"I don't have to work anymore," said Dr. Marc Fleury in an amusing aside
during a recent interview with SYS-CON.TV, from his office in the Buckhead
section of Atlanta. He was referring to how his role as CEO is changing from
start-up entrepreneur to manager of a more mature company, as JBoss continues
to grow and experience new levels of success. Whereas in the early days he
"wrote tons and tons of code," today he is more focused on the organizational
and customer-related challenges common to any fast-growing company.
Fleury says his company is taking square aim at IBM WebSphere and BEA
WebLogic, with a current staff of 150 people and a commitment to customer
service. "We don't make any money on license revenue, of course, so customer
service is everything to us," he told SYS-CON in remarks before the camera
started rolling. During the interview, he outlined the way h... (more)
Steve Benfield discussed AJAX--what it is, why it's popular, what developers
can create with it--in an interview with SYS-CON.TV recently. Benfield is
VP/Strategy for ClearNova, which is based in the Atlanta area and focuses on
"rapid application platforms and expertise to help companies quickly deliver
robust web-based business applications."
The company's flagship product, ThinkCAP, is the company's way of addressing
what it calls "the absolute need to build systems quickly and
efficiently--without sacrificing functionality or openness."
Benfield was previously CTO of SilverStrea... (more)
IBM has announced a new initiative to help start-up companies in emerging
markets -- China, India, Russia, Brazil -- more quickly and easily develop
solutions based on open standards technology. For the first time, developers
will get instant access to IBM's hardware and software portfolio, free of
charge, from their desktop that will enable them to gain new skills and build
open solutions in half the amount of time and at one tenth of the cost.
IBM will also roll out more than 40 different virtual enablement workshops
through the IBM Virtual Innovation Center that will expedite l... (more)
IBM plans to carry through with its promise to open-source search and text
analysis technology that mines unstructured data—such as documents,
images, comment and note fields, e-mail, and rich media such as video and
audio—to uncover hidden relationships, trends and facts.
IBM is handing code for the technology, called UIMA (Unstructured Information
Management Architecture), over to SourceForge.net, the world's largest
open-source development site. The company plans to move the project to a full
open-source community development model later in the year.
Nelson Mattos (p... (more)
The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) has announced plans to host an
Open Source Health Care summit as part of their upcoming 2007 conference,
SCALE 5x. The focus of this event will be on the use of open-source software
in the health care industry. The goal of this event is to foster an awareness
of the availability of open-source options to medical organizations, private
practices, and hospitals. The Open-Source Health Care Summit will be held on
February 9, 2007 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel.
Topics to be covered at this workshop include:
• Relevance of Open S... (more)