Monthly disclaimer

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 Amazon MP3, however, they get 20GB of storage for the…

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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 the last few years and what I have written in…

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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 451 CAOS Theory » OpenStack: balancing control and community “The…

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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 faster in some instances; other codes in others. This is…

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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 it by myself. My code would get out there, people…

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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 Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. But how do other…

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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 and avoid a “draconian future” in which one company controlled…

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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 culinary juggling skills she’s mastered. Today, read about the logistics…

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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. After all, as Joe Brockmeier discovered, the attorney who originated…

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