Neil McAllister at InfoWorld mixes it up with the FSF over DRM

Over at InfoWorld, Neil McAllister just published a piece called “Free Software Foundation: Free as in ‘do what I say’”. In it he says, in part, All the more reason to be disappointed by the FSF’s recent, regrettable spiral into misplaced neopolitical activism, far removed from its own stated first…

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Fixed some glitches in the “Open Standards vs. Open Source series” series formatting

I really like WordPress but one of the annoying things it sometimes does is it fixes your HTML wrong. It can even sometime break correct paragraph formatting. I was semi-horrified to find that all four parts of the series had their first few paragraphs run together because WP couldn’t handle…

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Remarks on the “Specs should lose weight, not gain it” entry

Wow, I’ve heard more about the “open XML diet” piece than anything else. I guess you all are waiting for the long weekend (US) to read the SOA entry (grin). Anyway, there is one really important item that David Berlind missed when he kicked off the discussion about MS and…

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Open Standards vs. Open Source series is complete

I just posted the fourth and final part, “The SOA Connection,” of the “Open Standards vs. Open Source” series. It took a while, but I finally got there. All the sections are now linked together. I’ve also put on my site a file with all four sections in one document.…

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Open Standards vs. Open Source, Part 4: The SOA Connection

Part 1: Standards Part 2: Software Part 3: Open Source Software Part 4: The SOA Connection In the beginning, there was one computer and it was big and slow and it filled an entire room. Eventually, there were many computers and they were smaller and they could talk to each…

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Phipps on Java, control, open source

Simon Phipps responds to some of the critics (presumably myself included) about the issues regarding what is happening with Java and Sun’s concern for compatibility in any open source effort in an entry over in his blog. Draw your own conclusions but also continue to listen to and think about…

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Identity Mashup Conference

I’ll be speaking at the Identity Mashup Conference being held at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, between June 19 and 21. The list of speakers is here. I be on the panel “Track A Breakout: Interoperability, Open Identity, and Identity Brokers” on Tuesday, June 20, between 9 and…

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Open source is adoptable

Several weeks ago I did an entry in which I talked about the difference between “complementary” and “complimentary.” It was a bit of a rant because I was tired of seeing these used incorrectly so often. You can be excused, therefore, in thinking that the title of this entry is…

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Discussion breaking out about Java and Open Source

I’ve pointed out a number of news articles and analyst comments this week about Sun announcing that it would open source Java. The reactions have ranged from “why” to “that’s nice” to “when” to “who cares?” to “didn’t I hear that five years ago?”. The last reaction was mine, because…

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InformationWeek article – “Analysis: IBM Takes Dead Aim At Microsoft Office With New Notes Version”

InformationWeek published an article yesterday which we obviously like quite a bit: “Analysis: IBM Takes Dead Aim At Microsoft Office With New Notes Version“. Here’s a little bit of it: … the editors can all save and open documents in the open source [sic] OpenDocument Format (ODF), as well as…

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IBM, Gluecode, Geronimo: One year later

We just issued a press release with some news about the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE). Here’s the beginning: IBM Marks One-Year Anniversary of Gluecode Acquisition With New Open Source Partner Initiative ARMONK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 05/17/2006 — Marking the one-year anniversary of IBM acquiring Gluecode…

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