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Mitch Pronschinske06/14/10
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Daily Dose - The Winds of Change Blow for the OSI

Simon Phipps acknowledged some of the "stone throwing" aimed at the Open Source Initiative.  Some of the criticism, he said, was not without merit.  But today, he announced that members of the open source community have a chance to be the change...

Mitch Pronschinske06/13/10
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Daily Dose - Twitter Tinkers With Redis

Twitter began using NoSQL last year as it rolled its systems onto the widely popular Cassandra system (used by large web properties such as Digg and Facebook).  Apparently they're not satisfied with just one non-relational datastore, because they are...

Mitch Pronschinske06/11/10
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Daily Dose - What is Chromoting?

An official Google message posted by a non-Google party revealed a thin client functionality called Chromoting (unofficially).  Chromoting will be built into Chrome OS to enable the access of "legacy" PC applications from within the broswer.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske06/10/10
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Daily Dose - iPad Owners Exposed to Spam and Hacks

A security breach exposed an exclusive email list of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers, which included White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Times' CEO, and a US Air Force commander.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske06/09/10
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Daily Dose - GNOME 3.0: Which Modules Made the Cut?

Project release manager Vincent Untz posted a synopsis of the new modules that will be included in GNOME 3.0.  The GNOME Activity Journal didn't make the cut and neither did the Clutter GUI, but the GNOME Shell did.  So did the GNOME Color Manager and the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/08/10
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Daily Dose - Tomcat 7: So Close You Can Taste It!

It's almost here!  Tomcat 7 RC4 just went live and it includes all the goodies that we've been anticipating since October '09.  Tomcat 7 will implement the Servlet 3.0 spec as well as support annotations, simplified embedding, and dynamic configuration of...

Mitch Pronschinske06/07/10
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Tasktop and Mylyn Get Rational

The application lifecycle management project, Eclipse Mylyn, has finally added a connector for IBM's Rational Team Concert (RTC).  Mylyn already features connectors for ClearCase (revision-control) and an early access ClearQuest (change management) connector...

Mitch Pronschinske06/06/10
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Daily Dose - OSI Approves WebM as Open Source

Google switched the custom license for their WebM package to the OSI-approved BSD license this weekend.  The Open Source Initiative had some issues with the previous BSD-like license on WebM because the copyright and patent grants were combined within the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/04/10
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Daily Dose - Google Adds Initial Support for WebM

The latest developer channel version of Chrome now has support for WebM, which includes the VP8 video codec.  Believe it or not, Chrome is actually the third browser to add support for WebM even though Google was the company that started the whole...

Mitch Pronschinske06/03/10
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Daily Dose - WebSockets Updated and RLZ Open Sourced

The Chromium blog announced today the updating of the WebSocket specification and the open sourcing of the RLZ library for Chrome.  The RLZ library has helped Google accurately track and measure the success of marketing promotions and distribution...

Mitch Pronschinske06/02/10
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Daily Dose - Chrome OS Coming in the Fall

Sometime around November 2010, Google expects to release its lightweight Chrome Operating System.  According to Reuters, a top Google executive made the announcement recently, and Microsoft apparently balked at the Chrome's open source operating system...

Mitch Pronschinske06/01/10
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Daily Dose - Some C++ Constructs Allowed into the GCC

The GNU Compiler Collection committee along with the Free Software Foundation have allowed the use of certain C++ constructs in the GCC source code, effective immediately.  More advanced C++ features such as multiple inheritance, templates, and exceptions...

Mitch Pronschinske05/31/10
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Daily Dose - Will Patent Trolls Buy Novell?

Novell revealed last week that it was putting itself up for auction after turning down a $2 billion acquisition offer.  The thing that has the software industry worried is Novell's mother-load of patents: at least 450 related to office applications, identity...

Mitch Pronschinske05/28/10
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Daily Dose - Mozilla and Opera Want VP8 in HTML5

In recent interviews, the CEO of Mozilla and the CTO of Opera have said that they support VP8's inclusion in the HTML5 specification.  However, all is not well right now in determining a license for WebM (the package that includes VP8).  Google is having...

Mitch Pronschinske05/27/10
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Daily Dose - Palm Loses WebOS Lead to Google

After losing two leaders of the Android project, Google is filling the void with the lead designer of Palm's WebOS, Matias Duarte.  Duarte, a UI master, will be Android's new User Experience director.  While this is great news for Android fans, it's bad for...