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Tonight Live: Jabber Moves Forward plus Microsoft, Linux and the Fat Lady

Jul 10, 2001, 22:36 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeff for this link. ]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2001
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have another great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!! (and yes the Loki tribes server is up and running, jeff will be playing after the show tonight.)

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular, we will talk about VA Linux not accepting hardware orders after today (July 10th).

In Segments Two- "Microsoft, Linux and the Fat Lady"- or Contrary to many opinions, Linux is far from over and Microsoft still has a very very long road ahead
This is an editorial segment hosted by Jeff Gerhardt that will carry over the next several weeks.

We are going to take this segment as an opportunity to re-ignite our (TLS) position of taking Microsoft to task at will. We have been called to task on this issue a number of times over the years. We do not accept the argument that we need to play nice to look make the Linux Community look "corporate."

This week we will focus on the Wall Street Journal article, written by ROBERT H. BORK AND KENNETH W. STARR. These two highly controversial men are about as conservative and corporate as you can find. To the surprise of many, both come out on the side that the most recent finding by the appeals courts are only a temporary reprieve for Microsoft. Quoting the article... "On no count, moreover, was Microsoft's behavior found lawful....Now there is to be a hearing, and there are compelling reasons to take divestiture seriously."

This is far from over folks......

In Segments Three- Jabber and Disney

We will be joined by Don Bergal, the Vice President of Marketing for Jabber, Inc. We will be talking about the ongoing success of a true Open Source success story, Jabber. Jabber's most recent news is the announcement with (of all people) Disney. Jabber.com, Inc., is one of the premier providers of commercial instant messaging and presence management software. Disney has announced that the Walt Disney Internet Group has licensed the Jabber Commercial Server for its instant content delivery and communications capabilities.

The Walt Disney Internet Group licensed the Jabber Commercial Server for a range of capabilities, including alerts and real-time content delivery services. The Walt Disney Internet Group plans to deploy these services on one or more of its sites in the near future. These Jabber services will be delivered via Walt Disney Internet Group's internally developed Jabber client for Windows, which were created by working closely with Jabber to ensure scalability and performance.

Doug Parrish, chief technology officer of Walt Disney Internet Group said, "As a platform to instantly distribute relevant and personalized notifications, media and content directly to visitors to our Web site, Jabber will provide an excellent user enhancement".

Don Bergal, is responsible for product management and marketing at Jabber, Inc. He has 14 years experience in the software, services and data communications industries. Prior to joining Jabber, he was COO of eDeploy, a software developer/ASP, and a leader in delivering online project collaboration solutions. As a founding member of the management team at wireless data service provider Wireless Telecom (later renamed Vaultus), he held a range of responsibilities from Vice President of Marketing to Vice President of Product Development. Prior to that, he held product management, engineering management, and sales positions at SynOptics/BayNetworks and Rational Software. Mr. Bergal earned a BS Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join us on the show, check our IRC Chat (irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

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