Enterprise FOSS Adoption

There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways in which FOSS development and proprietary development are done are quite dramatically different.

In this article, I'm going to talk about what problems the typical FOSS method can face when open source products are integrated within enterprise environments. I will then go on to talk about two different companies, and how they address some of ...

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Why do you really use Linux?

An Amazing Mind, which subtitles itself as a psychology, self-improvement and Linux blog, has a very interesting post which talks about Linux, and people's motivations to use it.

We tell people we use Linux because it's secure. Or because it's free, because it's customizable, because it's free (the other meaning), because it has excellent community support...

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But deep underneath, the real reason remains.

We use ...

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Sun accuse Microsoft of ‘patent terrorism’

ZDNet Australia are reporting that a Sun executive James Eagleton has accused Microsoft of 'patent terrorism' over their recent deals with, among other companies, Linspire, Novell and Xandros.

"What we're seeing though now can be loosely described as patent terrorism, where people are using their patent horde as a threat," said James Eagleton, systems product manager for Sun Microsystems. "It's almost like a cold war stand over tactic ...

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