Feeds

Microsoft can pound sand with its IP - my grandma runs Ubuntu

Go on. Get your Coté

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

Radio Reg It took an pundit with his own code-name to return Open Season to respectability.

Redmonk analyst Michael Coté joined the Open Season crew for Episode 13 of our glorious show. With Coté on board, we managed to discuss about things that might actually matter to open source companies rather than simply prattling on about our hopes, dreams and genius. I'm talking about topics such as how to run an open source business, innovative players in the open source game and how you can or cannot deal productively with Microsoft.

You can't pay for this kind of advice unless, of course, you mail me a check.

Shot of a wee lass with headphones

The Average Open Season Listener

As usual, I've detailed the topics covered in the show notes, but a few of the highlights include our assessment of Microsoft's interoperability pact, BusinessWeek reporter Sarah Lacy's interview with Facebook's Mark Zombieberg, disappearing appointments in Zimbra, the evolution of Firefox, Matt Asay's grandmother using Ubuntu and, of course, Google's general evilness.

Please send your feedback, questions and grousing to software at theregister.com or to me by clicking on ye old name at the top of this page.

We'd like to thank the 6,000 or so of you who regularly tune in for helping us reach the unlucky 13th episode.

Power to the people.

Open Season - Episode 13

The faithful can grab the Ogg Vorbis file here, those plagued by low-bandwidth can catch a smaller, crappier quality show here and those of you with macho-sized bandwidth can get the big daddy here.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes here or grab the Arse feed here.

Show notes

Thanks for your ears. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Whoah! How many Google Play apps want to read your texts?
Google's app permissions far too lax – security firm survey
Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS
Google is only now fixing ancient, energy-sapping bug
Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?
Nokia and marketing types first to get the bullet, says report
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh
Also faster init and a new packages system
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.