Open Source Risk Management Inc. (OSRM) provides insurance coverage to help businesses ensure the open-source license integrity of the software companies they acquire or applications they are using internally. The policies, up to $10MM, are under written by Kiln PLC and Lloyd’s of London.
Austin Ventures recently hired Karl-Pekka Wilska, former president of Nokia Americas, as a partner. AV will let him stay in the Dallas area and focus on telecom deals. Karl joins recent hire of Tom Ball.
Interesting article on c|net this morning titled, "Ruby on Rails chases simplicity in programming." The article condenses what we have been saying all summer, "it is a great tool for developing Web 2.0 applications." The Burton Group, a research company, "recommends that corporate customers consider Ruby on Rails for new web development progrects." Why shouldn’t [...]
We finalized the tool list for the beta launch of the Big in Japan project and elfURL made the cut. It will have to be rewritten to fit in the mix so I thought I would ask for ideas, suggestions or comments regarding the forthcoming makeover. The current idea list includes: Write the new version [...]
So your favoriate social bookmark site just keeps on rolling out the hits. First they added a cool search engine and now Joshua has added a builtin media player and something called tag bundles (don’t ask). Anyway, the best news is that you can now visit del.icio.us by visiting http://delicious.com – try explaining to someone [...]
DCM’s Goodmail Systems just won major deals from AOL and Yahoo! [via]
Merlin Mann is a must read for anyone who is breathing. For instance, today I was hanging around at the office after 5PM and decided to check out his blog. He was writing about his idea that everyone should have a status page. He pointed to a new WordPress plugin that makes it easy to [...]
Some of you are aware that we produced a television pilot called MotorSport Ranch (I blogged about the ‘making of’ here). Anyway, the pilot aired all summer on INHD (an HDTV channel on most U.S. cable networks). Recently VOOM bought the HDTV rights to air 13 episodes and we begin filming the series next month. [...]
I just got back from Memphis (so if you were looking for me, now you know). Anyway, have you ever been to the Memphis International Airport? It reminds me of an junior high school – low ceilings, school clocks, and porcelain water fountains. I like to call it, The Memphis International Junior High Airport. Why [...]