Ballmer refuses to rule out Patent War

Posted on: March 28, 2006 - 12:56 By: Feynmanfan

Forbes is running an article in which it interviews Steve Ballmer. In the interview he refuses to rule out taking legal action against Linux where it infringes Microsoft intellectual property. Since the SCO case began there have been very comprehensive audits of Linux, and no copyright violations were found. However, there may be patents which are infringed.

Why we wont be talking about Open Source in the future

Posted on: March 22, 2006 - 15:37 By: carl

A very interesting article from IT-Analysis. It's written by Clay Ryder of The Sageza Group and is well worth a read.

The premise is that, just as today we don't have to ask if a system is TCP/IP capable, in the very near future Open Source software will be just as ubiquitous and 'assumed' to be part of the solution. And by the way, just as TCP/IP provided a base for the explosive growth of the network model, Open Source software will do the same for business.

Yes, I know that some network manufacturers are no longer in business but the reality is they couldn't adapt fast enough. The same will happen to software makers who don't adapt.

It's called evolution.

SSC Meeting in Wellington

Posted on: March 17, 2006 - 14:31 By: Feynmanfan

NZOSS Representatives had a successful and productive meeting this morning with the New Zealand State Services Commission. The points raised by the NZOSS in response to the SSC's recent recommendation document covering the use of Open Source Software were discussed, and a means of involving input from the NZOSS in the creation of the document's successor was formulated.

In brief, the SSC regard the intial document as a starting point, and agree that some further research is needed. The NZOSS looks forward to assisting the SSC in this and other matters.

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