Jason Zander, Microsoft’s corporate VP and head of its Azure business, said since Microsoft began allowing Linux on its Azure cloud platform, about one in four customers are running one variant of Linux or another, and in China that figure rises to about one in two. “We have a lot of enterprise customers who want an enterprise version of Linux and who have a relationship with Red Hat already.”
In any case, it would be mistaken to read the case as grounds for invalidating all software patents.
But it most certainly does provide a basis for invalidating some bad software patents. This is progress. As lower courts apply the Supreme Court decision, we may see more progress.
Media, content creation, and life sciences struck Stitt as good examples for where OpenStack enjoys stronger greenfield adoption. Those areas revolve around the generation of entirely new data, rather than the manipulation of existing data; everything newly created can simply be deployed fresh into OpenStack.
It’s hard to ignore the overall enthusiasm around OpenStack — the near-doubling of attendance to 4,500 at this year’s summit is a sign of how interest is mushrooming. And the overarching presence of Red Hat shows how it’s working to make itself as synonymous with OpenStack as it did with Linux — but the existence of other vendors all vying for attention also raises a cautionary note that, open source notwithstanding, the OpenStack market runs the risk of becoming as fragmented and contentious as Linux itself.
While some in the past have associated open source with cost – it’s the cheaper alternative to proprietary approaches – that’s not the point anymore. The innovation model for open collaboration enables multiple competitive vendors to co-operate on core functionality and then compete on value added support and services.
Installation is made easy with the Red Hat-developed installation tool, PackStack.
That last bit is interesting. OpenStack is a complex suite of tools, and the installation process is non-trivial. Any work to streamline that will reduce at least one barrier to success.
As for the name, RDO? It stands for “Red Hat Distribution of OpenStack.
Hopefully this works with CentOS as well.
Uniloc USA, Inc. filed the complaint against Rackspace in June 2012 in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the processing of floating point numbers by the Linux operating system violated U.S. Patent 5,892,697. Rackspace and Red Hat immediately moved to dismiss the case prior to filing an answer. In dismissing the case, Chief Judge Leonard Davis found that Uniloc’s claim was unpatentable under Supreme Court case law that prohibits the patenting of mathematical algorithms. This is the first reported instance in which the Eastern District of Texas has granted an early motion to dismiss finding a patent invalid because it claimed unpatentable subject matter. In the ruling released today, Judge Davis wrote that the asserted claim “is a mathematical formula that is unpatentable under Section 101.”
Configuring and Managing a Red Hat Cluster describes the configuration and management of Red Hat cluster systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. It does not include information about Red Hat Linux Virtual Servers (LVS). Information about installing and configuring LVS is in a separate document.
RALEIGH, NC – August 13, 2012 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the preview release of Red Hat’s OpenStack distribution based on the popular open source OpenStack framework for building and managing private, public and hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. With this, Red Hat delivers the next step in its plans for the industry’s only enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution with Red Hat’s award-winning commercial support, certified ecosystem of hardware and application vendors and leadership in delivering trusted open source clouds for organizations worldwide requiring enterprise-grade solutions and support.
The resulting mechanism planned for getting the keys automatically distributed is to utilize Microsoft key signing and registry services. This obviates the need for every customer to have to round up a collection of keys for multiple operating systems and device drivers. Microsoft will provide keys for Windows and Red Hat will provide keys for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora. Similarly other distributions can participate at a nominal cost of $99 USD – allowing them to register their own keys for distribution to system firmware vendors.
But Rainer Gerhards, the lead developer for the rsyslog tool, has now had a chance to analyze Poettering’s and Sievers’ paper in detail and says that the similarities to the Windows Event Log is actually a good thing, since there are aspects of the Windows Event Log tool that would actually be useful in.
But, Gerhards argues, such a drastic change in the way Linux handles system event logging may not be necessary, given that Gerhards’ rsyslog tool, as well as functionality in the competing syslog-ng tool, already can address many of the problems Sievers and Poettering have addressed.