Sun's president and COO has done it again. He's bitten off, and publicly
chewed, another of technology's thorniest questions - the very meaning of the
word "open" as in source.
"Granted, I seem to spend a disproportionate amount of my time defining
things," Schwartz writes in his latest blog at blogs.sun.com, "but it seems
like a lot of industry rhetoric right now depends upon redefining history and
Schwartz points out how much discussion of terms like "open systems," "open
source," and "open standards," there has been over the past 30 years, and
says he'd like to add "some refinements" to the current debate.
This he promptly does by saying that "the definition of 'open' that matters
most is the one experienced by a customer or end user - 'openness' is defined
by the ease with which a customer can substitute one product for another."
SYS-CON Radio interviews Sam Greenblatt, Senior VP and Chief Architect of the
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SCO's Claim re CA "Is Nonsense," Says Computer Associates
Reporting in Linux Business Week, veteran industry reporter Maureen O'Gara
says that the claim SCO made earlier this week that CA has become a SCO
licensee "is nonsense," in the words of CA senior VP of product development
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SCO's Digital Fingerprints Lead to Bank of America
News.com says it saw a Word document of SCO's lawsuit against DaimlerChrysler
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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
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)
"We have completely withdrawn our products from these markets and put notices
on every page of our website," protests Lindows CEO Michael Robertson in a
news release put out by Lindows, Inc. yesterday, "yet Microsoft is still
asking that the Judge fine us 100,000 euros per day because non-U.S. visitors
can view our U.S.-based website."
"Microsoft's actions," Robertson continues, "demonstrate this has nothing to
do with protecting their Dutch trademark or confusion in the marketplace, but
is simply an attempt to put us out of business."
He is referring to papers just filed against ... (more)