The Linux Foundation this week released a key element of its Open Compliance Program: the Self-Assessment Checklist. The tool compiles an extensive checklist of compliance practices found in industry-leading compliance programs and gives companies a confidential way to assess their progress in implementing a rigorous compliance process.
Our Compliance Director Phil Koltun has brief blog about the new Checklist as well as a link to the download. Linux.com writer Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier takes a close look at the Checklist in this week’s Linux.com story.
Fedora 14 was formally released this week. Of note for enterprise users is the availability of Fedora 14 on Amazon’s EC2 cloud. According to Katherine Noyes at ComputerWorld, “Systems administrators can now try out the leading-edge features of Fedora 14 in the cloud, providing a sneak preview at what may come to downstream distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in the future.” More from Noyes’ write up here. Jack Wallen of Linux.com gave us his two cents on Fedora 14 in a preview in late September.
The 6th Annual ZendCon/PHP Conference took place this week in Santa Clara, Ca. At the event, Zend announced a new platform aimed at increasing enterprise PHP adoption in the cloud. Sean Michael Kerner, who has been covering Zend for some time and knows the company well, has a detailed writeup on the news.
One of the stories I found most interesting this week was Google’s move to sue the U.S. Government for requiring bids for new email software to be based on Microsoft’s Business Productivity Suite. Google has been working hard to break down these barriers in order to accelerate widespread adoption of its Google Apps in the enterprise. This is not the first time it has made claims like this, and the company has had some record of success. But, does this latest case represent real pragmatism by the U.S. federal government or favoritism of the incumbent? Check out the news thread to decide for yourself.