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Coverity Offers Java Code Readiness Service

The new tool is designed to help managers assess code quality before it's shipped.

OOXML Reaffirmed, ISO/IEC Reject Appeals

Ruling paves the way for Microsoft's Office Open XML-based spec to be released as an international document format standard.

Linux Application Checker Brings Distro Help

The Linux Foundation released Beta 3 of a utility that helps ensure applications will work across multiple Linux flavors.

Sun's Yearly Revenue Flat, Despite Growth Abroad

The company's revenues were up .1 percent.

VMware Teams Up With Linux Foundation

The virtualization solution provider company made its move to get closer to the Linux development community.

IBM Touts Linux Strategy with New Virt, SuSE, Supercomputer Intiatives

Plans to release its first open source software contribution for supercomputers among announcements.

Open Source: A 'Growing Challenge' to Microsoft

Microsoft's 10-K SEC report described open source software as a competitive threat to its licensed software model.

IBM To Team With Linux Vendors on 'Microsoft-Free' PCs

Red Hat, Novell and Canonical have joined forces with IBM on a plan to supply PC vendors with Linux-based software bundles.

LinuxWorld Preview: Mobility Mavens, Mock Elections and Robot Cars

Plus a slew of major tech announcements from IBM, HP and more expected at this week's conference.

Sun To Open Source Java System Web Server and Web Proxy Technologies

Both will be released under BSD license; source code coming later this year.

Does Microsoft Have an Open Source Heart?

A Microsoft exec describes the company's open source outreach efforts, which is starting to gain a pulse.

Eclipse 'Lynchpin' for Maven

Sonatype's upcoming m2eclipse plugin becomes an Eclipse Technology Project.

Microsoft Joins Apache Software Foundation

Redmond contributes money and code to open source project.

First Look: Zimbra Web-Based E-Mail for the Desktop

A beta of this Web-based open source e-mail solution is now available.

Creator Promises Perl 6 Will Be First Truly Extensible Programming Language

Larry Wall outlines vision during his annual "State of the Onion" speech at OSCON.