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Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
Notable headlines:Torvalds: Solaris could nudge Linux to GPL 3.Ryan Naraine: 'Critical' Vista, IE 7 patches highlight MS security updates.
Yesterday, as can be seen from the video, we captured a part of eBay's senior director of Disruptive Innovation Max Mancini's keynote address at eBay's Developer Conference in Boston. eBay made a series of announcements regarding new APIs and developer tools.
InformationWeek is reporting that contrary to prior reports, a version of ZFS will be included in Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard.
Marc Andreessen discovered blogging recently and is becoming a blogging sensation faster than he became the poster child for Web 1.0 with Netscape.
A who's who list of Silicon Valley titans are joining forces to set aggressive goals to cut computer energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The group, collectively called the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, consists of Intel, AMD, Google, EDS, EMC, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo and Microsoft to name a few.
Google is taking heat again for a decision to store a customer's results for 18 months, but some perspective is missing. Data retention goes way beyond Google.
Earlier this week Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz said the Apple would adopt ZFS, Sun's open source file system. But Steve Jobs' didn't say anything about ZFS during his Worldwide Developers Conference keynote while highlighting the forthcoming Leopard release of Mac OS X.
In yesterday's WWDC keynote (video, summary) Steve Jobs announced that developer access to the iPhone would be through Safari--not the OS X system that runs it.Dan Farber called this a smart move stating that "it's a friction-free and secure way to get tens of thousands of developers working in an iPhone ecosystem.
Richard MacManus at Read/Write Web has declared today Google free day. Among his rules:Don't use any of the five major search engines;Avoid meta search engines;Ditch vertical search engines;Consider changing your home page or uninstall everything;Document your experience.