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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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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CNet article: “IBM plays XML card in effort to beat Oracle”

Normally I would just throw this into my del.icio.us links, but it hits so many of my topics that I wanted to call it out explicitly. The article, by Martin Lamonica of CNet is “IBM plays XML card in effort to beat Oracle” and starts out IBM is expected to…

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The OpenDocument discussion session yesterday at Harvard Law School

Yesterday I took part in a two hour panel-and-townhall type discussion on OpenDocument Format at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. It was too long for me to recount or maybe even remember everything I said, but luckily you can watch the whole thing. It…

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Breaking news: Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems

The “Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems”, sponsored by IBM and Oracle, was released this morning. It is a very good read. From the Introduction: Technology transformative power has always been a source of great expectations and challenges. Today, globalization, fueled by information and communication technologies (ICT), is rapidly changing every…

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Links for 3 November, 2004

Internet Explorer Takes Another Market-Share Hit Is IBM the Grid King in Financial Services? Oops! Ford and Oracle mega-software project crumbles Open-Source Software Use Joins The Mix Microsoft’s “Java Envy” Is Undeniable, Don Box Admits (SYS-CON) Regarding the last link, I should note that Don’s comments were part of a…

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