Software vendor Software AG has made several senior executive appointments in Asia Pacific and Japan.
The American software company Xinuos, created in 2011, has sued IBM and Red Hat over alleged anti-trust violations and copyright infringement, and claims that Big Blue has been misleading its investors since 2008.
When Oracle Corporation, a company that is not exactly known for being friendly to free software and open source, appears to be more friendly to Linux users than Red Hat, then it is time for people to sit up and take notice.
Germany open source provider SUSE will go in for an initial public offering next year, the American news service Bloomberg reports, adding that its owner, Swedish private equity firm EQT, is already consulting advisers about the listing.
Software tools provider New Relic has made two sales appointments.
Telematics company Intelematics has appointed Nick Marks as its CEO.
Open source company SUSE says the acquisition of Red Hat, once the biggest independent open source firm, by IBM shows the importance of the role that open source technology and standards will play in the future.
Open source firm SUSE has completed the process of acquisition by its fourth owner — Swedish growth investor EQT — and says it would now be the largest independent open source company, a status that Red Hat once enjoyed until it was bought by IBM.
Microsoft has announced it is joining the Open Invention Network, a group that aims to protect Linux and open source programs from patent risk.
Australian-listed data collaboration company IXUP has appointed 20-year technology veteran, Anthony Turco, as executive vice-president and head of product.
The Germany-based SUSE Linux marked a milestone over the last few days: on Friday, 2 September, the company turned 25, a remarkable achievement in an industry where the remains of software companies litter the landscape around the world.
Security vendor CyberArk has appointed Adel Eid as senior director, channels for Asia Pacific and Japan, and Bruce Nixon as channel manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Would Novell, which is now referred to in the past tense by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, still be around as a company of substance if Chris Stone had not left when he did?
Enterprise software vendor Software AG has appointed Gordon Gakovic as managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
Identity management solutions provider ForgeRock has appointed 30-year IT industry veteran John Donovan as Regional Vice President for Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN.
Microsoft has refused to say openly whether it will be extending the patent-licensing deal that it signed with Novell back in 2006. At that time, SUSE Linux was a part of Novell.
With two companies — Microsoft and Red Hat — from opposite ends of the software spectrum linking arms in a deal overnight, the big question that remains is: what happens to the SUSE-Microsoft deal?
After lying dormant for nearly five years, the case which SCO filed against IBM back in 2003 is back on the docket of the US federal court in Utah.
Holmesglen TAFE uses Novell iPrint to simplify on-campus printing.
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