Sun makes licensing peace offering to OpenOffice.org
Sun yesterday unveiled licensing relaxations designed to placate critics and boost contributions to OpenOffice.org, the open source office suite project. Sun, no stranger to abuse from the open source community over its licensing terms and conditions, has come under fire because contributors to OpenOffice.org had to sign an agreement giving Sun rights to their work.
Compaq.com surfers in random redirection mystery
Compaq and HP staff visiting the Compaq.com Web site this morning were thrown a wild card.
BT Broadband accuses P2P users of copyright abuse
BT is threatening to kick users of P2P applications off its broadband service, citing copyright abuse.
Thus attacks ‘unsustainable pricing’
Thus, the alternative telco, has accused rivals of adopting "unsustainable pricing", contributing to an uncertain future for the telecoms industry.
Computer virus threats on the decline?
Many security analysts agree that there has been an apparent fall in virus attacks in 2002, but they still warn potential victims to keep their guard up.
Get your MS licences – 2% below cost!
The UK arm of Enta, the Taiwanese OEM distie, has provoked a furious response from rivals for selling Microsoft OEM licences at two per cent below cost. For cash, presumably upfront, of course.
Tiscali apologises for forum slurs
Tiscali UK has apologised to a Merseyside man after he became the victim of ridicule among some of the ISP's forum moderators.
Brightview acquires XO UK ISPs
Brightview - the privately funded UK-based outfit that includes IC24, Madasafish and Totalise among its stable of service providers - has bought the UK-based consumer ISP business that previously belonged to US telco XO Communications.
Apple chip breakthrough confounds physicists
Updated: Note - Averting further ridicule, Apple changed the offending text following publication of this article. See end for details.
DoS risk from Oracle9i debugging bug
A flaw in the debugging mechanism of Oracle9i supplies a mechanism for crackers to crash vulnerable servers.
NTL makes ‘steady progress’
NTL - which filed for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May - says that it made "steady progress" during Q2 against what it described as a "challenging backdrop".
IBM launches Linux counterblast at Sun
IBM has launched a counter-offensive against Sun Microsystems's march into the Linux market.