Sunday, July 31, 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Simple Economics of Open Source

What motivates thousands of computer programmers-and even the companies that employ them-to share their code with the world? The growing use of so-called "open source" software may not seem, at first glance, to make much economic sense. But according to research by HBS Professor Josh Lerner and his colleague Jean Tirole, economics may actually help explain why open source works as well as it does.

The Secret of How Microsoft Stays on Top

Critics say Microsoft's incredible two-decade run at the top of the computer industry has less to do with innovation than it does with bully tactics. But new research from Harvard Business School professors Marco Iansiti and Alan MacCormack suggest a different reason: the company's ability to spot technological trends and exploit key software technologies.

The Organizational Model for Open Source

A surprising entity has emerged to protect the interests of open source software developers: the non-profit foundation. HBS professor Siobhán O'Mahony discusses this emerging organizational model.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Want to use two internet connections at the same time?

Redundant Internet Connections Using Linux

With the advent of high-speed Internet links from Internet Service Providers (ISPs), it’s easier for users to host services on their home computers. But what happens when your ISP connection goes down? An obvious solution is to have a redundant Internet connection from another ISP. To help set up a Linux host with redundant Internet connections, this article covers the following essentials:

  • Configuring the host to properly handle inbound network connections from multiple ISPs

  • Load-balancing outbound network connections

  • Configuring various services to enable redundancy

  • Configuring firewall protection using ipchains or iptable

Monday, July 04, 2005

LTSP Success Stories

LTSP is in use all over the world, and this site has some success stories from people who have deployed solutions based on it.