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.

Oracle Removes Java Signatures, Breaking Webstart

It seems Oracle has decided in their infinite wisdom to remove digital signatures from the Java projects that they put into the open source community. Of course this breaks any application out there depending on Java Webstart using these libs. Looks like Java3D and JAI are currently affected — probably other APIs are as well. Oh Oracle! What are we supposed to do with you?

Best comment by Chrisq (894406): Oracle only said they’d keep it open source. They never said they’d let you use it.

via Oracle Removes Java Signatures, Breaking Webstart – Slashdot.

Mozilla Community Contributor Departs Over Bug Handling

I understand that change takes time, and there is always a delay between planning a change, and the implementation. But with Triage, time is our enemy. We currently have 2,598 UNCO bugs in Firefox that haven’t been touched in 150 days. That is almost 2600 bugs that have not been touched since Firefox 4 was released. … In Spring 2010, we hit roughly 13,000 UNCO bugs in the Firefox product on BMO. 13,000!!! We currently have 5,934. While this is an improvement, that is 6,000 bugs in Firefox that could be shipping today, and enhancements that could be making the web better of course it isn’t that high, but the potential is there. This is several thousand contributors that we have told “Thank you for filing a bug report with us. We don’t really care about it, and we are going to let it sit for 6 months and just ask you to retest when you know it isn’t fixed, but thank you anyway.”

Take a look at comments, too. This is exactly what I think about this last version crazyness.
Please, stop it!

via Updated: Mozilla Community Contributor Departs Over Bug Handling – Slashdot.

Mozilla To Remove User-Facing Firefox Version Numbers

“A great collective gasp issued from tuned-in Firefox fans when Mozilla announced that it was switching to a Chrome-like release schedule for its browser. Now Mozilla wants to take things one step further and remove Firefox version numbers entirely — from the user-facing parts of the browser, anyway.”

Finally, God exists…
Chrome continuous versioning it’s just crazy, nothing else to say.
Fortunately at Mozilla someone argues that it is not necessary to clone all Chrome features, at least not this.

via Mozilla To Remove User-Facing Firefox Version Numbers – Slashdot.