I recently wrote about how SaaS applications can be delivered as on-premises instances with increasing ease. Now I'm seeing evidence of more overlap and mutual advancement of open source models with SaaS.
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Developers may like the idea of being able to demonstrate that it does indeed take time, care, patience, passion, and artistry to get good code right.
So when a server takes 4 seconds to deliver a data-laden Web page, extracting data from a variety of sources, it ends up costing millions of dollars over a period of a few months in lost revenue to many more businesses. Making the page appear in 1 second is now mission critical.
Will Microsoft provide and nurture the innovative sparks that foment the universe of services and content better than a global bazaar can? Not so far.
Wind River is apparently mulling additional code donations ... I'd look for more visual tool capabilities, to compete with Microsoft's embedded offerings, as well as advanced modeling benefits, and perhaps offerings that build stronger ties to IBM's Rational solutions.
HP's record on absorbing large acquisitions well and quickly is not stellar. So how well HP manages the Mercury integration process will be a key indicator of how well CEO Mark Hurd is transforming HP.
Moving to 32-bit is kind of like cleaning the garage.
ISVs should hasten the move to SaaS and/or seek a SaaS ecology of development, such as Salesforce.com, and be based on a flexible virtualization play -- sooner rather than later.
I can also see where an Attention.org or Gestures Bank approach could be well applied to this open community directory of podcasts to begin to further qualify which types of folks like which types of podcasts.
Both companies are clearly benefitting from the community-based, open source efficiencies of Eclipse.