Unfiltered Opinion - Page 121

The real truth about technology and IT

Microsoft, Linux OSS and the 235 Patent Violations: Covering Your Butt

15 May, 2007

Microsoft has put a firm number, well, firm so far, of 235 of its patents it says Linux and other open source software violate.   With each announcement, Microsoft, in effect, strengthens the ...More >

Should Employees Buy Their Own PCs?

10 May, 2007

I bought my first PC for work while I was at IBM, and it wasn't an IBM PC. It was a Panasonic Sr. Partner and it was one of the first portable Intel-based computers ever built.   Mine was very ...More >

What IT Wants from Vendors Is Peace of Mind and Value

03 May, 2007

A few days ago, I listed three things that IT departments want from vendors. To refresh:   Trust: They want to know the vendor is focused on their interests and will do what's promised.   ...More >

What Are the Top Three Things That IT Wants from OSS, Microsoft, or Any Vendor?

01 May, 2007

I just had a long conversation with a vendor and was asked how IT evaluates vendors, technologies and service providers. In other words, what aspects are consistent whether you are talking hardware, ...More >

Document Management and Litigation: Learning from Intel's Mistake

26 Apr, 2007

If you've been watching, and it is hard to miss this, there is a huge upswing in litigation between companies. Much of it is patent and copyright litigation in the technology segment with examples ...More >

RIM: Not Enterprise/Government Ready

24 Apr, 2007

Last week was the second time RIM put its customers at risk. This time, however, these customers found themselves disconnected without explanation for an extended period of time.   The lack of ...More >

The Future According to Intel: The End of Linux and Windows?

20 Apr, 2007

This week is IDF, the Intel Developer's Forum in Beijing, China, and both the location of the event and what Intel is presenting will have a far-reaching impact on your future.   I'm going to ...More >

Open Source: Why Do Some Folks Not Want You to Do Your Homework?

18 Apr, 2007

I'm struck by the comments that are coming in to some of my pieces.   The latest series on the GPL 3.0 is basically my attempt to get people involved in the drafting of a contract I don't think ...More >

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 >

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