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Blind leading the blind: Is BEA following others in pursuit of mortals?

I woke up this morning to news that BEA is now the latest company to jump on the drag-n-drop programming for non-programmers bandwagon by announcing that in the coming months, it will make available some yet-to-be-named-or-branded tools that "let businesspeople create and make changes to Java code." Sounds a bit vaporwarish to me.

March 8, 2005 by David Berlind


The Broadband wars need recruits

If you lived in Orem, Utah, a town of nearly 100,000 people south of Salt Lake, you'd be able to sign up for 10Mbs symmetric broadband service from a small, local ISP, MSTAR. How did this little ISP pull off this feat?

March 8, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Tiemann talks on serving two masters (Red Hat and the OSI)

In case you missed the news, amidst a bit of controversy, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is now on its third president in as many months. The organization, which must maintain its relevance while the political landscape within the open source community is in flux, can ill afford the sort of missteps that draw into question its ability to govern itself.

March 4, 2005 by David Berlind


While we were sleeping, Intel snuck more security into its chips

A strange thing happened last week while I paid a visit to Intel's campus in Santa Clara, CA. In the course of trying to ask some though provoking questions of two interviewees -- Intel's Ahbi Talwalker and Frank Spindler (podcast is on the way) -- and even trying to corner them on an item or two, it came to light that Intel, with no fanfare or announcements whatsoever, snuck a technology known as eXecute Disable (XD for short) into its chips.

March 4, 2005 by David Berlind