This was a letter I recently wrote to Sun's head of global communications, Russ Castronovo, after reading his interview with Chuck Talk on orangecrate.com, and then reading the ongoing pro-/anti-Mono arguments over at PlanetGnome. Now that Sun seems to be on the brink of making the decision to open-source Java (or not to), I thought it would be an appropriate time to take action.
The entire Mozilla community is waiting with breathless anticipation as we wait for news of when Firefox 0.9 will be released. Many wonder how much more the project will go behind schedule.
Since the SCO Group began threatening to sue organizations that run Linux, some commercial Linux vendors have stepped forward to assure customers that they would protect their interests should the court find in SCO's favor. While it's still an open question whether anyone will ever need such indemnification, major vendors Novell, Hewlett-Packard, and Red Hat have programs in place to protect their customers.
Contrary to published reports, Sun Microsystems Inc. has not made a decision as to whether or not to release its Java platform under an open source software license, company executives said on Friday.
Sun Microsystems has followed up an announcement that its Solaris server operating system will have an open-source flavor with a similar promise for its Java technology.
I founded and managed Linux Today in 1998, bringing it up from nothing into the most powerful and large Linux news website in the world, in less than a year. I am now calling on the Linux community to boycott my creation until its current owners stop accepting money from Microsoft to publish blatantly anti-Linux/pro-Microsoft ads.
Linux Journal welcomes government Open Source expert Tom Adelstein as our newest web columnist. In his first column, Tom covers some notable government IT success stories.
Microsoft Brasil's president, Emilio Umeoka, said that ideology led Brazil's government astray when it decided to adopt Linux's free software in public sector computers.
Analyst and consulting firm Gartner responded to the recent move by Linux creator Linus Torvalds and the Open Source Development Lab to formalize a process for tracking the source of Linux source code contributions.
With 334 branches spread all across the country, Muthoot Group relies primarily on a IBM High Availability Cluster Computing (HACC) server to run mission critical applications that simply cannot afford a downtime. Red Hat Linux 9 has delivered exactly that, with an unbelievable 100% uptime in over a year of operation.
Technology journal eWeek recently let the domain registration for its news site expire, causing the site to be unavailable to some visitors for several hours this week.
The BBC released details last week of its Creative Archive initiative, which will allow people to download, manipulate and share clips of BBC documentaries, without fear of breaching copyright laws. The scheme embraces the Creative Commons licensing model.
American colleges and universities are often on the cutting edge of Linux and open source use -- collaborating across campuses, enabling student and faculty open source projects, and providing unique experimentation and testing environments -- but when it comes to teaching Linux and open source development, administration, or other knowhow, it appears higher education has just been accepted for early admission.
"I've written in this space before that I'll trade performance for eye candy almost every time, so GNOME 2.6 was at a disadvantage before I even got started with it. Nothing in the quality time I spent with GNOME 2.6 the last few days has caused me to change my mind..."