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SA open source game developers' quest for glory

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A group of South African game developers will meet in Johannesburg tomorrow to hammer out plans for the development of an open source adventure role-playing game that they hope will reinvigorate South Africa's game development industry.

MySQL Seen as a Buyout Target

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As the world of software consolidates and open-source programs become more popular, some observers think MySQL is the company most likely to be acquired by a software giant.

Report: Open Source a Judgment Standard

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Open Source is changing the way that Gartner Group measures the application development market. The big loser as a result may well be proprietary Java application development tools.

What's next for the Portland project

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Following its recent Mainz, Germany meeting, the Portland project has now decided on its next moves. Portland, an ad hoc group of commercial and community Linux desktop developers, aims to create a common set of interfaces and tools to allow all applications to easily integrate with the Linux desktop.

Microsoft: OpenDocument is too slow

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The Office maker has taken a swing at the open source format, but the ODF Alliance says Open XML is not yet supported by any application so its performance can't even be measured.

Why doesn't govt embrace open source?

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Though use of open source is an integral part of any e-governance project report, it fails to move beyond. In the end, proprietary software and environment win thumbs-up in bagging the projects.

Smaller businesses take another look at open source apps

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A surge in IT spending among small and medium-sized businesses is raising hopes among freeware advocates that a flurry of new open source products will spur the corporate use of Linux.

The geek who took on Microsoft

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In the early morning hours of May 3, a dramatic piece of news out of Geneva began caroming through the online world: At long last, Microsoft's lock on the $9 billion office-application business was facing a challenge.

Sun still not answering the call to open source Java

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Truthfully, there were no champagne corks popped here at the InfoWorld offices following Sun's announcement. This is nothing more than the same equivocation we've heard again and again. The biggest question of all remains: When will it happen? And to that question there is still no answer.

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