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The state of open source in solar
Solar technology is exploding, despite what the cynics say. And so is progress. Companies like Solyndra, which looked like a good bet because it claimed a 30% gain in price-performance, crashed before take-off this year because price-performance improved 50%. In such an environment, the benefits of... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Nov 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
The state of open data 2011
What is the state of the open data movement? During my opening keynote at the Open Government Data Camp (held this year in Warsaw, Poland) I sought to follow up on my talk from last year's conference. Here's my take of where we are today.
0 comments Posted 7 Nov 2011 by David Eaves Feed
Open source: The antidote for "too big to fail"
If you look at the evolution of the IT landscape over the past 30 years, you see two distinct trends: the continued growth of the IT dinosaurs (mainframe computing and mainframe wannabes like Sun) and the emergence of highly modular, adaptable systems, which, by their very process of evolution, not... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
The importance of Google Dart
Google is making its Dart system open source. This is very important, not just for open source. Dart is a structured language for web programming. That means you can actually build a website as you would write a little Javascript. In fact, Dart can be run on a Java Virtual Machine, or compiled... Read more
7 comments Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
Why is Google putting so many ads on TV?
Almost every time I’ve turned on the television in the past week, I've seen an ad for Google Chrome. What started earlier this year as a sprinkling of ads here in the United States has become a torrential downpour. For me, Google has long been one of the poster children for a new breed of company... Read more
5 comments Posted 4 Oct 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
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0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
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0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Platform wars: software patents in a new light
I recently wrote about the $4.5 billion auction for Nortel's portfolio of 6,000 patents that went to a consortium that included Apple, Microsoft, and RIM (Blackberry) -- three of four smartphone platforms. In the wake of this sale, Interdigital has contemplated monetizing its portfolio of 8,... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Aug 2011 by Brian Kahin Feed
"There is no standard Google anymore," says Eli Pariser in a recent TED talk. And he's right. Try it. Google the same thing as the person sitting next to you and compare the results. Chances are, they're different. According to Pariser, that's because Google uses as many as 57 different signals to... Read more
6 comments Posted 1 Jul 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Google Health was doomed from the start. It was based on a legal fallacy and a technical one.
1 comment Posted 29 Jun 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed

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