Microsoft talks up security to counter Linux and company. Also: Torvalds trashes software patents.
Company's decision to share information about security issues is part of its effort to blunt the appeal of open-source software. February 2, 2005
Linux seller is also touting a new seven-year contract with the Department of Energy's national labs. February 2, 2005
"Software patents are clearly a problem," Linux founder Linus Torvalds says at the OSDL Linux Summit. February 1, 2005
The server and software company begins offering Solaris 10 as a free download for those who register. February 1, 2005
Eric Raymond, one of the most influential members of the open-source community, leaves his post as president of OSI. February 1, 2005
Law center led by Eben Moglen and others will provide free services to developers who use open-source or free-software methods. January 31, 2005
Firm addresses concerns that there are severe limits on how patents it's unfettering in conjunction with open-source Solaris can be used. January 31, 2005