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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.
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.
The Wikipedia is an "open source" encyclopedia available free to anyone and--and this is the crucial, mysterious part--written and edited by anyone, too. So far it's accumulated 300,000+ articles on topics ranging from astronomy to zoology.
The news that Judge Leo Strine has postponed the decision in Oracle's takeover attempt of PeopleSoft replayed the same thought I had near the end of a triple-overtime NBA basketball game last night in Oakland; ok, enough is enough, somebody please win already.
Declan McCullagh reports that the CIA is quietly funding federal research into surveillance of Internet chat rooms as part of an effort to identify possible terrorists.
With the price of supercomputing tumbling (you could acquire one of IBM's new Blue Gene supercomputer for a starting price of $1.5 million), businesses need to make choices.
Java, which Sun President Jonathan Schwartz recently said hasn't been afflicted by a single virus, has...
Research company Gartner is advising businesses to start renegotiating their existing contracts now, as trends in IT hardware could force software licensing costs up by more than 50 percent over the next year. Gartner claims that the move to multicore-chip architectures, virtual machines and utility computing threatens existing capacity-based, or CPU-based, licensing agreements offered.
Esther Dyson's redesigned website, Release 1.0 (a property of CNET Networks), has a new section called 'Fresh Produce' which features content that's lighter and more frequent than Release 1.
Computer Associates is expected to name IBM global software sales head John Swainson as CEO, replacing former CEO Sanjay Kumar and interim CEO Ken Cron.