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JBOSS CEO Fleury (aka: open source bad boy) rips BusinessWeek a new one

Referring to a recent BusinessWeek story (see An Open-Source Lightning Rod: Marc Fleury has taken JBoss to the top, but he has alienated many along the way), JBoss CEO Marc Fleury has issued a return volley with way too many priceless prose to list. But here are some of the highlights: One of the advantages of achieving a little notoriety is that you get to spend time telling young journalists about what a “bad boy” you are.

April 5, 2006 by David Berlind

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No trash talking from SAP's Agassi

SAP executive board member and product & technology head Shai Agassi gave the NetWeaver pitch to the Software 2006 crowd this morning, and dropped some hints about solutions for small business that he said could be set up in one minute.  Agassi was quick to point out the SAP's enterprise application license revenue share compared to it closest competitors.

April 5, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Ode to the microphone: A podcaster's selection guide

If you had to pick one item that can make the difference between night and day when it comes to recording a podcast, that item would be the microphone.  I say this while fully acknowledging that there are some podcasters that prefer night while others prefer day.

April 5, 2006 by David Berlind

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Socialtext's Miki mobile wiki

I was chatting with Ross Mayfield, CEO of SocialText at Software 2006 yesterday, checking out his company's new Miki--what he calls the first mobile wiki--on his Nokia N90 phone. It's wikis 'to go,' optimized for any mobile Web browser and users collaborating on projects anytime, anywhere.

April 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Software 2006: SOA, the land grab

During a break at Software 2006, I caught up with Bruce Richardson [below], chief research officer at AMR Research. He cuts through the noise when it comes to enterprise software.

April 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Mac OS X for business: Too little, too late

In the Wall Street Journal Online, Nick Wingfield writes the story that has routinely been written over the years -- Mac's Moment: Apple has its best chance in years to make a dent in the business market. This is pure bologna.

April 4, 2006 by David Berlind

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What CIOs want...

The McKinsey & Company and Sand Hill Group Software Buyer Survey released at Software 2006 has some interesting data on software buying plans and trends. The survey is based on responses from 100 senior IT executives.

April 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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