I was talking with John Loiacono, executive vice president of software at Sun, about the roadmap for open sourcing Sun's software and how Sun profits from the strategy. At the root of the strategy is Sun's belief that whoever has the developers, gets the applications, which begets customers, which drive revenues.
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By the time you read this, you will have most certainly heard that AMD is suing Intel. According to the complaint that AMD filed with the US District Court in Delaware, AMD is accusing Intel of engaging in behavior that violates US antitrust law and is seeking both injunctive relief and an as-of-yet undetermined amount of loss-related and punitive damages.
Updated 9:40 AM 6/30/05.Updated with video clip 10:50 AM 6/29/05: In the days after Microsoft announced upcoming support for RSS at Gnomedex, bloggers/journalists/analysts spared no angle in dissecting and opining on what the new Microsoft format means to the world.
Earlier today, News.com's Ina Fried notified me and CNET Anchordesk's Molly Wood that our podcasts were listed in the podcast directory that comes with the newly released iTunes 4.
At the May meeting of the National Association of State CIOs, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt had some bad news about Medicaid:"Medicaid expenditures will exceed public education expenditures for the first time this year. If health care begins to push out all other priorities, it throws off the economic equation.
Scott McNealy & Co. got up at 5:15 in the morning (actually, they had to have gotten up earlier than that) to announce that Sun will acquire SeeBeyond.
Like every other major software vendor that wants a piece of the Java action, or has a piece of the Java action to protect, BEA is another company that’s looking to manage its presence in an increasingly open source world while hoping to preserve the once lush pastures of the old and tired commercial software model.
I knew something was up this morning at JavaOne when I saw Java founder James Gosling schmoozing with Robert LeBlanc, IBM general manager for WebSphere. Also present was Rod Smith, vice president of emerging technologies at IBM and an advocate of open sourcing Java.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision this morning, ruled that "One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright ... is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties using the device, regardless of the device's lawful uses.
Sun is conducting daily previews of the announcements it will be making on each day of the JavaOne 2005 conference being held in San Francisco. The audio version of the conference call is available as an MP3 that can be downloaded or, if you’re already subscribed to ZDNet’s IT Matters series of audio podcasts, it will show up on your system or MP3 player automatically.