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Latest Posts

If you could be HP's CEO for a day...

In his relatively new gig (Grassroots Journalism), Dan Gillmor is developing a knack for calling out over-the-top excessiveness when it's begging to be called out. It's the main reason I follow Gillmor's blog.

April 7, 2005 by David Berlind


Lessig: A war against the freedom to innovate

Stanford law professor and free software advocate Lawrence Lessig called on the open source community to stand up and fight or risk being buried by patent-wielding legacy businesses with arsenals of powerful lawyers. "There is a war against the freedom to innovate and this community has done way too little to resist," Lessig said.

April 6, 2005 by Dan Farber


OSBC: enterprise applications next wave for open source

This morning kicked off the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco, where a mixed crowd of IT enterprise customers and vendors, lawyers, and venture capitalists rubbed elbows as they contemplated open source market strategies. In his keynote, Larry Augustin, CEO of Medsphere, left everyone with no doubt that the next frontier for open source software development is the applications space.

April 5, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


Sun: The network is your computer?

Jonathan Schwartz closed his keynote at the Open Source Business Conference with his best imitation of a United Nations official, calling upon the world to adopt free and open source software (acronym alert: FOSS) as the way to stimulate third-world economies and unleash a major wave of technology innovation from the global community.

April 5, 2005 by Dan Farber