Today's Morning Coffee Notes explains the open source release of Frontier. Jeff Sandquist previewed the audio and said he had never understood what Frontier was before. It's good that this event which is probably one of the largest releases of open source code ever, may mean that more people appreciate this interesting and unique piece of software. Or it may be a time capsule, a message in a bottle, or a bridge to the future, and that would be fine too. One thing it's not is an attempt to boil the ocean, or a threat to your favorite scripting language, Web content system or HTTP server. Just trying to preserve a life's work of programming, so it doesn't end up lost or forgotten. Peace brother.
An audio blog post about the Bloglines API, the commons, fair compensation for centralized services, what's not fair.
Paolo Valdemarin comments on the Frontier open source release. It's an interesting perspective, however mainResponder will be released under the same license as the kernel. We wanted to get the main kernel stuff released first before looking at mainResponder.
Rasterweb: "Excuse me while I dig through my backups from the late 1990's for all my UserTalk code!"
Doc Searls: DIY radio with Podcasting.
Technorati cosmos for the Frontier open source release.
Mary Hodder will lead a discussion on the Core Values of the Web.
Jeremy Zawodny boasts that Yahoo now has an open content model. I think that means you can subscribe to whatever you want to. Funny thing is the RSS content model was open long before Yahoo showed up. Should we thank them for giving back to us what we already had? This is what big companies do so well. Give back to us stuff that we already had.
A new Trade Secrets is up. In it Adam and I discuss the merits of Mac vs Windows. Now of course I'm getting (friendly) email from people suggesting that I get a Mac. I'll make a deal. If John Kerry wins I'll get a Mac.
According to CNET, O'Reilly Associates is one of the core developers of RSS, along with Netscape and Harvard. I guess BigCo's only recognize BigCo's, or BigU's. CNET did the same with SOAP, taking UserLand off the list of originators. Rafe, I take pride in my work, why did you take me out of the story? I wonder how Rafe would feel if CNET took his name off his article, or put someone else's name on it. Rafe, please explain.
Actually, Allawi is the Secretary of Iraq.
Comments on Adam's daily audio blog post
1. I really liked yesterday's Daily Source Code. You're reaching another level, esp with all the excellent content you're playing, and the connect with WGBH. It's weird, I listened to that part as I turned a corner and was surprised to find the offices of Real Networks. It's a ten minute walk from my apartment.
2. A little guy who's into soliloquy? Hmmm.
3. However, I totally disagree with the conclusion that Kerry and Bush are cut from the same cloth. The reason Kerry is behind is because he is having trouble choosing from a vast field of true issues with Bush. On the other side, Bush has to make up stuff to attack Kerry with. A rational voter would go for Kerry in a second.
5. Keep up the good work!
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