links for 2009-11-21: Using EC2 to bypass IT; Why not Affero GPL?; Wolfram Alpha
By kevinschmidt on Nov 21, 2009
- Using Amazon EC2 to Thwart Crappy Internal IT Services - "The way to prevent users from doing these, and other “shadow IT” behaviors is to provide the IT services that help your users be awesome!"
- Microsoft's embrace of MySQL could kill it - Microsoft supports MySQL in Azure, similar to Amazon RDS. "After all, the protections that the GNU General Public License (GPL) and other open-source licenses offer in the traditional software world are essentially meaningless in the networked world, where software is used to create services, but isn't actually distributed." Will we see more use of the Affero GPL?
- Future Directions of Wolfram Alpha - If you haven't tried it out, you should.
- Can One Bad Apple Ruin it for the Middle Men? - "Is it so difficult to imagine a world in which Apple could officially enable jailbroken applications with the caveat that support ends the minute that takes place? It shouldn’t be, but probably is."