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    OSBC West

    Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 15:19 by Mike Milinkovich
    This week both Donald and I are at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC West). Steve O’Grady already blogged on his impressions of yesterday’s events. For those that have never been to an OSBC, it is a fairly unique show. There are basically equal numbers of lawyers, venture capitalists, software...
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    Happy (Belated) 2nd Birthday!

    Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 20:35 by Mike Milinkovich
    Both my wife and my mother would agree that I am terrible with this stuff. I meant to post this on the date, really I did! February 2, 2004 is the date we use as the birthday for the independently governed Eclipse Foundation, as that’s the date it was officially...
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    Code Keiretsu

    Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 09:52 by Mike Milinkovich
    Simon Phipps wrote an interesting blog post musing about the how the Japanese business model of interlocking companies (keiretsu) and the long tail intersect to describe the functionings of open source communities. Basically, the idea is that open source communities can be described as “code keiretsus around a long tail...
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    GPLv3 Update

    Wednesday, February 8, 2006 - 17:10 by Mike Milinkovich
    I thought I would mention a few early thoughts on the GPLv3 progress, and the impact it may have on the Eclipse community. (In other words, I am most emphatically not talking about the merits of the Free Software Foundation (FSF)’s proposed GPL revisions in general.) Janet Campbell from the...
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    Adobe Developer Summit

    Wednesday, February 8, 2006 - 16:51 by Mike Milinkovich
    Now there’s a company that know how to treat its developers. 2400 hundred technical people (1200 from out of town) all in the San Jose Convention Centre. That is a non-trivial investment of time and money into team building. But if you’re going to work in a distributed environment, it...
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    Eclipse for the World

    Friday, February 3, 2006 - 13:00 by Mike Milinkovich
    Perhaps it’s because of my recent trip to China, but it is becoming increasingly clear that internationalization is a very big deal for everyone in the software world. The ability to fully enable products and applications for double-byte and bi-directional languages is key. Enter ICU4J. One look at the JDK...
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    Election Time

    Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 12:27 by Mike Milinkovich
    It’s February so that means its election time in the Eclipse community. Each year, the committer community and the add-in provider community vote for their representatives on the Eclipse Board of Directors. The number of elected reps is calculated using a formula based on the number of strategic members. The...
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    A Comic Moment

    Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 01:05 by Mike Milinkovich
    I finally have a moment — and the picture thanks to John — to mention this truly comic moment in Beijing. As John Kellerman and I were doing our lightning tour of the Forbidden City, this class of girls came up and asked to get their picture taken with us...
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    Brand Hijacked

    Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 15:07 by Mike Milinkovich
    I’ve been noticing an interesting trend in the worldwide ecosystem growth of Eclipse. No longer content with just focusing on software and developer tools, the Eclipse community has begun to branch out into new areas. Among them: UK-based courier services and Canary Island real estate. As evidence, take a look...