Is Microsoft using a next-generation computing boot-loading technology to lock out the use of Linux and other OSEs on certain computers? While Microsoft has denied malicious intent, one Red Hat developer maintains that this may be the case.Read more »
Karsten Gerloff, president of lobby group Free Software Foundation Europe, said the ongoing Microsoft arrangement was a "disgrace" for the European Commission (EC).
"It's astounding that every single agreement between the Commission and Microsoft since 1993 has been concluded without a public call for tender," he said.
Red Hat Films is proud to unveil this documentary looking at the past, present, and future of Red Hat and the evolution of open source.
Take a look back at the beginnings of open source, and its growth through the 80s and 90s. Meet the people involved, and understand how Red Hat got started, went public, and changed the technology industry along the way.Read more »
The open letter, in the form of a blog entry from Red Hat VP Mark Bohannon, contains thinly veiled criticism of Microsoft and other companies that are launching their own public clouds.Read more »
The most recent week brought a lot of exciting news to the worlds of Linux and GNU. In this week’s article, I will shine a spotlight on my favorite 8 Linux, GNU, and FOSS news stories, and offer my opinions and insightsRead more »
Red Hat is making things harder for downstream by shipping its RHEL 6 kernel source as one big tarball, instead of breaking out the patches, like the upstream does. This is not a simple mistake but a policy and the company will not comment on this change.Read more »
If the ruling is upheld, it would almost certainly stifle software innovation on a global scale and make development the preserve of corporations with large legal departments and their own patent arsenals available for countersuing.Read more »
The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 14, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution.Read more »
Linux is all around us. From phones to firewalls, from Macs to PCs, it’s getting hard to find electronics that don’t run Linux. Over the years, there have been many distributions (normally called distros) of Linux. Some are full-featured, others are very small, some are general purpose, and others are designed for specific tasks. Love it or hate it, Linux is here to stay.Read more »
Open source is all about transparency, but that doesn't always apply to all aspects of the open source ecosystem. Red Hat has settled an alleged patent infringement case with IP firm Acacia Research Corporation around U.S. Patent. That particular case was pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Civil Action.Read more »
When the Supreme Court heard the Bilski case earlier this year, it ruled that the specific business method patent at issue in the case was invalid and contended that the patentability of intangible methods should be reduced but not eliminated. The court declined to provide clarity on the scope of software patentability, however, which leaves a lot of important questions unanswered.Read more »
Oracle made a weird announcement at its Oracle OpenWorld love-fest and trade-show. The company announced that it was releasing its own Linux: the Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux.Read more »
The likelihood of Novell revealing something about a takeover increases because the financial crossroad (quarterly report) arrives within a dayRead more »
Amid the embrace of Fog Computing, Red Hat shares its source code, whereas Novell keeps all cards to itself; Microsoft/Novell spread "security" FUD to stifle migration to Fog Computing in Los AngelesRead more »
One of the features of Btrfs not found in other Linux file-systems (like EXT4) is support for copy-on-write snapshots / sub-volumes.Read more »