links for 2008-04-28

CEFRIEL – 06/05/2008 – Challenges for ‘open’ in next 12 months – CEFRIEL Bob Sutor, IBM, talks to CEFRIEL, Milano. My guess he will talk a lot about Open Standards and the OOXML fiasco. Marking the date in the calendar, see you there. (tags: ibm sutor ooxml open+standard conference cefriel) Mobile Open Source :: Fabrizio…

links for 2008-04-24

SugarForge: funambol-sugarcrm-v6.0.3-release This version has even more error trapping, after another different exception was reported. Please use this in preference to v6.0.2. It will provide better tracing in the event of error. (tags: funambol sugarcrm connector release) SDK showdown: iPhone vs. Android | InfoWorld | News | 2008-04-23 | By Brad Reed, Network World Apple…

Ozzie talks about FLOSS and FLOSS advocates talk back

Lots of talking about Microsoft lately.’  As I expected, Ray Ozzie’s public appearances are increasing with declarations of love for the magic word interoperability and with a new, more open, attitude.’  I believe it’s true that “Microsoft fundamentally, as a whole, has changed dramatically as a result of open source,” as Ozzie said. Roberto wrote…

links for 2008-04-17

Funambol Community Showcase #3: Google Android plug-in The Funambol Android plug-in is an Android appliation for Google’s mobile phone platform. Read the description of the work contributed by Funambol community member Carlo Codega. (tags: funambol android syncml sync showcase) Milking The GNU: Google to users: you’re not the boss of me now! excerpts from conversations…

Rainman, the day of the election

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links for 2008-04-14

More feedback about Google and AGPL The AGPL is a license that Google clearly dislikes for its own proprietary reasons — they have a vested corporate interest in impeding its popularity. (tags: google gpl opensource agplv3 affero) Vota per il Software Libero: oltre 80 candidati e 1700 elettori hanno già  aderito l’Associazione Software Libero comunica…

Buy, sell, regret. A lesson from a good professor

My professor of International Economics, Fabio Sdogati, is quite a character: he has a very effective teaching style and I really like to go to his lessons. Last night’s lesson was about exchange rates policies. He was showing a graph to demonstrate how exchange rates follow clear political decisions. His theory is that, at least…

Iniziativa di Assoli: vota per il software libero!

Non ho mai seguito così poco come quest’anno le diatribe politiche italiche. Paradossalmente ne so più dei programmi di Obama, Clinton e McCain che di Veltroni, Berlusconi e compagnia cantante. Segnalo comunque l’iniziativa dell’Associazione Software Libero per contare quanti elettori considerano favorevolmente l’impegno per il software libero nel momento di scegliere dove mettere la croce…

OOXML: free software is back to square one

We’re back to square one, 1 ISO standard on each side of the barricade since Microsoft managed to convince the ISO that its proprietary standard, OOXML’  deserves the approved stamp. For all the money Google and IBM have thrown trying to stop it, it seems they’ve lost this battle. But I’ve learned yesterday from a…

New UI from Funambol to iPhone

Only real hackers consider improving what everybody else thinks is already optimal. At Funambol we like to do just that and we decided to improve the iPhone user interface: Funambol, the company that is known for putting the “fun” back in the mobile business, today released a high contrast user interface for the widely used…