Although only one million 10G ports were shipped in 2007, according to some estimates, the combination of multi-core servers and the growing use of server virtualization are helping to push 10G networks toward the mainstream
The peer-to-peer communications firm finds itself in legal troubles following a Munich regional court decision that says it failed to adhere to certain provisions of a popular open source licence. Learn the implications for other companies
Eric Raymond, influential developer and co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, has delivered a public rebuke to Red Hat's Fedora project, saying he is switching to the Ubuntu distribution after 13 years as a loyal Red Hat user, citing numerous technical and governance problems around Fedora.
A European Commission report into intellectual property issues in the IT industry has been criticized by patent campaigners as a "mockery and an insult." The report, "Fostering the Competitiveness of Europe's ICT Industry", is the result of nearly five months of work by a taskforce formed in July, which included Microsoft, IBM, SAP and other large IT companies, as well as some smaller firms. Among other recommendations, it calls for a lower-cost, more unified patent system for Europe's IT industry.