Open Source

CEO of MySQL "Invents" the Semantic Web!

Here's an interesting post: CEO of MySQL "Invents" the Semantic Web! at MindingThePlanet

Vista Licensing

Koroush Ghazi of wrote an article (here) on Vista Licensing from the PC enthusiast's point of view. I happen to think he makes some excellent points.
Here is one quote that particularly resonates with me:

DotNetNuke Security Tip 2

In Professional DotNetNuke 4 by Shaun Walker et al, the chapter on Installing DotNetNuke recommends that the minimum folder permissions for the anonymous web site user account include read and write access to the root installation folder and all child folders.

Opinions on Funding Open Source Projects

Here are some other opinions on whether Microsoft should do more to support the .NET open source community (the list also includes some related discussions):

Microsoft Has a Greater Responsibility to the Open Source Community

Joe Brinkman wrote a great follow up to my earlier post, Microsoft Should Financially Support Open Source Projects. He made some important points better than I did in my original article. I hope everyone that reads my article also reads Joe's article.
We now have several people speaking out about the fact that the .NET open source community receives financial support from all types of individuals and entities in the .NET community except Microsoft. People ranging from students to developers to small companies to large companies are willing to make financial donations to .NET open source projects. To my knowledge, Microsoft refuses to do that. (Or it does it to such a small extent that it is insignificant.)

Firefox vs Internet Explorer - a quick glance

A while back I read Andy Hedges' Tech Blog about Firefox possibly overtaking IE by Dec-2007. I'm not sure how the trends will change once IE 7 gets some traction.

However, I did notice that 68.2% of my visitors were using Firefox today and only 19.3% were using IE. One reason I took a look at this in my stats was because I noticed over at BoingBoing that almost 50% of the visitors are on Firefox and only about 25% are using IE.

Firefox vs IE stats

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