Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Quoteworthy: If a software company's EULA were to say that 'we have the right to hold a gun to your head and take your money whenever we want,' would that actually give them the right to do so? The only thing more unfair than a bad EULA is a bad EULA in the hands of a company that only cares about extracting more money from its customers. -- Ed Foster. Making bad terms worse.
Search: Fresh from a trip to Googleplex, Elizabeth Montalbano of the IDG News Service finds the atmosphere continues to exude its hippie vibe, but wonders whether growth will stymie Google's spirit. "The view from the ground on Google's campus seems more like kids throwing a party on a weekend when their parents have gone away."
Best of the blogs: There is a series of posts worth mentioning at Open Sources. It's dubbed 'How I work.' Started by the blog's co-authors, Dave Rosenberg and Matt Asay, it looks at different individual's working habits, including which applications and Web sites they use every day, what cutting-edge technologies they have embraced, and whether or not they have a personal organization theory. Interviewee's include Brian Aker, Dir. Architecture, MySQL and Mike Olson, a vice president at Oracle.
Show of the week: At JavaOne, BEA says it is moving to languages beyond Java, and shows off PHP running on its WebLogic Java application server. AMD and JBoss, meanwhile, join the NetBeans community this week. See our Special Report: 2006 JavaOne Conference for all the stories from the show.
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