Security is essentially a tradeoff and the main question about it is not whether we are safe or not but whether it is worth it.…
Should free and open source software projects set a release schedule that adheres to the old geek adage: release when it's ready? Or should time-based…
Tuesday, 29 January 2008 12:01

At MySQL, it's business as usual

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With Sun Microsystems announcing earlier this month that it had acquired the most popular open source database company, MySQL, there has been speculation aplenty, some…
Tuesday, 29 January 2008 07:30

Each one, make one - the distro debate

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Jonathan Oxer, the president of Linux Australia, is a brave man. Few people other than him would have even tried to bring together those who…
Oracle's push into the Linux space is gaining momentum with the company even taking the trouble to fly someone down from Singapore to present a…
Monday, 28 January 2008 12:24

Why don't corporates love Debian?

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The Debian GNU/Linux project needs more support - men, money and machines. But, apart from HP, big corporates don't offer the project much. This was…
Monday, 28 January 2008 07:06

linux.conf.au: Enter the no-suit zone

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A conference without a single suit. At least for the first four hours of its existence, Australia's national Linux conference has been just that.
The next release of Debian GNU/Linux, Lenny, is expected to take place before the end of 2008, senior developer Martin Krafft told a miniconference on…
The BBC and Linux - when you see the two words juxtaposed together, one tends to be surprised. Simply because all the recent coverage of…
Thursday, 24 January 2008 19:00

The rise of the FOSS spinmeister

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In August 2003, a little more than three months after the SCO Group had filed a lawsuit against IBM, seeking damages for alleged breach of…

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