Monthly Archives: March 2010

Open-source licensing – fact and fantasy (or at least religion)

Open-source, as discussed in the previous posting on network equipment, is a fascinating world. Perhaps the best intellectual and business promotion ever written is Eric Raymond’s “The Cathedral and the Bazaar.” There is no question that open-source has led to … Continue reading

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The future of networks

If you asked anyone current in the technology world to say the first word that comes to mind when told networks, it is a fair bet that 99% (if not more), will say, “Cisco.” For years now, Cisco has dominated … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Sun – Can Solar Energy Solve Our Problems

Clean technology, especially energy generation, has generated (pun intended) an enormous amount of interest lately. Using one simple (and admittedly simplistic) metric, VCs invested almost $5BN in green/clean tech in 2009, out of a total of just under $18BN, or … Continue reading

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