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proprietary lock-in


Red Hat pitching proprietary lock-in as "open"

If IBM were content to have the platform dictate the licensing of the application running on it, Red Hat and IBM could credibly call the solution "open." But I haven't seen IBM lining up to change its Lotus licensing to an open-source license. IBM licen

By April 29, 2008


Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in

There will always be proprietary software, but its era as top-to-bottom lock-in may be over, declares the Open Source Initiative president and a Red Hat executive.

By February 19, 2009


iFixit: Apple locks down new MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air has a large dose of proprietary engineering, making it a challenge for users to tinker with the internals, according to iFixit. But, to be fair, Apple has done this in the past.

By October 21, 2010


Is open source enabling next-gen vendor lock-in?

The Open Source Business Conference offers terrific content, but it may simply be training the proprietary world how to create distribution efficiency sans the freedom found in open source.

By March 26, 2009


Red Hat CEO urges rejection of lock-ins

Matthew Szulik says computing customers increasingly are rejecting proprietary products that lock them to a particular supplier.

By October 26, 2005


Web services security spec locked down

XML standards body OASIS ratifies WS-Security as a standard, considered a milestone in making Web services a viable alternative to proprietary security systems.

By April 7, 2004


Stalemate on digital content?

Rights-management schemes are threatening to put customers under proprietary lock and key. And critics warn that Microsoft is gaining too much power, from multimedia to corporate memos.

By November 6, 2003


More alternatives to Microsoft

A News.com reader writes that now might be a good time to help Microsoft lock itself into a corner by using free, better alternatives to its proprietary, half-baked solutions to old problems.

April 16, 2002


Web services' dirty little secret

Bowstreet Chairman Frank Moss says the major platform vendors may talk a good game but their words belie a naked power grab. The intention: to create yet another proprietary lock-in.

February 28, 2002