Sun finally seems to be finding what I consider a far better open source strategy than their hard-to-figure "opening" of their various market-sluggish commercial products to the CDDL license.
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Despite predictions of its demise, Unix -- and in particular, Sun's Solaris flavor -- appears to be convalescing instead of following the downward spiral that's typical for operating systems that fall from grace (the PalmOS for example). In June 2004, after Open Source Initiative president Eric Raymond penned an open letter asking Sun to open source Java, I asked Raymond if he was thinking about penning a similar letter to Sun about Solaris.
("Naked Plug" means Unapologetic Advertisement, not Immodest Cork.) Accenture Technology Labs has just released a new set of high-quality videos highlighting our work in Predictive Monitoring, Cargo Monitoring, Sensor Telemetry, Intelligent Home Services, Online Health Services, and several other areas.
Meet Curtis Chong. Chong is president of the National Federation of the Blind in Computer Science and is considered to be one of the more important shakers and movers in the disability community when it comes to the accessibilty of technology.
“We’re creating a country where people outsource their intellect to other countries, expecting the Indians, for example, to do all hard work while they sit at home and watch TV on broadband.” That’s what Esther Dyson, CNET's Release 1.
At the TechNet Innovation Summit in San Jose I talked to John Doerr, the legendary venture capitalist (Netscape, Amazon, Google, etc.) from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, about what Web 2.
At the TechNet Innovation Summit held at eBay’s conference center in San Jose, Charlie Rose is holding all day taping of several programs. Technology and Web 2.
Doc Searls has authored his longest and perhaps most significant online entry ever. See Saving the Net: How to Keep the Carriers from Flushing the Net Down the Tubes.
Google Base, the service that has been on an off the 'Net in alpha mode for the last few weeks has gone beta and is live. Google Base has been described variously as an online database, competition for Craigs List, or Google's first crack at eBay.
Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database company MySQL AB, was motivated by the recent controversy over SAP executive Shai Agassi's remarks about open source to write the following perspective piece. In his view, some companies really support the notion of open source software, which he says will "define the next generation architecture for the modern enterprise," and others say nice things about it, but really don't support it.