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AjaxWord (www.ajaxword.com) is an open source Web-based word processor. It closely mimics Microsoft Word in both look-and-feel and functionality. The application was initially written between 1997 and 1999 using JavaScript/DHTML on the client side with ASP on the server side. It was re...
T6 Broadband is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) offering Internet, VoIP, and television service to 3,000 customers within a 3,000-square-mile area of North Central Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. At the core of its growing success is its point-to-multi-point wireless netwo...
The history of open source, the movement and the broad philosophy, are well documented and discussed online by devotees and critics alike, but we believe this model has now come of age, moved on, and evolved considerably from its initial 'ethical software' roots.
I recently came home from three months in Antarctica. As a software engineer, Antarctica was the last place I expected to be. I was there as part of the ANDRILL project, a multinational collaboration comprised of scientists, educators, students, technicians, drillers, and support staff...
Open source software in 2006 was characterized by continuous, sometimes subtle advances, and also by a few key individual developments. The impact and attributes of these changes can be summed up in 10 trends.
Blogs are a great platform for people to espouse their passions (not unlike editorials). They are different than traditional news outlets because they may be objective, opinionated, and even wrong. Interestingly enough, each of these behaviors is frequently rewarded equally.