News: IBM acquires Gluecode Software

There’s some big news this morning. I’ll have more later, but here’s some info to get you started: Press release: IBM Acquires Gluecode Software; Acquisition Builds On IBM Support For Open Source Technology; Expands Customer And Business Partner Choice For WebSphere Software ARMONK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 10, 2005–IBM today announced it…

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Some links for 9 May, 2005

alphaWorks : Emerging Technologies Toolkit Quotes of the Day – The Quotations Page At 10, Java’s wild success, missed chances | InfoWorld | News | 2005-05-05 | By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service IBM delivers Tivoli identity software | InfoWorld | News | 2005-05-09 | By Ed Scannell OpenOffice 2.0…

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Gartner Open Source Panel: Part 2

Last time I spoke about some of the meta-issues around doing panels. While not stated exactly this way, I said that I don’t believe they should be love fests nor do I believe they should be drag out fights. The questions should be direct and to the point, and if…

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Some links for 7 April, 2005

U.K.-funded initiative to push open source Open-source group to corral licenses IBM: Proprietary technology not enough Why vendors tout “SOAs” IBM exec: U.S. could learn from EU, China on intellectual property What is: WIKI? Get the Facts Right on Linux, Microsoft InfoWorld: New Linux initiative targets Germany’s financial sector

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I thought I knew what open meant

I’m in Brussels now to talk at the EICTA workshop called “Interoperability- achieving widespread access to new services and applications of the Information Society” tomorrow. It’s an important topic, but one that needs to be approached carefully to avoid misinformation and, in general, FUD. People in our industry have put…

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Some interoperability scenarios

To frame the discussion around interoperability, I thought it would be useful to work from some example scenarios. I’m not claiming that these are either exhaustive or non-overlapping, but since they represent common applications, they should be useful to fix some ideas. As we go along, we can add more…

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A couple of open source and IBM news items for today

IBM Ups Open Source Efforts – Contributes 30 projects to Sourceforge.net IBM backs open-source Web software Update: See Redmonk’s Stephen O’Grady’s comments “Scripters are People Too” on the PHP announcement. His opinions are his own, of course (as, of course, are those of any people quoted in any articles or…

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Is this tough love?

I’m confused. Did somebody miss a memo? How does this with the statement “Sun has always been an ardent believer in open standards and the open source process going back to the inception of this company” jive with the article “Father of Java chides open source developer community”?

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CNET on Sun and patent pledge: not just for OpenSolaris? Details please!

CNET is running an article on Sun and their pledge of patents for OpenSolaris: “Sun: Patent use OK beyond Solaris project“. The article mentions that they might be willing to make a pledge and are “definitely looking into what would make sense and what would make the community feel more…

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The Cover Pages: the primary resource for standards news and information

Every once one in a while, I ask myself “Gee, do people know about this?”. I just had one of those moments when I went over to Robin Cover’s site (The Cover Pages) at OASIS. I use this when I need to find all angles about a particular standards technology…

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Regarding Sun and and their “opening up” of 1600 patents: please do it for all OSI licenses

First of all, bravo! Open is good and Sun clearly picked up on the intention of IBM’s patent pledge on January 11 about how this can lead to innovation. (Also see this link for some background on why this is important.) We’re very happy people are joining us in this…

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Links and comments for 23 January, 2005

A guide to ripping and encoding music Good reference and history of mp3 et al Honeypot Project: Unpatched Linux Systems Last Longer than Windows I know more hackers are gunning for Windows, I know more desktops use Windows than Linux, but a few months is still better than a few…

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Search results on IBM developerWorks to some topics of interest

As many of you know, IBM developerWorks contains thousands of article on a broad range of topics. I put together some links to search results to what are, I hope, are a few topics of interest to this community: BPEL Eclipse J2EE Linux OASIS open source Python security standards SOA…

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On Standards, Part 1 of 1000

Since the beginning of the year I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about standards. This should be no surprise, since it is my job to do so. Nevertheless, it is important to get past the somewhat naive (for 2005) thought that amounts simply to “standards are good.” Surprisingly, this…

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