Linux Outlaws 27 - Interoperability My Arse
In this show: The usual Microsoft bashing, Canonical’s Landscape, Fab’s CeBIT coverage and much more.
News Stories (08:53)
- Microsoft wants NGOs in India to send letters to the government to support OOXML — and they can’t spell!
- US delegation to the ISO votes to support OOXML — what a huge surprise…
- Microsoft admits big delay in fixing the Home Server bug and they are getting slammed even by their own fanboys on that
- Canonical unveils Landscape admin tool for servers
- Sun scoops up Python gurus — what are they planning?
- Quite a surprise: the BBC apparently uses Linux for TV production
- German police raids CeBIT because of mp3 patent violations and Fab narrowly escapes
Main Topic: CeBIT 2008 Coverage (41:06)
Fab talks about his experience at CeBIT, especially at the Novell booth and their whole “Interoperability” campaign with Microsoft (including Miguel de Icaza’s views on this). We also discuss the situation of open source software in the industry in general and some other interesting topics Fab came across like the dominance of Linux in virtualisation and the huge success of Asus’ EeePC at the show.
If you’re interested, you can also check out Fab’s gallery with photos from the show room floor:
We close the show with Dan’s song The Shed Anthem, which he recently released on his music blog, and mention that we will do a special listener feedback episode next (probably in between this show and the next usual one). If you want to give us feedback on the episode, please leave a comment in our forums.
The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.