Ingres executives are gearing up to make a strong open-source pitch to enterprises that have been working with the relational database for years on multiple platforms, including aging Unix systems that are due for replacement.
HP has introduced the new HP Open Source Integrated Portfolio (OSIP), its offerings of hardware, software and services to simplify the integration of open source and commercial software. Designed to accelerate the adoption of open source software in data centers, OSIP provides customers with an easy way to deploy a wide range of open source, commercial and hybrid applications across Linux, Windows and HP-UX 11i environments.
MontaVista Customers Offered Access to Wind River's Commercial Grade Linux Support and Professional Services
This is the transcript of a rather fascinating but a bit controversial talk given by Richard Stallman at the Australian National University.
Groups of Linux users have been organizing fairs in other Latin American countries, and the Venezuelan government has signed on as a promoter. The technology ministry said the fair is part Venezuela's move toward "technological sovereignty, and taking advantage of knowledge for building national scientific independence."
In seven years of attending LinuxWorld conferences, I've witnessed its transformation from an IT Woodstock to an expo populated by Fortune 500 executives. Although the penguin has definitely changed out of the tie-dyed tee shirt and into a three-piece suit, LinuxWorld still turns heads as the heartbeat of this vibrant community. And, the latest installment has proven to be no different. Despite the presence of men in suits, this IT gathering focused on populist topics, and I'm going to talk about the hottest ones: the $100 laptop for every child; a fight between two free platforms; and wikis.
Information about HP clusters is hard to find. Not only is the market relatively small, but clusters are often home grown affairs that are off the radar screens of traditional market watchers. How then do we find out information on clusters?
In fall last year, Checkpoint announced its plans to take over Sourcefire, which sells Marti Roesch’s famous Snort intrusion detection & prevention system, for a sum of about 225 Million US-Dollars. Now, two weeks ago, after an investigation through the US government, the offer was withdrawn and the deal was cancelled.
The home affairs department has taken the government’s commitment to open source software to heart, with plans to install the Linux operating system at its 635 foreign missions, border posts and local offices.
The popular community Linux distribution positions itself for enterprise use with a new certification program. (Linux-Watch)
A recent interview has DBAs talking about the merits of the open source PostgreSQL database management system (DBMS) as compared to Oracle – and their opinions truly run the gamut. In that interview, Robert Treat and Jason Gilmore, co-authors of "Beginning PHP and PostgreSQL 8: From Novice to Professional," said that PostgreSQL 8.0 is much more than just a back end for Web sites. In many situations, the authors say, PostgreSQL can be used instead of or as a complement to Oracle and other DBMSs.
All around the world, a growing number of companies are finding more uses of open source software in their businesses. What began as edge of network and infrastructure applications has spread throughout the middleware stack and today includes business applications as well. Customers have many reasons for switching from proprietary products to open source products and not the least of those reasons is to save money.
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) servers such as Courier-IMAP and Cyrus IMAP may work well, but they’re complicated to install and configure. I'll show you how to set up your mail server quickly and securely using Dovecot, an open source IMAP and Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) server for Unix-like operating systems.
Independent of any apprehensions, there is comment that I really found important: "HP is providing customers with single source accountability for integrated stacks." The key word here is "accountability". A frequent argument against open source is that there is no one to "blame" if something goes wrong, so this is a good start.
One of the benefits of the Open Source software phenomenon that has not been given a great deal of attention is how much power it puts in the hands of the software developers at the coalface.
Winners of the first-ever SourceForge Community Choice Awards were announced in the Slashdot Lounge at LinuxWorld Expo yesterday. Robin Miller was on hand for the event and said, "The award ceremony was a wild scene, with SourceForge.net workers and OSTG marketing people throwing T-shirts and kazoos into a standing-room-only crowd." SourceForge.net, like NewsForge, is a part of OSTG.
In a keynote at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston, Bill Hilf, Microsoft's general manager for platform strategy, said that the site is aimed at improving the dialogue between Microsoft and open source developers. "One of the most interesting things about open source is the feedback loop," Hilf told delegates.
New Life Sciences Application Suite and Red Hat Enterprise Edition Support Enable More Organizations to Increase Productivity, Reduce Costs With Clusters
Open source startups are changing the rules of the traditional enterprise software market. At least that's what a panel made up of MySQL, JBoss, SugarCRM and XenSource heads and moderated by VA Software chairman Larry Augustin was happy to proclaim loudly and clearly.
Venture capitalist and MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte, the man behind the $100 laptop, thinks Linux is bloated and needs to slim down. He has “criticized the software industry, including those building Linux, for churning out bloatware that slows down even the fastest PCs.” He thinks Linux is not a viable option to choose when selecting an operating system for his $100 laptop to run on.