Daily Links for Monday, October 19, 2009

Open Source Apache Tuscany Java SCA 1.5.1 Released The Apache Tuscany team are pleased to announce the 1.5.1 release of the Java SCA project. Apache Tuscany provides a runtime environment based on the Service Component Architecture (SCA). SCA is a set of specifications aimed at simplifying SOA application development. These…

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Daily Links for Thursday, October 15, 2009

Open Source How Nokia Learned to Love Openness ComputerworldUK / Glyn Moody My impression is that Nokia is now really engaging with openness in the wake of buying Trolltech and Symbian. Clearly, it still has a lot of work to do, both generally in terms of supporting openness elsewhere in…

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Daily News for August 14 – Morning Edition

Linux and Netbooks Dell: Linux v Windows netbook returns a ‘non-issue’ The Register/Gavin Clark “Dell has delivered a dose of reality for both Microsoft and the Linux community on the subject of netbooks. Speaking at OpenSource World, a Dell executive deflated Microsoft’s enthusiasm for making a case out of the…

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Daily Links for August 10, 2009

InfoWorld: VMware buys SpringSource in cloud move “VMware said Monday afternoon it is acquiring SpringSource, maker of the popular open source Spring framework for Java development and related technologies, for $362 million in cash and equity plus the assumption of $58 million of unvested stock and options. The two companies…

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Open source and 3D

I’m one of the least artistic people you will ever meet though I like to build things. Through the years I’ve experimented with various applications that promised to allow me to visualise what a room or a building would look like without the time and expense involved with actual construction.…

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Life with Linux: On the Road

Since my last entry on this topic two weeks ago, I’ve had the chance to bring my work Lenovo Thinkpad T400 running Ubuntu Linux 9.04 on a few business trips. I’ve also done a few tweaks, added a few apps, subtracted a few apps, and generally lived with this environment…

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Daily Links 07/21/2009 (p.m.)

An Antic Disposition: ODFDOM 0.7 Released “I’m pleased to report that the 0.7 release of the ODF Toolkit Union’s ODFDOM library has just been released. This is an open source (Apache 2.0 license) Java toolkit for programmatically reading, writing and manipulating ODF documents. The code is 100% Java and does…

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Daily Links 06/04/2009 (p.m.)

Microsoft to plug holes in Windows, IE, Word, Office and Excel | Security – CNET News “Affected products include Windows 2000, XP, XP Professional edition, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office and Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for the Mac. Other affected software…

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Daily Links 06/03/2009 (p.m.)

Ellison pits Sun and Oracle against AJAX and Google • The Register “Ellison’s declaration means he’s backing an emerging and largely Sun-only technology, while the majority of the web and the industry uses AJAX. Unlike the rest of Sun’s Java language and platform, JavaFX has not gone through Java standards…

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Daily Links 05/14/2009 (p.m.)

MySQL Alumni Start Industry Hub For Open Source Database — MySQL Database — InformationWeek “While the alliance is meant to safeguard the future of MySQL development, it may also signal that the MySQL code base is about to fork into a 100% open source version versus Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL)’s, once…

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Daily Links 04/08/2009 (p.m.)

Canonical Blog » Blog Archive » Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market “Brandon Le Blanc from Microsoft posted an interesting post about Netbooks and Linux last week. While we agreed with his comments about customers wanting choice and looking for outstanding hardware options, we disagree with much of his analysis…

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Wiki thoughts

As long time readers may know, I’ve occasionally raised the spectre of adding a wiki to this website. Every few months I would look around at what was available, check out and install the famous ones like Mediawiki, as well as the smaller and less well known packages. Sometimes the…

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Open source and the lone developer

It occurred to be this morning when I was stuck in traffic that although a lot has been written about open source development for communities, much less is out there for the lone developer. This is the person who labors along by him- or herself, writing code and letting the…

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Daily Links 01/06/2009 (p.m.)

EMC Acquires Parts Of Open-Source Developer SourceLabs – Software – IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness “EMC (NYSE:EMC) is making an open-source play with the acquisition of some of the assets and key personnel of SourceLabs. SourceLabs is a developer of technology that makes it easier for systems administrators,…

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Hunches and predictions for open source in 2009

It’s that time of year again. Last year I wrote about challenges and priorities for open source, standards, and virtual worlds. In January, 2007, I reviewed my favorite blog entries for 2006 (and note that I was considerably more succinct when I did this for 2008 about two weeks ago).…

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Daily Links 12/10/2008 (a.m.)

Black Duck Dispels Top Five Open Source Myths “The third myth Black Duck sets out to dispel is that there are only a few billion lines of open source code out there. However, “This figure is an order of magnitude too low,” the Black Duck study said. “There are tens…

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Daily Links 12/09/2008 (p.m.)

Cloud Connect – Home “Join us for Cloud Connect: the premier technology event for defining, framing, developing, and transitioning your IT portfolio into the cloud. As organizations consider cloud computing to process their business’ critical data, it is imperative they understand the platforms, applications and risks of moving traditional information…

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LinuxWorld 2008 Prediction #8: Industry applications

Although I’ve previously published the slides for the talk I gave at LinuxWorld 2008 in San Francisco, I thought it might be useful to add some additional comments in the blog about each of the eight predictions I made. This is not the full text of what I said nor…

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Daily Links 06/27/2008 (p.m.)

Open Source Nokia-Symbian Pressures Apple, Microsoft, RIM Interesting, gutsy move by Nokia, and the resulting competition will be good for all. tags: OB, Nokia, open source 451 CAOS Theory » The vocabulary of open source development models “It has occurred to me recently that open source is missing an agreed…

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Daily Links 04/30/2008

Microsofts Vista Problem – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog “Microsoft keeps insisting that Windows Vista is a winner, but the questions keep mounting — and Thursday’s quarterly report only added to the doubts.” tags: OB, Microsoft, Vista Erwin’s StarOffice Tango – ODF Development using Perl, Python, Java,…

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Life after Windows, Day 1

My work laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad T60p that came with Windows XP and all sorts of IBM software that allows me to access my Lotus Notes email and get through the corporate firewall. As soon as I got it, I split the disk in half and have had various…

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links for 2008-02-20

Politics Lessig: I’m considering a run for Congress | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “Confirming weeks of speculation, Larry Lessig, the Stanford University law professor and “free culture” icon, has confessed that yes indeed, he’s considering a run for the U.S. Congress this year.” (tags: politics) Free As In…

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links for 2008-01-17

INTERVIEW: A look at Sun’s virtual world for internal collaboration “Started about a year ago as a collaborative effort between Sun and the open-source community, Wonderland is a virtual, 3-D website that allows people to build virtual worlds based on Java programming.” (tags: sun virtual_worlds)

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links for 2007-11-27

24/7 Wall St.: Sun Microsystems Reflects Ticker Change Over 1-4 Reverse Split (JAVA, JAVAD) I had missed this when it was first announced. “The high-end server maker and owner of the rights to Java will temporarily change its stock ticker to “JAVAD” to reflect its 1 for 4 reverse stock…

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links for 2007-11-06

Microsoft defends Facebook stake | CNET News.com “Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday that the acquisition of a 1.6 percent stake in social-networking site Facebook for $240 million was an important investment, not a mistake.” (tags: microsoft facebook) Dodgers Introduce Torre as Manager – New York Times “Joe Torre pulled…

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links for 2007-09-28

Amazon Kills DRM And Puts iTunes On Notice – Apple Unvarnished – InformationWeek “Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) today launched its long-awaited digital download service, Amazon MP3, offering 256 Kbps unprotected MP3 music files for 89 cents and 99 cents.” (tags: mp3 drm apple amazon) DRM troubles drive ex-Microsoft employee to Linux…

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links for 2007-08-24

Stocks and Bonds Sun to change stock ticker to JAVA | Tech news blog – CNET News.com Please tell me that MSFT won’t become OOXML on NASDAQ next week. (grin) (tags: sun java) iPod and Open Source Rock the iPod with open-source upgrade – LinuxWorld “Life is too short to…

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