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Sometimes the best lessons come from our failures. Such was the case with Lineo.
After four-plus years at Alfresco, it's time for the author of CNET's The Open Road to move on to a new challenge, as COO of Ubuntu Linux backer Canonical.
As devices proliferate and manufacturers look to lower costs, the market for Linux devices and related jobs will continue to boom. Only Microsoft seems to dislike the trend.
Open source has evolved dramatically in the past few years, as IT and business strategists have rushed to embrace it.
To attract new developers to the seemingly moribund Windows Mobile, Microsoft should try an open-source complement strategy similar to that of SharePoint.
Just as Linux's big moment on the server came with IBM's $1 billion commitment, so too will the mobile open-source market come into its own with Android.
The foundation isn't flashy, but it seems to be making steady progress in its ambition to unify the mobile Linux experience.
Linux gets a lot of credit on the server, but with new appliances focused on security, monitoring, and compliance, LogLogic shows how important it is to the embedded market.
Company's acquisition strategy is more coherent than I'd originally thought. The open-source business process platform company is in talks with "five or six" companies now, its CEO says.
The business process management specialist wants to go on a buying binge, but it's an open question as to whether it can stomach so many new acquisitions.