What does a cloud computing user want?

Several weeks ago I gave a talk called “Regarding Clouds, Mainframes, and Desktops… and Linux” at LinuxCon in Portland (video, slides). Since then I’ve reprised parts of the talk several times, including a couple of times for IBM-only audiences. I’m going to put up a few blog entries that expand…

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Who is the user for cloud computing?

Several weeks ago I gave a talk called “Regarding Clouds, Mainframes, and Desktops… and Linux” at LinuxCon in Portland (video, slides). Since then I’ve reprised parts of the talk several times, including a couple of times for IBM-only audiences. I’m going to put up a few blog entries that expand…

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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 02/09/2009 (p.m.)

WSO2 Launches Carbon Modular Open-Source SOA Framework “WSO2 announces the launch of WSO2 Carbon, the company’s new fully componentized SOA framework based on the OSGi specification. In addition to Carbon, WSO2 announces the first four WSO2 products based on the Carbon framework: WSO2 Web Services Application Server 3.0, WSO2 Enterprise…

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Daily Links 10/04/2008 (a.m.)

Tutorial: How to Replicate a Real Life Building in Second Life « The ARCH “One of the most frequently requested services I receive as a freelance builder and consultant in Second Life is to replicate real-life buildings. While I’ve written a lot (here, and here) about the potential for a…

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Announcement: The Eco-Patent Commons

Today IBM and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, together with Nokia, Pitney Bowes, and Sony, are announcing the creation of “The Eco-Patent Commons,” a new collaborative effort focused on shared use of intellectual property to help the environment. Together these companies are pledging dozens of patents in what…

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Ten challenges and priorities for open standards in 2008

Over the next couple of weeks I plan to publish several entries on “challenges and priorities in 2008” on a range of topics, some related to work areas of interest, some related to personal ones. I’m kicking this off today with standards. In 2008, I think that we collectively should…

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Next week

Next week this blog will return to its regularly scheduled breadth of programming which has been interrupted for various reasons such as the expanding OOXML debacle, Summer, and other things. I hit the road on Sunday for Europe and will end the week in Poland at the 17th Economic Forum…

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SOA, healthcare, University of Florida, and IBM

A very nice story broke yesterday about work that IBM is doing with the University of Florida to enable patient medical devices to be treated as services. There have been several press write-ups: “IBM, University of Florida Team Up on Smart Devices: IBM and the University of Florida are working…

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links for 2007-07-18

Asia Pacific Developers Hot for Games, Mobile, SOA “With its comparatively young developer work force, the Asia Pacific region has three times more developers focusing on game development than North America.” (tags: asia games) Firefox gains at IE’s expense in Europe | CNET News.com “In the first week of July…

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links for 2007-07-17

The Expanding OOXML Embarrassment The Kavi Standard » Blog Archive » Bad Process, Part Deux In the past few weeks, apparently, Microsoft and its allies have been stacking the V1 committee at INCITS. (tags: ooxml microsoft) heise open – Hintergrund – Guest Commentary: The converter hoax “In other words: The…

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#3. My virtual world requirements – World-to-world scenarios

In this series of entries (#1 and #2) I’ve been discussing my requirements for what I might consider the “ideal” virtual world for business, which I’ve mostly interpreted as “making Second Life better by adding or stealing features.” The purloined features, if you will, would come from other virtual worlds…

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links for 2007-05-23

SOA IBM Shows Impact of SOA “Impact 2007 is IBM first customer event focusing on SOA, which analysts say is a $160 billion market opportunity. And IBM touts that the company has successfully delivered on more than 4,500 SOA engagements for customers.” (tags: ibm soa) Open Source Once More unto…

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Open standards and open source

It’s really quite amusing sometimes to hear how the “enemies of open” categorize the whole open source and open standards discussion. One of the tactics, which has the properties of being both wrong and misleading, is that we are confusing the two on purpose in order to break down proprietary…

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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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#4. My Favorites from 2006 – October through December

This is the fourth part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. I didn’t blog much in the 10 days before and the few days after the November 7 election since I was volunteering on my wife Judith’s campaign…

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My 2006 BOBBY Awards

It’s the end of the year and it’s time for my first annual BOBBY awards – Bob’s Open Blog Best of the Year. The categories and winners were chosen after careful consideration and all decisions of the judge (me) are final! My usual disclaimer: these are my personal choices and…

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Latest top 10 blog entries

About once a month I’m going to publish the top ten most directly read blog entries. By “directly read,” I mean entries where people take the trouble to visit the individual blog entry page. Many people, of course, never go to my website directly, they just use a feed reader…

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Frontiers of Intellectual Property slide: “SOA accommodates both open and proprietary”

Another slide for discussion from my talk at the University of Texas School of Law: SOA accommodates both open and proprietary but only in the right places Service Oriented Architecture is the leading trend in building flexible, efficient, distributed computing systems. Open standards exist that allow services to communicate in…

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Top ten blog entries in the last two months

Here are the top ten most directly read blog entries since I started using Mint in September to measure stats: “Is Open XML a one way specification for most people?” (this has six times as many hits as #2) “The calendar according to Excel, or why Open XML is standardizing…

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IBM’s Ralph Hertlein joins the OAGi Board of Directors

As a further demonstration of IBM‘s commitment to standards and industry, Ralph Hertlein has joined the Open Applications Group Board of Directors. I have a quote in the press release: “Ralph’s participation on the OAGi Board of Directors will help to achieve the goals IBM shares with one of the…

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