Computer society: Open source as a way to boost jobs

Posted on: March 31, 2006 - 08:31 By: carl

The Australian Computer Society as it happens but at least they have the right idea. The article in Computerworld has more details from the NSW ACS Chairman Anthony Wong.

Quote of the Day: "In short, implementation of open technical standards decreases risk for organisations - a key requirement for consideration by procurement officers in both the private and public sectors. Decreasing risk increases the likelihood of uptake."

Australian Government Open to Open Source

Posted on: March 31, 2006 - 07:44 By: Feynmanfan

In this article at crn.com.au Patrick Callioni from the Department of Finance and Administration says that Government is open to Open Source, but that Open Source Companies need to become more reliable. "Government wants to do business, but a lot of open source companies are here today and gone tomorrow," he said. "They need to set up co-op arrangements with similar companies to back each other up. We need to see things that work and can offer a long-term proposition."

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.

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