software business

The crackpot Google manifesto

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Defenders of the Google manifesto  who claim it is an argument about science are in denial. Damore claims that any program to encourage hiring and promotion of women and [...]

The Auragen file system.

January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article on the interesting Wave Transactional File System inspired me to look up an earlier file system that also used copy on write semantics. From: Anita Borg, [...]

Annals of unintentional irony

October 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Come back after a trip to see Marc Andreessen’s team of twitter posters complaining wryly about how government is so gosh durn big and citing experts like Milton [...]

Ikea and RedHat

July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is state of the art for systems software now – which is not all that impressive. Glantz explained that Ikea has more than 3,500 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) [...]

Patents considered harmful, by some.

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

@vyodaiken This makes no sense. You don’t foster competition by handing out monopolies. — Timothy B. Lee (@binarybits) September 16, 2014 That’s not how it [...]

Real-time Linux

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

My opinion has always been that the Linux-RT project was based on an unfixable engineering error.   A few words on the status and the future of RT: [...]

The Horrors of Software Patents

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

US Patent Number  4701722 A is a perfect example of everything software patent opponents hate about software patents: It implements  mathematical functions that are pretty [...]
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