Google Gives Oracle a Tutorial on API Copyright Law

For the past year Oracle and Google have been locked in high-profile dispute over Oracle's rights to the APIs in the Java Virtual Machine. Oracle asserts that Google's Android operating system infringes on JVM patents and copyrights that Oracle inherited as part of its 2009 acquisition of Sun. At … [Read more...]

Google Gears Could Revolutionize the Online User Experience

Just three years ago the Firefox browser reached 50 million downloads. At the time it had about four percent of the browser market, but there were no assurances about any browser roadmap from Mozilla. Even before Firefox, browsers had been relegated to the woodshed. Although many online businesses … [Read more...]

Network Simplification with MSBG is the Ultimate Sophistication

The transition of businesses to economical IP-based (Internet Protocol) telephony historically came with a prerequisite of substantial network engineering. Many on-premise IP-PBX (Internet Protocol-Private Branch Exchange) devices were available, but before they could work effectively, a business … [Read more...]

Open Source Founders Reflect On Project Milestones

We met with Wireshark founder Gerald Combs at the annual Wireshark conference in Los Altos, California. His story starts while working at an ISP a few years ago and unfolds with his on-the-job need for an inexpensive protocol analyzer. Other than TCPdump, there were only proprietary network … [Read more...]