Linux moves

RedHat Linux CTO on Eclipse: It's not just for Java
The Eclipse tools plug-in environment may succeed where other attempts failed to create a universal framework because Eclipse can bridge open-source and Java community efforts, Red Hat Inc. CTO Michael Tiemann told attendees at EclipseCon in early February.

What's next for Linux?
Depending on whom you spoke with at the recent LinuxWorld conference in New York City, the next frontier of Linux is either at the data center or on the desktop. And as SCO ramped up litigation with a new copyright suit against Novell last month, it's not surprising that licenses, intellectual property and indemnification were also hot topics at the conference.

At LinuxWorld Expo: Amazon moving to Linux for data warehousing
A keynote presentation at LinuxWorld Expo in New York last week provided a look inside one of the biggest Linux shops going: Amazon.com, king of all things e-commerce. The Amazon operation, as described by speaker Tom Killalea, has moved increasingly to rely on Linux boxes to deliver its online product. Data warehousing software will be next to make the move to Linux at Amazon. - Jan 23, 2004

At LinuxWorld Expo: MySQL, JBoss in deal
The JBoss Group LLC, Atlanta, and MySQL Inc., Seattle, have formed a strategic alliance to create a service solution linking their respective app server and DB server offerings. -Jan 22, 2004

Novell's Messman finds his mojo
Novell head Jack Messman kicked off LinuxWorld Expo in New York City today with a keynote address in which he told attendees that his company was prepared to wager its future on open-source software. He spotlighted Novell's recent moves, Linux benefits, some Linux shortcomings and the general industry need to indemnify users of Linux products. -Jan 21, 2004

Survey: More developers OK with Linux
Surveying developers since 1999, Joe McKendrick, database analyst for Evans Data Corp., is finding growing support for Linux and open-source software. - Jan 21, 2004

HP claims $2.5B in Linux revenue
Hewlett-Packard (HP) disclosed company record-setting revenue of $2.5 billion from its Linux-based offerings for fiscal year 2003. HP released the numbers on the eve of the New York edition of the twice-yearly, bi-coastal LinuxWorld. -Jan 20, 2004

Novell addresses ID management; shows fruits of Ximian, Suse buys
Last week, Novell debuted the latest version of its ID management software, Nsure Identity Manager 2. This week, the Provo, UT-based software maker is releasing version 5 of its exteNd suite for developing service-oriented Web applications. -Jan 19, 2004


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