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New Application Helps Recover Lost Laptops

New Application Helps Recover Lost Laptops

By Savio Rodrigues July 15, 2008

Very cool OSS project for tracking and recovering your lost or stolen laptop.  It’s a project from the University of Washington.  This app sounds like a great way to address the 12,000 laptops lost per week at US airports.

The UW website states:

Red Hat and Hyperic Finally Made Me Happy

I previously questioned Red Hat’s apparent lack of love for Hyperic. Today, Stacey Schneider, Senior Director of Marketing at Hyperic, tipped me off to a joint Hyperic & Red Hat announcement.

OSS Venture Capital & M&A

Many of you may have heard that Matthew Aslett is over at The 451 Group now.

Microsoft Buying Yahoo? OSS Implications

Just read news about Microsoft potentially buying or merging with Yahoo. These are just rumours, and lots of analysis will discuss why the deal may or may not make sense.

Top 5 OSS Action Leaders

I know that the original question was “Who are the top 5 OSS thought leaders”, and that’s been covered by several folks already. I’m going to ask a similar, but different question.

More Open Source Funding – What Does it Mean?

Matthew Aslett, Matt Asay & Alex Fletcher are all writing about the increased funding that open source companies have received in 2006. Good news indeed. (Picture from robinicus919)

OSS Is Changing The Game

Zack, the three examples you give appear to me as signs that OSS is under attack by vendors who don’t gork the value of an open community & the customer value delivered. Yep, even the MSFT deal with Zend.

More Open Source Blogs

Alex Fletcher, an analyst from Entiva Group is asking why IBM doesn’t have more blogs devoted to OSS projects that IBMers participates in. He points to the easily findable blogs from Sun employees who work on NetBeans & GlassFish as examples for what he’d like to see from IBM.

Reconsidering The Value Of OSS Indemnification

With Microsoft agreeing not to sue Novell SLES Support Subscription customers for patent infringement issues, maybe it’s time to reconsider the value of OSS indemnification?

OSS Trickle Down

If I understand Dana’s point correctly here, he’s saying that as open source vendors start getting a larger part of the corporate IT budget, less money is spent on commercial vendors, thereby reducing how much those commercial vendors have to spend on R&D for future innovations.

SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail Launched For Variety of OSs

Skype has launched the public beta of SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail, available in the latest download versions of Skype software for Linux, MAC OS X, Pocket PC and Windows platforms.