Where is the outrage

It’s really hard to figure out what Oracle’s intentions are on open source. On one hand I’m inclined to believe that they may be disruptive enough to bolt on parts of Fusion middleware to a newly acquired open source stack, but on the other I think that Tom may be right in his assessment.

» Where is the outrage as mainstream vendors acquire open source software firms | Tom Foremski: IMHO | ZDNet.com

What Mr Ellison has done is scuppered that strategy. The ideals of thousands of software developers will not be be satisfied by the prospect of the mainstream enterprise sector buying the open source companies.

WordPress Multi-User

This new WordPress MU version is pretty interesting, it allows you to create your own hosted version of WordPress and have multiple authors/blogs on one instance. This would be ideally suited for a company that wanted to enable a blogging community on their network.

Using WordPress Multi-user edition you will be able to people be able
to sign up for a new blog and have them securely manage their templates
and settings without affecting any other users. Only one blog per user
is allowed, but you can have unlimited users, and you can have multiple
users on a single blog.

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YouTube and WOMM

I have been watching a lot of stuff on YouTube lately, and interestingly most of what I am attracted to are professionally done promotional pieces and commercials (Ross sent me this link). Although don’t get me wrong, I’m still up for watching the occasional amateur video of a helicopter crashing.

YouTube is a great example of word of mouth marketing in action, I am surprised that more professional marketing organizations aren’t implementing a strategy to take advantage of it. I am going to agree with Fred that there is a business model in here and this is a real business.