Over the weekend I read J.D. Lasica's (right) book about the Copyright Wars, Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation, and was surprised to find open source as an underlying theme.
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It's been a long and arduous saga, but it looks like the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive (CIID) has finally been soundly defeated, 648-14. I have to admit, I'm a little surprised by this result since it seemed likely at many points that this would get shoved through despite overwhelming opposition.
I believe that when vendors build proprietary Grid products on open source, everyone benefits.
Estimating the "market share" (more appropriately mindshare) of various Linux distributions is difficult and, some say, fairly useless.
Will our children have one Internet to go to, or just the Internet their government lets them go to?
Here's a good topic for debate as we approach Independence Day. As I was doing my morning reading, I came across a link to an interview with Eric S.
We were talking the other day about how, when a company opens its code up to enhancement by others it needs to be prepared for the Law of Unintended Consequences.Well you might designate this as Prosecution Exhibit B.
As cellular carriers gained more of the market, with their faster "broadband" offerings they threatened the basic end-to-end concept. Now the first crack has appeared in that wall.
Ever since the Web was spun users have been taking what they were given, adding to it, enhancing it, and creating value.
Oracle likes to hire people in their late twenties or early thirties who combineattitude with some sales skills, but do you know anyone in that age bracketwho doesn't work for Oracle and nevertheless favors the company's databaseproducts? I don't.