IBM’s newest blogger

Bharath Duggirala is IBM’s newest blogger over at developerWorks. He’s a young technologist working on support for WebSphere Community Edition/Geronimo over in India. He’s just put up his first entry externally after having an internal blog for quite a while. Stay tuned: I think he’ll be yet another important voice…

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Online office apps, continued

Over in his ZDNet blog, David Berlind continues the distributed discussion around online office productivity apps, this time keeping the discussion to presentation software. He picks up the discussion by CNet’s Rafe Needleman that I linked to last Friday. David extends the online vs. offline discussion significantly. If you accept…

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IBM, Gluecode, Geronimo: One year later

We just issued a press release with some news about the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE). Here’s the beginning: IBM Marks One-Year Anniversary of Gluecode Acquisition With New Open Source Partner Initiative ARMONK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 05/17/2006 — Marking the one-year anniversary of IBM acquiring Gluecode…

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IBM, Standards, Developers, China

Several weeks ago I mentioned that there was a new site on IBM developerWorks to help Russian developers get started with free and open source software. There is a new “Kick-start your Java apps” developerWorks site that makes it easy to get Eclipse, DB2 Express-C, and WebSphere Application Server Community…

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IBM, Russia, Standards

We announced a new initiative today to stimulate use of open standards by developers in Russia. Here’s a bit from the press release: IBM Delivers Free Software and Technical Resources to Help Russian Developers Adopt Open Standards Friday February 3, 2:00 pm ET ARMONK, NY–(MARKET WIRE)–Feb 3, 2006 — IBM…

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Some Open Wishes for 2006

For those of us in the trenches, 2005 was an exciting if not exhausting year for standards and open source. We saw some important realignments in product categories, aggressive government examination and adoption of open standards, and some strong indications that the status quo around the interpretation of what “open”…

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WebSphere Developer Technical Journal

The November/December 2004 edition of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal is now online and contains several articles about SOA and Web services. Accelerated JSF development for XML-based SOA using Rational Application Developer and WebSphere Application Server — Part 1: Introducing the XSD SDO transform feature Modeling compensation in WebSphere…

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Resources for IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

This note was sent me from the developerWorks folks about WebSphere Application Server Community Edition which I mentioned a few weeks ago. This is the product that is built on Apache Geronimo. Being an old WebSphere guy myself, I thought I would share it with you. We are sending you…

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Free download of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, Version 1.0 is a lightweight Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server built on Apache Geronimo, the open source application server project of the Apache Software Foundation. You can download it for no cost from here. Both Linux/Intel and Windows versions are available.…

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Neumont University faculty job offering

Neumont University is looking for a new computer science faculty member. Why mention it here? We help sponsor them, plus they are “especially interested in candidates whose experience and interests are in the areas of ‘Open Information Technologies’, including Services Oriented Architecture, Open Source, Web Services, Java, IBM Rational and…

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Apache Geronimo, Gluecode, WebSphere Community Edition

But wait, there’s even more “open” news from IBM today. IBM Unveils New Apache Geronimo-Based Software and SupportARMONK, NY — Oct 25, 2005 — IBM today announced new open source-based software and support, expanding IBM’s commitment to help customers innovate from industry-standard technologies. Called WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS…

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Myths of Technical Neutrality

“Technical neutrality” is a term used these days, usually by government agencies though also in private enterprise, to indicate the commandment “Thou shalt state no preference between open source and proprietary software.” When used in the most well-meaning sense, the usual intent is that ideology, politics, economic and market theories,…

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Standards and open source: they are not unrelated

This particular entry was motivated by my reading Jonathan Murray’s blog entry on “Open standards and open source.” Jonathan kindly pointed to a previous blog entry of mine and I want to make a clarification. It is not a rebuttal to Jonathan’s piece, but more of a launching pad for…

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Educate openly

One of the things that’s different about the job I have now versus the one I had in the WebSphere organization is that while I speak to as many people as before, I give fewer presentations. That is, I have conversations instead of putting up a bunch of slides with…

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Java Flashback: IBM Websphere Application Server released in 1998

Here’s a bit from an article from CNET by Mike Ricciuti from May 5, 1998: “IBM plans Web application server” IBM is jumping into the rapidly growing market for application server software.The company today detailed plans to offer WebSphere Application Server, a new product for building Web-based business applications. IBM…

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Talk at Green Party meeting

Yesterday morning I gave a short presentation in Brussels at the Green Party “Free Software and Software Patents” hearing. As it turns out, I did not project anything and just spoke from the points I had prepared. These are those comments, unedited and unexpanded. I think they are self-explanatory in…

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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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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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Data Collector for IBM Web Services Navigator is now available on IBM alphaWorks

In a previous post I spoke about the use of the Web Services Navigator for development and, to some extent, the management of Web services. The second piece for this, the Data Collector for IBM Web Services Navigator is now available on IBM alphaWorks. See the link for the full…

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Using the WebSphere Web Services Gateway

The IBM developerWorks SOA and Web services Zone has a wealth of practical content on how you can build and use Web services via the latest standards. One such way is via the WebSphere Web Services Gateway and there are a couple of new articles on this: Employ the IBM…

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