Breaking News … IBM Makes Patent Pledge for Open Source

I’ll have more on this later today, but I wanted to let you know about a story that is breaking this morning about how IBM has made a pledge of open access to 500 patents to individuals and groups working on open source software. I’ll update this later today with…

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My wishful predictions for 2005

For the last couple of years I’ve done Web services wish lists (2003 and 2004) and we’re already seeing the usual industry predictions for 2005. I thought I would combine them this year and offer some probabilities of their liklihood, a la Gartner. (Key: 0 = no chance, 1 =…

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To avoid being open-sourced, show them the code!

This may seem ironic, but one of the best defenses against having your proprietary or non-open sourced software product become open sourced is to show people your code with a restrictive license. Ideally, you would want to show it to exactly those people who would be most likely the ones…

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Baseball = late nights, fewer entries

Last night as I was trying to fall asleep after monitoring but not watching the Yankees/Red Sox game (I have enough stress in my life), I came up with all sorts of great ideas for blog entries. Most of them seemed to vanish after I awoke with only 5 hours…

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Thinking about celebrating SOAP at 5 years (I know it is early)

Next April 26, SOAP turns 5 years old. Well, not the original SOAP, but SOAP 1.1 which really kicked off what I consider the Web services era. This is the version where IBM and Microsoft overhauled what had come before and, through our joint involvement, gave new focus to interoperable…

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