Wednesday, August 17, 2005

IBM: Curbing Open-Source License Glut Is Wishful Thinking

Computerworld Open Source
August 17, 2005


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In this issue:

* IBM Exec Says Curbing Open-Source License Glut Is 'Wishful Thinking'
* LinuxWorld SF: Stars Align For Open-Source
* IBM Releases Open Analytics Interface
* Money And Who Makes It Is ...
* Open-Source Virtualization Beckons Users At LinuxWorld
* LinuxWorld SF: GPL Upgrade Due In 2007
* Open-Source Lessons

Q&A Part 2: IBM Exec Says Curbing Open-source License Glut Is 'Wishful Thinking'

Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive for IBM's
software division, weighed in this week on open-source licensing issues
and patent reform during in an interview with Computerworld at
the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.,4902,103890,00.html?nlid=OPN


LinuxWorld SF: Stars Align For Open-Source

A host of industry powerhouses rallied around open-source at the
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, with strategic partnerships formed among
key companies and the release of proprietary commercial code to the


IBM Releases Open Analytics Interface

IBM unveiled open-source technology designed to allow
companies to apply analytics to call center logs, warranty claims,
technician notes and other unstructured data sources.,4902,103913,00.html?nlid=OPN


Money And Who Makes It Is ...

On the Mark: Some developers in the open-source world feel that money
is corrupting the community. And for-profit companies are wary of that


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How well do you know your customers?

Accurate customer data directly impacts loyalty and business planning,
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of ensuring a consistent, coherent customer view across the


Open-Source Virtualization Beckons Users At LinuxWorld

A look at the upcoming version of the Xen open-source virtual machine
software attracted a slew of Linux users at last week's LinuxWorld


LinuxWorld SF: GPL Upgrade Due In 2007

Upgrade may address issues such as resolving patent conflicts,
accommodating Web services, resolving incompatibilities with other
licenses and dealing with wikis.,4902,103859,00.html?nlid=OPN


Open-Source Lessons

VA Software's SourceForge encourages collaboration among developers
through an open-source model.,4902,103853,00.html?nlid=OPN


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