What's up with Linux and open source at HP these days? No Linux or open source people have lost their jobs at HP. Given the current downtrend in the technology sector as a whole these days, that says a lot about HP's intentions.
This week's story is about how Linux is faring at post-merger/post-Bruce Perens Hewlett-Packard. First, a brief detour to make clear why that's important. I want to show you what Microsoft hopes Linux's future will be like.
Warpstock 2002 was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. In some ways it was like any other computer conference: technical sessions, exhibition booths, and after-hours camaraderie. In other ways it was more like a wake or a reunion than computer conference. There were just over 100 loyal and faithful OS/2 survivalists in attendance. None dared hope the hotel's name was an omen.