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Note on Microsoft TomTom Suit: Calm Down, Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

Article Source Zemlin's Blog
February 26, 2009, 12:05 pm

Calm Down Right now the Microsoft claim against Tom Tom is a private dispute between those two entities concerning GPS mapping software. We do not feel assumptions should be made about the scope or facts of this case and its inclusion, if any, of Linux-related technology.

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Congratulations to IBM and Red Hat on their 10th Anniversary

Article Source Zemlin's Blog
February 18, 2009, 8:11 am

I’ve written on Red Hat before and the confidence I feel in their operational strengths. It is one of the best run companies I’ve seen. Red Hat’s leadership in the Linux space and its steadfast belief in open source software has been a key factor in Linux adoption in the enter...

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Linux Provides Steady IT Foundation for Banks in a Tough Economic Climate

Article Source Zemlin's Blog
February 4, 2009, 8:49 am

Times are tough in the banking industry. According to the AP, 100,000 bank employees have been laid off over the past two years. Overall, banking industry unemployment has almost tripled and bank stocks have cratered. Even with astronomical bailout money becoming available, banks are looking...

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Open Voices Interview with Mitchell Baker, Mozilla

The fifth Open Voices podcast installation features a conversation with Mozilla Chairman, Mitchell Baker, and the Linux Foundation Executive Director, Jim Zemlin. Baker admits that Mozilla’s open source strategy was in direct reaction to market and competitive pressures and calls out Microsoft for illegal activities. As one of the first software projects to “open source” its technology, she explains how the Mozilla Foundation navigated community, licensing and growth issues. Baker also shares her opinions on the motivations and ingredients involved in mass collaboration, specifically around the Mozilla and other open source projects.

To view the transcript, click here.

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Open Voices with Edward Screven of Oracle

This Open Voices installment features Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect of Oracle who sits down with Jim Zemlin to discuss Oracle’s current and future market positioning, as well as his thoughts on a variety of topics, from cloud computing to a single Linux distribution. If you’d rather not listen, you can read the transcript here.

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