Gartner Open Source Panel: Part 2

Last time I spoke about some of the meta-issues around doing panels. While not stated exactly this way, I said that I don’t believe they should be love fests nor do I believe they should be drag out fights. The questions should be direct and to the point, and if…

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What are XML Enhancements for Java?

I’m a bit late in posting this, but take a look at the new cool “XML Enhancements for Java” on alphaWorks. Like everything else there, this is experimental and is meant to try new approachs. Try it out and let the authors know. The following is from the linked site:…

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IBM Statement to OASIS Regarding Royalty-Free Licensing

Since the publication of the New York Times article yesterday, there’s been some follow-up on the web (for example, see Paul Festa’s CNET blog entry) and we’ve also seen some discussions starting as well (for example, see this Groklaw thread). I thought it would be useful to post exactly what…

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Some links for 7 April, 2005

U.K.-funded initiative to push open source Open-source group to corral licenses IBM: Proprietary technology not enough Why vendors tout “SOAs” IBM exec: U.S. could learn from EU, China on intellectual property What is: WIKI? Get the Facts Right on Linux, Microsoft InfoWorld: New Linux initiative targets Germany’s financial sector

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ComputerWorld article on industry standards, SOA, and compliance

Here’s a good article from ComputerWorld (“Industry Standards Can Help Pave the Road to Compliance”) that nicely brings together SOA, compliance, and the importance of industry-specific standards. You know, it’s nice to talk in lofty, general terms about SOA, but at some point you really have to get to the…

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