Red Hat and IBM recently announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) has earned the highest level of security certification achievable by commercial off-the-shelf operating systems. The certification is applicable when RHEL5 is running on IBM hardware, but all of the software is freely availableRead more »
According to a statement, the Kerala government has identified free and open-source software as a major strategic component in its efforts to build an inclusive information society.Read more »
Susanne Kastner, the chairperson of the Commission of the Council of Elders on the Use of New Information and Communications Technologies in the Bundestag (the lower chamber of Germany's Federal Parliament), has defended the decision in favor of MS Exchange and Outlook as a groupware solution for the parliamentarians.Read more »
Entomology is one of my passions, but I take a different view of bugs than Microsoft—and not just by kind. The company is once again counting security bugs, and possibly to a fault.
There are some things you count and compare, and some things you don't.
The opening day of the 9th annual Ottawa Linux Symposium (OLS) began with Jonathan Corbet, of Linux Weekly News and his now familiar annual Linux Kernel Report, and wrapped up with a reception put on by Intel where they displayed hardware prototypes for upcoming products.Read more »
Matt Asay: “We have deep integration into Office, through web services, even though we’re a GPL product. If someone is wedded to Microsoft we’re probably not for them.
So Microsoft opens, and open source closes. Is that how it goes in your business, too?
This year's convention will include 40 tutorials that go deep into the technology behind open source innovations and over 400 sessions focusing on Administration, Business, Databases, Emerging Topics, Java, Linux, People, Perl, PHP, Programming, Python, Ruby, Security, Web Applications, and much moreRead more »
The following has been making the rounds on just about every internal email list I belong to in Microsoft. Here it is to share a little insight with the rest of the world. Microsoft is an amazingly transparent company. Google is not. Any peek is a good peek.Read more »
"To provide quality healthcare services, healthcare providers need to share information whenever they require. In a closed environment, the interfacing issue between disparate systems has been an obstacle for communication and information sharing," said Joseph D. Dal Molin, secretary of the Open Source Health Care Alliance.Read more »
Douglas Karr at the Marketing Technology Blog decided to survey the Web sites of Presidential candidates, finding out what software they were running and where they were hosted. It’s curious that open source dominates among Democrats, with only Hillary Clinton crossing the aisle to run Windows. Four RepublicansRead more »
I'm proud I'm allowed to present the translationed version of the text “If Linux distributions were women“ which was originally released by Magnus Niemann.Read more »
There is some encouraging news for GNU/Linux. Dell has expressed satisfaction with its Linux sales and decided to expand its Linux intitiative to new models. Meanwhile, Hewlett-Packard says that it hopes to offer preinstalled Linux on personal computers within a few weeks or months. The distribution of choice is unaffected by Microsoft deals (or ‘tax’)Read more »
It [the book "The God Delusion"] got me thinking about how the term religion is often applied to open source software, and how religion can become a default position for determining software choices (and not just for open source, there are more than enough desktop administrators out there who believe that Windows is the one true OS and Macs are the work of the devil).Read more »