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Displaying items by tag: Novell

Thursday, 31 May 2007 22:40

GPLv3: the sting remains, says RMS

The Free Software Foundation will publish the last call draft of the third revision of its General Public License (GPLv3) today and has retained sufficient bite in it to penalise Microsoft.
Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 31 May 2007 08:43

Is the FSF about to pardon Novell?

Has the Free Software Foundation, like many others, chosen the path of least resistance and decided to bend with the wind? A Reuters report about the forthcoming final draft of the GPLv3 would make it appear so.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 28 May 2007 07:08

Novell documents tell us nothing new

How much more do we know about the Microsoft-Novell deal now, after Novell posted some of the details of three agreements on the web on Saturday as part of a regular filing with the SEC? Precisely nothing that we did not know earlier.

Published in Open Sauce
Details of the Novell and Microsoft deal are finally public, and though some details have been ***’d out, Novell sits finely balanced between the community, the GPLv3 and Microsoft and depends on all three for future success.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 24 May 2007 19:12

Novell, Microsoft, patents and the EFF

All guns are blazing in the land of Linux: Novell and Microsoft’s patent pact is about to be made public as Novell rejects Microsoft’s Linux patent infringement allegations while Novell supports the EFF’s Patent Busting project – it’s full steam ahead!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Vista isn't selling as well as expected. Hints that Linux infringes Microsoft's patents aren't working well as a protection racket. And the third revision of the General Public Licence is due to come into force soon.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 08 May 2007 07:50

The empire strikes back

With one stroke, Microsoft has reasserted its number one position as deal maker and decision maker in the computer industry, reminding all wannabes that they are just that - wannabes.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 07 May 2007 13:49

Dell to join the axis of evil

The cynic in me is delighted to learn today that Michael Dell didn't exactly have stars in his eyes when he advanced his grand plan to load Ubuntu on some Dell PCs and laptops.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 07 May 2007 12:29

Dell joins Microsoft/Novell Linux pact

Dell will offer its corporate customers support and maintenance certificates for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). It will purchase these certificates from Microsoft, which in turn agreed to buy them from Novell as part of a deal struck last November.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 30 April 2007 20:13

Inside the Microsoft-Novell deal

The uproar in the open-source community caused by proprietary poster-child Microsoft's deal with Linux provider Novell shows no sign of abating. 
Published in Market
Monday, 23 April 2007 18:48

Justin Steinman on Novell: never been better

Justin Steinman is Novell's Director of Marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions, spreading the SuSe Linux gospel and the benefits of the deal with Microsoft both at home in the US and abroad. On his current visit to Australia, I got the chance to ask him questions – some easy, some tough. Novell doubters and haters beware: Steinman says Novell has never had it so good, and it’s only getting better!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 18 April 2007 21:49

Debian: some people just don't get it

It was interesting to see the comments which Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols made about the Debian project recently. Interesting, because they resulted in a rejoinder from a Debian developer, Thaddeus Black - not a particularly prominent person in the project, not the leader. No, just one of the rank and file, he thought that Vaughan-Nichols' comments merited a response and submitted a very reasoned bit of prose.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 13 April 2007 04:48

Microsoft delays virtualisation software

The public beta of Microsoft's 'Viridian' Windows Server virtualisation product has been pushed back to the second half of 2007, showing Apple isn't the only company having to delay software releases.

Wednesday, 04 April 2007 10:26

Miguel, Mono and Microsoft

A little over five months has gone by since the Microsoft-Novell deal was signed but some details still remain unknown.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 30 March 2007 04:27

Dell: Ready, set, go Linux desktop

It's official. Dell will soon release a range of Linux desktops, paving the way for the open source operating system to enter the mainstream desktop market via the recently troubled but still dominant desktop and notebook PCs vendor.

Thursday, 29 March 2007 08:45

New GNU licence delayed

The GPL version 3 will take a few months more to come into effect. A March deadline has slipped and it is now looking like it may take until the final quarter of 2007 before the licence is formally ushered in.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 22 March 2007 15:11

Open source stirs up trouble for Novell

Richard Stallman may not have been at Novell's BrainShare conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, but with some help from his friend Bruce Perens he was determined to lodge his objections to Novell's controversial deal with Microsoft.

Published in Market
Thursday, 22 March 2007 07:55

Perens continues to fight the good fight

Every year, Novell holds its annual tradeshow, which it calls Brainshare, in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year, the company has had a much smaller, but possibly more raucuous, companion, across the street.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 17:12

Novell introduces Linux thin client

One of the headaches of introducing an open source solution to a business is the work that has to be done in making a solution fit-for-purpose once the software has been acquired. Novell is hoping to make that process slightly easier with a thin-client version of Suse Linux that comes with a tool third parties can use to create a finished, tailored system.

Published in Market
Friday, 16 March 2007 05:01

Novell deal yields dividends - for Red Hat

A "sizeable number" of developers have jumped ship from Novell to Red Hat, according to Scott Crenshaw, the senior director for product management and marketing at Red Hat.
Published in Open Sauce

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