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(June 26, 2003) - The week of JavaOne might have seemed a strange time to say so, but Java guru James Gosling nonetheless went on record ten days ago as saying, of the language he co-invented: "I am certainly one of the people who would love to make it open-source." An open source version of Java would, according to some analysts, help Sun Microsystems to compete against the Microsoft .NET platform and its C# language. (The Mono project, as readers of SYS-CON's .NET Developer's Journal know, has been developing open source implementations of the .NET development framework for use on Linux and Unix.) Red Hat, the purveyor of the most commercially successful Linux distro, is apparently in active discussions with Sun about launching an open source version of the Java platform. Red Hat's chairman and CEO, Matthew Szulik, said just this week that the idea would be to pro... (more)

SCO's GPL Position is "Just Invalid" Says Professor

During the interview, LWM editor-in-chief Kevin Bedell asked Professor Moglen about his opinion of SCO's statements regrding the validity of the GNU General Public License, or GPL. Here is Moglen's response: "As to the actual substance of any claim that the GPL is an invalid copyright permission, it's foolish. The GPL is not some contractual example of what these days is called a license in the IP world. The GPL is an example of a permission, what we used to call a license . If you take an ordinary first-year property class in law school, which I have sometimes taught, the word l... (more)

Goodbye "Middleware," Hello SOA Applications

JDJ Industry Perspective: "The End of Middleware" "Middleware Is Alive and Well, Thanks!" Says Deshpande JDJ Exclusive: The Future Of Middleware & Tools David Litwack is responsible for the development and advancement of Novell's secure Web services strategy, a position he assumed in July 2002 following Novell's acquisition of SilverStream Software, a company for which he'd served as president and CEO since 1997. He is also a member of Novell's Worldwide Management Committee. JDJ speaks with him about a range of contemporary computing issues. JDJ: You've worked on PC products in t... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Is Anything More Social Than Computing?

Helge Städtler of the University of Bremen quotes my assertion that "Computing ... is one of the most social technological innovations in the last thousand years" and speculates on whether the existence of Social Software doesn't necessarily imply the co-existence of Social Hardware. I think that Social Computing, the term that I have sought to coin and introduce rapidly into the i-Technology lexicon, most definitely includes hardware. That, in fact, is its strength: whereas social software might, at best, include Flickr-type destination sites, or networking applications like Lin... (more)

Leading Cloud CxO's Join Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York

What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of GoGrid and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Novell and the Director of HP Software's Global Cloud Practice?  Answer: all are members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York, due to take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. New speakers will continue to be announced every day from now for the next few weeks, but already the Cloud Expo organizers can share the news that the high-... (more)