Three quick defense open source links, and one other random one.
Is the hacker ethic harming developers? We don’t think so, but maybe the idea resonates a little bit? On Monday Neil McAllister posed the question “is the hacker ethic harming American developers?” Slashdot picked it up and Tim forwarded it to the Radar list. As you might expect, it resulted in some spirited discussion.
The theme for the Web 2.0 Summit this year is Web Squared. It is rooted in the idea that as the web morphs into less of a hub and spoke distribution model and more of a network of connected people and things, innovation and opportunity on it are growing exponentially. There has been a little bit of discussion on the Radar back channel about exactly what this means, or should mean, and Nat started things off with a thoughtful response that probably should be blogged as well.
Progress of open source initiatives at DISA.
Google, love what you are doing with Smart Meter energy consumption visualization, but don't Bogart my meter data!
Bezos' vision to make every book ever printed in any language accessible within 60 seconds could save history.
Web 2.0 isn't really about specific technologies, it's about enabling large scale emergence. The Army should replicate the kind of generative platforms found on the web and intentionally enable emergence in the enterprise.
Mixed modal transit routing is coming, but it faces a different kind of data acquisition problem than street routing before it. The data isn't observable, and it's often proprietary.
The other day Jesse posted a call for participation for the next Velocity Web Operations Conference. My background is in the enterprise space, so, despite Velocity's web focus, I wondered if there might not be interest in a bit of enterprise participation. After all, enterprise data centers deal with the same "Fast, Scaleable, Efficient, and Available" imperatives. I figured there…
Or, My Enterprise is Appliancized, Why Isn't Your Web? I wrote a couple of posts a while back that covered task-optimized hardware. This one was about a system that combined Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA's) with a commodity CPU platform to provide the sheer number crunching performance needed to break GSM encryption. This one looked at using task-appropriate efficient processors…