Stories by Todd Weiss

Sun shines light on its open-source strategy

As Sun’s chief open-source officer, you say you disagree with critics who argue that Sun isn’t doing enough with open-source software. Why are the critics wrong?

Net neutrality proponents vow to press fight in Senate

After the U.S. House of Representatives approved a controversial telecommunications bill last night and rejected an amendment that sought to keep large telephone or cable TV companies from controlling access to the Internet, supporters of that "net neutrality" amendment vowed to fight on.

Los Alamos confirms email security holes

Security troubles at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US continued last week as officials confirmed that workers recently sent out an undisclosed number of classified email messages over a nonsecure system.

UPDATE - HP to indemnify its Linux users against SCO

FRAMINGHAM (09/24/2003) - In a bold move aimed at reassuring its enterprise users that Linux is the right choice for their businesses, Hewlett-Packard Co. Wednesday is announcing that it will indemnify its Linux customers against any future legal action from The SCO Group Inc.

HP to indemnify its Linux users against SCO

In a bold move aimed at reassuring its enterprise users that Linux is the right choice for their businesses, Hewlett-Packard will indemnify its Linux customers against any future legal action from The SCO Group.
The company held a news teleconference earlier Wednesday to detail the move, which is effective Oct. 1.

HP to indemnify its corporate Linux users against SCO

FRAMINGHAM (09/24/2003) - In a bold move aimed at reassuring its enterprise users that Linux is the right choice for their businesses, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) Wednesday is announcing that it will indemnify its Linux customers against any future legal action from The SCO Group Inc.

InterActiveCorp acquires Hotwire.com

FRAMINGHAM (09/23/2003) - Online vendor IAC/InterActiveCorp continues on a buying spree, announcing Monday the acquisition of travel Web site Hotwire.com after buying up a host of other sites earlier this year, including Expedia.com, Hotels.com and Ticketmaster.com. New York-based IAC is buying Hotwire.com, a discount travel Web site that first went live in late 2000, for US$665 million in cash plus the assumption of about $20 million in options and warrants.

LinuxWorld: Piercings, suits

Economic times may still be tough in the IT world, but the busy, crowd-filled floor of the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo offered a pleasant respite from the gloom this month.

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