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Flock is an interesting web browser that has spun off from Mozilla FireFox. The folks at www.flock.com have extended the FireFox open source code to include cool features like: Favorites (=bookmarks) that are hosted on a central web server, so they can be accessed from anywhere on the net. They can also be tagged. The history of pages that you visited is searchable (at last!) Embedded blogging features that include posting to Flickr and easy aggregation of news feeds. Available for Windows, Mac and ...
During Sarah Blow's talk at DDD2 on Windows Mobile Development, she kindly plugged the RapidDB libraries which I have developed which are being made available as an open source project. It this sparked your interest you may want to find out more ... Basically, RapidDB is a set of libraries to provide a combination of; agnostic database access (SQL Server 2000, SQL CE 2.0, MySql 4.x, IBM DB2, Access MDB, Oracle 9i 'nearly there') a thin object relational model wrapper for communicating with the database ...
Unless you have been hiding under a rock you have seen the numerous articles out there pitting Microsoft against Google. A think a lot of the fools buying this bunch of crap are Microsoft haters still lamenting the downfall of Netscape and still wondering why Apple isn't the corporate desktop standard. I know rich web apps, software as a service, and open source is a threat to Microsoft's current marketshare but Office, Windows, IE, SQL Server, Visual Studio, etc, etc, etc are safe for a very long ...
I was chatting with former NTeam-er Jonas Antonsson a few weeks ago and the topic of why finding developers for open source projects is so difficult. I guess finding those interested is relatively simple but actually getting contributions is the difficult part. Of the 50 that signed up for NTeam, only eight that I can count have contributed. This struck me as very strange and I mentioned it to Jonas and his response was that most developers are intimidated by the complexities of open source projects. ...
Sometimes I really enjoy the Linux propaganda machine. They come up with some really clever arguments, although they don't always make much sense when you scratch below the surface. The penguins are kinda cute too. For example... this post by Aboo S At first glance it's mildly humorous, but when you stop to think about it, it just becomes silly. His closing point is that this is "Another undocumented bug of undisclosed source code". Riiiight! Tell me something (and be honest)... How many Linux users ...
I just recently found this nice little open source tool called "floAt Mobile Agent". This cool toy enables you to manage your mobile on your computer - using your mouse and a real keyboard. You can connect a sony ericcson phone via bluetooth or irda (or wire...) and manage contacts, messages, profiles, organizer, everything. Actually, I won't have my T610 much longer, but if you've got a sony ericsson mobile, get yourself a blootooth adaptor and check this our - it's fun! floAt Mobile Agent cheers, ...
Remember this? For those of you who do, you may recall how everyone figured that Microsoft would squash every other software company and there would be No Other Software But Microsoft. This was the type of attitude that helped create the Open Source Software (OSS) movement -- kind of like Flower Power for computers. OSS seemed great until the big boys saw money to be made, and have been elbowing in ever since. The Anybody But Microsoft (ABM) people run as a subset to the OSS group. They want nothing ...

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For those of you that are not at the PDC, I'll be doing a presentation at the North Jersey User Group on the DotNetNuke open source project tomorrow. If you haven't been in a cave for the last two or three years, you've heard of DotNetNuke, and already know that it's a rich open source product for building and maintaining professional web portals, but like many, you have not had a chance to explore the product. On a side note, Miguel always has impeccable timing, and called me while I was writing ...
Now how does this sound? I've only just been introduced to this today but it certainly makes me wonder how easy it is? So far looking through the documentation on this it's pretty slick, when I couldn't find Java 1.5 (a prerequisite...) it offered to go and download it for me AND it is covered by the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.Certainly compelling enough to try? ;-)) Why not, it's the right price?UPDATE: This is so easy....... seriously simplifies SSL VPN - honestly, so long as you can read their ...
There exists a lot of literature written on Free and Liberal Open Source Software(GNU/FSF). This is what I feel about it. I had recently been to a school to give an introduction about computers to some kids in a village near Pondicherry. I had access to a laptop and showed them a quick presentation on the basics of computers. I was aware of the fact that the school syllabus has Microsoft Windows as the primary platform for education. Most kids think paint is cool. What would they say if they saw ...
Sorry Yahoo, your name didn't fit. So I've been thinking a lot about Instant Messaging lately. I think Chris got it right in his post last week. Since I just wrote a lengthy response over on Scoble's blog about this... I'm just going to cut and paste it here. Yeah, I'm lazy... but it's 9pm and I haven't left the office yet. So forgive me. I think what the IM companies are trying to figure out is... if we don't tie the client to the service, how does the service make money? As wonderful as it would ...
Enough about Open Source already! I know this is flameworthy, but am I the only one who thinks that Open Source is a complete waste of time? I work in a cheap organization. We got audited by Microsoft back in 2000 (and had to pay alot of money because we didn't have physical licenses for many seats of Windows 98). Ever since then the IT staff is on an anti-Microsoft crusade. I am the only one who uses .Net. Using open source is encouraged. Well, maybe you have had the same experience as I have had, ...
I am incorporating Oracle Advanced Queueing (AQ) into my distributed apps. Why not use MSMQ? Two reasons - one, my network admin and DBA are extremely anti-Microsoft (they like open source - free as in beer, not free as in freedom), and Oracle AQ is incorporated in the database. So the queues are in the database. Since Oracle is our main DB, it is also a good fit. I am using the woefully inadequate posting on gotdotnet.com How to use Oracle Advanced Queueing from .Net , as well as a post on Oracle ...
Update [26th Aug 2005]: Google has given the configuration details for third party applications in their help center. Have fun. Happy happy!! Google has entered the instant messaging race as well. I downloaded the Google talk client and instantly logged in to my account, only to remember that I don’t have any of my friends online on this network yet. So, an alternate would be to download a Jabber-compatible client which also supports other IM networks like MSN and Yahoo! I choose GAIM, it is ...
Well, I've been harping on an idea for a while now, and instead of waiting for others to get on board, I decided to see what I could do myself. I started making the code, and to get a quick and dirty version up and running, it was actually pretty simple. Here's the high level logic of my initial run:1. Get an OPML file.2. Load each feed for that OPML file.3. Parse the content of each item in each feed and pull out each URL.4. For each URL, keep track of the domain. If the domain isn't in the list, ...
Yesterday blaster,sasser,i love u....today zotab...tommorrow ????.... Well,constantly windows is being attacked..more and more vulnerabilities are being discovered..each and every year atleast one virus is making a huge impact..why this is happening only to windows...but MS proudly says that cost wise their Win2k3 server is cheaper than linux..but if we consider the damage caused by the virus in windows the cost will skyrocket to a very high value..now zotab is primarily targeting only win2k machines..but ...
Mitch Graw has posted a Thunderbird extension called Reloadchromezilla, which adds a "Reload Chrome" option to the Thunderbird context menus and toolbar. Looks like John Coleman didn't like it because it contained a "swear word". A swear word in an open source Mozilla add-on? Seems like the guy could have simply modified the code rather than giving a 0 star rating for a free, open source, useful tool ...

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The planned launch of my open source web site project at http://rapiddb.tigernews.co.uk was delayed due to the fact that suddenly I couldn't FTP my files to my hosted site on Brinkster (http://www.brinkster.com). This was last Thursday, 14 July 2005. Also, some e-mails to my personal e-mail address were starting to be bounced. When I went to www.brinkster.com it said the domain had expired and was available. The domain had expired on 12 July 2005. They had forgotten to renew their domain ... so their ...
I am aghast at my lack of posts lately but I have a few things going on that are taking most of my time up. NTeam - We are really moving along. The project design is almost all done and the coding is about to commence. I love design and would not dare tackle a project of this size without some semblance of a goal in mind but I can truly understand why some of the great minds out there really loathe big design up front. We have NOT went at NTeam with BDUF but sometimes it seems that way. I guess the ...
Well, I've finally joined the blogging community. I'll try to restrict comments to useful information but I'm relying on you guys to let me know if I ramble on too much. Starting this blog is aimed to coincide with the release into the open source community of a rapid database development system for .NET which I have worked on over the past year. The goal is to provide generic database access to SQL Server 2000, MySql, IBM DB2, Oracle, Access MDB and SQL Server CE, complete with code generation in ...
I am trying to get the Ajax.NET library working against DotNetNuke. If you have had any luck in doing this, please share your experience. It seems that as of right now, DNN is not very conducive to working properly with the library. I think this may take a little work(around) ;-). On another note, this blog post was of interest to me. The author of Ajax.NET has posted that his project is now open source. If you go to the sourceforge.net project site for this library you will see that in fact there ...
After a hectic schedule, I decided to give myself a break. So I decided that I will install Linux just for fun to refresh my memory on the linux front. It is also a small bet with my colleague that I could be productive and have fun with Linux just the way I work with Windows. I was arguing on the fact that there is no better learning platform than Linux. I've worked only on RedHat 7,8,9 distros that are distributed with magazines. There is this old joke about Open Source communities vs. Closed source ...
Via Owen Allen In a Forbes interview with Larry McVoy, McVoy seems very convinced that Open Source as a business model is unsustainable. Go read http://www.forbes.com/techn... ...
I wonder how long it'll take Microsoft to update the common libraries that really need Generics (SqlClient comes to mind)... If Microsoft would release those base class libraries into open source, you could have an army of people working in parallel on the issue, and the best would get included... Since .Net is basically given away free with the OS, why not throw that code right out there into the open source community? I know about Mono, and to a degree I don't really see the future of Mono ... ...
Here's a question for you? Are Microsoft losing market share to the world of open source? Recently there has been a lot of work being done with the Linux operating systems to port it over to Mobile devices. MontaVista creators of Mobilinux and the open source linux os used by Nokia provided by Maemo.org are getting a serious hold on this market area now. An article from The Feature really does manage to sum this up well. It's funny, they have done the analysis of the market that I was part way through ...
[Via EFF: Breaking News] St. Louis, MO - On Monday, June 20, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that could dramatically impact consumers' ability to customize software and electronic devices and to obtain customized tools created by others. Along with co-counsel Paul Grewal of Day Casebeer, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing three open source software engineers who reverse-engineered an aspect of Blizzard's Battlenet game server ...
I found this kinda strange. In a way I don't blame Microsoft's stance. I want to keep moving forward and open source projects will never be able to keep up but a port at some time surely wouldn't be out of the question, right? Read the full story here.
...and they should be. I’m trying to remember a tech story of similar magnitude in its implications, and I can’t think of any. Scoble wants to know how people feel about it. To borrow from Douglas Adams, this “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is.”. Scoble has some questions, of which only one is significant to me (#5), and only because it peripherally touches on my biggest question. And I don’t mean that the answers ...
Examining "Test Driving Linux", a guided tour book. Review by Peter Mikovitz of the Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) David Brickner offers to readers of this book a unique opportunity to have a guided tour of a working Linux desktop. With the companion CD, he offers a risk free experience on the reader's own PC, without needing to install any software whatsoever. The choice for the CD-runnable distro is the Move Live CD, which can have its roots traced to Knoppix CDs, the original "run ...
Tom Hollander has written a long article on why getting the EL ready for .NET 2.0 is turning out to be a pain. As a strong supporter of what the patterns & practices group is doing, I’ve been reluctant to weigh in on this topic. However, as time goes by, I feel more and more compelled to say something. It’s my opinion (and my opinion only) that the EL is taking the wrong direction. It’s this direction that is causing the significant and unnecessary delays. There were quite a few ...
So I've been thinking about applying a license to HA! (there currently isn't one at all) Unfortunately, not being able to speak legalese with any degree of proficiency, I have a few questions about licenses. I've never really followed them and for the most part I don't know anything about their differences. A recent post to R.G.R.D mentioned looking at http://www.opensource.org/l... and I did, but I still don't really get it. I haven't found anything that just summarizes the different open source ...
Building the right processes and inculcating the right people may lessen the need for additional security mechanisms, say Microsoft's executives in an exclusive interview with CIOL. BANGALORE (21st May): Many would scoff at the idea of the Redmond based software giant, Microsoft, talking seriously about security and trying to advice customers on the strategy that has to be built to ensure better levels of the same. But for Steve Riley, Product Manager, Security Business Unit and Dave Glover, Developer ...
This is a cool idea... http://www.dotnetolympics.org/ I'd REALLY like to see the Carolinas do something like this as well. We have numerous user groups. (It's funny... GC.NUG is doing the Open Source Mobile Game Programming Expo, which ends in July. When we first came up with the idea I wanted to include other Carolina groups to make it a bigger event and more fun. The primary opposition to that suggestion ended up dropping out of the contest after a couple months, quitting the company I work at ...
Well the buzz from Atlanta Code Camp is starting to wear off a bit and let me just say I had a great time. My presentation (GDI+) went very well, with lots of questions (although overall I think the Charlotte one went a tiny bit smoother on my end). I also caught some great presentations on free .NET tools and the Enterprise Library. My two absolute favorites of the day were on Speech Server and Programming Windows Media Center (with a healthy dose of home automation). Oh how I wish those two guys ...
The event went very well with ~ 250 participants covering many technologies. More General info at: http://www.techgalaxy.org and they posted some photos at: http://www.techgalaxy.org/i... Booth traffic for www.fladotnet.com was good although the Microsoft and Unix camps don't mix too much. Joe Healy our Microsoft Developer Evangalist from Tampa gave a 0 to .Net talk, Shervin Shakibi, Florida .NET founder and local celeb covered new features in ADO.Net, David Silverlight, ...
It has been a long process determining what we have to build for the first release. It is also more complicated than I had originally thought. When I look at a segment, I use the following criteria when evaluating existing os projects:What product is most popularWhat product offers the most functionalityHow easy it will be to integrate the product into NTeamHow much work is involved in reproducing the productWhat license the product is bound to.As an example, take NCover using this criteria. NCover ...
Google Code: Google's place for Open Source software.
Also chk its Open Source Projects page.
Microsoft plans to release Virtual Server Service Pack 1 later this year and, in the next generation of Windows, make its .vhd format open and extensible. Steve Ballmer, chief executive at Microsoft, has announced a beta release of Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 and plans for new virtualisation support in Longhorn -- including opening up the virtual server format for extensibility and introducing "smaller, thinner hypervisor" technology. Microsoft also planned to support Intel Virtualization ...
Title: Honeypots for Windows – Configure and Manage Windows Honeypots Author: Roger A. Grimes Publisher: Apress ISBN: 1-59059-535-9 This book provides immediate and useful information whether you have previous experience with Honeypots or hadn’t even heard of one until you picked up the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever been interested in network and systems security as it pertains to a Microsoft Windows environment, especially in light of the fact that most previous ...
I can't believe I did not blog this all ready but Alan and I had an amazing conversation with Philippe Ombredanne (of Eclipse open source fame) Wednesday night about how we may be able to help each other in our respective projects. It was difficult due to the fact that he is three hours behind us but the conversation was well worth not getting sleep for a day. The guy is super smart and knows aheckuvalot about open source projects and the community. I guess they are trying to accomplish the same ...
Review by Lou Vega of the Greater Charleston .NET User Group This book provides immediate and useful information whether you have previous experience with Honeypots or hadn’t even heard of one until you picked up the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever been interested in network and systems security as it pertains to a Microsoft Windows environment, especially in light of the fact that most previous books and articles with information about Honeypots were geared toward ...
As we were evaluating the open-source projects to use within NTeam, we noticed that several projects that would provide much need functionality were not in existence. Mainly .NET Refactoring and Code Analysis (such as FxCop). I can't believe no one has taken these on yet. What gives? Are they too difficult to take on or are we overlooking them?There is an active open source project for the Java community called JRefactory but I can't find anything for either tool group in .NET. Anyone willing ...
You know, I tried to warn them. Just because it's open source and it's not Microsoft doesn't mean it's safe or of better quality. Here's the full details of the current exploit. Oh, and there's no “patch“ cause they don't need no stinking patches. But wait, there's no new version with a fix yet either.... The open source geeks are on it though, watch for a spike in Mountain Dew sales. Probably a good time to short Pepsi stock and make a quick buck. DaveJust because I can... ...
I started a new open source project on GotDotNet this morning. NTeam will be an open source alternative to Team System, will make use of the open source projects all ready available such as NUnit, NAnt, etc., and will target small- and mid-sized development teams. If you are interested in joining the workspace, join through the project page. I am really excited about this project and hopefully, it will fulfill the needs of those teams feeling shunned by Microsoft.My good friend Alan Stevens has all ...
Many people don't take MS based Open Source seriously. And DotNetNuke 3 is a painful and glaring example of why. What is the primary difference between DNN 3 and say Mambo Server (Linux)? Give up? Mambo can be run over a free database server (MySQL) supported by a majority of Linux hosting providers at no extra cost in the hosting plan. DNN 3, well since the group supporting the MS Access DB provider “went under” anyone who wants to use DNN 3 in a hosting environment is stuck with SQL ...
Excuse me... Yes you... Could you please scrape my gray matter off the floor and shove it back in my skull? Sorry for the mess, but I just had my brain turned inside out while reading an article introducing the Semantic Web.I'm excited about the Semantic Web, but I'm not quite sure why yet. Right now I feel like a monkey who just got hold of a Rubic's Cube. I do a lot of work with the identification of text within documents, so this seems to be a very natural fit. The hard part is learning the rules ...
I began contemplating how the .NET open source community compares with others today. There is no real way to compare apples to apples because most languages and projects are cross-platform today. Probably the best comparison is between Java and .NET but I will list stats from most of the major languages. Also, there is no single place to gather statistics from. Probably the most popular .NET Open Source Community is GotDotNet while SourceForge is probably the most popular for Java and C++. So, I ...
I like this blog thingy :-) I read something somewhere, write something about it (this system apparently does auto trackback) He notices my trackback, has something to say about it... That in fact fits to post I've been thinking of writing. I love this! Anyway, Firefox only, this is actually what scared me originally. You see Microsoft is developing is developing XAML which to my understanding is pretty much the same thing... And these will take time to converge as DHTML did. If anyone thiniks a ...