- Sun A Year After: The Open Source Projects — roundup of what happened to Sun’s open source projects after the Oracle acquisition. It’s like the plague struck: some are dead, some are dying, some are fearful, others plough on resolutely.
- libcpu — open source library for emulating CPUs, built on llvm. (via a Stackoverflow answer on emulators)
- MIT Open Courseware Supports Independent Learners — they’ve taken some popular classes and made sure the material stands alone, by writing new material to replace references to closed/offline/etc. textbooks. OCW Scholar is not a distance-learning program, but rather educational materials provided for free without the support of an instructor or teaching assistant. The trade-off for this content-based approach without interaction is that OCW Scholar can be used by a very large audience for only the cost of digital distribution. How long until cheap teaching universities spring up, offering the MIT courseware with on-site TAs?
ENTRIES TAGGED "Oracle"
iPhone devs may need lawyers, Apache gets a new project, and Java programmers abuse a pattern
If you were an iOS developer, you may have gotten to meet a process server in person this week, as Lodsys doles out the first batch of lawsuits. Oracle gave Apache the keys to OpenOffice, and told them to take it out for a spin, and your faithful editor vents about a commonly overused Java pattern.
Apple protects their developers, Oracle earns a few bucks, and Sony has a bad week
If you were an Apple developer, it was a good week. If you were a Sony executive, it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. If you were Oracle, it was business as usual.
Percona's goal is to bring MySQL expertise out of the Silicon Valley and build community around MySQL in many locations.
Can Hudson and Jenkins get together now? Washington checks in on location. And why are you so stressed?
Oracle casts another piece of Sun from their portfolio, Apple and Google defend themselves from big-brother accusations made by, um, Big Brother, and it turns out you probably have a pretty sweet job, after all.
Amazon buys itself a lawsuit, a setting Sun.com, and the new name in databases
What's in a name? For Amazon's new Appstore, it was a lawsuit. For Oracle's sun.com domain, big money. And would MySQL by any other name smell as sweet?
Google sells out a conference, Oracle dances with developers, and keyboards that will put you in a padded cell
The way things are going, next year's Google I/O will sell out before it opens for registration. Plus: Oracle and developers continue to have issues and a look at some hardcore keyboards.
Intel opens an app store, Apache fumes over Java, old software Microsoft should open source, Apple updates on the way
In this edition of Developer Week in Review: Intel opens an app store, Apache is peeved at Oracle, Microsoft open sources a language you've probably never heard of, and Radar detects an incoming salvo of point-releases from Apple.
Apple's iOS 4.2 approaches, OpenOffice loses contributors, IE's share drops slowly, and here come the Chrome netbooks
This week, Apple readies iOS 4.2, OpenOffice loses 33 contributors, competitors chip away at IE's browser share, and soon you'll have a Chrome option for netbooks.