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August 15, 2011
by sjvn01
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Google and Motorola Mobility: It’s all about the patents

I can’t prove it, because I didn’t write about it, but I’ve thought for a long time now that Google buying Motorola Mobility made a lot of sense. It wasn’t my idea though. I give full credit to billionaire investor … Continue reading

July 22, 2011
by sjvn01
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Oracle acquires zero-downtime, Linux upgrade software

I may reboot my Linux systems once every six months. That’s great for my personal use and a small business. For an enterprise, that’s not good enough. Even twice-a-year reboots is twice a year too often for them. That’s why … Continue reading

May 25, 2011
by sjvn01
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Microsoft Skype breaks open-source partnership

I told you so. I knew that Steve Ballmer could talk all he wanted about how Microsoft would continue to support non-Microsoft platforms, but that there was no way he’d actually do it. The first proof is here. Digium, the … Continue reading

May 4, 2011
by sjvn01
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Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?

Well, that didn’t take long. I had thought that after Attachmate bought Novell it would be keeping its open-source teams working. Indeed, Attachmate CEO Jeff Hawn had told me that, “Business will operate as usual.” While Attachmate will be keeping … Continue reading