Tuesday Aug 07, 2007

Berkun's Myths

Here's Scott Berkun talking about The Myths of Innovation at Google's campus in Silicon Valley recently. Really cool stories about innovators and their innovations and some of the things people have done throughout the ages to attempt to quantify innovation. I especially liked the opening history and also when Scott picked apart the word "innovation" itself. Seems innovation means many things to many people. I agree. There are certainly more practical ways to determine the success of an idea than just slapping the work "innovative" on it and sending it out the door. Just an aside: the word "community" is starting to feel like its falling into the innovation trap as well -- it's tossed around so often now that no one knows what it really means anymore. Anyway, Scott's talk is well worth the hour so do take a peek. I'll be getting this book for sure.

Monday Apr 16, 2007

OpenSolaris and the Google SoC

Congratulations to everyone in the OpenSolaris community who are involved in Google's Summer of Code. Glynn talks about 40 applications this year? That's outstanding. Way more than last year. And twice as many were accepted this year as well. OpenSolaris is clearly getting more traction at school. See the OpenSolaris Google SoC students here.

Friday Mar 16, 2007

OpenSolaris in the SoC: Year Two

Congrats to the OpenSolaris Community for getting into the Google Summer of Code for the second year. Check out the proposed projects and follow Glynn's blog as the project comes together.

Thursday Mar 08, 2007

OpenSolaris Project: Google Summer of Code

Glynn Foster is running the OpenSolaris participation in Google's Summer of Code this year, and he's set up a project to manage the process -- OpenSolaris Project: Google Summer of Code. The application process is still taking place, so if you have a project or can be a mentor, check in with Glynn at summerofcode@opensolaris.org.

Wednesday Oct 05, 2005

McNealy on the Edge

Nice quote here from an analyst about Scott -- FAQ: The Sun-Google partnership:

"For many years, Scott McNealy...talked about the network replacing the PC as the platform. In hindsight, his pitch was much too early," Mark Mahaney, an analyst at Citigroup Research, wrote in a research note. "However, today's announcement indicates that perhaps the Internet can become the platform for applications delivery."

Sun, Google To Collaborate

Nice to see OpenSolaris in this mix today -- Sun, Google To Collaborate On Software Services Platform. Here's an OpenSolaris reference from this CRN article:

Schmidt, who worked for Scott McNealy for 14 years at Sun before becoming CEO at Novell and now Google, hinted that the two companies will collaborate closely on open-source development projects, including OpenSolaris and OpenOffice, which compete against Microsoft Windows and Office, respectively.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2005

One Sentence

Check this out -- First Google Earth, Now Google Sun? Here's the deck:

"Sun Microsystems made a one-sentence announcement today that has already produced giant vibrations on Wall Street and will likely produce fault-line like tremors throughout the tech world. The announcement: they're teaming up with Google for something to be announced tomorrow-one sentence that no doubt shook building foundations in Redmond."

Wow. That must have been quite a sentence, eh? I'm serious, actually. It's amazing what just a few words can do. People (and companies) of substance usually say very little at the most important times. This should be interesting ...
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