Daily links for 02/28/2011

Open Source iPad Apps Baker Ebook Framework “Baker is an HTML5 ebook framework to publish on the iPad using open web standards.” Licensed under the BSD open source license. tags: HTML5 ebook ipad framework Other news What would you do with Open.org? | ITworld “The domain name was recently acquired…

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Daily links for 02/24/2011

Internet-savvy ‘Firefly’ fans fly back into the fight – CNN.com “Just days after an apparently offhand comment from Nathan Fillion, who played Capt. Malcolm Reynolds on the short-lived Fox series, the Web has once again lit up with efforts to revive the sci-fi franchise. Last week, Fillion, who now stars in…

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Daily links for 02/17/2011

Microsoft bans open source from the Marketplace | thinq_ “Microsoft has raised the ire of the open source community with its Windows Marketplace licence by specifically refusing to allow software covered under an open licence to be distributed.” tags: microsoft gpl Open Source On ‘Jeopardy!’ Computer Win Is All but…

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Daily links for 02/16/2011

IBM and Jeopardy Watson on Jeopardy! Day Two: The Confusion over an Airport Clue | A Smarter Planet Blog “How could the machine have been so wrong? David Ferrucci, the manager of the Watson project at IBM Research, explained during a  viewing of the show on Monday morning that several…

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Daily links for 02/15/2011

Linux Linux PR: Linux Professional Institute develops Academic Program in Malaysia “The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced a new initiative to promote Linux training within colleges and universities in Malaysia. This initiative by LPI affiliate, LPI-Asia Pacific (LPI-APAC: http://www.lpi-apac.org/), will enable post-secondary academic…

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Daily links for 02/13/2011

Open Source WhiteHouse.gov Releases Second Set of Open Source Code | The White House “Friday morning at the Tech@State event at the State Department, the White House’s New Media Director Macon Phillips announced the White House’s second code release to the open source community that powers the Drupal content management system.” tags: whitehouse drupal…

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Daily links for 02/11/2011

Top Tablet Comparison: iPad vs. Xoom vs. TouchPad vs. PlayBook | PCMag.com “For nearly a year since Apple launched the iPad, everyone’s been clamoring for viable competitors to the great tablet device. Customers want choices, and manufacturers want their slice of the booming tablet market. Some decent options, like the…

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Tablet wars: Those with the most and best apps win

I just linked to an article over on PCMag.com called “Top Tablet Comparison: iPad vs. Xoom vs. TouchPad vs. PlayBook” that compares the in-the-market iPad with 3 possible contenders that have yet to be sold. The article very correctly discusses which of the tablets are likely to get the most…

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POSSCON 2011 – I’m speaking

I’m slated to speak this year at POSSCON 2011, the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference in Columbia, South Carolina, from March 23 to March 25. From the conference website: The Palmetto Open Source Software Conference brings a world-class lineup of IT thought leaders to the Southeast for three days to…

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Daily links for 02/02/2011

Why Yahoo Is Discontinuing Its Hadoop Distribution: Cloud Computing News « “The big data marketplace has contracted a bit, as Yahoo is ceasing development of its Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop and will be folding it back into the Apache Hadoop project. The company announced the decision in a blog post…

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