Steve Gillmor, contributing editor, ZDNet
Doc Searls, senior editor, Linux Journal
David L. Sifry, founder & CEO, Technorati
Dana Gardner, senior analyst, Yankee Group
The Gillmor Gang analyzes today's hot news:
Microsoft will ship Longhorn in 2006 as originally
announced, but without some important components.
Is this good news or bad? And for whom? The Gang considers what this means for Microsoft, IT customers, the open source community and
Is the Google platform
a placeholder for an Internet operating system?
Since WinFS (Longhorn's anticipated Windows
file system) now won't be delivered in 2006,
does the Microsoft announcement give Google
even more of an opportunity to control the
future of computing? And is this really just
a technical delay/snafu or does Microsoft
have something more strategic up its sleeve
that we just can't see yet?
Mary Jo Foley,
author of Ziff Davis' Microsoft-Watch.com,
joins The Gang. Ross Mayfield, CEO of Socialtext,
is our special guest this week.