Enterprise Software Explained, Oracle vs. ASF – DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast #169

In this episode, we discuss what’s up with Oracle and the ASF, which leads us to also discuss that weird world of “enterprise software.” There’s probably more too.

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3 thoughts on “Enterprise Software Explained, Oracle vs. ASF – DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast #169

  1. One word: idealistic.

    Easier to look at 50 years of uncoordinated growth and cry “insane” (indeed, no need actually to *look*!), than to reengineer the whole from scratch.

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    1. jrep says: >>Easier to look at 50 years of
      uncoordinated growth [..] than to reengineer the whole from
      scratch.<< Alan Kay's attempt to do exactly
      that (reinvent computing) is umm, refreshing.. You have to love the
      "we figure that doing everything that a modern OS does
      should be about twenty thousand lines of code" thing
      video: http://irbseminars.intel-research.net/AlanKay.wmv progress
      report 2010: http://www.vpri.org/pdf/tr2010004_steps10.pdf

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  2. the handy expression used to describe companies that strive to “milk” existing customers (including, but not limited to, slum-lords) is “rent seeking”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_seeking

    2. winning metaphor: enterprise computing is dark matter -all that mass of dollars has to be explained somehow, but it is inscutable if you aren’t part of it

    3. -did your “selling to the enterprise” panel at sxsw happen? [step1: grok how enterprise computing is primarily a social thing and only secondarily technical step2: ref. step 1]

    4. carousel is death! (it still freaks me out to think about it)

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