Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Linda Skrocki: I had the pleasure of inviting Shel Israel, author of Naked Conversations, to join an internal Sun conversation with Sun folks who own or manage various Sun social sites/participation age content (employee blogs, alumni blogs, forums, podcasts, customer reviews, etc.). We were interested in gathering Shel's perspectives of how we're doing in this space. Following are a few quick notes I took about his observationsShel had some good advice for us, but also told us that Sun is so far ahead of other companies in terms of business blogging that he looks to us for future direction. And by the way, my copy of Naked Conversations just arrived along with a stack of Ruby and AJAX books. I've got time to read again now. I'll start with Shel and Scoble.
David Czarnecki: Red Cog is a social software development and support business. Red Cog will offer paid development and support contracts for blojsom and other projects such as del.icio.us Java, Akismet Java, Simpy Java, and future projects. In the past few months, I've had interest in paid development and support for blojsom from a number of companies. And ... well ... why not get paid to further develop and support your software?Congrats David. That's great news for Blojsom fans everywhere.