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XML file formats, AJAX, Sun's freeware, watermarks and more...(The Dan & David Show)

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, David gives Microsoft kudos for issuing a special covenant not to sue developers , including open source developers, who develop software that supports its XML-based Office file formats and speculates on how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts might respond to this move, in the context of the Open Document Format controversy.

December 1, 2005 by Dan Farber

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20th Anniversary Celebration featuring Intel CEO Paul Otellini

At last night's Churchill Club 20th anniversary event, Otellini was the featured guest and sat down for an interview with NPR's Moira Gunn. The softball interview touched on his 31 years at Intel, the company reorg around markets, WiMax as a step toward a global Internet and the social duties (hanging out with Prince Charles and Camilla in San Francisco) that come with being the CEO of a Silicon Valley icon.

December 1, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Andy Grove: Engage and then plan

Worth reading: In a Fortune cover story, "The Education of Andy Grove," Harvard historian Richard Tedlow shares his view that former head of Intel is the ideal model for leading a 21st century business. He calls Grove "America's greatest student and teacher of business" and goes on to say:It's a performance as remarkable as his life story.

November 30, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Sun chooses zero barrier to entry

Sun has added a new part to its motto "The network is the computer" with the corollary "Zero barrier to entry." Sun reiterated that it is making its entire stack open source over time, and announced that its complete software stack will be free.

November 30, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Watermarks: A better DRM than DRM itself?

If you're a digital content expert or you've encountered my series of blog posts on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), then you should know by now that the "R" in DRM is officially for the word "rights" and not the "Restrictions" that I have been using as a permanent substitute.  But, in its current incarnations from various vendors, DRM technology has turned out to be more about stripping you of your rights than it is about managing them in a way that we'd consider management.

November 30, 2005 by David Berlind

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