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Open-source transitions gather steam

Microsoft and Sun continue to make an uneasy peace with open-source software as it becomes more and more of a business reality.

Microsoft and Sun Microsystems continue to make an uneasy peace with open-source software as it becomes more and more of a business reality.

Microsoft bends on OpenDocument

The software giant will sponsor an open-source project to create a converter between Open Office XML and OpenDocument file formats.
July 5, 2006

Sun's open-source odyssey

newsmaker Sun's incoming software VP, Rich Green, says the company envisions a world dominated by open source.
July 6, 2006

Dual-license developer Trolltech makes stock debut

Norwegian company that offers code under both closed-source and open-source licenses launches its IPO.
July 5, 2006

OpenOffice patches three security holes

Flaws in open-source productivity suite could let in intruders. But don't worry, company says--we fix faster than Microsoft.
July 5, 2006

blog The latest update to Microsoft's much-maligned Internet Explorer is getting a plug from an unlikely source.
July 5, 2006

previous coverage

Red Hat sued over JBoss technology

Company gets hit by a patent lawsuit related to JBoss, just weeks after completing its purchase of the open-source software company.
June 30, 2006

Microsoft aims to charm open-source world

Company highlights open-source strategy at London conference, but some attendees are leery of its motives.
June 29, 2006