"Freedom is scary; but on balance I think Java’s new path will be more interesting and more profitable and more fun." --Tim Bray Sun's Director of Web on his Java Is Free blog.
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It's official. Despite some saying it couldn't be done, not only is Sun open sourcing Java, it's doing it under version 2 of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License (GPLv2) using an FSF-endorsed footnote known as the "classpath exception.
In a decision that will most certainly prove to set a precedent for all American airports and that draws a very clear line in the sand, the FCC has rejected the assertions of Logan International Airport (Boston) officials who have maintained that they have the right to prevent Continental Airlines from running its own free WiFi network in its airport lounge. Not surprisingly, you can follow the money on this one.
Fresh off giving a keynote speech in Beijing during an event that was organized by the Chinese National Institution of Standardization (the CNIS), Andy Updegrove is now stateside with a report that the Chinese government has come up with its own document standard called the Uniform Office Format or UOF. Wrote Updegrove:What UOF is: It's called the Uniform Office Format (UOF), and it's been in development since January of 2002; the first draft was completed in December of last year.
When, as a part of ZDNet’s effort to turn its journalists into independent video producers as well, the folks in our broadband group sent me a Panasonic AG-HVX200K to play around with, I had no idea how much the camera they were sending me would prove to be a game changer when it comes to commercial video production in a distributed, collaborative environment.
When I first unboxed the Motorola Q, I knew I was in for disappointment when I saw how small its brick-of-a-battery was and what I'd be expecting the Q to do. To put it bluntly, to own a Q, which should involve taking advantage of some of its most prominent features, Verizon Wireless' prices of $199 (requires a two-year and online purchase to get the $100 discount from $299) or $349 for the one-year contract version (no discount available) are misleading and here's why.
In one of my first segments in this series of real-world takes on Motorola's Q smartphone, I criticized it for the difficulty I had in accessing those company directories that you sometimes navigate when the business your calling has no receptionist on duty. You know, the kind where it asks you to spell the name of the person you're trying to reach?
This is another in what is now a series of installments about my experiences with Motorola's new Q smartphone. The Q is based on the latest greatest smartphone operating system to come out of Microsoft (Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphones).
This is the third in an ongoing series of posts regarding my every day usage of Motorola's Q smartphone (pictured left). There are so many things to write about that it doesn't make sense to pack it all into one giant blog entry.
This is the second in a series of blog posts that I'll be doing that focuses on specific attributes of the Motorola Q. I'm currently in the midst of a real world test of the Q -- using it as my primary mobile device for everything from making phone calls to keeping pictures and movies of my kids to playing back music and podcasts to doing my e-mail (and way more).