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Why Open Source and Linux Are Losing Momentum

http://www.itbusinessedge.com

This time of year, I make my rounds with the OEMs and get to chat with a number of executives. Several things have floated to the top, but the one I’d like to chat about right now is the comment that Linux demand and interest in open source in general has dropped off sharply.

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It's official: OLPC and Intel become friends, collaborate

http://arstechnica.com

The One Laptop Per Child Project and Intel have put their differences aside, at least for now, as Intel agrees to take a seat on the OLPC Board of Directors. The new "peace" between Intel and OLPC will also involve the project receiving some funding from Intel, and according to a statement, "Intel and OLPC will explore collaborations involving technology and educational content."

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Open vs. Transparent: Did FOSS, Linux, and Open Source Get it Wrong?

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

"...there is still little interest in Vista in business; second, there is a credible effort to use Linux on all mainstream corporate desktops but not instead of Windows, in addition to it; third, Windows Server 2008 is being deployed widely in beta; and fourth, Linux interest on the server is declining."

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Linux in the Law Office

http://lawtech.wordpress.com

It seems that every year there are claims by some industry pundits that this is the “Year of Linux.” Obviously, they have been wrong to date. However, a couple things have happened recently that have led me to believe that, even if not in 2007, then by the end of the decade, Linux will have its year.

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Windows Server Woos (BIG) Linux Customers?

http://www.velocitywebdev.com

"I was reading a recent article in which the argument and proof is given for a number of Linux customers moving from Linux to Windows Server. The various reasons include TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), ease of support, and stability(?)."

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The secret of successful open-source companies, Part II

http://news.com.com

Matt Asay's analyses of how to have a successful open source company.

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Sun OpenSolaris to become more 'Linux-like'

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com

Analysts familiar with Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Project Indiana say that as early as this week the company could reveal plans to revamp the OpenSolaris operating system by incorporating key pieces of Linux software.

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CUPS Purchased by Apple Inc.

http://cups.org

In February of 2007, Apple Inc. acquired ownership the CUPS source code and hired me (Michael R Sweet), the creator of CUPS. CUPS will still be released under the existing GPL2/LGPL2 licensing terms, and I will continue to develop and support CUPS at Apple.

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Open source’s benefits to business spelled out

http://computerworld.co.nz

"Free Software Foundation (FSF) leader Richard Stallman said at the launch of version 3 of the General Public License (GPLv3) late last month that businesses are “foolish” not to adopt non-proprietary technologies."

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Staffing for Linux, not distribution X

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Today, for example, the people you hired because they knew Debian Linux might be wrestling with Ubantu - and the SuSe 10 experts you brought in last year will probably be transitioning to some other distribution by this time next year.

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The numbers don't tell the whole story

http://blogs.cnet.com

Savio has had some interesting posts lately crunching numbers related to open source investments and, most currently, the FSF's financial ability to litigate GPLv3. In both cases, though, I think he's getting a bit too attached to the calculator and detached from reality. (Not that I ever stray from reality.... :-)

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Second open Linux phone on sale

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

Another fully open source-based phone went on sale on Monday, offering developers the chance to build their own mobile Linux applications.

The Neo1973 is the first mobile phone to be designed to run the open-source operating system OpenMoko.

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Canonical Releases Storm as Open Source

http://www.tuxmachines.org

Canonical Ltd today announced the release of Storm, a generic open source object relational mapper (ORM) for Python. Storm is designed to support communication with multiple databases simultaneously. Canonical is best known for the popular Ubuntu operating system and Launchpad, a web-based collaboration platform for open source developers.

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Is Red Hat doing its part to win the 'open source' war?

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

Should you believe Red Hat's claims that its new Exchange marketplace for "open source business applications" contains nothing but open source business applications? We say "no" - since not even Red Hat appears to have a good answer for this question.

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Top Five Open Source Business Models You Never Heard Of

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

I’ll look at five open source businesses opportunities you have likely never conceived of. Most of these ideas are aimed at people who are not looking to start the next "JBoss," rather, they hope to opt out of the daily rat race with an income that provides a steady stream

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