deals

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
18

Private deal to approve OOXML? More evidence surfaces

http://www.universal-interop-council.org

Circumstantial evidence is mounting of one or more private deals having been struck to approve DIS-29500 Office Open XML ("OOXML") as an international standard, a deal that may have played a role in several key national standardization bodies changing their voting position to approve OOXML.

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 6 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 22 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
26

GNOME Foundation and Mozilla Foundation join forces

http://www.gnome.org

The GNOME Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation announced today that they will increase their collaboration to improve developer support and user experience of desktop applications on GNU/Linux and other free software systems.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 6 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 27 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
16

Microsoft rejects Yahoo! rejection

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

Just a few hours after Yahoo! rejected Microsoft's $44.6bn purchase offer, the Redmond-based software giant has responded, reiterating that it "reserves the right to pursue all necessary steps to ensure that Yahoo!'s shareholders are provided with the opportunity to realize the value inherent in our proposal."

Read more »
serdar's picture
Created by serdar 6 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 30 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
17

The seven largest Open Source deals ever

http://royal.pingdom.com

To say that there were some noise on the Web when Sun recently bought MySQL for $1 billion would be an understatement, to say the least. It’s the largest open source deal ever, and the latest in a series of large open source acquisitions.

Read more »
mads's picture
Created by mads 6 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 31 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
15

Sun, Dell: Hot Partnership

http://techiqmag.com

At first glance, The VAR Guy was underwhelmed by Dell’s decision to offer Sun Solaris on selected servers. But after an hour of digesting the news — and his lunch — The VAR Guy thinks this deal is a rare triple play for Dell, Sun and customers.

Read more »
C733tus's picture
Created by C733tus 6 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 43 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
14

Linux On Half Of All New Servers? Red Hat's Got Plans

http://www.informationweek.com

It's a goal, says the company. Offering more ways to run Linux-based apps, like its recent deal with Amazon, will help.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 6 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
11

Red Hat signs on to Sun's open-source Java project

http://www.linuxworld.com

Red Hat has signed on to participate in Sun Microsystems' open-source Java Standard Edition (SE) project, OpenJDK, and to coordinate its own Java development efforts for Linux with the project.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 6 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
13

Microsoft swoops in to claim Nigerian Linux deal for Windows

http://www.computerworld.com

Linux vendor Mandriva SA thought it had signed a deal with Nigeria's government to equip elementary schools in that country with new PCs running the open-source operating system as part of a pilot project. But then Microsoft Corp. threw a wrench into the works, according to Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon.

Read more »
leo's picture
Created by leo 6 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
16

The Fourth ‘Patent Deal’ was with Europe… and the Sixth Deal That Won’t be

http://boycottnovell.com

Having watched how Microsoft included patents in its deal with then EU (more on this in the next post), it is worth pointing out that the US won’t extend antitrust sanctions, despite rising opposition and the recent decision in Europe.

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 6 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 46 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
13

KnowledgeTree partners with Novell

http://www.tectonic.co.za

KnowledgeTree, the Cape Town-based open source document management company, has partnered with Novell to offer their system to SUSE Linux Enterprise customers.

Read more »
extra's picture
Created by extra 7 years 1 week ago – Made popular 7 years 1 week ago
Category: Business   Tags:
21

Too Digg for their boots?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Digg have just signed an exclusive ad deal with Microsoft. A pretty solid business move for them, I would imagine. But it brings another player to the table. A player who doesn’t exactly have a squeaky clean trackrecord when it comes to playing clean with contracts.

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 7 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 6 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
13

Linux gains despite and because of Microsoft

http://www.linuxworld.com

Novell swears Microsoft deal panning out; others resist getting chummy with Windows maker. Motorola knows that product development needs to move quickly for the company to stay competitive -- and it’s using Linux to hasten the effort.

Read more »
snotbutter's picture
Created by snotbutter 7 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 7 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
12

HP Scores 5,000 Seat Ubuntu Linux Deal

http://techiqmag.com

No, HP hasn’t announced plans to pre-install Ubuntu Linux on selected PCs. But the computing giant has scored a deal to provide up to 5,000 Ubuntu PCs to a major university.

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 7 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 7 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
12

Linspire agreement 'undermines GPL rights'

http://www.linuxworld.com

The no-lawsuit agreement reached in June between Linspire and Microsoft earlier this year is almost useless to Linspire customers because of tight restrictions on what the deal covers, according to a high-profile open source legal commentator.

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 7 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 7 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
14

What Linspire Agreed To

http://www.groklaw.net

We can read the Linspire-Microsoft patent agreement now, and I thought it would be worthwhile to give it a close, line-by-line reading. I'll explain it as best I can, but ask your lawyer if it matters to you in a real-world sense. For our purposes here, let's just have fun with the worst deal I've seen yet in this category.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 7 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 7 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags: