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.
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 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
Germany's SoftMaker hopes its productivity applications for handheld computers will draw customers to the PC versions. April 22, 2004
Software maker NeTraverse hopes to eases problems for businesses migrating to Linux with its Win4Lin products. April 22, 2004
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