☞ Openish and Open

  • I’m delighted to see these plans finally formalised – they have been around ever since Sun as proposals, but the acquisition got in the way. All the same, what matters is not the rules themselves so much as whether Oracle will actually stick to them when faced with a serious competitor or disruptor using them disruptively. Apache Harmony remains the elephant in the room, dismissed as history by apparatchiks but still large as life to the rest of us.
  • Another marketplace to add to your Android phone, alongside the ones from Google and Amazon. This one only offers Free software.
  • Good to see such a diverse and experienced group of people stepping forward.
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