Episode 59 – The Year in Review Show 2011

Running Time:
1) Introduction

The HTC Rezound kicks ass! Brian is going to get it….

NOTE: Brian ended up getting the Galaxy Nexus. He Loves it. 🙂

2) News

Joe, got a kindle fire, Corey got an HTC Rezound and Brian got a HP Touchpad
Amazon Outage
Novell got bought by Attachmate
hacking, hacking and more hacking (Just to many to link to any one.)
Patent WARS (Again just to many stories.)
Openoffce/Libreoffice
Toyota Linux
mint overtakes ubuntu  (who didn’t see this happening), and continues its dominance for world power

3) Conclusion
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Episode 49 – Are you ready to K-Splice your machine?

Running Time: 44:59

1) Introduction

Joe and Brian Talk about FLA in the summer and mobile uploads on Android

2) News

Adobe let’s Open Source Developers Lead AIR on Linux

Ubuntu Linux is getting serious about Business

Oracle buys KSplice

Is your EMACS violating the GPL?

Microsoft pays Novell $100Million dollars to keep using Suse 

3) Conclusion

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Episode 46 – Life in the Mainstream

Running Time: 22:47

1) Introduction

Joe and Brian Talk about stuff

2) News

When Foss Became Mainstream – North Bridge Venture Partners released a report last week on their survey of FOSS and it’s growth for 2011. The full survey report is here.
Where is the new Novell going? Novell is now a three headed monster.  Some people got displaced and Mono is no longer a focus area.  Suse’s Headquarters is back in Germany.
What’s the top Open Source License?

3) Conclusion

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Now we know what will happen to Novell…

There are several articles out there on this out there but the one at ZDnet.com was both clear, as complete as possible and short.  The article covers the exact split but here is the short review.  Attachmate’s old business and the identity management parts of Novell will become one part of the company.  Everything that was Novell before they bought Suse are now Novell again.  Finally and most important to use here Suse is going back to it’s roots and back to Germany.  The sad news is that the folks connected to the Mono process were let liad off.  Not to worry though the leader of the team and the project has hit the ground running and started his own company.

 

What’s in a name?

Andreas Jaeger Program Manager for openSuSE at Novell and the team he works with think that maybe it’s time for a change.  They have come up with a list of eight variants on the numbering part of their naming for future releases.  They want people’s input so here is your chance.  The possiblity of going Octal left me with a smile on my face.  In reality they should probably adopt a date driven versioning like Ubuntu, Mandriva and Fedora.  Check out the post and the explanations of how they came up with the list.  Then let them know what you think.

Novell and Attachmate deal delayed until April…

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.