Since their 14 May announcement of a forthcoming book purporting to show that Linus Torvalds did not write Linux, the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute has come in for enraged attack not just fom Linux fans but from Andy Tanenbaum, one of the people they cite as a major evidentiary source and the wronged party in their narrative. For some unaccountable reason ADTI just sent me 92 pages of the book. As one who both lived through and has studied the history of Unix and open source, I can report that this thing is probably the worst case of fraud and ax-grinding I've seen since "Arming America".
Code submissions for inclusion in the Linux kernel will in future be accepted only from those who acknowledge the right to make a contribution under an
Critics of open source software have argued that, from an economic standpoint, "giving the product away" makes no sense. As a new business model, open source has been the victim of many misconceptions and mischaracterizations: that it's the equivalent of communism, that's it's like a virus, and that it's economically dangerous to society, for example. In such a hostile atmosphere, it's not easy to objectively assess a new paradigm that differs greatly from the status quo. However, though a comparable model may not exist in the IT sector, a parallel working model for open source already exists in at least one other field, biomedical research, and this model has been proven to be of great benefit to society.
Mandrakesoft is very pleased to announce the download availability of Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- This was the title of the last session I attended at GigaWorld 2004 last week. It was led by Forrester analysts John Rymer and Uttam Narsu and was run as a roundtable discussion with heavy audience participation. A majority of the 30 people in the room said they had tried at least one open source program at some point, but it was apparent that this was not necessarily a gathering of open source boosters.
Recently I began a process to convert a small office of ten staff over to Linux, after implementing two servers and a shop floor machine for over a year.
The company says it has taken three years more than 1500 Linux programmers and developers and 37 key hardware manufacturers and researchers to write L OS.