March, 2009

  • Joining Microsoft's Open Source Effort

    by Mark Stone on March 12, 2009 09:15am "Open source at Microsoft." My friends still find that phrase surprising. Yet for those of us who have worked so long on open source, if we really believe the principles we have espoused, shouldn't this...
  • Because It’s Fun

    by Mark Stone on March 30, 2009 04:15pm We should never forget that a key motivator for open source developers is fun. For student developers -- where open source really starts -- this is especially true. We’ve been looking at several potential student...
  • Japanese LAMP Engineers Visit Redmond

    by Peter Galli on March 10, 2009 04:30pm I was fortunate enough to spend last Thursday with a group of LAMP engineers who have some experience with Windows Server and IIS, and who are based in Japan. The three - Kimio Tanaka, the president of Museum IN...
  • Microsoft Makes More Source Code Available

    by Peter Galli on March 11, 2009 09:01am Microsoft and the Creative Commons have released an add-in for Microsoft Word 2007 that will enable authors to easily insert scientific hyperlinks or ontologies as semantic annotations to their documents and research...
  • Qpid now a Top-Level Apache Project

    by Peter Galli on March 09, 2009 04:35pm In case you missed it, the Apache Software Foundation announced last week that the Qpid project has graduated from the Apache Incubator as a Top-Level Project, which essentially means that the Project's community...
  • Welcome Mark Stone to Port 25

    by Peter Galli on March 09, 2009 05:45pm I would like to introduce Mark Stone, who will be a regular contributor to Port 25 going forward. Mark has a long association with open source. He did his first Linux install in 1994 and, in the fifteen years...
  • Better Tools for Web Development

    by Mark Stone on March 18, 2009 10:10am Several years ago I was helping a musician friend of mine set up a web site to use as a promotional site for his live performances. I opted for a simple, PHP-based Content Management System (CMS) that wouldn’t require...
  • Brazilian Students Set Their Own Course

    by Mark Stone on March 16, 2009 02:05pm I’m going to tell a story that starts in Indiana, but really it’s about Brazil. Once upon a time “scientific computing” was nearly synonymous with “Fortran”. Today, though, just about any high level language can...
  • The Hidden Technology Decision-Maker

    by Mark Stone on March 25, 2009 10:00am On Monday Microsoft and SD Forum held the 3rd annual Open Source ISV Forum. In a day of interesting talks, I was particularly struck by Larry Augustin's talk.  As an emphasizing example of the growth of open...
  • Expanding the interoperability of eclipse4SL: Mac support comes to the Eclipse for Silverlight project

    by Vijay Rajagopalan on March 18, 2009 01:15pm In October 2008 , when Microsoft announced the general availability of Silverlight 2.0, and, as part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to interoperability, Microsoft and Soyatec unveiled the...