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Tuesday Aug 28, 2007
By MortazaviBlog on Aug 28, 2007
Java DB (Sun's distribution of Apache Derby) continues to prosper.
The potential for deployment in mobile devices and nomadic applications can be tremendous, while its ease of use and deployment continue to make it attractive in client-server modes.
Sunday Jun 10, 2007
By MortazaviBlog on Jun 10, 2007
Tuesday Apr 03, 2007
By MortazaviBlog on Apr 03, 2007
Lots of people have said lots of things about open source communities.
Among the books I have seen on shelves and articles in books and online, I've been wanting to read Steven Weber's 2004 book The Success of Open Source but time has never allowed.
Finally, I've been able to start and finish the first 15 pages of Weber's book, and I can tell you that it has all the right elements and sources for its analysis of the political economy of open source communities. Mancur Olson's work, transaction cost economists', Chester Barnard's and others' are weaved together beautifully in those pages.
I look forward to reading more of it as time allows, and I'll be quoting from Weber, here.
By MortazaviBlog on Apr 03, 2007
Lots of material gets covered in these three short, video interviews!
Tuesday Mar 20, 2007
Thursday Feb 08, 2007
By MortazaviBlog on Feb 08, 2007
Inspired by a long-dead German theoretician, Silvio Gesell, the currencies mine a hoary conflict in economics — usually pitting the mainstream against subversive outsiders — about whether paper money is a neutral medium of exchange whose purchasing power should be scrupulously guarded, or an instrument that could be manipulated to fulfill capitalism's untapped potential.
Dougherty notes that the value design for these currencies encourage people to use them more quickly. For example, "[in] the case of the chiemgauer, the notes lose 2 percent of their value each quarter if people do not spend them in time." (This policy increases the "velocity" of money.)
Some 21 such currencies exist in Germany. Some 31 more are in preparation and "Gerhard Rösl, an economist with the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, has also located similar experiments in Denmark, Italy, Scotland, Spain and Italy."
The main effect of these local currencies is an increase in the "velocity of money" in the local economy where they are used. The automatic devaluation rate of the chiemgauer, apparently increases its circulation by a factor of 3 compared to central bank issues used in the same market. The factor will obviously depend on a number of macroeconomic variables.
By "Open-Source Currencies," I mean currencies that are not sourced from central banks. These are often sourced, openly, from private non-bank or non-profit institutions.
You may wonder about the words in the title of this blog entry. They all refer to currencies issued by non-bank institutions.
Tuesday Oct 31, 2006
By MortazaviBlog on Oct 31, 2006
Dependence on outside funding seems to be waning, open-source tools lower "barriers to entry for aspiring web entrepreneurs," "start-ups do not need to break the bank to create an IT infrastructure," blogs and other social networks provide efficient out-bound marketing, and "the latest generation of internet entrepreneurs have plenty of exit options available."
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