MySQL Founder Warns 5.1 Not Ready

Dec 01, 2008

MySQL founder Michael "Monty" Widenius warns in his blog against putting the current version 5.1 of the popular database package into production. He's critical of the release policy and fears that the product's quality may suffer.

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Microsoft Cuddles up to Open Source

Nov 29, 2008

Once considered by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer as a plague on all software and the work of the devil, open source software is now accepted with open arms by Microsoft, even evoking their active support.

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USENIX LISA: Security Theater Plays a Role - Bruce Schneier's Keynote

Nov 14, 2008

The opening keynote Thursday of the USENIX LISA conference in San Diego was by author and security expert Bruce Schneier. In his opinion "perceived security" should be an aspect of all security implementation.

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Linux Foundation: Sympathy for Microsoft

Nov 03, 2008

A whole week of success stories for Linux and Open Source, while Microsoft is battling the press, thus the summary from Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. Even the New York Times sees a good positioning for Linux on desktops.

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Doghouse: Open Einstein Seeking the next Einstein

Nov 01, 2008

The openness of free software spurs innovation across generations and time zones.

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Quarrel over TWiki - Friendly Takeover by Founder?

Oct 31, 2008

The free wiki project TWiki is currently embroiled in a contentious dialogue. The TWIKI.NET venture is undergoing a new governance model that many developers consider a hostile takeover. Without further ado, developers have decided to launch their own, separate NextWiki.org project.

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Video: Interview with New Qt Chief at Qt Developer Days 2008

Oct 29, 2008

At the Qt Developer Days in Munich, Anika Kehrer from Linux Magazine Online interviewed Qt Software's new chief, Sebastian Nystroem.

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