As I write this blog, Computer Associates CEO John Swainson is giving the afternoon keynote speech at LinuxWorld in Boston. According to a source who was present at a Computer Associates' breakfast this morning, CA is almost definitely going to follow suit with IBM in not only making its patents available for royalty-free deployment in open source software, but also in using its patents to defend the open source community from law suits.
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Blogging is spawning millions of blogs and many new tools to advance the cause. At Demo@15, several tools were presented, and my favorite concept was Perspectives from iUpload.
At DEMO@15! this morning Convoq introduced ASAP...
For the next three days, I'll be in Boston at LinuxWorld. In addition to bringing you to the show with blogs and podcasts, I'll be snapping pictures with my Nikon D70.
I recently spent a half hour on the phone with Microsoft Office VP Richard McAniff talking about Office...
Emboldened by a new partnership with blade maker Egenera, and by a wave of new AMD-based server offerings from HP, AMD has, at LinuxWorld, rolled out three new Opteron (formerly known as "Hammer") chips, a faster version of its HyperTransport interconnect technology, and enhanced SSE3 support. For the record, AMD proved me wrong.
At this week's LinuxWorld in Boston, Emic Networks -- provider of fault tolerance and load balancing solutions for open source server software such Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (collectively known as the LAMP stack) -- is extending the coverage of its clustering umbrella to open source-based Java-based application servers.
I especially like products that are simple to explain. They typically perform one or two functions extremely well.
Declan McCullagh has a detailed piece on the Real ID legislation that just passed the US House. The legislation would effectively force the States to meet certain requirements if they expect their driver's licenses to be used as IDs for federal purposes--like getting on an airplane.