Tools catch security holes in open source code

Tools catch security holes in open source code

This year has been the best of times and the worst of times for open source code and security. On the one hand, the latest survey by Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture...

Open source pitfalls – and how to avoid them

Open source pitfalls – and how to avoid them

It’s hard to imagine a company these days that isn’t using open source software somewhere, whether it’s Linux running a company’s print and web servers, the Firefox browser on user desktops, or the Android...

Fedora adds 3D printing support

Fedora adds 3D printing support

Latest version of open source desktop boast several key improvements, but many usability issues remain The latest version of Fedora, nicknamed “Schrodinger’s Cat,” features a number of improvements aimed at IT users. But its...

China’s Linux Bet

China’s Linux Bet

This article originally appeared in CIO magazine. As China prepares to become a full member of the World Trade Organization, the Beijing government is trying to prove to the West that it is serious...

Chinese Companies Pick Linux to Boost Their Own Skills

Chinese Companies Pick Linux to Boost Their Own Skills

Cost counts for a lot, but being able to grow their own developers and adapt technology to their own needs, rather than the other way around, makes Linux increasingly popular in companies based or operating in China.

Open-Source May Help China Curb Software Piracy

Open-Source May Help China Curb Software Piracy

“Free” might not really mean free, but an operating system that doesn’t require user licenses makes it a lot easier to avoid piracy, in accordance with a four-year-old government push to get Chinese companies to respect intellectual property.

Chinese Companies Plan Massive Linux Deployments

Chinese Companies Plan Massive Linux Deployments

Major Chinese banks are moving their core infrastructure to Linux, partly in accordance with a government’s advocacy of Linux for its cost, stability, and as a platform for homegrown development.

China’s Open Source

China’s Open Source

This article originally appeared in eWeek (reprint of CIO Insight article). Since Linux doesnt require user licenses, its also a way to combat software piracy, which is an epidemic in China. Under pressure from...

Microsoft Fights Piracy In China, Linux Wins

Microsoft Fights Piracy In China, Linux Wins

As proprietary software vendors crack down on piracy, China looks to Linux as an alternative. On virtually any street in Shanghai or Beijing, you can buy a Hollywood DVD or hot new CD for...