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  • Wednesday, February 16 2005 @ 11:50 AM EST
  • To prove his point that the commons is under attack, Bollier has filled Bullies with example after example of how corporate lawyers have swooped in on artists and consumers who have tried to use products and logos in ways other than those prescribed by the corporations themselves. - Wired News

  • Open-source board eyes fewer licenses
  • Wednesday, February 16 2005 @ 11:38 AM EST
  • The Open Source Initiative, an influential open-source organization, is devising ways to cut down on the rising number of open-source licenses attached to software. - ZDNet

  • Linux: BitKeeper Licensing Discussion
  • Wednesday, February 16 2005 @ 12:52 AM EST
  • Three years after Linux creator Linus Torvalds began using BitKeeper to manage the Linux kernel source tree, debates have continued to spring up on the Linux kernel mailing list. A BitKeeper press release from nearly a year ago claims that the move has resulted in doubling the pace of Linux kernel development, a claim examined in a later two part interview on NewsForge from last May, including comments from Linus and Larry McVoy. In spite of this significant boost in productivity, there remains a group who vehemently oppose Linus' choice to use BitKeeper. - KernelTrap

  • Linux Lab zeroes in on Desktop Linux standardizaton
  • Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 06:54 PM EST
  • The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), employer of Linux development heavyweights Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton, today released a document that defines goals for making the Linux desktop succeed in the enterprise. The document was published by the OSDL's Desktop Linux Working Group, which launched one year ago. - DesktopLinux.com

  • Low-key leaders are essential to open source success
  • Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 02:20 PM EST
  • Commentary: Executive personalities have more effect on the software industry than they have on almost any other business segment outside of the entertainment industry. A former coworker once said, "It's not that Microsoft's management is sane, just that in a business where insanity is normal they're a little less insane than most others. And that's why they do well." - NewsForge

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  • Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 01:05 PM EST
  • Wave goodbye PalmSource the PalmOS company, say hello to Palm the Chinese Linux company. That judgment may be a little premature, but there's no doubting where the company sees the future. - The Register

  • SuSE Linux awarded government security cert
  • Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 12:55 PM EST
  • IBM and Novell announced at LinuxWorld today that SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 has become the first distribution to complete Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+. - What PC

  • Renowned Software Developer Tackles Open-Source Legalities
  • Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 12:44 PM EST
  • Dan Bricklin, the software developer who invented the PC spreadsheet in the '70s, battled Lotus Development Corp. for market share in the '80s, and launched a pen computing startup in the '90s, has taken on one of the thorniest issues for companies this decade: navigating the legal landscape of open-source software. - InformationWeek.com

  • IBM Chiphopper Throws Platform Doors Open for ISVs
  • Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 12:19 PM EST
  • One of Linux' greatest strengths has always been the ability to place the kernel and much of the attendant operating system on many different platforms. Proponents of Linux will often point to this capability as a selling point. Opponents will also point to the same thing and argue that while in theory such capabilities are all well and good, actually implementing software solutions for many platforms is a detriment against developing for Linux. - LinuxPlanet

  • Linux Thais up more support
  • Monday, February 14 2005 @ 04:47 AM EST
  • The open source message has been warmly received in Thailand, where Microsoft is already under pressure from Linux. A Thai government agency is driving the adoption of open source software in government departments, not-for-profit organisations and universities across Thailand. - ZDNet UK


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