Nora Denzel says open-source software is changing the landscape of an industry led by Hewlett-Packard and IBM.Read more »
The non-profit, member-supported Eclipse Foundation announced the availability of its "largest-ever" release. The release includes 21 projects by 310 developers in 19 countries, and more than 17 million lines of code -- more than double the size of last year's release.Read more »
IBM anticipates that the enhanced EAL4 security certification earned by Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5 earlier this month will further its adoption by businesses and government entities worldwide.Read more »
"Open source has been a great help to us, because it helps accelerate standards. You get significantly improved interoperability and portability. I think where people misunderstand this is that it's often not the money you make from the open source code; it's the money you make around it."Read more »
"You might think the steady defeat of bills in several U.S. states to mandate the use of free interoperable file formats might dampen the spirits of IBM Corp., one of the prime supporters of the OpenDocument Format (ODF)."Read more »
IBM researchers on Friday released free software to help public health officials prevent pandemics of diseases such as bird flu or dengue fever.
IBM's Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM) is a tool for public health scientists worldwide to forecast how diseases will spread in the same way meteorologists predict the paths of storms, according to researchers.Read more »