Open source consultancy Cybersource is filing a formal complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week claiming Microsoft is engaging in unfair practices which is costing end users $200 million a year.
Microsoft is bowing to pressure from users to improve compatibility between its systems software and open-source technology.
An open-source software vendor is petitioning the Australian consumer watchdog to make it possible for all name-brand PC resellers to sell systems without an operating system on board.
The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment plc (AWE) is using a visualization cluster system based on open source software.
A panel of high-profile industry players weighed in Thursday on whether the world will ultimately turn to open source as a means for solving its software needs, with the overriding view being "yes."
Problems don't just show up in the technology; Developers need to pay attention to where code comes from and to licensing issues
Open source is more than Linux, more than software. It is at heart a business process. You let people see what you’re doing.
Open-source zealots may continue to play a part in instigating the spread of Linux across the European continent, nearly 14 years after Linus Torvalds hatched the operating system in Finland. But private corporations and public-sector users in Europe typically cite pragmatic reasons for taking up the open-source operating system. They point to price and performance benefits. They want freedom to swap out hardware. They find the operating system reliable. They like its flexibility.
IBM has begun participating in open-source Java project Harmony and intends to contribute code to the initiative, according to a Big Blue executive.
Sun Microsystems president and COO Jonathan Schwartz on Thursday cited the company's plans to eventually offer all of its software for free as a way to build communities around its technologies.
In 1995, at an IDC conference in Europe, Bill Gates said his biggest enemy was the unknown. Business challenges in the IT sector can come from left field in a very short time, he said. Ten years on, his enemy may now be known.
CIOs can gain competitive advantages by taking part in the open source revolution, a movement that will shake up the power structure of the IT world, said Julie Hanna Farris, the founder of Scalix. Farris explains why open source is not a fad and how it will benefit the business world.
OS/2 users are calling on IBM to make the operating system an open source project
Major governments outside the United States either have adopted Linux and open-source software or have begun the process that will lead to adoption. Open-source software, especially Linux, has spread globally to countries and regions that regard it as the best model of software development and an engine of economic growth. Governments see adoption as a way to exploit a promising trend.
It seems that VIA still didn't unterstand the philosophy of open source or lets say it looks like that they just used it as an marketing instrument.
The lure of open source isn't in its low price, study suggests. Depending on the business segment, performance, product maturity, features and developer community were the key drivers for organisation to choose an open source product.
It's a topic of fierce debate among high-tech cognoscenti: What's more secure -- "open source" code such as Linux and Apache, or proprietary "closed source" operating systems and applications, Microsoft's in particular?
In recent news Stephen Cohen was quoted as saying "I anticipate that as open-source software grows, Microsoft will make its applications available in open-source form." OSDL and M$ claim there wasn't anything concrete to Cohen's comment.
In what's become almost a yearly ritual, the big three database suppliers--Oracle, IBM and Microsoft--are prepping major product releases meant to steal away one another's customers.
I recently had an e-mail conversation with an IT pro that knocked me for a loop. Responding to a presentation I did on open source, he said, "It's a great topic, but I would have liked to see a member of the open source community participating." Whoa! I didn't know that I wasn't a member of the open source community!