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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

IBM goes for the Open Source ISVs market

Zimbra and Scalix both have been exposing their powerful features a lot and catching some attention and promising the collaboration heaven for companies that want to save some money on mail and basic collaboration. Both have commercial products and offer a community edition version that is an Open Source version with some restrictions in the features and functionality.

With that philosophy in mind, sounds weird hearing that IBM is doing the same for some of their products: Websphere Application Server Community Edition and DB2 UDB Express-C.

You can download and use those products for free and optionally buy support from IBM. This is very useful for ISVs that need to deploy applications that need just a web container plus some other features and a SQL Database. Those ISVs that are actually creating applications using LAMP or WAMP are the main target, taking IBM a step further into the Open Source arena. How good will it go? Let's see.


Monday, February 27, 2006

Hey, looks like the new Domino bloggers directory is taking shape. I've just signed up.

Interesting that I'm the only one blogging from south america.


Friday, February 24, 2006

Back to the desk

Wow! 3 weeks in a row. I think that was in 2000 the last time that I took the whole vacations.

On the following years after that date, I used to take from 1 week to 2 weeks only, and spending some time, alone here in Santiago, while the whole family is enjoying the south of Chile for a couple of weeks.

This time we went to some green places in the globe near to Temuco, my hometown. We did, Temuco, Conguili­o, Temuco, Lican Ray, Temuco, Pichilemu, Santiago. 3 awesome weeks with the kids and some relatives (we went to Conguillio with my sister in law and family).

Foor those that have Google Earth here are the *.kmz files.

The bad of the vacations is tha stupidly I have lost the digicam and can't find it :-(.

Anyways I preferred to start blogging this "labor" year with an entry that reminds me that vacations are waiting for me again at the end of the tunnel.

See you soon!