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Google and Sun Microsystems will hold a press conference on Tuesday at which they're expected to announce a collaboration to bring an alternative to Microsoft Office.
Q&A: IBM executive Steve Mills says the company is well-positioned to dominate over open-source startup groups; he cites IBM's stability and "deep customer relationships."
Yahoo has thrown its weight behind a San Francisco group that hopes to develop an online library of digitized texts and films in the public domain, available for download and reuse in high-resolution formats.
A Sun Microsystems executive says the OpenDocument format has the potential to change the world.
Open source software and code pops up within the game industry in numerous ways. While attending a Women in Games International event, the opportunity to discuss open source with people actually in the industry came up.
Venture capitalist Danny Rimer has made investments in companies across the open-source landscape, including MySQL, Zend, TrollTech, and SourceLabs. Reporter Sarah Lacy caught up with Rimer to chat about his European advantage and why he won't make certain open-source investments.
The Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) came alive on Thursday when Linus Torvalds chose to write, in a discussion about the risks of following specs without being flexible enough to take reality into account.
In its latest bid to ingratiate itself with Hollywood dealmakers, Microsoft has created a new type of disposable DVD movie disc that can only be played back once.
Schools should implement an open source authentication system to give parents and pupils secure access to online content, says a government organisation.
Charles Brenner entered the open-source realm several years ago the way most others do: rolling out Linux in an effort to save a few dollars.
Flaws have been patched in RealPlayer and Helix Player's Unix and Linux versions.
Last week Puppy Linux v1.0.5 was released, which contained a wealth of changes while continuing to be minimal in size. Today another minimalist distribution came out with a new release and it's the Slackware-based pocketlinux v1.3, which finally incorporates KDE v3.4.2, among many other improvements.
If you plan to be anywhere in Europe, Africa or parts of western and southern Asia on Monday, Oct. 3, you will be treated to a solar eclipse.
When will Microsoft stake some of its resources on open-source software? When the product in question helps Windows sales and takes market share from IBM.
Open source software isn't a craze and won't be a short-lived fad in the corporate IT environment. More importantly, OSS isn't being put on the back burner by the corporate world. For every wait-and-see CIO, there are dozens who are eager to leverage the value of OSS in their organizations.
What will become of open-source companies when they grow up? Will there be an open-source dot bomb, or is the investment going into open source leading the way for a whole new kind of software company?
Are you pestering and perturbing people by using an inappropriate format? I'm mad as hell about wasted time, bandwidth, and productivity, and I'm not going to take it anymore!
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows and this weekend was certainly no exception. On Friday, progressive activists, software developers and Oregon State University's Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) joined forces to highlight the growing open source software movement and Oregon's increasingly prominent role in it.
Q&A: Before she retires from the helm of IBM's Software Group, Janet Perna shares a few words on her legacy of 31 years at the helm of IBM's Software Group.