In the great, ancient saga known as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the gods send a powerful foe to vanquish the mighty Gilgamesh, but after a great battle, they become allies. Will the just-announced SEEMesh group vanquish the Wi-MESH Alliance, or may they yet join forces?
For those of you who were reading the entries below and/or those posted by David Berlind at ZDnet on the intersection of open source and open standards, as reflected in the contretemps at Apache over WS-Security, here are a few follow on items to check out.
As with many things (including the Web), semantics have a lot to do with dialogue, or how you connect the points made on, and in the Web, as it were. So how is a demand consistent with the concept of "open standards?"
The debate continues over how long it should take for open source and open standards to become reconciled (and the right way to get there) with a new Berlind post over at ZDNet Blogs synthesizing (well, that's probably not the right word) my comments and Larry Rosen's.
David Berlind over at ZDNet Blogs has picked up on my Apache/WS-Security post of a few days ago and quoted me extensively on why I think that Microsoft will play ball with Apache. Two reactions:...
Over at ZDNet there's a fast and furious thread running, beginning with a post by David Berlind called “Apache Falls Victim to OASIS Patent Shelter.” Suffice it to say that David is connecting the dots rather differently than I did a few days ago when I blogged on the same factual situation.
If the following story rings a bell, it should. Actually, it should ring several bells. Here's why.
The latest entry into the "now that's really cool" department (or at least my RC department) is a new, free service announced by SouceLabs, a VC backed service provider for open source software. That service is called "Swik." How cool is Swik? Very cool indeed.
What do an interview with Jon "Maddog" Hall and an obituary for a cartoonist have in common? Too much for good open source marketing
Not so long ago (April 21, to be exact) it was reported that the long-running battle for next-gen DVD supremacy being waged between the Blu-Ray Group camp (led by Sony) and the HD-DVD forces (commanded by NEC and Toshiba, et al.) might result in truce. Well, that didn't work out, so it's back to the arms race.