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The Revolution Will Be Televised

Google, which famously runs on N thousand Linux servers (they don't say; perhaps modesty forbids), has leveraged its vast platform yet again with the launch of Google Video. more>>

Getting to know the new Linux-based Nokia 770 "handlet"

The long-awaited Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (I call it a "handlet" because it's, well, hand-sized) has been announced in Europe and is reportedly due for the rollout in the U.S. on Thursday. I've been playing with a pre-release one, and naturally have some questions for Nokia. But I'd rather have yours. So let's have 'em. more>>

Lessons on open source politics from the campaign forge

What do we know about "open source" political campaigns? More with every loss. Including a huge one, two months ago. more>>

Google and Open Source

It's possible that Google may be the largest open source-based company on Earth. I'm guessing at that, and I might be wrong. Several years ago, in a conversation at Google with some of their honchos, one of them told me Google's plan was to have over a million servers behind its search service, all running on LInux. I don't know if that's come to pass yet. Or if it matters, frankly. But it's crossing my mind as I get ready to talk tomorrow (or soon thereafter) with Google's chief open source guru (technically, Open Source Project Manager), Chris DiBona.

The occasion is this announcement (and others like it, sure to come along).

If any of ya'll have some questions you'd like me to ask Chris, put them below, or more>>