What I’m Reading on 05/10/2014

iOS Development iPhone Tutorials | Ray Wenderlich “This site contains a ton of fun written tutorials – so many that they were becoming hard to find! So I put together this little page to help everyone quickly find the tutorial they’re looking for. Hope you enjoy! :]” tags:bs ios tutorials…

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What I’m Reading on 01/24/2014

SkySQL goes after Oracle MySQL with enterprise release | ZDNet “SkySQL, the MariaDB MySQL fork company, isn’t just for open-source database management system (DBMS) experts anymore. With the release of its MariaDB Enterprise product, SkySQL is going straight for Oracle’s MySQL enterprise customers.” tags: oracle mysql Posted from Diigo. The rest…

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What I’m Reading on 11/19/2013

The ASF’s Position on Oracle’s TCK License : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “Thus, ASF can only agree to the TCK license if Oracle will amend it consistent with the 2002 side-letter referred to above — i.e. by removing or reconstruing restrictions that are incompatible with ASF’s licensing and development…

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Daily links for 04/11/2012 – IBM PureSystems Edition

IBM News room – 2012-04-11 IBM Sets the Stage for the Next Era of Computing “IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a major step forward in a new, simpler era of computing with the introduction of a new category of “expert integrated systems.” This new family is the first with built-in expertise…

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Daily links for 03/13/2012

Google programming languages failing to gain traction | Application Development – InfoWorld “In the March index, released over the weekend, Google saw its Go language drop out of the top 50 while Google’s Dart language was ranked 78th. Oracle’s Java language ranked first, used by 17.1 percent of developers, while…

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Daily links for 10/26/2011

IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap – Software – Information Management – Informationweek “The big data news kicked off of this week’s IBM Information OnDemand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas, where the company also announced a new iPad app for IBM Cognos, geospatial analysis capabilities added to SPSS…

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Daily links for 10/10/2011

Ubuntu 11.10 will support arm processors to take on red hat – The Inquirer “LINUX VENDOR Canonical has said that Ubuntu 11.10 will be the first to support both x86 and ARM architectures. Canonical’s popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will get its second update of 2011 this month for both desktop and…

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Daily links for 09/01/2011

IBM WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit: Overview “The IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Migration Toolkit is a suite of tools and knowledge collections that enables your organization to quickly and cost-effectively migrate to WebSphere Application Server V7 or V8, whether from a previous version of WebSphere Application Server or competitive application…

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Daily links for 08/02/2011

WebSphere Application Server V8.0 samples “WebSphere Application Server V8 samples are new and improved! Although you will continue to find key sample applications installed with the product, most samples are now available online and can be accessed from a new section in the WebSphere Application Server V8 Information Center. Sample…

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Daily links for 07/22/2011

HTML5 to Create New Wave of Opportunities in Mobile Landscape “Smartphone adoption will continue to skyrocket with or without HTML5. That said, the most used single app is the browser. As HTML5 support continues to make its way into mobile browsers and HTML5 markup proliferates across the web, the phones…

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Daily links for 07/15/2011

Oracle Involuntarily Partners with IBM to Create an IBM Mainframe World | Blogs | ITBusinessEdge.com “You know the funny thing about technology is that it tends to go in cycles. What hurt the mainframe the most was the market’s move to decentralize and put performance closer to the user. However,…

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IBM to donate Symphony code to Apache for consideration

Six weeks ago I noted here that Oracle had to decided to offer the codebase for OpenOffice.org, the open source word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software suite to the Apache Software Foundation. Two weeks after that, Apache voted to accept the proposed project for incubation. Now, one month later, IBM…

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Daily links for 06/29/2011

After OpenOffice and Hudson, will Oracle stick with open source? | Open Source Software – InfoWorld “With Hudson and OpenOffice, Oracle concluded there was no meaningful revenue at risk in donating the projects but that both efforts still had indirect value, Rymer says. By pushing them off to Eclipse and…

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Daily links for 06/23/2011

Firefox 5 released, arrives only three months after Firefox 4 “Mozilla has launched Firefox 5, a new version of the popular open source Web browser. This is the first update that Mozilla has issued since adopting a new release management strategy that has drastically shortened the Firefox development cycle.” tags:…

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Daily links for 06/20/2011

When WiFi doesn’t work: a guide to home networking alternatives “If you live an old home or building, you already know the limits of WiFi. Despite the improved range of 802.11n coupled with improved throughput at greater distances‚ WiFi doesn’t work magic. Buildings with brick or stucco-over-chicken-wire walls resist the…

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Daily links for 06/16/2011

HP sues Oracle as tech big shots’ animosity grows – Forbes.com “In the lawsuit, HP accuses Oracle of anticompetitive behavior, breaking a promise to continue supporting Itanium machines and of the use of “strong-arm tactics to coerce customers into replacing their HP servers with Sun servers they do not want.”…

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New position within IBM

It’s been effective for a week, so I guess I can spill the beans here and say that I’ve shifted to a new executive position within IBM, namely to be the Vice President for WebSphere Foundation Product Management in the Software Group. I’ll have more to say about this over…

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Daily links for 06/02/2011

Oracle gives OpenOffice to Apache | ZDNet “In a statement issued this morning, June 1st, Oracle’s Luke Kowalski, VP of Oracle Corporate Architecture Group, stated that the company was going to “contribute the OpenOffice.org code to The Apache Software Foundation’s Incubator. The company then claims that Oracle is doing this…

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Some remarks on OpenOffice going to Apache

Earlier today, Oracle announced that they would be donating source code for OpenOffice to the Apache Software Foundation to start a new incubator project. It’s been an interesting road to get to this point over the decades, with well and not-so-well publicized twists and turns, but I’m glad we got…

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Daily links for 04/28/2011

Review: The best Linux book available | TechRepublic “A thick, heavy book with the equally weighty title A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming may be the single most important Linux book you ever buy.” tags: linux macosx book Ubuntu 11.04 released, a Natty Narwhal rises from…

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Daily links for 04/15/2011

Oracle Announces Its Intention to Move OpenOffice.org to a Community-Based Project “Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today is announcing its intention to move OpenOffice.org to a purely community-based open source project and to no longer offer a commercial version of Open Office.” tags: oracle open-offfice Posted from Diigo. The rest of…

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of 2010 started with the buzz about IBM switching to Firefox…

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Daily links for 12/29/2010

What Was and What Maybe Will Be The Top 7 Java Stories of 2010 – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “eWEEK takes a look at seven of the biggest stories to impact or raise the interest of the Java community in 2010 – starting with Oracle acquiring…

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Daily links for 11/03/2010

Fedora 14 vs. Ubuntu Maverick: Distinct Differences — Datamation.com “However, comparing these recent releases does show some distinct differences in emphasis that might affect your decision about which one to use. The difference is not just that Ubuntu is more commercial, but that it also modifies what it ships far…

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Daily links for 10/25/2010

Scott Laningham : #developerWorks podcast “Rod Smith, Vice President of Emerging Technologies, IBM Software Group,  and Jason Gartner, IBM’s Director of Java Technologies talk about this week’s news on the IBM and Oracle agreement to cooperate on OpenJDK.” tags: developerworks podcast open jdk Multnomah County dumps Microsoft in favor of…

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Daily links for 10/21/2010

Alfresco drops LGPL’d Hibernate for iBatis – The H Open Source: News and Features “At the Alfresco Developer Conference, currently being held in Paris, The H took the opportunity to ask John Newton, CTO of Alfresco, why the change had taken place. The company is currently in the process of…

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Daily links for 10/14/2010

Microsoft Gives its Blessing to OpenOffice.org – Open Enterprise “The criticisms made in the video are not really the point – they are mostly about OpenOffice.org not being a 100% clone of Microsoft Office, and compatibility problems with Microsoft’s proprietary formats. The key issue is the exactly the same as…

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Daily links for 10/13/2010

Red Hat hails IBM’s move to Oracle OpenJDK – InternetNews:The Blog – Sean Michael Kerner “IBM‘s embrace of Oracle’s OpenJDK is a good thing for a lot of people in the Java community. Three years ago, I wrote about Red Hat joining the OpenJDK effort (then under the leadership of…

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Daily links for 10/12/2010 – OpenJDK edition

IBM and Oracle Are Behind OpenJDK! | JavaWorld’s Daily Brew “Today’s announcement that IBM will collaborate on OpenJDK comes at an important time for the Java community. For years, Java developers wondered if Sun would ever open source Java. Recently, some have questioned Oracle’s commitment to open source. Today’s announcement…

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IBM joins the OpenJDK community, will help unify open source Java efforts

When people talk about open source, the notion of “forking” often comes up. The idea is that some folks are not happy with the direction in which a project is going, so they take a copy of the source code, come up with a new name, and set up shop…

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What’s in a name?

This morning some people involved with OpenOffice.org forked the software. OpenOffice.org is an open source office productivity suite originally controlled by Sun and now Oracle that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation application, and other software. With OpenOffice.org you get two things at once, both a website and the name…

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Daily links for 09/24/2010

The real problem with Java in Linux distros « Seeing the fnords “We generally have decent coverage for Java libraries, but lots of Java software is not packaged at all, or packaged in alternate repositories. Some consider that it’s because Linux distribution developers dislike Java and prefer other languages, like…

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Daily links for 09/23/2010

What Not to Wear Seeking Frumpy Female Journalists “Do you know “a Female Journalist who stands out from the crowd and not in a good way!” Meaning she’s unattractive? Why not ambush her with a visit from What Not to Wear? She’ll love you for it! Details below.” tags: fashion…

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Daily links for 09/21/2010

Oracle rips Red Hat and ‘sort of’ launches a new Linux – Computerworld Blogs “Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux–what a name!–is based on the stable 2.6.32 mainline Linux kernel. For some reason, a few idiots seem to think this represents a Linux fork. Nope. It doesn’t. When you…

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Daily links for 09/08/2010

Android/Linux kernel fight continues – Computerworld Blogs “Brady over-stated the case. Android is Linux. To be exact, version, 2.2, Froyo, runs on top of the 2.6.32 Linux kernel. To quote from the Android developer page, Dalvik, Android’s Java-based interface and user-space, uses the “Linux kernel for underlying functionality such as…

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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 08/21/2010

Ubuntu quietly breaks off Sparc affair • The Register “Maverick Meerkat is set to become the last version of Ubuntu that’ll run on Oracle’s Sparc, ending a four-year relationship. Also getting canned is Ubuntu running on Hewlett-Packard’s Itanic 64-bit challenger.” tags: ubuntu linux sparc oracle How to Strum a Guitar…

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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 07/20/2010

Java’s team of rivals: Conflicts and alliances in the Oracle era “Oracle may be Java’s new proprietor, but SpringSource, Apache, and Eclipse are driving the development agenda too” tags: java oracle eclipse apache Social Media Draws a Crowd – WSJ.com “Analysts and ad executives say the space won’t be dominated…

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Daily links for 07/15/2010

Standards ODF 1.2 Begins Final 60-day Public Review “A major milestone was reached for the OASIS ODF TC last week. The latest Committee Draft of ODF 1.2 (CD 05) was sent out for a 60-day public review.” tags: odf oasis standards Industry Criticism Windows Phone 7: Don’t bother with this…

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Daily links for 06/28/2010

Reseller News > Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor “In two or three years, Whitehurst predicts, virtualisation and cloud tools will still be a minority of Red Hat‘s revenue, compared to subscription fees of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though it will be a “substantial” minority of the revenue by…

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Daily links for 06/10/2010

Brazil Wants To Be The Next India and Open Source Is Their Secret Weapon | NetworkWorld.com Community “Though Brazil has several disadvantages they must overcome to compete with the likes of India and China as an outsourcing world power, they do believe they have an ace in their sleeve, open…

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Daily links for 04/22/2010

WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code | The White House “As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we’re releasing some of the custom code we’ve developed. This code is available for anyone to review, use, or modify. We’re excited to see how developers across the…

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Daily links for 04/10/2010

From Arial to Century Gothic: A font switch be a moneysaver | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com “Does anyone ever really give much thought to the font that’s being used on the screen? Oh sure, some fonts are more visually appealing than others but is there any real benefit of…

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Daily links for 03/10/2010

Rackspace hires to align with MySQL offshoot – BusinessWeek “A number of former Sun Microsystems employees who worked on Drizzle, an offshoot of the MySQL open-source database, have ended up at cloud infrastructure provider Rackspace, where they will continue their efforts, developer Jay Pipes wrote in a blog post Monday.”…

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Daily links for 03/02/2010

New York State Trout Season Opens April 1 – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation “Trout season opens April 1 in New York State, and anglers can again look forward to a great year of fishing, thanks to the natural diversity of angling opportunities within New York and management of the…

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Daily links for 02/18/2010

What happens to Sun’s open-source software now? – Computerworld Blogs “In general, we know that Sun’s software product catalog will be cut back and that many Sun staffers will soon be laid off. Historically, when Oracle acquires a company, deep cuts are the rule. For example, Oracle fired about 5,000…

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Daily links for 02/10/2010

LinuxQuestions.org Announces 2009 Members Choice Awards “LinuxQuestions.org, one of the most active and popular forums for Linux users on the Net, just released the results of its annual Member’s Choice Awards. Readers chose their favorites from text editor to distro, and everything in-between. According to LQ founder Jeremy Garcia, the…

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