Open Source

  • Psst: It's Free (Intel's Big Thumbs-Up for Red Hat)
    The joint Global Channel Acceleration Program from Red Hat and Intel eliminates the typical cost associated with assembling a Red Hat Linux pre-certified solution on a Intel hardware platform. Best of all, it's free.
  • GPL 3: Coming Saturday?
    Some prominent members of the Open Source crowd expect the long-awaited GPL 3 to surface this Saturday.
  • Fonality Takes An Unconventional Approach To Telephony
    With his third start-up, Fonality (he also founded Web-hosting firm Virtualis, and a media-focused systems integrator in Los Angeles), CEO Chris Lyman is looking to take on traditional PBX vendors like Cisco, Avaya and Nortel for a share in the highly coveted SMB market--but with a slightly different approach.
  • It's Channel Time For Linux
    A new wave of emerging Linux application providers are doubling and even tripling their channel investments this year as they move to take Linux from a cult status relegated to business niches to a mainstream end-to-end solution stack.
  • Open Source Showdown In Salt Lake
    There looks to be a showdown of sorts in Salt Lake City on Monday. As Novell kicks off its annual Brainshare event, its open source critics are hosting their own, rival, event across the street at the Shiloh Inn. The stated goal? To rain on Novell's parade.
  • Red Hat Opens A New Channel: Red Hat Exchange
    Red Hat went for a Big Bang update on Wednesday, launching Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and announcing a new partner program, the Red Hat Exchange (RHX), that will have the Linux goliath selling and supporting software from ISV partners.
  • Red Hat Kicks Off New Channel Initiatives
    Red Hat this week plans to kick off its next-generation Linux distribution and an enhanced channel program, but some solution partners remained concerned about the company's commitment to the channel.
  • Digium Preps Open-Source VoIP Appliance
    Open-source VoIP vendor Digium this week unveiled its first formal channel program, a move that foreshadows its forthcoming launch of a line of channel-friendly appliances.
  • AJAX, OSGi Hot Topics At EclipseCon
    AJAX and OSGi were two central topics of conversations at this week's EclipseCon, drawing high attendance at sessions devoted to the technologies and sparking much chatter among attendees.
  • SOA Building Blocks
    As many major software vendors adopt an SOA strategy, separating the hype from reality is part of the challenge.
  • IBM Jazz Demo Draws Standing-Room Crowd
    IBM offered a sneak peak this week at its forthcoming developer collaboration platform, drawing standing-room-only audiences to two demos at EclipseCon, in Santa Clara.