CNET on Sun and patent pledge: not just for OpenSolaris? Details please!

CNET is running an article on Sun and their pledge of patents for OpenSolaris: “Sun: Patent use OK beyond Solaris project“. The article mentions that they might be willing to make a pledge and are “definitely looking into what would make sense and what would make the community feel more…

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The Cover Pages: the primary resource for standards news and information

Every once one in a while, I ask myself “Gee, do people know about this?”. I just had one of those moments when I went over to Robin Cover’s site (The Cover Pages) at OASIS. I use this when I need to find all angles about a particular standards technology…

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New Cool IBM alphaWorks technology: Web Services Interface Definition for Intrusion Defense

A lot has been said about the need for a good understanding of the security issues around web services and how to deal with them. The following new technology was just posted on the IBM alphaWorks site and can help you fix some things before they become security problems: Web…

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Regarding Sun and and their “opening up” of 1600 patents: please do it for all OSI licenses

First of all, bravo! Open is good and Sun clearly picked up on the intention of IBM’s patent pledge on January 11 about how this can lead to innovation. (Also see this link for some background on why this is important.) We’re very happy people are joining us in this…

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Links and comments for 23 January, 2005

A guide to ripping and encoding music Good reference and history of mp3 et al Honeypot Project: Unpatched Linux Systems Last Longer than Windows I know more hackers are gunning for Windows, I know more desktops use Windows than Linux, but a few months is still better than a few…

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Search results on IBM developerWorks to some topics of interest

As many of you know, IBM developerWorks contains thousands of article on a broad range of topics. I put together some links to search results to what are, I hope, are a few topics of interest to this community: BPEL Eclipse J2EE Linux OASIS open source Python security standards SOA…

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Data Collector for IBM Web Services Navigator is now available on IBM alphaWorks

In a previous post I spoke about the use of the Web Services Navigator for development and, to some extent, the management of Web services. The second piece for this, the Data Collector for IBM Web Services Navigator is now available on IBM alphaWorks. See the link for the full…

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On Standards, Part 1 of 1000

Since the beginning of the year I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about standards. This should be no surprise, since it is my job to do so. Nevertheless, it is important to get past the somewhat naive (for 2005) thought that amounts simply to “standards are good.” Surprisingly, this…

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Breaking News … IBM Makes Patent Pledge for Open Source

I’ll have more on this later today, but I wanted to let you know about a story that is breaking this morning about how IBM has made a pledge of open access to 500 patents to individuals and groups working on open source software. I’ll update this later today with…

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We need non-Sun people to help choose the papers for JavaOne (isn’t this obvious)

I just saw this entry over on TheServerSide.COM and I was first pleased and then shocked when I dove more deeply into it. I also felt really stupid for not knowing one of the details about the submissions process for JavaOne, and that was where the shock came in. The…

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My wishful predictions for 2005

For the last couple of years I’ve done Web services wish lists (2003 and 2004) and we’re already seeing the usual industry predictions for 2005. I thought I would combine them this year and offer some probabilities of their liklihood, a la Gartner. (Key: 0 = no chance, 1 =…

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