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Novell Wins vs. SCO, confirms Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights

Novell is very pleased with the jury’s decision confirming Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights, which SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux. Novell remains committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on the intellectual property front.

Read more from the source: http://www.novell.com/prblogs/?p=2153

The Salt Lake Tribune has a complete write up of the story: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14786202

— Andrew


US DoD Commitment to OSS

The US Department of Defense has reiterated its commitment to Open Source software and released a memo clarifying it's use:

To effectively achieve its missions, the Department of Defense must develop and update its software-based capabilities faster than ever, to anticipate new threats and respond to continuously changing requirements. The use of Open Source Software (OSS) can provide advantages in this regard. This memorandum provides clarifying guidance on the use of OSS and supersedes the previous DoD CIO memorandum dated May 8,2003 (reference (a)).

The memo will soon be posted the DOD Memorandums site:

http://www.defenselink.mil ...

— Andrew


CentOS 5.4 Linux Released

A long time coming. Since upstream vendor Red Hat released their 5.4 back in September. Well worth the wait:

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.4 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

— Andrew


IBM pushes Ubuntu for Linux desktop effort

IBM announced an extension of its Microsoft-Free PC effort together with Canonical Ubuntu Linux:

The IBM/Canonical offer is an interesting one and the timing against Windows 7 is a brilliant stroke of marketing.

Read more:

— Andrew


London Stock Exchange move to Open Source confirmed

In a move that is sure to ruffle some feathers in Redmond, LSE are set to dump their Windows based trading system, TradElect:

— Andrew


Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation

Microsoft recently announced the creation of the Codeplex Foundation. What does it mean for free software?

Free Software Foundation president Richard Stallman responds:

Original article at http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/microsoft-codeplex-foundation

Lest CodePlex Perplex

by Richard M. Stallman President

Many in our community are suspicious of the CodePlex Foundation. With its board of directors dominated by Microsoft employees and ex-employees, plus apologist Miguel de Icaza, there is plenty of reason to be wary of the organization. But that doesn't prove its actions will be bad.

Someday we will be able to judge the organization by its actions ...

— Andrew


Australian Police recommend Linux for Internet banking

Australian Police are now recommending that Windows users keep a clean dual boot Linux image for secure Internet banking:

Cybercrime expert endorses Linux, iPhone when banking online.

Consumers wanting to safely connect to their internet banking service should use Linux or the Apple iPhone, according to a detective inspector from the NSW Police, who was giving evidence on behalf of the NSW Government at the public hearing into Cybercrime today in Sydney.

Read more http://www.itnews.com.au/News/157767,nsw-police-dont-use-windows-for-internet-banking.aspx

— Andrew


Microsoft acknowledges Linux threat

Microsoft for the first time has named Linux distributors Red Hat and Canonical as competitors to its Windows client business in its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Read more http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/313782/microsoft_acknowledges_linux_threat_windows_client

— Andrew


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