- Open source: No vow of poverty (or get-rich-quick scheme) | The Open Road - CNET News - This nicely sums up a lot of the current thinking about business models based around open source software.
- vStorage APIs for Data Protection and Avamar 5 - Virtual Geek - Good summary table from @sakacc on backup options for a VMware environment.
- Video’s Impending Tsunami in Education | Howard Lindzon - Interesting post. Technology for education often seems overhyped but but it makes sense that large lecture regurgitation could be at least partially replaced.
- How to Write Magnetic Headlines | Copyblogger - I'm not as good at headline writing as I would like to be.
- Make stuff - Some cool projects and plans.
- ASCII by Jason Scott / Unpublished Article on Geocities - For Yahoo to just turn off access to the archive seems fundamentally wrong. Way too much of the history of the Internet is dependent on random volunteer activities.
- Open Source Proves Elusive as a Business Model - NYTimes.com - “There’s only one company making real money out of open source, and that’s Red Hat,” said Simon Crosby, the chief technology officer at Citrix Systems, which acquired the open-source software maker XenSource for $500 million in 2007. “Everyone else is in trouble.” << Yup--at least where one takes Simon's statement as applying to approximately pure-play open source. Which I assume he meant given that Citrix makes money in part on the back of open source Xen.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:58 AM