Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Joe Gregorio: APP, OpenSearch and Microformats. Get used to seeing them; those small pieces loosely joined are the future of web services.Joe's talking about the new Lucene Web Services API, which is based on Atom protocol (APP), OpenSearch and Microformats. It's very cool to see the APP already applied outside of the realm of blogs.
Ross Rader: Perhaps ATOM is the better way to proceed after all - at least those documents are developed according to a consistent, reliable and predictable process that I can count on from a business perspective.
As another Dave might say: bingo!
Optaros open source CMS study: Roller is the most established of the Java-based blogging softwares. Powering sites such as the popular blogs.sun.com and JRoller, Roller certainly qualifies as industrial strength. Roller is designed to host multiple blogs, each with its own formatting layout and style.
As you can see above, Scott Gottlieb of Optaros included Roller in his evaluation of open source CMS servers. Roller did pretty well considering that Optaros evaluated an old release (1.3) and didn't seem to notice Roller's ongoing move to Apache Software Foundation governance.
And coming soon: Forrester Research will be including Roller in it's Forrester Wave evaluation of blogging solutions. That'll be good for Roller in a couple of ways. It will get us some more publicity for the project and it'll help us understand Roller's deficiencies when compared to other systems.
Ed Burnette: If you really want to ensure true freedom of your code, put it under the control of a Foundation like Apache or Eclipse. Foundations are not controlled by any one company so you can feel comfortable about being on a level playing field with your competitors.Update: I've gotten a couple of backchannel comments about this post, so I should say that I don't necessarily agree with all quotes I post on my blog. I post quotes representing viewpoints that I find interesting and worthy of consideration.
John Robb: No, the HUGE problem, the elephant in the room, isn't leaks. Rather, it is in a complete lack of transparency. As we have seen again and again, secrecy prevents the full analysis of alternatives. It shuts down debate and prevents the qualification of sources. It is also the crutch of bad and/or nefarious management.
Tim Bray: To all the excellent Christians and Jews and Muslims out there: I know you exist. But youâre vanishing from view behind the cloud of mucky dust being raised by your lunatic fringe; as of right now, in the twenty-first century, when someone claims to be deeply religious, thatâs grounds for suspicion of bigotry, greed, and a predisposition to homicide. Which is one reason my little boy isnât being taken to church, for the moment.I wish I had the guts to be so brutally honest on my blog. Tim's right on. And I'll add this: if we don't curb the crazies, we're not going to make it through this century.