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, November 3, 2009 – Red Hat Edition

Open Source Red Hat Rolls Out Virtualization Platform for Heterogeneous Servers and Clouds Reuters Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, the newest product set in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio.…

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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 Saturday, September 5, 2009

Open Source IBM is its own open-source lab for social software CNet / Matt Asay Most vendors must guess what customers want to buy, and how they’ll use it. For IBM, however, with about 400,000 employees, it has the potential to be its own best laboratory, one that becomes even…

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Daily Links for August 31, 2009 – Evening Edition

Sun absorbs $147M loss as Oracle deal looms The Associated Press / Jordan Robertson Sun Microsystems Inc. recorded a $147 million loss while sales eroded 31 percent in the April-June period, likely the server and software maker’s last full quarter as an independent company. Sun’s latest numbers, reported Friday in…

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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 12/11/2008 (a.m.)

New Group Promotes Web Services Interoperability “WSTF officials said customers and vendors alike, independent of their geographic location, can dynamically test their applications against available implementations to ensure interoperability is preserved. As an open community, WSTF has made it easy to introduce new interoperability scenarios and approve work through simple…

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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 04/04/2008

To the Letter Born – Campaign Stops – 2008 Elections – Opinion – New York Times Blog tags: politics, typography, 2008, Obama “Style equals accuracy. Put the word “change” in Comic Sans and the idea feels lightweight and silly. Place it in Times Roman and it feels self-important. In Gotham,…

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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 2008-03-11

The Mac The Mac snobbery, arrogance, confidence debate | The Apple Core | ZDNet.com “Laura B., commenter 2.2 in my second piece, made an important distinction between “arrogant” and “confident” (emphasis mine)” (tags: mac apple) Microsoft ITPro:OOXML: Standards for accepting standards “In truth, the opposition has come from all quarters,…

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links for 2007-03-27

Demise of Print InfoWorld: InfoWorld Brand Moves Online “The news hit the internet this morning: as of next month, InfoWorld will no longer be distributed in a print edition.” About time, I hope the others follow. (tags: news) Office 2.0 Start-up Zimbra takes Web e-mail offline | CNET News.com “E-mail…

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What business are we in?

Earlier today I was listening in on a meeting where one of our executives was making the point that people should stop thinking of themselves as being in the “open source software business” but rather just the “software business.” I want to riff on this a bit, but I want…

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links for 2006-12-21

My “Most Contrived Tech Awards” awards and the SearlsPearls API | Berlind’s Testbed | ZDNet.com Very nice mention. Thanks, David. (tags: berlind odf microsoft) Virtual magnate shares secrets of success | Newsmakers | CNET News.com “Since its public launch in 2003, the virtual world Second Life has become a haven…

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links for 2006-11-22

Microsoft and Novell Novell CEO Rebuffs Microsoft Claims “In an open letter to the Linux and open-source community, Novell repudiates suggestions that its recent collaboration agreement with Microsoft acknowledges that Linux infringes on Microsoft’s intellectual property.” (tags: novell microsoft linux) JBoss’ Fleury Comes Out Swinging at Microsoft, Oracle Wow, it…

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links for 2006-10-26

Linux and Open Source Novell announces PCs preloaded with SUSE Linux “Wouldn’t it be great to just get a PC with Linux already installed and ready to go? Novell thinks that’s a grand idea too” (tags: novell linux suse) Ellison offers full support service for Red Hat Linux at half…

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links for 2006-10-25

Open Source Oracle courts Ubuntu, Red Hat in denial “Even if Red Hat‘s relationship with Oracle is still more or less intact despite Ellison’s barbs, the Linux distributor needs to recognize that Oracle now considers them a competitor.” (tags: redhat ubuntu oracle opensource) AP Wire | 10/24/2006 | Popular open-source…

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links for 2006-07-27

Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics Via Chris DiBona’s talk at OSCON. (tags: google web) dojo, the Javascript Toolkit: brought to you by the Dojo Foundation (tags: ajax javascript opensource) Yahoo! Developer Network Home – Welcome! Code goodies from Yahoo. (tags: ajax software web2.0 webservices) BEA, IBM, Oracle, SAP Ramp SOA…

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links for 2006-06-08

Evidently I went a bit overboard with the links in the last twenty four hours, but here they are. Linux $100 laptop ‘will take desktop Linux global’ “The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project will make Linux as popular on the desktop as it is on the server today, according…

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