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Getting Ready for GPL 3.0: Call the Lawyers

15 Apr, 2007

Last week started talking about GPL 3.0 and the fact that folks on both sides don't seem to want you to read it. In addition, we discussed the basics of software licenses, and how the new model ...More >

GPL 3.0: What's the Real Truth, and What Do You Need to Do About It?

12 Apr, 2007

So much of what surrounds Linux is misinformation, and the draft of GPL 3.0 is no exception.   One thing is clear, however. If you are going to live under this license, and most of you will, ...More >

Blogger Code of Conduct, Don Imus, and Anticipating Internet Regulation

10 Apr, 2007

One of the first topics I discussed in this blog is the need to move away from anonymity so that people can be held accountable for what they say, and the Internet can become safer place for all. ...More >

Dell Does Desktop Linux: Implications and Causes for Failure and Success

05 Apr, 2007

Dell has announced its intention to do Linux on the desktop. This could have major implications regardless of whether it succeeds or fails, and the odds are currently -- based on past history -- more ...More >

Rethinking the Desktop, Part 3: In 2020 Desktop Linux, Windows, and the MacOS Won't Matter

04 Apr, 2007

I began this series by looking at the current environment and talking about why all the vendors, including Microsoft, are having problems displacing Windows 2000/XP. I concluded that neither Linux ...More >

Rethinking the Desktop Part 2: The Coming Change That Is Bigger Than Vista, Mac OS or Linux

30 Mar, 2007

Previously we chatted about how we got into this PC mess, which started with the concept of something that was a lot like a user-focused mainframe and now needs to evolve into something that makes ...More >

Rethinking the Desktop, Part 1: Is It Time for a Bigger Change Than Vista, MacOS, or Linux?

28 Mar, 2007

An audio download recently hit the Web of a talk Bill Gates gave nearly 20 years which, with some exceptions, outlined what actually happened in the subsequent two decades.   Twenty years is a ...More >

Oracle Sues SAP: Time to Rethink Security and Ethics

23 Mar, 2007

Oracle just dropped a bomb on SAP, alleging broad theft of intellectual property. This has huge implications for both companies. If this effort is successful, and Oracle's allegations are correct, ...More >

The Remaining (post Leopard) Three Barriers Preventing MacOS Corporate Use

21 Mar, 2007

With the release of Leopard now days away, I think it is important to look at the reasons not addressed by Leopard that keep the Mac OS blocked from the corporate desktop.   Leopard will address ...More >

How FSF Is Preventing Dell from Doing Linux on the Desktop

19 Mar, 2007

I keep reading posts that suggest the reason Dell is not being more aggressive with desktop Linux is either because of Microsoft pressure or because it is being tricked by a Microsoft "Get the Facts" ...More >

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