First Billion Dollar Open Source Software Vendor

head_dunce writes:

“Red Hat is doing very well in this economy. Total revenue and subscription revenue for this quarter is up 28% year-over-year. Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat said, ‘Based on the strong first half results, we believe Red Hat remains well positioned to finish fiscal 2012 as the first billion dollar open source software vendor.”

Open source is for stingy people…

via First Billion Dollar Open Source Software Vendor – Slashdot.

Italy prepares ‘one strike’ anti-piracy law

“The Italian government is preparing an anti-piracy law that could ban Internet users from access after one alleged copyright infringement, a lawyer and an analyst warned. ISPs would be required to use filters against services that infringe copyright, trademark or patents under terms of the draft law. The proposed changes to Italy’s e-commerce directive were drafted in July by members of parliament belonging to the Il Popolo della Libertà (PdL) party of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.”

Note that here in Italy nobody is talking about it…

Italy prepares ‘one strike’ anti-piracy law – intellectual property, legal – Techworld.