Enterprise Unix Roundup: Digging in the Open Sandbox

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While those of us here in the United States are getting ready for some serious holiday loafing-about next week, our friends across the pond are getting some work (and perhaps some schmoozing) done at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) Europe in London.

Oddly enough, the biggest announcement coming out of the show was from hater of all things Linux and Unix, Microsoft. It seems that the Redmond, Wash.-based company wants to play in the open source sandbox, but for whatever reason couldn't quite bring itself to mingle with the biggest open source sandbox of them all: the collaborative Web site SourceForge.

Sarcasm aside, we were interested in Simon Phipps' pronouncement that an open source Java from Sun is only "months" away. True to form, Sun dashed our innocent hopes against the rocks of dispair and promptly came out with a clarification.

The recent launch of a new LinuxWorld event by events manager IDG World Expo made big changes for the cycle of LinuxWorld Conference and Expos (LWCEs) in the United States for next year.

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