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Keeping up with open source

An insurance company tries to profit off the SCO Group's Linux threats. Meanwhile, JBoss focuses on open-source development, and Sun takes its Linux push to Wal-Mart Stores.

roundup An insurance company tries to profit off the SCO Group's Linux threats. Meanwhile, JBoss sets its sights on taking charge of some important open-source development, and Sun takes its Linux push to Wal-Mart Stores.

Insurance firm to offer open-source seminars

Open Source Risk Management, a company hoping to profit from the intensifying legal scrutiny of Linux and other open-source programs, takes its first step toward that goal.
March 31, 2004

JBoss hopes to expand 'ownership' of open source

The middleware developer says it plans to use its war chest of VC money to "own" key open-source projects, and even applications running on .Net could be part of its push.
March 31, 2004

Wal-Mart sells PCs with Sun's Linux

update To bring Linux-based PCs to average consumers, America's largest retailer has signed up a new partner: Sun Microsystems.
March 30, 2004

IBM seeks copyright judgment against SCO

In a new filing in the Linux legal spat, IBM asks for an order absolving it of any violations of SCO copyrights.
March 30, 2004

Profit helps Mandrake out of bankruptcy protection

A court approves the company's exit from bankruptcy, and the now-profitable French seller of a Linux operating system readies a product update.
March 30, 2004

IBM tightens knot with Eclipse

Big Blue is rewriting its Rational development tools to work more closely with Eclipse open-source software, the first phase in an IBM push to integrate its programming products.
March 29, 2004

Linux-based handheld debuts in India

The Amida Simputer, originally developed as a "poor man's computer," is being pitched as a device that can handle a wide range of business and personal-computing needs.
March 29, 2004