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Everyone has one or two words or phrases that people associate with them. For example, I always think of my friend Rob eating squid when I hear the words 'What do you mean it's not chicken?' Just thinking about those words is enough to transport me through the years to that moment. And...
Callisto is the simultaneous release of 10 major Eclipse projects at the same time. An important thing to note about Callisto is that even though it's the simultaneous release of 10 projects, it doesn't mean these projects are unified. Each one remains a separate Open Source project op...
Malware is a generalized term to describe a collection of viruses, worms, spyware, and Trojans. The Microsoft Windows community is familiar with malware since the Windows industry is based on many independent software vendors that develop vertical applications. The complexity of a mixe...
Paula Hunter is an industry veteran who has an extensive background in Linux and open source. She was tapped in May of this year to lead the U.S. marketing efforts for Collax (www.collax.com), a Linux distribution aimed at addressing the needs of the small and medium business. Collax i...
By now, you've probably heard about Eclipse as 'the Open Source Java IDE' (www.eclipse.org). Today, several companies have looked past the Java IDE plug-ins provided as part of Eclipse, and are creating products that use Eclipse as a tool integration platform, both inside and outside o...
Software development is typically carried out in an opaque environment where progress can be slow and (too often) the resulting build processes lack visibility, transparency, and collaboration. The Apache Software Foundation's Maven project approaches the problem of building software b...
Movielink (www.movielink.com) is an online movie download service offering U.S. broadband customers an extensive selection of recently released films and classic movies covering every genre for rent or purchase. Movielink, LLC was founded in 2002 as a joint venture of five major studio...
Eclipse has emerged as the platform that finally integrates development tools from multiple vendors into a common, extensible, and widely supported framework. The Eclipse CDT development environment brings this rich offering of integrated tools to the world of C and C++ programming, en...
Linux is the fastest-growing embedded operating environment in the world today. It's quickly becoming the single largest operating system platform for embedded computing. As a result, many technology managers must come to grips with the complexity and the dynamics of Open Source softwa...
A quick Google search of 'enterprise Open Source' returns over 1.5 million results. There are Web sites devoted to the topic; there are dedicated conferences and trade shows, and even a fairly large number of books. There's even a magazine - the one now in your hands! - devoted entirel...
First, Internet access will be the core telecom service of the future. Not only will essentially everyone in the developed world be connected to the Internet, but more and more applications will migrate to the Internet. In our homes we will use a variety of devices which communicate vi...