Jim Ready, the founder of embedded Linux specialist MontaVista Software, will step down as chief executive to become the company's top technologist.
Also: Beagle search software programmer heads to Google
An Internet that has thrived in part because of minimal governmental supervision is at risk because Microsoft and other mega-corporations can't keep their hands off it.
Dear Propeller Heads: So, what will I have to buy, subscribe to, or learn about in 2006 to keep up with my Propeller Head friends?
I've been receiving a fair amount of e-mail from people who are sure that I don't know Linux, but their notes are really showing me that they don't know reviewing. I don't hold that against them. Few people know how reviews really work.
For those of you who complained about the Microsoft content of my day zero coverage, you'll be happy to hear that today is devoted solely to Linux and Linux-related products. Now shove off or I swear, tomorrow it'll be all iPod accessories... don't make me do it.
Well, not a heck of a lot to report on the Linux front for day one of the Consumer Electronics Show (really day zero, because the show floor doesn't open up until tomorrow morning.) The evening highlight, as it were, was the annual "Look How Great Microsoft Is" keynote by Bill Gates.
Google and Wal-Mart are both denying reports that the two are planning to market low-priced, Google PCs via Wal-Mart stores.
Alarmingly, abuses of intellectual property laws have put software innovation in jeopardy. In the United States, the phenomenon of "software patents" has caused an increasing shift in the software industry away from an environment of rapid advances and creativity, toward a minefield of litigation, anti-competitive behavior and questionable ethics.
Here it is, many years later, and I finally got my wish to join the marvelous Linux Journal team. I can't sum up where I want to take Linux Journal in 25 words or less. So suffice it to say I want to keep all the good stuff, make some things more fun, add more articles of practical value and tune others to have more practical value. Stay tuned.
Being the publication we are, it is inevitable that we will choose to reflect on what happened with Linux in 2005. Specifically, what stories were the most read by you, the reader? What grabbed your attention? On what issues did you hold the strongest opinions?