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'It looks like there's chance the $5 billion SCO vs IBM case might get heard after all despite IBM's attempts to get it squelched,' reports Maureen O'Gara. 'The federal court judge responsible for the case has thrown out all three of IBM's motions for partial summary judgment, includin...
HP is about to expand its commitment to the Opteron, adding its very first Opteron workstation - to go up against Sun and IBM - an Opteron version of its two-year-old Xeon-based DL380 two-way - that's gonna irk the dickens out of Intel - and two 2p Opteron blades - also a first for the...
On Wednesday, an inauspicious day for CEOs everywhere considering that was the day HP CEO Carly Fiorina met the headsman's axe, CA officially made John Swainson its CEO.
Maureen O'Gara reports: The HP board has finally ousted CEO Carly Fiorina. The board asked her to step down yesterday after weeks of soul-searching, according to Carly's replacement as chairman Patricia Dunn, an HP director since 1998. The move, however, is believed to have been years ...
JOnAS is the first non-commercial open source app server to be certified J2EE-compatible. It took months just to get a legal framework in place.
Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7, previously code-named 'Blackstone,' the fastest, easiest way to build and deploy powerful Internet applications. Developers are already embracing the latest version of the ColdFusion app...
Novell is expected to introduce its Open Enterprise Server (OES), the combination of NetWare and SUSE, at LinuxWorld in Boston the week of February 14. It will let people use either the new NetWare 7.0 release or SUSE Linux Enterprise System 9.2.
Two-month-old open source start-up ActiveGrid Inc, which is being financed by such as Hummer Winblad partner Mitchell Ketzman, the erstwhile CEO of Sybase, and Allegis Capital partner Jean-Louis Gassee, Apple's one-time product chief and founder of Be Inc, has joined the Open Source De...
Infinicon, the Infiniband house, says it's adapting its architectural approach to the new network reality and modularizing its software so the stuff can accommodate either the classically positioned Host Channel Adapter (HCA) or the HCAs increasingly found embedded on next-generation m...
Ahead of the next release of its distribution, which implements Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux), Red Hat has started a government business unit, appointing Paul Smith to lead it as VP, government sales operation. Smith used to run Veritas' government unit, the company's fastest-growi...
Hitachi is going to use Topspin's Infiniband server switches, gateways and host channel adapters in its BladeSymphony blade server line, which is a little bit odd considering that Hitachi has money in Topspin rival Voltaire.
Black Duck, which peddles a software license compliance system, and CollabNet, which sells a collaborative software development environment, have teamed in a technology and marketing alliance to help reduce the intellectual property risks associated with software development.
Egenera has lined up with AMD and the Opteron chip, betraying its long-standing single-source alliance with Intel. It's the five-year-old blade start-up's second recent break with tradition, the other being its decision to sell Solaris 10 into the Sun accounts it has been poaching. It ...
To deprive Microsoft of the opportunity to spread any 'fear, uncertainty and doubt' by ensuring that the its clients are clean to begin with, unidentified members of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) have contributed upwards of $4 million to a new purpose-built IP fund to seed a ...
'Things have turned ugly in Utah,' reports Maureen O'Gara. 'Ray Noorda, the former CEO of Novell and acknowledged father of network computing, one of the industry's golden boys, is now 80-years-old and by all reports in his dotage. His daughter Val Noorda Kreidel, who wants to get her ...
Unisys is going to offer its enterprise customers production support for the JBoss open source application server under a multi-year agreement cut by the two companies. Unisys, one of the original members of the JBoss Founder's Consortium, has been working with JBoss to integrate the s...
eBay, The World's Online Marketplace, has more than 114 million registered users, 10,000 developers, and over 700 live, third-party applications.
'IBM, as expected,' reports Maureen O'Gara, 'wants to break the legs of Magistrate Brooke Wells' now-famous court order telling it to turn over almost all the discovery that SCO has been after. So it filed a motion with Judge Dale Kimball, who has ultimate oversight in the case, asking...
'Microsoft is circulating an e-mail over Bill Gates' signature,' reports Maureen O'Gara, 'embracing interoperability and pulling the nose of middleware (read IBM) as a solution around heterogeneity.' It has also set up a web site devoted to interoperability. ('Quick, pass the smellin...
Open Source Initiative co-founder and president Eric Raymond is out. So is OSI general counsel Larry Rosen. Raymond, who wrote 'The Cathedral and the Bazaar,' the seminal open source-as-commercial vehicle manifesto, started OSI with Bruce Perens, who left the board in 1999. OSI says it...
The secretive Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) capitulated to congressional pressure and has gone ahead with that extended investigation of the IBM's sale of its loss-ridden PC unit to the Chinese-backed Lenovo from the point-of-view of national security, according to ...
Jim Bole, Infravio vice president of products and services, will present at the Web Services Edge International Web Services Conference & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. Bole's presentation will examine 'Best Practices in Web Services Security, Service-Oriented Architecture Policy and G...
On February 16th at Web Services Edge 2005 in Boston, Mass., Mr. Farquharson will present the topic: 'B2B Policy Enforcement: The Third Rail of SOA Implementation.' In this presentation he will discuss XML Virtual Private Networks (XML VPNs) and their potential to mitigate security pol...
Sonic Software is the inventor and leading provider of the enterprise service bus (ESB). Sonic enterprise integration and messaging products deliver flexibility, scalability, and continuous availability through patent-pending innovations. Sonic Software enables over 700 customers to in...
During its quarterly Network Computing '05 (NC05Q1) launch today, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Archipelago Holdings Inc. (PCX: AX), operator of the Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx), the first totally open, all-electronic stock exchange in the United States, announced the comp...
SYS-CON Media, the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls opened today, February 1, 2005, and will remain open for six months, until July 31, 2005. More than 50,000 readers are expected to cast their votes to select the best so...
Linspire, the old Lindows, has got a Web-based application called IRMA, short for the International Resource Management Application, that's supposed to let volunteers translate Linspire's Linux distribution into 80 different languages. Linspire says checks will be put in place to contr...
SGI is going into the ready-to-install cluster business with a mid-range HPC-oriented cluster design that's supposed to make use of fewer and faster CPUs, packing more processors into each node. It's also supposed to have a hybrid cluster that sounds like it might combine IA-64 and IA-...
'One of the dumbest things SCO's lawyers ever did,' writes Maureen O'Gara, 'was to sue DaimlerChrysler, one of SCO's Unix licensees, for not certifying - like it was contractually bound - that it wasn't running Linux binaries anywhere in its establishment or, if it was, that it had bui...
Symbio Technologies, the start-up that wants to tear the guts out of your PC, turn it into a diskless thin client and move the compute power to a server, has released its Symbiont Management Suite 4, software that is supposed to make it easier than ever to set up, configure and manage ...
Members of the Treasury Department's oversight Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS), including the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security, have reportedly raised an eyebrow over IBM's $1.75 billion sale of its loss-ridden PC unit to China's ...
Zend Technologies Inc., the creator and commercializer of PHP, the 'P' in LAMP, the multi-headed god of open source, and a rival of J2EE and .NET, has picked up an undisclosed amount of investment money from Intel and SAP, a couple of pretty heady backers.
'Going into Sun's next big quarterly launch announcement Tuesday,' writes Maureen O'Gara, 'HP would like us to remember that Sun's x86 server volumes suck; that 70% of Sun's x86 servers ship with Linux not Solaris; that Java Enterprise Server (JES) shipments growth rates have flattened...
Maureen O'Gara writes: 'Scott McNealy, who did not quantify the total value of the IP, though God knows Sun has always been vain about its R&D budget, called the patents a 'safe harbor' for developers in an IP environment that is 'arbitrary,' 'confused' and 'random.''
'A start-up with an advisory board that includes Sun veteran Larry Hambly and HP veteran Rajiv Gupta,' writes Maureen O'Gara, 'says it's got core patent-pending technology that will improve the security and performance of network communications - so much so that newfangled Itanium-base...
A California outfit by the name of PatentCafe has set up a database of the 500 patents that IBM has pledged to open up to open source developers claiming its natural language-based search engine will accelerate developers' use of the patents.
According to a roadmap Sun posted on its shiny new opensolaris.org web site, in Q2 Sun intends to open source the Solaris kernel, networking, libraries, commands, compilers and read-only CVS repositories. Community members will have access to a bug database and will be able to submit c...
The Gendarmerie Nationale, France's national police force, is reportedly going to move its 80,000 desktops from Office to OpenOffice to save an estimated $2.6 million.
The HP board wants to carve off some of Carly Fiorina's day-to-day responsibilities and spread them around three of the company's top executives, printer chief Vyomesh 'VJ' Joshi, CEO-might-have-been Ann Livermore and chief technology and strategy officer Shane Robison. The HP board is...
Since the lead engineer behind the Firefox browser Ben Godger went to work for Google a few days ago, the claims of Mozilla Foundation president Mitchell Baker that Mozilla wasn't working on a browser for Google are ringing a bit hollow. Godger says his role in Firefox won't change.