The Gillmor Gang

November 12, 2004
57 minutes, 26.5mb, recorded 2004-11-12

The Gillmor Gang

Michael Vizard

Steve Gillmor, contributing editor, ZDNet
Doc Searls, senior editor, Linux Journal
Jon Udell, lead analyst, InfoWorld Test Center
Dana Gardner, senior analyst, Yankee Group

This week The Gang starts off wondering about Chris Stone's departure from Novell, which he was steering back towards the Linux market. And what about Sun? Are they serious about Linux on the desktop, or is that just a poker chip, a placemark for their real move into software-as-service?

Speaking of software-as-service, The Gang dives head-first into Google. Jon says Gmail is "seductively powerful." But is Google on the path to becoming The Borg? Will we have to turn to turn to (gasp) Microsoft to save us? Or will Google continue to be our best buddy?

The show concludes with a discussion of podcasting: its potential business models and its ultimate effect on Big Media.

Michael Vizard, editor-in-chief of CRN Magazine, joins The Gang this week.

This free podcast is from our The Gillmor Gang series.