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(July 21, 2003) - Personally, I feel it's time to lay the cards on the table. As a journalist, you are supposed to remain emotionally detached from your subject, but there's no way I can do it anymore when I think about the SCO/Linux situation. I can't remember anything I've covered that has so enraged me as the legal thuggery that SCO is engaging in, and frankly, it's bad for the country. Why? 1) If you haven't noticed, we're in an economic slowdown right now, and one way that companies are saving money is by deploying on Linux rather than more expensive alternatives. If this option is removed in the form of a $100+ per seat "blackmail" payment to SCO, companies will need to find savings elsewhere. Is that the sound of your job being outsourced to somewhere overseas I hear? 2) Linux represents the only fully user-audited operating system in general use. If the so... (more)

Market's "Largest Linux Vendor" is Now Novell

"2004 will be the year of Linux," says Richard Seibt. As the former CEO of SuSE, now joining Novell to continue managing SUSE LINUX as President, he ought to know. "Novell's global sales and support channels provide tremendous new avenues to get Linux - and especially SUSE LINUX - to market," Seibt explains. "Leveraging open source in your enterprise just got a whole lot easier," he adds. In a statement made today, Novell reminded the world that there is another Linux show about to drop, in the form of a $50 million injection from IBM now that the SUSE acquisition is complete: the closing of the SUSE LINUX acquisition, the statement said, "fulfills conditions for the $50 million investment by IBM in Novell announced Nov. 4." "In addition," the statement continued, "the closing allows for completion of negotiations between Novell and IBM to extend the existing commerc... (more)

"USENIX Was Here Before SCO. USENIX Was Here Before Linux," Says USENIX Assoc Open Letter to Congress

LinuxWorld brings here the letter, sent to the 535 members of Congress, in full: February 27, 2004 The SCO Group, Inc. (SCO), has recently sued IBM and Novell and launched broad attacks on the legality of and the economic justification for so-called open source licensing, including the free licensing of Linux. As an organization dedicated to advancing the skills and contributions of computer researchers and developers, the USENIX Association is compelled to address and refute the position SCO has taken regarding open source software. Since 1975, USENIX has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX was here before SCO. USENIX was here before Linux. USENIX and its members serve as an unparalleled demonstration that the best way to support advances in comput... (more)

The i-Technology Right Stuff

Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve, December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!   In alphabetical order the nominees are:   Tim Berner... (more)

SYSOPENDIGIA añade código fuente a su teléfono móvil 3G de Linux para fuente abierta

HELSINKI, February 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SYSOPENDIGIA anunció hoy que añadirá a la fuente abierta el software creado y modificado para el teléfono inteligente 3G de Linux. (Foto: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080207/292351-a ) (Foto: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080207/292351-b ) El teléfono inteligente 3G SYSOPENDIGIA de Linux ha sido creado utilizando el sistema operativo Linux y otros componentes de software de fuente abierta, así como la plataforma de aplicación Qtopia autorizada comercialmente y la interfaz de usuario de Trolltech. "Consideramos que el único modo para que la industria móvil pueda responder a la creciente necesidad de nueva funcionalidad y servicios es una mayor reutilización del activo de software existente. Ofrecer software de fuente abierta es un buen modo de evitar la reimplementación de dicha funcionalidad que no es importante ... (more)

Intelisis Selects GraphOn GO-Global for Instant, Web-enabled Access to ERP Application Platform

GraphOn Corporation (OTCBB: GOJO), a leading worldwide developer of thin-client application publishing and Web-enabling solutions, announced today that Intelisis, a leading independent software vendor (ISV) headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, has entered into a OEM partnership with GraphOn to market a private-label version of the company’s GO-Global Web-enabling software. Intelisis will sell GO-Global under the private-label name IT Connect. Intelisis customers around the globe will be able to use IT Connect to access the Intelisis Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform anywhere, anytime – regardless of connection, location, platform or operating system. “We partnered with GraphOn because their solution provides a secure, server-centric way to quickly turn Intelisis ERP into an easy and simple Web application,” said Roberto Tatemura, Marketing Director at Int... (more)

Avenda Systems Announces New Partner Alliance Program for Network and Security Resellers

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/09/09 -- Avenda Systems, the innovator in identity-aware network security, announced a new program and incentives that provide resellers with unique revenue opportunities. As program members, channel resellers gain the ability to offer customers an easy-to-use and affordable identity and network access control (NAC) solution. Avenda's eTIPS platform combines a robust, identity-aware policy engine for differentiated access with multi-platform (Windows, Linux, or Mac) endpoint health checking into a single product offering. For organizations frustrated with the complexities and lack of flexibility of other NAC solutions, Avenda has created a simple, intuitive interface with deployment and troubleshooting tools designed to overcome the difficulties experienced with implementing network access security. "We see that resellers and in... (more)

GRIDSTORE to Showcase Optimized Storage at Silicon Valley Slam 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 -- GRIDSTORE™, the leader in optimized storage for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O, today announced its sponsorship participation at Silicon Valley Slam 2013, the first Virtualization Technology Users Group (VTUG) to be held outside of New England. The event takes place Thursday, August 1 at the Double Tree by Hilton in San Jose, California. GRIDSTORE will be showcasing their industry leading storage solutions that dramatically improve application performance in virtual environments. VTUG, the only platform independent virtualization users group, provides a forum for IT professionals to hear from industry leaders and interact with a wide array of vendors including Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and Red Hat. This year's event will feature keynote presentations from Amazon and Microsoft. Follow GRI... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. Most recently it's had to do with the experience of maintaining the software. Fresh from a very long Windows 2000 experience and a four-month Windows XP experience along with a long-time Linux sys admin role puts me in a great position to assess Ubuntu. Three prior attempts over the years at using Linux as my daily desktop OS had me primed for failure. Well, Ubuntu takes Linux where I've long hoped it would go - easy to use, reliable, dependable, great applications too but more on that later. It has some elegance to it - bet you never heard that about a Linux desktop before. There are many night-and-day differences between Windows and Ubuntu and, for a guy that does 80% standard office tasks and the rest of the time I'm doing Linux admin tasks, it was nearly all i... (more)

Linux.SYS-CON.com Exclusive: Linus Discloses *Real* Fathers of Linux

Related Links: Linus Torvalds Isn't the "Father of Linux" "Ok, I admit it. I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus." Thus begins a characteristically Torvaldsian e-mail to LinuxWorld News Desk sent by Linus Torvalds in response to our invitation to comment on the sensationalist claims this morning that he isn't, after all, the inventor of Linux. "They (for obvious reasons) couldn't step forward to admit that they had gotten bitten by the computer bug, and had been developing a series of operating systems on their own during the off season. But when they started with Linux (which they originally called Freax - they do feel like outsiders, you know, and that's a whole sad story in itself), they felt that they could no longer just let it languish in obscurity. They started to look for a front-man, and since Santa Claus is fr... (more)

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