Speaking in Tech: 'VCs hate open source because the path to money is longer'
The big Dell bet, OpenStack, stalk tech on Facebook and more...
This week's enterprise techcast has Neanderthal babies, bets with vice presidents, arguing about taxes ... and even mixes in the odd bit of tech. It doesn't have any guests either, but it hardly needs those, as we have the full complement of the Speaking In Tech crew this week. Join your hosts - the Dude of Tech, Greg Knieriemen; storage meister Ed Saipetch; and new media maven Sarah Vela - as they wrap up the week in consumer and biz technology. There's plenty to talk about and even more to laugh about, so plug in and just press play...
This week we discuss...
- The Three Amigos;
- Recapping the “The Big Dell Bet” with Chad Sakac;
- Fighting over OpenStack;
- Open Compute vs OpenStack;
- Facebook announces a new stalking tool “Social Graph Search”;
- Sarah’s Kindle Fire HD update and more British television reviews;
- Gift requests for Santa Vaughn;
- France considers taxing your Big Data; and
- Sarah wants a Neanderthal baby.
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Re: What does the title even mean?
So you're commenting on a title without actually listening to the podcast, just because it contains the words 'open source'?
How does that make you look like someone worth listening to? Still, at least you're consistent.
Just looking at the list of topics - "Fighting over OpenStack" and "Open Compute vs OpenStack" - tells anyone with a brain that they are discussing storage vendors and hosting solutions. There is more to storage than just software- I'm pretty sure there's hardware involved somehow.
What does the title even mean?
Any modern upstart software company uses open source - open stack for clouds - Hadoop etc for Big data, Linux for servers, Java and Apache Java libs and tools for serverside coding and so on.
Has anyone made money by starting up a Windows-centric or an Oracle DB-centric software company lately?
Perhaps the title refers to desktop or mobile apps, but those are not making money these days, with profitable exceptions being in the small minority.