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Bad karma surrounds e-mail authentication plans

Apr 21, 20062 mins

Latest standards and regulations news.

Bad karma surrounds e-mail authentication plans, 04/20/06

This week’s powwow of e-mail heavyweights in Chicago returned the IT community’s attention to the issue of e-mail message authentication, but the messaging community has too little to show for a year’s worth of work, some say.

Novell buys security monitoring software firm for $72 million, 04/19/06

Novell Wednesday said it has bought e-Security, a maker of security information management and compliance monitoring software, in a deal worth $72 million.

Linux vendors to rally behind desktop standard, 04/19/06

More than a dozen technology companies, including IBM, Red Hat and Novell are planning to support a new integrated server and desktop Linux standard that will be unveiled at next week’s Linux Desktop Summit by the Free Standards Group.

BEA warms to ColdFusion users, 04/17/06

BEA Systems hopes to lure users of ColdFusion applications to BEA’s WebLogic Server platform by licensing New Atlanta’s BlueDragon software.

EPA and Sun to define energy-efficient server spec, 04/14/06

Sun Friday said it spearheaded a meeting with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and others to create a standard energy efficiency metric for servers, furthering the focus Sun has placed on energy efficiency since the introduction of its most …

New think tank advocates broadband incentives, 04/14/06

The government needs to pass new laws to help increase the numbers of residents subscribing to broadband, according to a report released this week by a new technology policy think tank.

French bill could chill open source, 04/14/06

On May 4, the French Senate will debate a copyright bill that is widely expected to have a chilling effect on the development and distribution of open-source software for digital rights management (DRM) or peer-to-peer file sharing. That’s because the …