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2008-07-18 19:24
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Ubuntu made me puke in a bucket

And then a Playboy blogger saved my soulRadio Reg The world is a disgusting, filthy place. So, it's important to take a moment away from the turmoil from time-to-time, spread your legs and eat some aromatic pistou of borage. And, god bless, that's exac...

Bill Gates battles Kermit the Frog in the name of open source

Twittering Shuttleworth's gasRadio Reg Every time Mark Shuttleworth farts an angel gets its wings. Or at least that's what his girlfriend told me.…

Bill Gates cried to make the world a better place

Meanwhile, Google pays for Linus Torvalds' breakfastRadio Reg Is there a connection between an alleged coke-addicted CEO with a prostitute lair and open source? You bet there is - on Open Season.…

Open source zealots fill with venom

While bumbling OLPC bumbles to MicrosoftRadio Reg Some pundits out there think you can't get rich off open source software. Well, that's just not true. As evidence, we bring you Mike Olson, the former CEO of Sleepycat Software who milked Oracle for mil...

Open source software is<em>murder</em>

Just ask Oracle, Sun and MicrosoftRadio Reg In Russia, they say the only way to untold software riches is to partner with Microsoft. Or at least that's what Microsoft's Russian operatives are telling people these days.…

There's no way Ballmer survives Yahoo! disaster scenario

Bring your hookah to the open source cloudRadio Reg Microsoft is buying Yahoo! to . . . oh, that's right no one from Redmond has really explained that one yet. Most of the pundits think Redmond has an ad play in mind. Well, the Open Season crew sees it...

Ubuntu chief picks panda over penguin, while Microsoft rolls Novell

Wimpy open sourcers worked by Delta pilotsRadio Reg If you're ever staying at the HoJo in Victorville, California, be sure to hit up the gay bar next door and down a Chelada with this guy. He's a hoot, and I'm pretty sure he'd be all about open source ...

Microsoft can pound sand with its IP - my grandma runs Ubuntu

Go on. Get your CotéRadio Reg It took an pundit with his own code-name to return Open Season to respectability.…

Steve Jobs talks open source with<em>El Reg</em>

*Not really. But FSJ doesRadio RegThe Register, as many of you know, enjoys enormous pull with Apple.…

On the open source implications of Dell's rodent abuse

Hamster meet penguinRadio Reg Does Dell making hamsters cry have anything at all to do with open source software? Not really. Still, the Open Season crew gathered for Episode 11 to draw any connection between Dell, rodent torture and open source code t...

How and why MySQL grabbed $1bn in five weeks

Mickos and Sun's Green dish the dirtRadio Reg When one of technology's major players lays down $1bn for an open source software maker, the Open Season crew must swing into action. To our credit, we swung in style this week, getting Sun - the acquirer -...

Red Hat flips CEO, as Microsoft 'goes' astroturfing

Adobe and MuleSource tune open source assaultRadio Reg MacWorld, MacWorld, MacWorld. Let those proprietary clowns play with their toys and false idols. We'll stick with open source decency - thank you very much - and dish out Episode 9 of Open Season.…

IBM to make massive Ubuntu server play?

It's Red Hat's worst nightmareRadio Reg Forget wasting time with open source software minutiae. Episode 8 of Open Season dives right into the real things that matter - like food.…

Novell, Red Hat and Gartner war with Facebook for PR flop award

Save the fear leader. Save the hurledRadio Reg Is there a PR professional decent enough to join the Open Season crew? Like you, we thought "no." But, as it turns out, Lonn Johnston from Page One PR is all class and just as full of vitriol as the rest o...

Oracle hunger fallout: Will Red Hat survive?

Ex JBoss CEO says IBM might do the eatingRadio Reg Why let the Oracle/BEA spat die when you can open a hulking can of gasoline and pour fuel over the fire?…

Open Season exposes the<em>real</em> price paid for Radiohead's new album

While Steve Ballmer threatens to buy O'Reilly's leftoversRadio Reg Forget the entertainment hacks. It takes a bunch of open source pundits to figure out how much peoplereally paid for Radiohead's new album.…

Ubuntu chief bids for prima-donna status

Dell, OpenOffice and Oracle let us downRadio Reg I'd like to live in a tub of cream cheese icing. Sadly, that's not an option for me. It is, however, an option for Canonical/Ubuntu head Mark Shuttleworth. The open source advocate has plenty of cash - e...

Yahoo!'s<strike>in</strike>sanity over Zimbra and Google's plan to rule open source code

Oh yes. It's Open SeasonAudio What in heaven's name was Yahoo! thinking by purchasing Zimbra for a stunning $350m? Well, Matt Asay, Dave Rosenberg and I cover everything you could ever want to know about this deal in Episode 3 of Open Season. Insight? ...

Open source prima donnas to crush IBM, BEA and MS in 2008

And David Beckham's issues with FLOSSMeat Cast If you have anything at all to do with open source software, you'll want to listen to Episode 2 of Open Season because there's a good chance we said something good or bad about you.…

High protein diet good for boxen gurus and open sourcerers

Eat your Meat CastsSite News I have an apology for all the hardware geniuses and open source software experts out there.…

It's Open Season on open source

Three kings tackle MS, Google, MySQL, Web 2.0 and freedomMeat Cast The market heard your late-night cries so full of despair and longing. Then, the market responded.…