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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

with Sander Barens, Expereo
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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

with Shawn Moore, Solodev
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Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Find out what’s really going on in your business...

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A...

Apache vs. Oracle: A New Front in the Java War

November 30, 2010 No Comments

Oracle has already declared war on Google over Java. Between that and the way Oracle pulled Solaris sources from current distribution, the open source community at large is developing a definite dislike for Oracle. Already, MySQL has been forked, producing MariaDB; OpenOffice.org has been forked, producing LibreOffice; and Solaris has been forked, producing IllumOS. While the usual assumption is that a clean-room implementation — recreating software from scratch, with completely new source code — is legally safer than forking, the case of Oracle suing Google over the Dalvik VM, with patents it recently acquired with Sun as its weapon, casts the Java situation in a very different light.

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