Monthly Archives: March 2011

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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Daily links for 03/30/2011

Amazon on Cloud Player: we don’t need no stinkin’ licenses “Amazon launched Cloud Drive and Cloud Player on Tuesday morning, offering US-based Amazon customers 5GB of online storage to use for whatever they please. If they buy an album from … Continue reading

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My NASA presentation: “Open Source Governance for your Organization”

Today I’m giving a presentation at the NASA Open Source Summit at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View, CA. The talk is called “Open Source Governance for your Organization” and is based on my experience within IBM in … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/29/2011

World Wind JAVA SDK “Here you will find the World Wind SDK for Java. With this SDK, developers can embed World Wind technology in their own applications. The API documentation will be made available later.” tags: java nasa Open Source virtual-world … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/28/2011

Researcher Nabs $500K to Work On “Green Software” | Fast Company “As readers of our earlier post on the “greenest” code will no doubt remember, there is some debate over what code is, in fact, greenest. Some codes may run … Continue reading

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Open source communities: trust vs. control

It can’t be overstated just how important the notion of “community” is to the entire open source process. If I’m an individual and I want to open source some code and start a project, I suppose I could always do … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/27/2011

Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents | The Economist “IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/25/2011

Android openness withering as Google withholds Honeycomb code “During a keynote presentation at Google‘s IO developer conference last year, Google VP of engineering Vic Gundotra proclaimed that the search giant created Android in order to bring freedom to the masses … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/24/2011

The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com: How to Cook on a Boat: Tips from a Seafaring Pro “How does Linda manage to cook in her boat’s tiny galley and find all the ingredients she’s accustomed to? Linda was happy to share the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/23/2011

Android Linux FUD Debunked | ZDNet “Perhaps that “need for attention” might derive from a desire to spread FUD about Android and to try to revive the old Microsoft myth that Linux’s GPLv2 is a cancer that infects other programs. … Continue reading

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Slides for my POSSCON talk

The slides for my POSSCON talk “Landmines for Open Source in the Mobile Space” are available here in PDF format. It is also available via SlideShare: Landmines for Open Source in the Mobile Space View more presentations from Bob Sutor. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/22/2011

Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec over Android patent infringement | ZDNet “As you may have seen, Microsoft today filed legal actions against Barnes & Noble, Inc., Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., and Inventec Corporation in both the U.S. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/21/2011

Why What FOSS Needs is a Unified Message “Does the FOSS movement suffer from not having a strong person who functions as its leader? Noting the impact that figureheads such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have had, that’s the … Continue reading

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The outside view on the first day of spring

Today is the first day of spring and since the temperature hit 45 F, I decided to celebrate by going outside and doing some cleanup after the rough winter we just had. The first task is always picking up the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/18/2011

How To: Founding an Open Source Software Center at a University | opensource.com “Raising open source awareness in any organization is a very important, and sometimes difficult, task. Particularly important is open source awareness among college students. These are the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/17/2011

The CMO Site – Mitch Wagner – How IBM Uses Twitter for Marketing “IBM manages its official accounts in a decentralized fashion, with management responsibilities delegated to the brands. While any employee can have a personal Twitter account, branded accounts … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/16/2011

Five Reasons not to “Upgrade” to Windows’ Internet Explorer 9 | ZDNet “After a couple of weeks on tinkering with the newly released Internet Explorer (IE) 9, and a host of other Web browsers, I have to say that while … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/15/2011

Black Duck Introduces Android Fast Start Program – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “As the Google Android platform has become red hot for developers, Black Duck Software has launched an Android Fast Start program, a bundled software … Continue reading

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More on “Land mines for open source in mobile”

Last week I put up a blog post called “Land mines for open source in mobile” ahead of my POSSCON talk next week. I listed 5 issues that might slow down the adoption of open source in the mobile device … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/14/2011

Amazon grabs Angry Birds Rio for Android exclusive | ZDNet “Rovio is planning an update to its wildly successful game called Angry Birds Rio, but this game will only be available to Android users via the Amazon Appstore, and will not be … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/11/2011

iPad Market Share Stabilizes as Post-PC Apple Products Surge: Apple News, Tips and Reviews « “PC sales are expected to be around 350 million in 2011. Apple will sell over 100 million post-PC devices. Apple isn’t just winning tablets; it’s … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/10/2011

HP’s shot across Microsoft’s bow: webOS to ship on all HP PCs “The move should also be considered something of a shot across Microsoft‘s bow. By providing webOS on PCs, HP is positioned to provide PC users something that Microsoft … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/09/2011

The Android OS Update Problem | alexking.org “Developers have to support too many OS versions and devices. The testing matrix involved in supporting multiple OS versions, multiple vendor-specific extensions, multiple hardware configurations (differences in physical screen size and resolution, with … Continue reading

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Land mines for open source in mobile

In a couple of weeks I’ll be giving a talk at POSSCON with a title similar to that of this blog entry. It won’t be a long talk, only twenty five minutes, but I’ll try to touch on several factors … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/08/2011

Open Source and Mobile Devices OpenLogic Scan Shows Open Source License Violations for iPhone and Android “OpenLogic, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise open source software support, scanning and governance solutions, today announced the results of a scan and license … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/07/2011

Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom “Motorola’s Xoom tablet is the first device to ship with Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, a highly anticipated new version of Google‘s mobile operating system. Honeycomb introduces a sophisticated new user interface that was designed for … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/04/2011

iPad 2 has Samsung fixated on “inadequate” aspects of new Galaxy Tab “The iPad 2 that Apple announced this week is already making competing manufacturers second-guess themselves. Samsung in particular is feeling pressure to step up to the iPad 2’s … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/03/2011

Things You Can Buy for 99 Cents Get Used to 99-Cent iPhone Apps, Says Angry Birds Maker | GameLife | Wired.com “99 cents is the inevitable price for best-selling iPhone apps, says the creator of Angry Birds. “If you look at … Continue reading

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So you’re thinking of buying an iPad 2

With Apple‘s announcement yesterday of the availability of the new iPad 2 in the US on March 11, a lot of people are probably wondering if they should buy an iPad for the first time or get a new one. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/02/2011

Open Source Junction: cross-platform mobile apps at OSS Watch team blog “I don’t have any stats on the percent of open source developers producing apps for app stores. However, a number of concerns reported in the past by open source … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/01/2011

GPL and the Apple App Store [vlc-devel] FSF position on GPLv2 & current App Store terms “There have been changes to the terms since our original blog post on the topic. I confirmed that the changes did not affect the … Continue reading

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