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Open source on the move

roundup Linux backers gather in San Diego to talk up how the open-source operating system can continue its gains on the desktop.

Linux backers gather in San Diego to talk up how the open-source operating system can continue its gains on the desktop. Meanwhile, a German court ruling gives some legal weight to the increasingly important license that governs Linux.

Linux backers foresee desktop gains

update The upstart operating system may be entrenched in the data center, but even Linux backers say it needs some sprucing up before it can grab a significant spot on the desktop PC.
April 23, 2004

Attorney: More disclosure will end GPL case

update Dutch company Sitecom can get itself out of legal hot water, if it releases all the necessary software to comply with the General Public License, an attorney says.
April 23, 2004

Software maker plays mobile hand

Germany's SoftMaker hopes its productivity applications for handheld computers will draw customers to the PC versions.
April 22, 2004

Software maker weds Linux PCs, Windows apps

Software maker NeTraverse hopes to eases problems for businesses migrating to Linux with its Win4Lin products.
April 22, 2004

GPL gains clout in German legal case

A German court lends some weight to the important open-source license, the legal foundation of Linux but an agreement that hasn't been interpreted by courts.
April 22, 2004