The JBoss Group has announced its first annual profit distribution to the Open Source developers who have worked on producing the JBoss J2EE server.
IBM have won a 3 year contract with Nvidia to manufacture chips for their new video cards, including the new GeForce FX line of cards. Nvidia previous used Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer.
It will be interesting to see if in any way this deal will effect the contract IBM has with Sony to produce the new Cell CPUs for Sony for the upcoming Playstation 3 – Nvidia graphics chips are currently used in the XBox, a direct competitor to the PS2.
Due to friction between contributing members of the W3C’s Working Group for the orchestration of Web Services, Microsoft have withdrawn their involvement with the group.
This could result in the eventual divergence of orchestration standards (or at least proposals at this stage), between IBM and BEA who are still working with the W3C, and Microsoft who may suggest their own mechanism and protocol for WS orchestration.
RedHat have announced they will release downloadable ISOs of RedHat 9.0 to subscribers of the RedHat Network, on 3/31/03.
From an email notification: “Beginning March 31st, paid subscribers to Red Hat Network will have
access to Red Hat Linux 9 ISOs – a full week before retail store and
Red Hat FTP availability.”