MindTouch DekiWiki: open source, cross-platform wiki…

by jcannon on November 27, 2007 06:41pm For those who’ve been participating on Port 25 since the beginning, you may have noticed two recurring themes. One, Microsoft has a focus on generativity – or the ability for technology to be extensible to others, be they community or commercial developers. Windows, Office – the Live APIs…

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Technical Analysis: Recovering Data from Windows systems by using Linux

by jcannon on November 20, 2007 02:19pm Abstract: We have all run into cases where Windows fails to load for one reason or another. The problem may be hardware or a software failure, and the problem may seem to be irrecoverable.  Yet often Linux can be used to help recover data that otherwise might be…

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Sam chats with Bitrock on Open Source Installation and Package Management

by Sam Ramji on November 09, 2007 06:59pm Sam recently interviewed Daniel Lopez, Founder and CTO and Erica Brescia, CEO of Bitrock from their Spain headquarters. Daniel and Erica discuss their experiences and challenges developing open source applications and launching the BitNami project. BitRock makes open source software easier to use by providing a complete…

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The Imperative of Participation

by Bryan Kirschner on November 09, 2007 12:42pm   I blogged awhile back about “Microsoft and open source growing together”—more in the sense of concurrency rather than causality.  Today I’m blogging about the latter. I’ve found the graphic below to be one of the most powerful visual representations of a basic fact that is often…

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Accessibility on Windows and Linux

by Sam Ramji on November 08, 2007 10:05pm Back in Windows 95, Microsoft made a major contribution to accessibility to computers for people with vision and hearing impairments: MSAA, or Microsoft Active Accessibility.  At that time it was an additional download, but from Windows 98 on this technology was built into the OS. MSAA allows…

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Hank Janssen & John Bocharov: Introduction to SQL Server Driver for PHP (SQLPHP)

by jcannon on November 08, 2007 03:14pm Our own Hank Janssen gives the Channel9 team an update on the work that has been done to provide a native driver to SQL Server for PHP. “?SQL Team Says: “The SQL Server Driver for PHP (October 2007) Community Technology Preview (CTP) is designed to enable reliable, scalable…

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10th European Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) Conference – Limerick, Ireland

by Paula Bach on November 07, 2007 02:22pm I’ve been on the road.. In September, I went to Limerick, Ireland for the 10th European Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) conference. Computer-supported cooperative work is a sub-sub-discipline of computerscience and a sub-discipline of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). CSCW researchers look at groupware, how people collaborate, and tools…

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Alvidaa

by kishi on November 06, 2007 03:21pm I have been working as a Senior Program Manager with the Open Source Software Lab since the fall of 2005. After spending two of the most eye-opening and fantastic years here, sadly, time has come for me to move on. I am taking on a role in a…

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