Although Microsoft was not mentioned by name during opening proceedings of the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco, the company and its complaints about open source software allegedly violating 235 Microsoft patents clearly were on the minds of speakers and attendees.
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The Free Software Foundation, in upgrading the GNU General Public Licence, intends to iron out any incompatibilities with similar licences from organisations such as the Apache Software Foundation.
Sun is proposing that open-source developers be paid for the revenue-generating technology that they have made available for free.
Sun has a plan that could make Java a formidable player in the scripting language space.
Move over, Java. The NetBeans open source tools package is making room for popular scripting languages.
Silverlight, Microsoft's new multimedia display technology, is being targeted for inclusion on Linux via the Mono open-source project, a Mono representative states.
Microsoft is adding connectivity testing and publish-and-subscribe capabilities to its Biztalk Services platform for integrating services within and outside a firewall.
Microsoft's Silverlight technology could give Adobe's rival Flash browser plug-in software a run for its money based on attendee feedback at the Microsoft Mix07 conference in Las Vegas on Monday.
Microsoft is making changes to the distribution model of its Expression application design tools and also is fending off a challenge to the recent discontinuance of the Visual FoxPro developer tool.
Casting the open-source Eclipse platform as a linchpin of product uniformity efforts, BEA Systems plans to reconfigure several middleware clients so they can be plugged into the Eclipse IDE.
Red Hat and Exadel are joining forces to try to make the open source Red Hat platform more of a destination for software developers.
You've heard of LAMP, the popular open-source infrastructure stack featuring the Linux operating system, the Apache Web server, MySQL's database, and the Perl, Python and PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting languages.
Microsoft has released architectural guidance for organisations looking to offer SAAS (software as a service).
Sun Microsystems is sprucing up its Solaris 10 operating system with security and virtualization improvements.