Roy Schestowitz espoused:
> Cisco reseller insults open source
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| I believe that open source is something to be proud of and not the liability
>| that you claim it to be. Cisco claims to have developed their own operating
>| system, but I doubt that they started from scratch. What they probably did is
>| base it on BSD-licensed code, since there is no requirement to redistribute
>| their modifications. This is yet another reason to support the GPL over BSD
>| type licenses.
> `----
>
> http://useopensource.blogspot.com/20...en-source.html
>


Cisco people have always admitted that IOS is developed from BSD. Of
course, it's never stable enough that an upgrade isn't required... they
copied the Microsoft model exactly and precisely.

>
> Related:
>
> Linux-based SLUG spawns highly hackable NAS
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Cisco's consumer products division is shipping a successor to the Linux-based
>| NSLU2 (aka "SLUG") consumer NAS (network-attached storage) appliance, one of
>| the most-hacked devices ever. *
> `----
>
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8932620558.html
>
>
> Cisco Unwires Linux Symposium
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| "Cisco embraces the Linux community and appreciates the opportunity to
>| work directly with them at this event."
>|
>| "With a major event like the Linux Symposium we have to get hundreds of
>| laptops networked in a relatively small area," said Andrew Hutton,
>| founder of the Linux Symposium.
> `----
>
> http://www.redorbit.com/news/technol...07969947958244
>
>
> Open source router on par with Cisco, users say
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| "I'd say that any PC we could put [Vyatta OFR] on today is going to be
>| way faster than Cisco. I would not be doing backbone routing with this,
>| but I would not hesitate to say this will compete against Cisco
>| either," Newnam said. "Well, as long as we're not switching half of
>| the U.S. of course."
> `----
>
> http://searchopensource.techtarget.c...218088,00.html
>
>
> Cisco launches device for digital signage
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| The device, demonstrated at Cisco?s analyst conference last month, is a
>| small Linux-based gadget aimed at delivering IP-based video, digital
>| signage content or other information to large LCD and plasma displays
>| in retail stores, public spaces such as airports or other locations.
> `----
>
> http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...rss-linux-news
>
>
> Cisco, Virtualization, and the Inevitable Hardware Upgrades of 2007
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| So, if you're looking to run serious loads on a virtualized server, expect
>| to upgrade your hardware. And you may need to expect a wait. Intel plans
>| general availability for their quad-core Clovertown processors in early
>| 2007. AMD's quad-core offering is slated for mid-2007.
>|
>| Many vendors predict that virtualization could spur the next wave of
>| Linux adoption in the datacenter. Virtualization allows enterprises to
>| run multiple operating systems on a single machine, allowing for a
>| migration plan that doesn't require duplicate physical server
>| environments. Dropping Linux onto a virtual partition is a great way
>| to try the operating system if you're proximately a Windows shop. That is,
>| if the hardware can handle it.
> `----
>
> http://www.linux-mag.com/content/view/2631/
>
>
> Cisco offers up safe mapping tool as open source
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| This is the first we've come across an open source tool from Cisco. What are
>| the others it has offered?
> `----
>
> http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/18481
>
>
> Will Cisco, Microsoft Bury the Hatchet?
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Cisco and Microsoft are cordial to each other, but they aren?t exactly the
>| best of partners. *
> `----
>
> http://biz.yahoo.com/seekingalpha/07...3_id.html?.v=1
>
>
> Chambers: We're Not Plumbers Anymore *
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| In response to a question about Cisco's views on open source posed
>| by internetnews.com Chambers responded, "I think that open source or
>| open content is the future. You want to be able to create your own
>| content and we want to do that empowerment."
> `----
>
> http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news...21313266324796
>
>
> Citizen journalism innovation using open source methodology
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| ?What I like about HULIQ.com is the possibility to use the open
>| source methodology to tap on the unlimited resource of public
>| journalism,? continues Helge.
> `----
>
> http://www.huliq.com/blog/admin/06/1...88711395918233
>
>
> Partner Progam: Vyatta Partner Program To Accelerate Adoption Of Open-Source
> Networking
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| "Developing our Vyatta Ready partner program is an important step in
>| the rapid growth of our global partner ecosystem, which we believe
>| will make our Linux-based networking solution a standard fixture
>| in growing networks and data centers around the world," said Keith
>| Hartley, vice president of alliances at Vyatta.
> `----
>
> http://www.itreselleronline.com/cont...&VNETCOOKIE=NO
>
>
> Open source and secret sauce
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Open source router outperforming Cisco device in test revives the
>| "commodity" vs. "special purpose" debate
>|
>| [...]
>|
>| Marketing trumped technology, however. Competitors would say "you don't
>| want to trust your network to a PC" -- even though it really wasn't a PC.
>| And FUD prevailed. Today we can expect to hear the same comments made in
>| reference to open source. Will they work this time?
> `----
>
> http://www.networkworld.com/columnis...l?fsrc=rss-ibm
>
>
> Comcast invests in Vyatta, open source router maker
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| The company has raised a total of $18.5 million so far. The
>| investment indicates that cable carriers are getting serious
>| about chasing the small and medium sized businesses, and
>| competing with the telephone companies in more than just
>| consumer markets.
> `----
>
> http://gigaom.com/2007/04/01/vyatta-comcast/
>
>
> Free Linux router distro gains sophisticated QoS
>
> ,----[ Quoye ]
>| A small, Linux router distribution for x86 has added QoS
>| (quality-of-service) management features claimed capable of
>| classifying packets regardless of port. The 1.0.beta4 release
>| of Zeroshell now includes QoS software from the open source
>| "L7-filter" project, along with a QoS management interface.
>|
>| Zeroshell is available as a live CD or bootable CompactFlash
>| (512MB) image. It includes a Web-based user interface, and
>| supports many advanced features; see our earlier coverage
>| for specifics.
> `----
>
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9446520379.html
>
>
> Vyatta Delivers Twice the Performance of Cisco at Half the Price
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Vyatta today announced the release of independent third-party testing
>| results from The Tolly Group that measured the throughput and
>| performance of the open-source, x86-based Vyatta router and
>| firewall appliance versus the proprietary Cisco 2821 ISR.
>|
>| "This report shatters the myth that proprietary hardware products
>| are a better choice than standard x86-based systems for network
>| infrastructure," said Dave Roberts, VP of strategy and marketing
>| at Vyatta. "For the majority of routing applications, open-source
>| software and x86-based hardware can easily address the performance
>| requirements and at significantly lower price points."
> `----
>
> http://www.topix.net/content/prweb/2...09233288209670
>
>
> Will an open source router replace your Cisco router?
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| By using VMware, I was able to get this new router up in less than 30
>| minutes--as promised by the evaluation guide. In fact, half of that time
>| came from downloading the file. In addition, I ended up reading some of the
>| guide to learn the default login and the basics of the user interface.
>|
>| In my opinion, Vyatta shows a lot of promise. While I'm not recommending
>| throwing out Cisco routers in favor of Vyatta just yet, spending 30 minutes
>| to familiarize yourself with what it can do is a smart idea.
> `----
>
> http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...g=feed&subj=tr
> http://tinyurl.com/37zkvp
>
>
> Open source router on par with Cisco, users say
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| "I'd say that any PC we could put [Vyatta OFR] on today is going to be
>| way faster than Cisco. I would not be doing backbone routing with this,
>| but I would not hesitate to say this will compete against Cisco
>| either," Newnam said. "Well, as long as we're not switching half of
>| the U.S. of course."
> `----
>
> http://searchopensource.techtarget.c...218088,00.html
>
>
> University dumps Cisco VOIP for open-source Asterisk
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| SHSU is in the process of moving its 6,000 students, faculty and staff off
>| of Cisco CallManager IP PBXs and a legacy Nortel Meridian PBX over to Linux
>| servers running Asterisk...
> `----
>
> http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...;fpid;78268965
>
>
> Dumping Cisco for open-source
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Open-source networking trend is limited so far, but it
>| could grow fast
>|
>| The open-source movement, which has long made inroads
>| into corporations via Linux and other enterprise-level
>| software, now has a potentially bigger target in its
>| cross hairs: the PBXs and network routers from companies
>| such as Cisco Systems Inc. that form the basis of
>| networking infrastructure.
> `----
>
> http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9004223
> http://tinyurl.com/t8cfw
>
>
> Cisco, Microsoft, Others Get Together On Security
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Microsoft, Cisco Systems and the open-standards Trusted Computing
>| Group each developed their own NAC approaches, which use a variety
>| of software and hardware to boost network security.
> `----
>
> http://biz.yahoo.com/ibd/070531/tech01.html?.v=1
>
>
> Can Microsoft and Cisco Still Be Pals?
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| That puts it in direct competition with Microsoft, which is No. 2
>| with its Live Meeting service. Microsoft's big push will come in
>| June when it begins producing a host of products, including Microsoft
>| Office Communicator 2007.
> `----
>
> http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/...mpaign_id=yhoo
> http://tinyurl.com/2pt3yw
>
>
> Why the world needs openness, not interoperability.
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| This NAC/NAP lovefest would be laughable if it weren't such
>| a kick-in-the-teeth to the rest of the industry, enterprise IT, and
>| all Internet users. A Cisco/Microsoft oligopoly stalls implementation,
>| stifles innovation, and makes the network less secure. In this way, Cisco
>| and Microsoft are standing in the way of progress.
> `----
>
> http://news.com.com/2061-11203_3-611...2960&subj=news



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