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SYS-CON Radio interviews Dr. Reza Rooholamini, Director of Operating Systems and Clustering of Dell about Dell's overall Linux and enterprise strategies, live at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2003 in San Francisco. Click here to listen  [interview in MP3 format] ... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Wim Coekaerts of Oracle

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Wim Coekaerts, Principal, Linux Kernel Group for Oracle Listen to the interview ... (more)

Version Control with Subversion

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with the authors of Version Control with Subversion. In this interview, they discuss what Subversion is, migrating to Subversion, and, of course, music. What is Subversion? Subversion is an open source version control system. It was designed to be a compelling replacement for CVS - preserving the basic workflow and user experience of that system, but providing significant improvements over CVS's model (and its implementation). Who hosts it and what license is it distributed under? Is the license OSI approved? Subversion is hosted by CollabNe... (more)

Live From the Show Floor at LinuxWorld

I'm writing from a pod of Compaq computers on the show floor all running Red Hat. The pod is sponsored by HP and provides everyone with net access. Thanks! I can't tell you how exciting this show has been. I haven't been to a show in a long time that's had this kind of buzz. We've had some interesting announcements from Red Hat this week -- they announced here at the show a "Open Source Now Fund." The purpose of the fund is to, in their words, "cover legal expenses associated with infringement claims brought against companies developing software under the GPL license and non-pro... (more)

Could a New Type of Legal Entity Help Underground Open Source Development?

Sometimes it's the things you don't plan that seem to have the most impact. Today was one of those days. I'd been talking with Bruce Perens earlier in the day after attending a talk he gave on a bunch of issues including software patents and the dangers they pose to the Open Source community ­as well as to individual open source developers. It was a fascinating talk that covered a host of issues - including his take on the current SCO debacle. (I've gotten his permission to reprint the talk in the next issue of LinuxWorld Magazine.) A bit later, I ran into Zak Welch. Zak is Chairm... (more)