Daily Links for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Open Source Oracle gives open source a patent pass Computer Business Review Oracle has vowed not to assert its patents against open source projects such as the Linux operating system kernel and the MySQL and PosgreSQL databases by entering into a licensing agreement with the Open Invention Network. Why does…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cloud Amazon Offers MySQL Cloud Service, Cuts Server Fees InformationWeek / John Foley In a preemptive strike at Microsoft, Amazon Web Services offers a relational database in the cloud, high-memory configurations, and cuts hourly fees for its Windows and Linux servers. Open Source Debunking Some Linux Myths ZDNet UK /…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – Early Edition

Open Source MySQL founder says Oracle should let go of MySQL Ars Technica / Ryan Paul Monty Widenius, one of the original founders of MySQL, has called for Oracle to sell off the open source database so that its pending acquisition of Sun will not reduce choice in the marketplace.…

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Daily Links for Monday, October 12, 2009

Open Source Banco Pastor Reduces Costs, Increases Scalability and Boosts Performance with Red Hat, SAP and IBM Solutions Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world`s leading provider of open source solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Banco Pastor, the seventh largest Spanish banking group with 650 branch offices in Spain…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – Morning Edition

Open Source Former MySQL CEO Joins Benchmark Capital – Digits – WSJ Wall Street Journal Online / Pui-Wing Tam Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos is joining venture-capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur in residence, says Benchmark partner Kevin Harvey. The move builds on Benchmark’s tradition of pulling in entrepreneurs,…

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More thoughts on using WordPress for antisocial bookmarks

Several weeks ago I mentioned that I had stopped using Diigo for saving and then posting digests of links into this blog. Long before that, I had stopped using delicious for that functionality and switched to Diigo. The reasons I gave were: I don’t really need my saved bookmarks available…

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Daily Links for August 6, 2009

OpenDocument Format Microsoft offers Office 2010 file format ‘ballot’ to stop EU antitrust probe “”Beginning with the release of Office [2010], end users that purchase Microsoft‘s Primary PC Productivity Applications in the EEA [European Economic Area] in both the OEM and retail channel will be prompted in an unbiased way…

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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 02/06/2009 (p.m.)

Daily Kos: World Of Warcraft: The Only Depression-Proof Industry? “Is World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s Gem, the single depression-proof industry? Yes, because people who lose their jobs will have more time to play. Furthermore, those on unemployment won’t give up their graphics cards and flashing computer images of the Lich…

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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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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 11/20/2008 (p.m.)

Christian Renaud’s Weblog: Lively heads for the giraffe graveyard “Google announced yesterday on their blog that they are shuttering the Lively project. This is unfortunate for multiple reasons” tags: OB, Google, Lively InternetNews Realtime IT News – Sun Expands MySQL With Closed Source “The MySQL Enterprise Fall 2008 Release includes…

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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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links for 2008-03-25

Ringside Networks brings open source to social networking | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “Ringside Networks on Tuesday plans to announce an open-source server for running social applications on existing Web sites, Facebook, and other social-networking destinations in the future.” (tags: opensource socialnetworking) IBM invests in open-source database firm…

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links for 2008-01-16

Coming to the Mac in 2008: ‘Spore’ | CNET News.com “That’s why EA is fine-tuning its relationship with Toronto-based TransGaming Technologies, a company that has developed a technology that makes it relatively easy for publishers like EA to develop Mac–or Linux–versions of a game side by side the PC versions.”…

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links for 2007-06-05

Open Source, Open Standards internetnews.com: Open Solutions Alliance Takes Aim at IP Risk “Interoperability, intellectual property and security are among the perceived barriers to adoption for open source software.” (tags: opensource) Open Sources | InfoWorld | IDC: This open source market is getting big | By Matt Asay “He has…

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links for 2007-05-16

Geekdad – Wired Blogs Celebrating the intersection of children and technology, some of it pretty primitive. (tags: blog kids science education fun) Hibbing Public Library: Dylan Days Exhibits at the Library In case you are in Hibbing, MN, on the 24th. Bob turns 66. (tags: dylan music) Moving to Freedom:…

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Apache, PHP, Mac

The good news is that since the Mac OS X is based on the BSD flavor of Unix, it comes with things like PHP and Apache. The bad news is that both are pathetically backlevel. This is fixable, however, and I played with various options late last night. Right now…

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links for 2007-04-27

Virtual Worlds Get A Power Boost With The “Gameframe” ‘The “Cell” microprocessor, developed jointly by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba, is about to become core to what we’re calling the “Cell Broadband Engine” (“Cell/B.E.”) .’ (tags: cell ibm games) An Antic Disposition: Sometimes I need to remind myself “Microsoft is like…

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Open source software as market competition

I was reading a comment in a blog that expressed a typical whine I’ve heard a lot of lately: that Open Office was designed from the start to compete with Microsoft Office and steal precious marketshare. The secondary attitude that came through was “How dare they! The nerve! Someone help…

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