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Google: Evil or just overworked?

According to some pundits, Google has replaced Microsoft as the leading "evil" empire. As long as Google is top dog in the search market, there's little they can do to avoid the sour grapes from competitors, but with a little effort they could satisfy some of their critics and improve their services at the same time.

October 20, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier

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Electronic Arts doesn't understand its community

The ruckus over the EA launch of Spore, specifically its wildly unpopular Digital Restriction Management (DRM) scheme, seems to have gotten the message across to everyone -- except EA's management. Case in point, CEO John Riccitiello says it was a "vocal minority" that didn't like the DRM.

October 16, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier

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80 ways to mix open source and business

Open source and business do mix. In fact, according to Matthew Aslett at the 451 Group, you can mix open source into more than 80 combinations of development model, licensing model, and revenue schemes.

October 15, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier

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Bureaucracy and open source: Do they mix?

Another high-profile departure from Sun, this time MySQL's David Axmark is taking wing -- citing a dislike for working in a large organization:I have thought about my role at Sun and decided that I am better off in smaller organisations. I HATE all the rules that I need to follow, and I also HATE breaking them.

October 9, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier

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