Today was the first day of Internet Identity Workshop, a two day gathering of people interested in identity on the Internet. I've got detailed blog posts and pictures at my site.
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.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
At the Vortex 2005 conference in San Francisco, the Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik talked to John Gallant about competing with Sun and Red Hat's role as a standard bearer for the global open source community and the General Public License. The brand of Red Hat and freedom of choice--no lock-in--are increasingly becoming synonymous, he said.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show we mash up Google, Sun, Microsoft, Red Hat among others.
It's always comforting to know that another reporter covering the technology sector has run into precisely the same problem I have (and that millions of other people are running into). It's a ridiculous problem that's easily solvable, and it just takes a handful of vendors to decide to solve it.
Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos shed some light on a number of topics, including Google’s soft underbelly, Microsoft, HP, Dell and IBM in an interview at the Vortex 2005 conference.
In one of his recent postings, ZDNet blogger Jason O'Grady considers the reasons that Motorola's ROCKR -- a recently released handset that's been dubbed as the "iTunes phone" -- is getting a cold shoulder from consumers. From my perspective, while it absolutely deserves the cold shoulder, it's getting it for all the wrong reasons (more on that in a second).
A story in InformationWeek is the first official news report offering some of the details behind a hearing that has been rushed onto Massachusetts' state Senate's docket regarding a recent decision by the Commonwealth's Information Technology Department (ITD) to standardize on the OpenDocument Format (ODF) for the creation, storage, editing, and retrieval of public documents.
Douglas Merrill, senior director, information technology at Google, entertained a sleepy Vortex 2005 crowd, offering a view into his company’s inner workings.
While Dan Farber was busy getting comment from Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie regarding the chances that Microsoft Office may one day support the OpenDocument Format (ODF), Corel officials were apparently preparing their official response to a report (seen here on ZDNet's Between the Lines) that the company decided to reaffirm its commitment to ODF after originally saying it wasn't ready for prime-time. That report, based on an e-mail to me from OpenOffice.
"It all comes down to leadership," is what Ray Ozzie, one of three Microsoft CTOs, has to say about how Microsoft will compete with Google and others who want to topple Microsoft. Ozzie is leading the charge across Microsoft to bring a service orientation into the Microsoft's development culture and products.