Latest GPL draft splits legal hairs over Novell/Microsoft, causing a stir

The latest draft release of the GNU Public License version 3 (GPLv3) released last week includes provisions that aim specifically to stop future software patent deals like the one made by Microsoft and Novell last fall. The proposed language has caused controversy in the technical and legal realms of the open source community.

Oracle Linux customer undergoes trial by fire

One of the first converts to Oracle's support for Linux said it has endured a public backlash since its decision to drop Red Hat.

Software Project Collaboration Tool Now in Beta today started public beta testing of Launchpad 1.0, a web-based collaboration service that improves the flow of communication between different software projects.

Web 2.0 is vulnerable to attack

Security researchers have found what they say is an entirely new kind of web-based attack, and it only targets the Ajax applications so beloved of the 'Web 2.0' movement.

OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4 Automates Proactive Open Source Governance

OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4, with new Enterprise Policy Management functionality designed to help enterprises proactively control the use of open source within their organization. OpenLogic has also added more than 60 new open source products to the OpenLogic Certified Library.

Flourish 2007

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines Flourish as "to grow luxuriantly, to thrive, to achieve success, to reach a height of development or influence." It is our belief that Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has reached this state of flourishing, and can no longer be ignored by any serious IT player. Where do we go from here? What can we expect from FLOSS and its community?

Comcast Invests in Open Source Router Manufacture Vyatta

Vyatta today announced it has completed its Series B financing led by Comcast Interactive Capital (CIC). In addition to leading the round, CIC has joined the Vyatta board of directors, where it will assist the company in addressing service provider market opportunities for its open-source networking solutions that include routing, firewall, and VPN functionality as well as extensibility for many other network applications.

Dell Linux vs. Apple Mac OS: Let The Debate Begin

An interesting debate has started in The VAR Guy’s home. His old Windows XP PC is running out of gas. He was leaning toward a Mac Mini as a replacement. But now, Dell just complicated things.