Oracle's Linux Claims Are a Head Scratcher

You can't always take everything you hear in the technology industry at face value.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said on his company's Q3 2007 conference call today that Oracle has displaced Red Hat at Yahoo. Officials at both Red Hat and Yahoo, however, see it differently.

Open Source Developers at Google Speaker Series: Jeremy Allison

Next Tuesday, March 27, the Open Source Developers at Google Speakers will welcome Jeremy Allison, one of Samba's maintainers and a recent addition to the Google Open Source team. Jeremy will discuss "The Current State of Samba," including why the Common Internet File System protocol is about to become a lot more important to everyone, even those of us who only use Linux.

SXSW Day Three - Revisting Open Source Business Models

The panel was fairly freeform. They started by polling the audience a bit - asking people what kinds of questions they wanted to hear about. Broke out pretty clearly that there were lots of folks who wanted to know how to leverage open source in their businesses but weren’t sure how. Panel distinguished between open source users (people who download, install, and use software under open source licenses) and software developers who are building products which include (one way or another) open source components.

GoDaddy.com Backs Open Source Community

GoDaddy.com is giving back to the Internet community by supporting open source applications with cash donations of $10,000 each.

Joomla, a Content Management System and Simple Machines Forum, an online community forum, received the donations from GoDaddy.com to assist in further development of their applications.

Early Bird Registration for ApacheCon Europe 2007 Ends Tuesday 27 March

ApacheCon Europe 2007, the official conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the deadline for Early Bird registration ends on Tuesday, 27 March 2007.

Red Hat and Intel Launch Channel Program for Intel Resellers

Red Hat, Inc. and Intel Corporation announced a new reseller program that allows Intel Channel Partner Program members to rapidly enter the Linux solutions marketplace. Named the Global Channel Acceleration Program, this reseller program provides participants with a fast method to sell supported pre-certified solutions that combine Red Hat's portfolio of solutions on Intel platforms.

Oracle claims Yahoo as Linux convert

Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison announced the company's first prominent Linux customer Tuesday: Yahoo. But Red Hat hasn't been pushed aside at the Internet company.

MySQL & Carahsoft Extend Partnership

MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced an expanded partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., a leading government information technology provider, to accelerate the adoption of the MySQL database among U.S. federal government agencies. Carahsoft is now MySQL AB's Master GSA partner and distributor to the federal public sector channel. MySQL government customers and resellers now have convenient, one-stop access to official MySQL information and training through Carahsoft.