Impressions of LinuxWorld August 2004

Catching up with Linux in the enterprise at last week's LinuxWorld event.

This year the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo had a buzz that I have not felt before: the reality of seeing Linux making a significant impact on corporations. We are now past Geoffrey A. Moore's Innovators and Early Adopter stages and are entering the Early Majority stage of Linux acceptance. I look forward to attending this conference and show next year and seeing the developments.


Linux Kernel Source

Java at Sun

VMware now is part of EMC, but the Web site has not changed.





Black Duck Software





Reg has been a heavy techie, an entrepreneur and businessman. Besides the business and marketing end of things, he is interested in standards, C++ standardization in particular. He has been a member of the ANSI/ISO X3J16 Standards Committee for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he helped develop standards for program design and helped author the Canadian Standards Z243.1.



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Re: Impressions of LinuxWorld August 2004

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Normally, I would not review a proprietary solution, but its input and output streams are open-source standards. The main use of this technology is for disaster recovery. [...]

ActiveState has a really nice IDE, Komodo, that supports dynamic languages

So a couple sentences later you review yet another proprietary solution, Komodo?

Re: Impressions of LinuxWorld August 2004

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My caveat earlier about having both the input and output available still applies here. In no way are you trapped by using a product like Komodo. At any time, you can choose to take your code elsewhere. This is the way I interpret "freedom".

Also, keep in mind that I was reviewing products and what was happening at LinuxWorld. There are many no-cost Open Source products that basically do what Komodo does, but they were not at the conference, as far as I know -- thus no mention.