Daily Archives: February 6, 2007

How To Tell The Open Source Winners From The Losers

This looks to be an interesting article about open source from Information Week:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197002953

“There are 139,834 open source projects under way on SourceForge, the popular open source hosting site. Five years from now, only a handful of those projects will be remembered for making lasting contributions–most will remain in niches, unnoticed by the rest of the world. For every Linux, Apache, or MySQL, dozens of other open source efforts fizzle out.

That’s a dilemma for the many companies that are expanding their use of open source. Corporate developers and other IT professionals must get better at divining the winners and ignoring the losers. The wrong picks can lead companies down a rat hole of support problems and obsolete software.”

How is Sakai doing?

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LOL: Get a Mac Vista Security

I have to admit I have not been a huge fan of Apple’s “Get a Mac” ad campaign. I understand how it even is having a negative impact as people are siding with the “PC”. However, I must say that when I watched the latest ad, I literally laughed out loud. For those of you that have used Vista, I think you will have the same reaction I did: 🙂

http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/apple/getamac/apple-getamac-security_480x376.mov

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Superbowl Halftime ‘Show’

First let me congratulate the Colts on a game very well played. This win is great for the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. Heck, the kids even got to come into school two hours late on Monday due to the “cold weather”. 🙂

Now, who was in charge of choosing the halftime entertainment and how did they choose Prince? I mean this would have been a great show if it were… hmmm… 1985! Don’t get me wrong, I liked Prince… in 1985! My whole family was sitting around during halftime scratching our heads. Now don’t get me wrong, I am by no means promoting another scandalous clothing “failure”. 🙂 What about the year No Doubt played with Sting? Now that was a cool show!

PS – Did you happen to catch Kevin Rose in the GoDaddy commercial?

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