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The religious war between Java and .NET is heating up again, and it has little to do with deathless zealotry for their similar, yet incompatible core programming languages.  Nor is it because Oracle, the new owner - caretaker, really - of Java, is even more antagonistic than the previous one, Sun was to .NET's keeper, Microsoft.  It has everything to do with cloud computing, and today, at the JavaOne confab, Colorado-based JNBridge announced "Project Lightning", a new technology initiative with a goal that will be hard for any reasonable techie to refudiate: interoperability between cloud infrastructures based on the two dominant applications frameworks - Java and .Net. Many early conflicts between proponents of each focused on the differences between their primary programming languages - the Java language versus the .NET languages (VB.Net and C#).  But, these wer... (more)

Symbian Finds New Patron, Perhaps New Purpose

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Symbian, the open source mobile OS spun out of Nokia and once the Big Kahuna of smartphones OSs, announced this week that it would be participating in new projects funded in part by the EC and run through the Artemis Industrial Association R&D combine, to the tune of some twenty-two million Euros.  But, there are some things about this event that are odd and make one wonder what is the real story. €22M is about $31M and that's a lot of cabbage, especially for an open source project that has seen harder times since losing the love of ... (more)

Hitachi Stakes Out Cloud Storage with Advanced New Products

Hitachi Data Systems has sharpened its focus on "Big Data Clouds" with today's announcement of the latest version of its Hitachi Content Platform and a new product called the Hitachi Data Ingestor.  Together, they can be used by cloud service providers and distributed IT organizations to make easier, cheaper and safer to but large amounts of data, especially unstructured content, into the cloud. The Hitachi Content Platform is one big honkin' object store that can hold as much as 40 petabytes (1024 terabytes) of both structured and unstructured data per physical cluster, present... (more)

File Sharing, Torrent Finder, WikiLeaks, Are You Next?

When the US Government came for file sharing domains, I remained silent; I was not a file sharer. When they shut down Torrent Finder, I remained silent; I was not a Bit Torrent user. When they pressured Amazon to shut down WikiLeaks, I did not speak out; I was not a leaker. When they passed the COICA bill, I remained silent; I wasn't an infringer or counterfeiter. When they came for my domain, there was no one left to speak out. ... (more)

P2P Web Promises Many Freedoms - Part 1/3

In a lightning-fast response to recent and pending actions by the US Government cracking down on several different kinds of Internet activity by seizing perpetrators' Internet domains, a group calling itself Dot-P2P has formed to develop and promulgate an alternative domain name system (DNS) that will be immune to action by the US or other governments.  In this, the first of three parts, we examine what led up to the creation of Dot-P2P and the technology that might make it possible. About a week ago, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit of the US Department of Homeland ... (more)