online and print media, with what's being said about Linux this week by the likes of Dan Gillmor and Steven Vaughan-Nichols, as well as about MyDoom a and b by the security managers at Network Associates and MessageLabs. Plus a thought from Harvard, where Darl McBride on Mo...
KDE.org has just announced a major new release of its open source desktop environment, version 3.2. LinuxWorld brings you the announcement in full.
Writing in the UserLinux.com mailing lists, Bruce Perens has clarified once and for all: while it is not the chosen GUI of the UserLinux project, UserLinux *will* provide commercial support for KDE on the UserLinux Platform.
As you watched the SuperBowl extravaganza yesterday, you may have found yourself distracted by all the on-field excitement from noticing when they screened the latest IBM ad...you know, the one that featured Muhammad Ali with the blond-haired boy from Blue's ongoing Linux campaign. For...
An expert report just in confirms the sco.com outage and says that the worm W32/Mydoom@MM - also called Novarg, Shimg, and Mimail.R - is already having a deleterious effect on microsoft.com, too. As ever LinuxWorld does not in any way condone the perpetration of the virus but seeks to ...
Feb 1 is here. In the absence of any hard facts as to whether or not the SCO Web site is technically equipped to resist the 12-day long distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack scheduled to come its way from today by last week's worm W32/Mydoom@MM - also called Novarg, Shimg, and Mi...
Asks one participant in the Groklaw.net discussion focusing on today's MyDoom vs SCO goings-on. LinuxWorld brings you the accompanying analysis in full. Its author concludes: 'I'm confused by what SCO is saying.'
US Patent and Trademark Office officials have indicated that they are interested in an innovative contracting approach and in technologies such as Linux, J2EE/Java, IBM Corp. WebSphere and Java Studio Developer.
The UK site Netcraft has just posted an update on the present status quo with SCO.com: as at 12:30 PM EST, SCO had done the public spirited thing and taken www.sco.com out of the DNS. 'This means,' says Netcraft's Mike Prettejohn, 'that there will be no more http traffic travelling acr...
OSDL is reaching now into the Middle Kingdom, with its latest new member: the quaintly named Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company.
In the same week when Sun's Java guru James Gosling has said that Sun Microsystems' competition with Microsoft is a 'life-and-death kind of struggle,' Lindows.com has just sustained a wound in its own battle with Redmond.
In a story that would completely exonerate the Linux community, accused by SCO of perhaps being behind this week's e-mail virus, the Moscow Times is carrying a story this morning that the first e-mails infected with MyDoom back to addresses with Russian Internet providers.
'SCO Offers $1/4M Reward, Alleging Virus To Be Part of the 'Linux War'' - 'Debian is Fastest-Growing Distro' - 'MandrakeSoft Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 1999' There's been no shortage of statements and counterstatements about Linux in the news this week, culled as usual from...
Since Prescott, the next Intel desktop chip, is coming out on Tuesday, and since Yamhill has been described as Prescott on 64-bit steroids, we asked Intel about its alleged skunkworks answer to the currently styled AMD64 hybrid 32/64-bit architecture.
Yesterday's virus activity was very likely assembled 'for the purpose of defaming the Linux developers by spammers, SCO, or others,' alleges Bruce Perens.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is one of many newspapers to analyze the high-profile 'Get the Facts' (about Linux and Open Source) campaign launched by Microsoft last week.
MandrakeSoft's CEO Francois Bancilhon, Xandros's chairman Frederick Berenstein, CA's Sam Greenblatt, Oracle's Wim Coekaerts - leading members of the computing industry are solidifying their Linux products at an ever-increasing pace and to help you make sense of it all, SYS-CON Radio, ...
For the benefit of LinuxWorld, OSDL wheeled out its new Desktop Linux working group initiative and said it's targeted at developing requirements and specifications for a range of Linux desktop environments for the enterprise. An exploratory committee that includes Red Hat, Novell, ...
SCO Group CEO Darl McBride has been writing letters again. This time he's taken his case to Washington and written to all the senators and congressmen warning them about the threat of open source and the GPL, which he calls 'a much more serious threat to our capitalist system than ...
In defense of the General Public License it created and with SCO on the edge of suing a big Linux end user, the Free Software Foundation took to the pulpit again to decry SCO and its IP claims.
Wednesday morning Novell came up with a formal retort to SCO filing suit against it. Basically an exercise in name-calling. It said, 'This lawsuit illustrates that SCO's campaign against enterprise adoption of Linux is foundering. It seems that litigation has now become SCO's principal...
Sun is setting up a new java.net community for Linux developers and promising expanded support for Java-based development tools and project infrastructure on Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
Ex-Microsoft senior executive Douglas Levin has started a company named Black Duck Software in memory of a childhood pet. He says the company is as different as, well, a black duck in a colony of penguins. He says that he has no competition and that Black Duck, in a timely development,...
Jack Messman, CEO of Novell, had the honor of giving the opening keynote at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo today in New York - at only his second-ever LinuxWorld. That in itself is indicative of just how fast Novell has moved into Linux, he said, adding: 'With Linux you can simply do mor...
The SCO Group today filed suit against Novell for what is called in legal circles slander of title for disparaging SCO's ownership of Unix.
HP's Stormy Peters, IBM's Dan Frye, Sun's Simon Phipps, Red Hat's Michael Tiemann and Oracle's Dave Dargo have all been making statements, in advance of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week, about the general 'state of the union' for Linux/open source.
In Australia to attend a conference, where he has been following GNOME sessions with particular interest, Linus Torvalds has been saying that he thinks that in all likelihood 'normal users' won't see a Linux desktop for 10 years.
Linux is looming larger and larger in HP's annual revenue picture, with $2.5 billion last year alone coming from Linux products and services, up a massive 40% from the previous year.
Was Loki Software's demise caused by a cheap Linux market or not? Gaming Industry Editor Dee-Ann LeBlanc wonders if Loki was just 'an idea slightly ahead of its time,' and urges game publishers to continue putting a serious effort into Linux clients.
Despite the PR nirvana that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week would seem to represent, the scuttlebutt suggests that the SCO Group won't be dropping an attention-riveting end-user suit in the middle of it, says Maureen O'Gara.
The judge supervising Microsoft's $1.1 billion California settlement of those class-action allegations that it overcharged for Windows has pulled the plug on Lindows' scheme to route claims through the MSfreePC.com Web site it set up for the purpose to basically skim off some of the re...
Another key player at LWNY, needless to say, will be Novell. Can the Utah-based company still have more Linux shots in its locker, even after the SUSE acquisition announced this week? Apparently so.
Novell and the SUSE LINUX acquisition beats all-comers to the headline stakes right now, for obvious reasons. Here's a round-up that includes Novell CEO Jack Messman's 'How to Buy a Linux Distro 101' - in case you were thinking of snagging one yourself.
Red Hat's Matthew Szulik sets off on a 3-day trip to India next week. Will he be spending any of the $600 million war chest that Red Hat announced on Monday?
That IBM is going to have a high profile in the Linux space, we already knew. Later this year it's going to unleash 'Stinger' - a.k.a. DB2 8 - which it is already unveiling at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week.


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