THE Australian Tax Office is to develop a formal open source software (OSS) policy following the generally positive report on OSS prepared for the office by the Gartner Group.
Microsoft recognizes the benefits of open source but is not prepared to turn over its crown-jewel Windows operating system to the paradigm, according to a Microsoft official speaking at the Open Source Business Conference here on Wednesday.
An open-source group that maintains software for securing communications released a patch on Tuesday to fix several vulnerabilities that were found during a security test by the UK government.
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Novell, which became the No. 2 Linux seller by acquiring SuSE Linux, will begin selling a new version of its open-source operating system in May revamped with a major new core, the company said Thursday.
GFI, leading developer of content security, anti-spam, messaging and network security and monitoring software, has announced at CeBIT 2004 that it will soon release a Linux version of GFI MailSecurity. GFI is also developing increased Linux support in all its products. The company is exhibiting at stand G09 in Hall 6.
Open source is a reality – we know that much, but legal and policy issues and the viability of the open source business framework are some major areas that yield more questions than answers. Countries like South Korea, Japan and China are already considering open source as an alternative to proprietary software, but to date Malaysia has yet to decide whether to come out with an official policy on open source. Nonetheless, many quarters believe investing time, effort and money in open source is all well worth it.
Settlement talks between Microsoft and the European Commission have hit the wall despite the last-minute intervention of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who flew to Brussels this week to meet face-to-face with EC regulator-in-chief Mario Monti.
The Office of the e-Envoy has launched a consultation on the adoption of open-source software (OSS) as part of its continuing drive to put pressure on commercial software providers to provide the best deals to the public sector.
Open-source software developers are subject to the same macroeconomic forces as the rest of the IT industry, and they have to avoid repeating the monstrously costly mistakes of the 1990s, says Ray Lane, general partner in venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers.
The milestone marks more that 40 million copies distributed to date, and puts StarOffice and its open source counterpart, OpenOffice.org, "as one of the most popular choices among consumers, enterprises and governments worldwide," according to the company.
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Sun Microsystems has claimed a big victory over arch-rival Microsoft in a ground-breaking deal with the government of Haryana, an Indian state that employs about 31,000. It will supply its desktop software, StarOffice, a low-cost alternative to Microsoft's Office based on the open-source Linux system.
"Fueled by a $10 million injection of investment capital, JBoss plans to keep offering its J2EE application server and other open source software for free..."
While the Java Community Process celebrates a more open process, one JCP member, IBM, says more needs to be done to open the Java code base.
The high-tech community in general and Silicon Valley in particular have been "pathetic" when it comes to fighting the prevailing "extremist" political view in Washington that open-source software is a threat to strong intellectual property rights, according to Stanford University law professor Lawrence Lessig.
According to an OpenSSL security advisory, a denial of service vulnerabilities exist in OpenSSL versions 0.9.6c to 0.9.6l inclusive and versions 0.9.7a to 0.9.7c inclusive.
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Software company Novell Inc. unveiled on Thursday a new version of the Linux operating system offered by a newly acquired unit, SuSe Linux AG, that aims to improve performance and the ability to run several programs at once.
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