Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

We’ve seen an increase in the past year or so in the percentage of traffic to the DNS root servers carried over IPv6 from somewhere around one percent to between three and four percent.”

Burt Kaliski, CTO of VeriSign commenting on the growth of IPv6 over the last year (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet


“Contrary to Oracle, copyright law does not confer ownership over any and all ways to implement a function or specification, no matter how creative the copyrighted implementation or specification may be.”

Judge Alsup ruling on Oracle vs. Google (InternetNews)


“The Unix server refresh has largely ended, as the Unix server market is in decline again, driven by workload consolidation and migration to competing platforms.” 

Kuba Stolarski, research manager, Enterprise Servers at IDC, commenting on the 1Q12 Global Server Market (ServerWatch)


“Flamer is the largest piece of malware that we’ve ever analyzed.”

Vikram Thakur, principal research manager at Symantec Security Response, commenting on new malware outbreak (eSecurityPlanet)



“At the heat of a thousand hot dog cookers, the seventeenth release of Fedora shall be forged by contributors the world over, and it will be known as: Beefy Miracle. The mustard shall indicate progress.”

Fedora Project Leader, Robyn Bergeron announcing the release of Fedora 17, aka Beefy Miracle (Fedora)

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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