Ubuntu has caught the attention of the world. What makes Ubuntu so popular? Is it technology, is it community or is it just Mark Shuttleworth's charisma that brings Ubuntu its name and fame. In this interview Mark talks about Ubuntu in the global IT landscape, upcoming technology features, software patents, and what Ubuntu is doing in India.
Governments are in the cross hairs of the forces of globalization. For everyone to benefit fairly, governments in the developing world must adopt an information technology policy that balances the interests of international trade and collaboration with increased self-reliance and knowledge creation.
At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), true friends, supposed friends, and sworn enemies of OSS, all vied with each other to steer open source to their own advantage.
Scott Handy shares details about IBM’s goals and his insights about a collaborative economic development model for India and South Asia.
Price competition and multi-cultural flexibility introduced by OSS reinforces the need for companies such as Microsoft to be better team players to earn the respect and support of their customers.