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Alfred Chuang, CEO of software giant BEA Systems, tells Alan Williamson "it's not Java on the desktop that is going to keep Microsoft from owning all computing," and shares a wide variety of other observations about the technology space just now. LinuxWorld readers can read the full article here, it's easy to digest - and an all-round good read. ... (more)

"Time to Combat SCO's FUD More Strategically," Says Analyst

Rob Enderle, principal analyst for the Enderle Group, is saying today that the Linux community needs to think strategically and move against the real threat that SCO represents - fear, uncertainty, and doubt. “The community must encourage more companies to indemnify customers and stop fertilizing SCO's efforts,” according to Enderle. In Enderle’s view, the letter from the Linux community to SCO sent last week fails to accomplish anything – and may even, says Enderle, run the risk of increasing SCO’s “short-term chances of successfully getting funding from large corporate Linux use... (more)

"USENIX Was Here Before SCO. USENIX Was Here Before Linux," Says USENIX Assoc Open Letter to Congress

LinuxWorld brings here the letter, sent to the 535 members of Congress, in full: February 27, 2004 The SCO Group, Inc. (SCO), has recently sued IBM and Novell and launched broad attacks on the legality of and the economic justification for so-called open source licensing, including the free licensing of Linux. As an organization dedicated to advancing the skills and contributions of computer researchers and developers, the USENIX Association is compelled to address and refute the position SCO has taken regarding open source software. Since 1975, USENIX has brought together the co... (more)

Microsoft *Was* Matchmaker Between BayStar & SCO

Read Bruce Perens on SCO's "Tapestry of Lies" BusinessWeek is today confirming the Net rumors that have been circulating alleging that Microsoft helped finance a small Utah software company's three lawsuits - against IBM and two corporations that use Linux, AutoZone and Daimler-Chrysler. According to the report, written by BWOnline's Jim Kerstetter: Lawrence Goldfarb, managing partner of BayStar, says that senior executives at the software giant had telephoned him about two months before the investment. Would he be interested in investing in SCO, they asked? Goldfarb wouldn't ide... (more)

Linux in Education: Novell Donates Over $1.5 Million in Software

"Novell is committed to promoting Linux at the high school and college levels," said Dan Veitkus, vice president, Novell Training Services, as Novell yesterday launched a new introductory Linux training course designed for academic environments, "Getting Started with Linux: Novell's Guide to CompTIA's Linux+" that gives educational institutions what he hopes will be a powerful new tool to promote open source training and providing students a new option for learning Linux. The course covers the objectives outlined by CompTIA for its Linux+ exam and certification, an international ... (more)