Sun & Novell vs Microsoft

Regarding the recent events regarding Sun & Novell, we could observe the following recent events:
  1. Sun settles with Microsoft and "moved to a new phase of legal and technical cooperation with longtime foe Microsoft", in a deal that involves transfer of money to Sun;
  2. 2,5 years later, Sun open sources Java;
  3. Novell and Microsoft sign a deal, with money transferred to Novell.
Looking at the Sun example, it really doesn't sound like this deal with Microsoft will be harmful to their open source efforts. At least I hope I'm right... :-P


last.fm: concerts in your area!

last.fm was already cool. Now I discovered something that makes it even cooler: you can give it your location and let last.fm give you relevant events around your location, such as concerts and festivals! Since last.fm already knows what kind of music you like, it can filter effectively and just show you the gigs you're potentially interested in. And it is distributed. There is no staff (AFAIK) working to create these events; instead, it is the users that must create the events. For instance, I created an event describing the forthcoming concert of :Of:The Wand And The Moon: in Portugal.