Monday, December 13, 2004

2 articles on provide info about the the world of copyright online and the use of wikis for collabrative authoring. 

Bloggers Beware: Debunking Eight Copyright Myths of the Online World
Kathy Biehl addresses eight "myths" about copyright law with factual responses, resources and guidelines that are of special relevance to bloggers and website owners.

Using a Wiki for Documentation and Collaborative Authoring
Wikis are a low cost, or in some cases even free, collaborative and document sharing option for libraries and other groups working together either inside or outside of an organization. With this overview of the process of designing and maintaining Bell Lab's StaffWiki, Information architect Michael Angeles provides an insightful and informative account that will prove very useful for those evaluating whether to undertake a similar project.

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New MSN Desktop Search, Toolbar Suite Betas Expected Monday, Too. Lots of folks are expecting MSN on Monday to take the wraps off yet another beta of its MSN Desktop Search. Neowin also is reporting that MSN will show off a new beta of the MSN Toolbar Suite, which features the new MSN Desktop Search technology. [Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley]
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Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion. Putting to an end over a year of resistance and heated courtroom battles, PeopleSoft has agreed to be acquired by Oracle for a total of $10.3 billion in cash. Oracle finally met the approval of PeopleSoft's board by raising its offer from $24 to $26.50 per share. The deal will help Oracle better compete in the enterprise application market against giants such as SAP by adding PeopleSoft's almost 13,000 customers and $2 billion in annual revenue. [BetaNews.Com]
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