Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s open source defector, whose imminent departure from
the company became widely known when Microsoft set up its own CodePlex open
source foundation a few weeks ago, has turned up at five-year-old cloud
start-up Sonoa Systems, where he will head product strategy and business
Sonoa, which has little open source exposure so far, does something called
ServiceNet, which is supposed to set security and scaling policies for
cloud-based services, acting as a proxy server between the service provider
and the consumer.
It says it provides the visibility, management and governance required to
make cloud services and APIs as robust, compliant and scalable as internal
It uses a network-router design that supports the high concurrency required
by the cloud with extremely low latency. The stuf... (more)
Apple has been teasing everybody all day with a message on its web site that
reads: “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. Check
back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes.”
The Wall Street Journal late Monday claimed it had cracked the code and that
Apple had finally wangled the long-sought right to distribute the Beatles’
music. The paper said Apple was talking to the group’s record label EMI
just last week and that “there is still a chance that Apple could change
plans at the last minute.” It could not learn the terms.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has sued Cisco for copyright infringement.
It says Cisco’s Linksys division uses GNU code and won’t honor the GPL 2
and LGPL 2 and 2.1 licenses that the GNU software’s distributed under and
give customers the source code to the Cisco-modified embedded firmware that
would of course let users in turn modify the software.
FSF wants the profits that Cisco’s made off of Linksys’ allegedly
offending widgetry, damages on top of that doubtlessly tidy sum, and an
This is the first time FSF has ever filed suit. For the last 15 years its
Apple polished its reputation as a contrarian Tuesday when the news broke
because of an SEC filing that it had hired Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch to be VP
of technology and reportedly coordinate its hardware and software teams.
Adobe confirmed his departure effective Friday, March 22.
He will report to SVP Bob Mansfield, Apple's core hardware maven, who leads
Apple's Technologies Group, which includes its wireless and semiconductor
interests. Provocatively Mansfield is scheduled to retire from Apple for the
second time next year.
Lynch, a Macromedia legacy, violently backed Mobile Fla... (more)
CSN Asks Judge To Unseal the SCO-IBM Court Record
SCO and IBM met in federal court in Utah again Tuesday for another go-round
over the discovery that IBM hasn't produced in SCO's $5 billion lawsuit
At the hearing, one of SCO's lawyers, another young thing from Boies,
Schiller & Flexner whose footwork was smooth enough to impress even Groklaw's
IBM-dazzled observers, mentioned the little matter of SCO's days-old Third
Amended Complaint, which, alas, is under seal reportedly because it's based
on some e-mail that turned up during discovery that IBM now claims is