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Submission + - Freeing the good stuff from university labs

netbuzz writes: "University research labs are not supposed to be like Vegas: What happens in them is not supposed to stay there. A nonprofit from the Kauffman Innovation Network launching this morning at DEMO 07 aims to free the fruits of academic research that would otherwise sit trapped on university shelves. Bonus: Site translates academic-speak into English.

http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1095 9"
Software

Submission + - Outsourcing The Project Developer

Foofoobar writes: "I work at a telecom here in Seattle and we just hired a new CTO whose first decision was to outsource all our internal tools that sit on top of a framework I built and maintain as an open source project to our team in Manila who barely understand OOP much less MVC. As the developer of the project and the lead developer in the company, I have never seen this done before. Are there any other developers of open source projects who have had had companies in which they have implemented there projects and had themselves removed from the project just so it can get outsourced? What were the repercussions? Was this a positive experience?"
Google

Submission + - Google loses "Gmail" in Europe

Hippie Hippie Shake writes: Google has just lost the right to use the name "Gmail" in Europe, according to the EU. From the article: "Daniel Giersch, a German-born 32-year old entrepreneur, has just announced that his company received a positive ruling last week from the Harmonization Office supporting his claim that "Gmail" and his own "G-mail" are confusingly similar. G-mail is a German service that provides a "gmail.de" email address, but also allows for a sort of "hybrid mail" system in which documents can be sent electronically, printed out by the company, and delivered in paper format to local addresses." It looks like "Google Mail" from here on out, at least in the Old Country.

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