In defense of Red Hat (sort of) and trademarks

Is Red Hat Acting Like Microsoft? was the question posed by eWeek this, er, week, in relation to this blog, accusing Red Hat of distinctly Redmond-like behavior. Specifically, Red Hat sent a cease and desist letter about the use of a trademark to a Mr Bill Dudney whose company is offering training courses on Hibernate, a Red Hat-owned JBoss product. Mr Neward concludes,

'Boring' SAP dismisses open source threat

SAP AG will not be impacted by open source ERP software, chief executive Henning Kagermann is adamant.

Despite evidence of open source creep, Kagermann thinks it is still a database and OS-level model. He tackled the rise of open source in a recent interview with Computer Business Review.

OpenVZ Software Available for Latest Linux Kernel 2.6.20

Keeping in step with the Linux kernel development, the OpenVZ project today announced availability of its operating system (OS) server virtualization software for the most recent stable Linux kernel 2.6.20 -- introduced last month.

Run Linux, lose warranty

Laura Breeden bought a new Compaq Presario C304NR notebook in January. She bought it because she wanted to get rid of Windows and all the malware that surrounds it and move to Linux, and her old laptop lacked the memory and power to run Ubuntu Edgy. The salespeople assured her that the C304NR was "Linux ready." But they didn't tell her that running Linux would void her warranty.

Four Google open source tools on Google Code

Over the past two years, Google has released several infrastructure tools as open source software. Google Code project hosting has four new tools available.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference

Gomez, Inc., the leader in web application experience management, today announced that its recently appointed Chief Open Source Evangelist, Patrick Lightbody, will discuss the challenges of testing today's complex AJAX-based web applications at this week's Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference. His presentation, part of the conference's Web 2.0 track, takes place on March 28 at 4:45 p.m. ET at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

New GPL draft due Wednesday

The third discussion draft of GPL version 3 is scheduled for release at 7 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Brett Smith, a licensing compliance engineer for the Free Software Foundation said in a mailing list posting Monday. The current GPL 2 governs the rights and restrictions of many open-source and free-software projects, including high-profile ones such as the Linux kernel, Java and MySQL database.

Linux Camp To Sabotage Microsoft-Novell Deal

The non-profit group that owns rights to much of the Linux operating system says it will seek to undermine a controversial deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. through a new software licensing agreement to be unveiled on Wednesday.