Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Microsoft-sponsored lobbyist to the EU: It's a mistake to floss us

TechWorld's Matthew Broersma writes:A leaked letter to the European Commission has revealed the extent of lobbying by proprietary software groups to prevent the widespread adoption of open-source software....Sent in response to a recent report on the role of open-source software in the European economy, Microsoft-funded pressure group, the Initiative for Software Choice (ISC) warned of potentially dire effects if too much encouragement was given to open source software development....

October 19, 2006 by David Berlind

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IE 7, Sun's Blackbox, Moto Q, Apex and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we check out Internet Explorer 7, which was officially released into the world at 5 PM PST on Wednesday. It's a major improvement to IE 6, but it doesn't leapfrog Mozilla.

October 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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From Mashup University: Video of Introduction to Mashups 101

ZDNet was the official media partner to Mashup University which took place at the Computer History Museum this past July and since then, our broadband team as been pioneering the intersection of on-demand distance learning by way of highly post-produced Webcast lessons that brilliantly merge the video output of the teachers' computers, the video of the teachers in front of the classroom, and a single audio stream.

October 19, 2006 by David Berlind

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Review: IE 7 doesn't leapfrog the competition

Robert Vamosi of CNET gives his assessment of the just officially released Internet Explorer 7. The good: IE 7 includes built-in tabbed browsing; antiphishing technology; an RSS reader; and a redesigned Favorites Center.

October 18, 2006 by Dan Farber

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MySQL becomes more contribution friendly

Stephen O'Grady chats with MySQL CEO Marten Mickos (left) about his company's new MySQL Community and MySQL Enterprise offerings. In the comments, the code contribution comes up.

October 18, 2006 by Dan Farber

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ZDNet, traffic and the blogosphere

Beginning with an investment blog, SeekingAlpha, and followed by a post on TechCrunch, a meme is making the rounds asserting that CNET Networks, which includes ZDNet, is bleeding traffic. Traffic is down in some areas and up in others.

October 18, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Startup Camp (free) to be held in Silicon Valley on November 2 & 3

Next month Doug Gold, Kaliya Hamilin, and I will be the head camp counselors at Startup Camp at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley and you’re invited to join us for the two day unconference where both attendance and meals will be free of charge courtesy of Sun Microsystems. To register, just go to the Startup Camp registration page.

October 17, 2006 by David Berlind

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Federated identity hubs

Network World has a story on the growing use of Shibboleth, the federation standard with roots in the Internet2 project. The article highlights InCommon, a federation hub for educational institutions.

October 17, 2006 by Phil Windley

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