Daily links for 08/29/2010

Google backs out of JavaOne conference | Reuters “Citing concerns about Oracle’s lawsuit against it, Google said Friday it cannot participate in the upcoming JavaOne conference. The Oracle-sponsored JavaOne conference, formerly a Sun Microsystems event, is being held in San Francisco the week of September 19. Oracle is suing Google…

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Daily links for 08/16/2010

Oracle’s Java lawsuit undermines its open source credibility “It raises very serious questions about the company’s stewardship of other open source technology that it obtained during the acquisition of Sun. The resulting uncertainty will likely not be conducive to retaining the customers and mindshare that Sun had built around certain…

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Daily links for 08/15/2010

Oracle signals an end to OpenSolaris – Computerworld “Oracle appeared to confirm this week what many in the computer industry already suspected: The OpenSolaris project is dead. Oracle laid out its Solaris strategy in an internal memo that was leaked to the OpenSolaris mailing list on Friday. It says Oracle’s…

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Daily links for 08/11/2010

Open source Ruby, Python hit rocky ground at Microsoft – IronPython, IronRuby, Microsoft, .net – Techworld “Microsoft’s open source IronRuby and IronPython projects are shrouded in a dubious future as the last of the full-time IronRuby developers departed the company last month. “ tags: python ruby Microsoft Linux Foundation Makes…

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Daily links for 08/05/2010

IBM, open source community aim to improve Internet accessibility | ZDNet “IBM and groups like the OpenAjax Alliance are launching a few initiatives to make the Internet more accessible to folks with mobility or sensory disabilities. The overarching theme here is that the Internet needs voice Web development and other…

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Daily links for 08/04/2010

Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time – 03 Aug 2010 – Computing “Demand for Linux programming skills has exceeded that for Unix programming skills for the first time ever, according to Richard Nott, director of recruitment site CWJobs.co.uk. Possible reasons for this include the fact…

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10 things traditional software customers want to know about open source

What questions come up most frequently when I engage with customers about open source? The answers should be important to you whether you produce or use traditional or open source software. I talk to many customers who have installed what I’ll call “traditional” or “commercial” software but what some people…

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