Blog Archive - March 2009



The Future of Linux: Fedora 11 Beta Available Today

Twice a year, the Fedora Project releases a distribution that combines recent innovations in free software with the polish, usability and stability for which our community has become so widely known. The Fedora 10 release in November 2008 has garnered a number of glowing reviews from users and...

 

Economic Stimulus Brings Opportunities for Open Source

The United States recently ushered in a new CIO for the federal government. President Obama has directed the CIO to “work to ensure that we are using the spirit of American innovation and the power of technology to improve performance and lower the cost of government operations.” Open source...

 

Comment on TomTom-Microsoft Settlement

Red Hat was not a party to this case. Even so, without a judicial decision, the settlement does not demonstrate that the claims of Microsoft were valid. Patent litigation is a difficult process, and there are many reasons besides the merits of the case that a defendant such as TomTom might have...

 

Red Hat and Intel: Industry Leaders Redefine Datacenter Price-Performance

It’s certainly not news to anyone that Red Hat and Intel have been closely working hand-in-hand for many years to offer high-performance, low-cost alternatives to proprietary IT solutions. Red Hat Enterprise Linux combined with Intel processors and system components have essentially redefined the...

 

Red Hat Adds Muscle to Apache CXF

We’re happy to announce that as of today, Red Hat has become a key contributor to the Apache CXF, which is an open source, fully featured, easy to use Web Services framework. It is the combination of two projects: Celtix developed by IONA and XFire developed at Codehaus working together at the...

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Collects Industry Awards for Leadership in Virtualization, Green IT and Overall Platform Value

Red Hat’s flagship open source operating platform Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been recognized by recent industry awards for a variety of attributes, including its integrated virtualization technology, energy efficiency and Linux leadership.

 

Liberate and Celebrate!

There’s no better time than now to liberate your documents! Especially with the second annual Document Freedom Day (DFD) right around the corner on Wednesday, March 25. DFD is a global day for document liberation where local teams across the world help promote the adoption of free document....

 

Discouraging Software Patent Lawsuits

Recently we’ve seen some surprising comments about Red Hat’s stand on software patents and, in particular, about one of its patent applications related to the AMQP specification. It looks like clarification is called for. Our views and our position, as expressed in our work for patent reform, our...

 

A Symbiotic Relationship

Back in October 2007 we announced that our ISV catalog passed the 3,000 mark . And as of last November we stated that we actually have 3,400 certified applications. This is exciting—we point out the number of certified applications to demonstrate our firm foothold in the overall software...

 

Where’s Red Hat this March?

At Red Hat this month we’re getting through the last of the winter storms up North, saying goodbye to summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and preparing for a whole slew of spring events. From EclipseCon and Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in North America, to QCon in Europe, The Cloud...