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.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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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


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


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


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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Revenge of the Google nerds

Worth reading: Philipp Lenssen just posted a great piece on Google Blogoscoped with his ruminations on the giant cloud we know as Google is heading. Here are a few excerpts:Google is the revenge of the nerds, tackling the world as an engineering problem, whose original PageRank algorithm no one wanted to buy.

October 16, 2006 by Dan Farber


Larry's "Ellisonix" on the way?

According to Ashlee Vance, Oracle's own distribution of Linux isn't too far off: Wall Street continues to drool over the idea of Oracle producing its own line of Linux software for reasons unclear to us....Last week, Jeffries & Co analyst Katherine Egbert fired off a research note, claiming that "our independent checks in the past two weeks indicate that Oracle seems to be close to introducing its own software 'stack'.

October 16, 2006 by David Berlind