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Weblogs by Subject: Open Source

A Web 2.0 Checklist
Kurt Cagle enumerates a checklist of the common properties of Web 2.0 companies, projects, and technologies.
- Kurt Cagle [ Feb. 22, 2006 11:17 AM | Subject(s): Web , Emerging Technology, ONLamp, Open Source, Podcasting, RSS, Software Development, Web, Web Services, XML | Permalink]

GPL gets another brickbat--but where does the Sarbanes-Oxley problem really lie?
Free software add its own complications to licensing laws, but code reviews and dual-licensing provide recourses.
- Andy Oram [ Feb. 22, 2006 10:48 AM | Subject(s): Open Source | Permalink]

The Difference Between MySQL and Google
The ever-insightful Bernard Golden's February 2006 Open Source Newsletter compares and contrasts Internet advertising giant Google (whose product sells for pennies per unit) with the growing but unassuming MySQL UC (with a free product, of course, but also licensing fees more than a few pennies per unit). Yet for all Google's giant presence, it needs MySQL or something like MySQL to succeed. What does that mean for your organization? Bernard has a few ideas....
- chromatic [ Feb. 16, 2006 01:29 PM | Subject(s): Open Source , MySQL | Permalink]

Vanilla, We Love You More
We wanted forums for We could have bludgeoned ourselves over all the features we thought we wanted. Instead, we decided on a pretty basic install of Vanilla and couldn't be happier.
- Terrie Miller [ Feb. 16, 2006 09:05 AM | Subject(s): Web Development , Open Source | Permalink]

Time for Java developers to put up or shut up
Tonight at midnight pacific time the OSCON Call for Participation closes. Is there an open source Java project you are passionate about? Write it up in a proposal and click the submit button.
- Daniel H. Steinberg [ Feb. 13, 2006 07:07 AM | Subject(s): Java , Open Source | Permalink]

Speaking at RSA 2006
I'll be speaking at the RSA conference next week. Here is what I plan to discuss...
- Nitesh Dhanjani [ Feb. 12, 2006 06:25 PM | Subject(s): Security , General, Linux, Networking, ONLamp, Open Source, Security | Permalink]

Open Source & The Fallacy Of Composition
Recently I posted about the Fallacy Of Composition (which says that an advantage shared by everyone is not an advantage) and how it applies to digital music: If everyone can make and distribute music cheaply, the price they can charge goes down and they all make less money. It should apply to open source as well. Is there an escape route?
- Spencer Critchley [ Feb. 08, 2006 10:05 AM | Subject(s): Open Source , Digital Media, Open Source, P2P, Technology & Society | Permalink]

What should be in the next version of NoUnit (a Junit Extension)?
NoUnit is an open-source code coverage tool that shows you the effectiveness of your JUnit tests. After a suitable pause , we're thinking of starting work on the next version. What do you think should be included?
- Paul Browne [ Feb. 08, 2006 01:34 AM | Subject(s): Java , Enterprise Development, Java, Open Source | Permalink]

(Open) Office Party
Kurt Cagle looks at recent developments in the Open Office suite.
- Kurt Cagle [ Feb. 03, 2006 12:22 AM | Subject(s): Open Source , Open Source | Permalink]

The changing role of open source software
The role that open source software has changed significantly. No longer the domain of the alpha geek and hacker it is now at the heart of many commercial software ventures.
- Jim Alateras [ Feb. 01, 2006 12:04 PM | Subject(s): Open Source , Java, Open Source | Permalink]

openQRM cluster manager released as open source
openQRM is important because of the proliferation of servers run by small organizations on small budgets,
- Andy Oram [ Jan. 31, 2006 08:32 AM | Subject(s): Open Source , SysAdmin | Permalink]

The Best Firefox Extension Ever?
Here's my vote for the best Firefox extension of all time: IE Tab, which lets you run Internet Explorer right in its own Firefox tab.
- Preston Gralla [ Jan. 31, 2006 04:25 AM | Subject(s): Windows , Open Source, Windows | Permalink]

Open Microsoft
I spent two days this past week at Microsoft Search Champs, a conference where invitees make suggestions for their search tools and other MSN offerings.
- Andy Oram [ Jan. 29, 2006 05:36 AM | Subject(s): Windows , Open Source | Permalink]

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