Wednesday, December 01 2010 @ 12:58 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Based on the run rates of the current quarter, Red Hat will likely reach $1 billion in annual revenue in 2011. Only a handful of companies, probably less than 20 software firms, have ever hit this milestone. Red Hat will be the first open source-focused company to break the billion dollar barrier.
Novell has announced that it will be retaining the copyrights to the UNIX operating system. In the wake of the acquisition of Novell by Attachmate, which included a sale of intellectual property to CPTN, a Microsoft led consortium, there were questions raised over whether that intellectual property included the copyrights to the UNIX operating system.
Open source has won. Oh, how time flies. When I started writing in Database in May 2003, my first column was about how the ICT Ministry had got the budget PC programme all wrong. ICT Minister Surapong had announced his great success at negotiating the inclusion of Windows XP and Office XP at just 1,500 baht, a 90 percent discount. He saw it as success. I saw it as capitulation.
Sunday, November 21 2010 @ 10:33 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Samsung has released the source code that runs the new Galaxy Tab, opening the doors to third-party modifications and enhancements. The Galaxy Tab, hyped as the iPad killer, is an Android-based tablet featuring a 7" touchscreen and a 1.0 GHz ARM processor.