Mitch Kapor: Open Source Meets Harry Potter

Software industry pioneer Mitch Kapor, the father of Lotus 1-2-3, speaking at Ubuntu Live
Software industry pioneer Mitch Kapor–the father of Lotus 1-2-3 and chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation –today compared the open source movement to the seven-part Harry Potter book series. Continue reading


Ubuntu Coming to Small Business Servers

Lookout, Microsoft. Move over Red Hat. Ubuntu is preparing a small business server and related support tools that could allow entrepreneurs to standardize their networks on the operating system. Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth dropped a few hints about the small business server during his keynote speech at Ubuntu LIVE today in Portland, Oregon.

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Ubuntu LIVE Starts In 45 Minutes…

I made it to Portland, Oregon — home of the Ubuntu LIVE event — safe and sound. I’ll be blogging live from here today (July 22) and Monday (July 23). I will also be attending a Canonical reception this evening. If there are any key speakers you’d like me to interview, please leave a comment on this post or send me email at joe [at] Also, if you’re a solutions provider be sure to watch I hear their lead blogger, The VAR Guy, will be somewhere in the crowd.