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AMD/ATI, YouTube, GPL v.3, Dabble and more...

 This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss the AMD/ATI tie up (aligned to fight what AMD CEO Hector Ruiz called the monopoly, aka Intel), HP's logical purchase of Mercury, the latest on YouTube and the release of Dabble, a new media search community. David also shares more of his tales of unsatisfactory customer support experiences.

July 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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The Gates/Ozzie equation: (software + services) (servers = service)

In September 2005, Bill Gates promoted the formula: server = services as part of the Microsoft Live rollout He described the server = services as follows: The architecture we are interested in we call server-equals-service, so that we will have the full Exchange capability that you can subscribe to, where we run it, or you can have it on-premise with the traditional licensing approach.  ...

July 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Open Source Initiative gets into the game of defining 'open'

Ever since the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' definition of an open standard was thrust into the spotlight as the state's IT department looked to establish the OpenDocument Format as the standard file format for electronically saving and retrieving state documents, the definition of what it means for something (a standard, source code, etc.) to be "open" has been a hot topic.

July 28, 2006 by David Berlind

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Controversy over GPLv3 draft reflects the 'incompatibility' of DRM with open source

Yesterday, after a long public comment period, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) released a second draft proposal for version 3 of the GNU General Public License (the GPL).  With many of the public comments focusing on the way the initial draft may have over-reached in its restrictions on the mixture of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology with GPL-licensed software, the second draft looked to assuage those concerns with toned-down language.

July 28, 2006 by David Berlind

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The Governor's visit to SAP

Redmonk analyst and  James Governor posts (here and here) about his visit with at SAP's Walldorf, Germany headquarters with Nils Herzberg, chief operating officer for industry solutions within Product & Technology Group. "He is the kind of guy that you need to talk to if you really want to understand SAP," James says.

July 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AlwaysOn: In search of better search

Three of the search engine kings (Microsoft was missing) held court during an AlwaysOn Stanford Summit this afternoon, discussing the state of search technology. Bambi Francisco of Marketwatch led the conversation with (from right below) Usama Fayyad, Chief Data Officer at Yahoo; Jim Lanzone.

July 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Coming soon: iWoz

The ebullient Steve Wozniak closed out the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, talking about the early days of Apple and his post-Apple activities. You can read all about it soon.

July 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AlwaysOn: Securing the Internet

George Gilder revisited his trope about all optical networks, with software hardening at the center and trusted platform hardware softening at the edges, during his panel on securing the Intenet at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit. "Moving security all the way to the edge seems to me to be a better solution than giant routers in the center of the network," Gilder said.

July 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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