Novell has filled an update to it's SEC fillings stating that the DOJ has requested more documentation about the Patent Portfolio that will be sold to CPTN. CPTN is a weird mix of companies including most notably Apple and Microsoft. The DOJ is trying to determine if there is anything they should be investigating about this part of the deal. Guess we in the Tech community weren't the only ones thinking it was strange. Hopefully we will here from the DOJ about what, if anything, they find.
2) This is a running list of things to consider for the top news of 2010
Big Purchases in 2010:
Novell get’s purchased - the patents that went to Microsoft
Oracle buying Sun
Palm get’s bought by HP
Changes in the world of Open Source:
Android shoots for world domination - Or at least Mobile Platform domination
Google TV announced and delivered
Chrome OS Pilot Program announced Beta’s of Chrome OS on VM’s
Ubuntu abandons Xorg and Gnome for Wayland and Unity
Mandrivia struggling/passing away...
Tablet Market exploded with the introduction of IPad and Galaxy Tablet
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LinuxJournal.com has a nice recap of all of the moving and shaking over at the OpenSuSe Project even with all the changes happening at Novell. The team has been busy but as a comment from OpenSuse Board Member, Bryen M Yunashko, stated these things have been in the works for a while. None the less the timing couldn't be better. The release of the overhauled OpenFate feature tracking system seems to be the biggest win for the team. The release of 11.4 and a new option to run a rolling update looks like the biggest win for users of the cutting edge distro. Check out the article for more details.