Blogs Opening Iranian Society? “Motallebi is now awaiting trial. According to the Islamic news agency, he has been charged with “undermining national security through cultural activities” for the content of his blog, as well as his other writings and interviews he gave to foreign media outlets.”


We are registered for OSCOM. On a first pass of the Program, I find track two, “CMS contextualized (Law, Biz / Soc, Evaluation)”, most interesting. I like the focus on decision makers, society, users and deployment. Call it a good dose of reality . Here is my rough plan:

Wednesday afternoon: Intellectual Property, User Panel (possibly slipping out to Collaborative Mapping on the Semantic Web)

Thursday morning: Winer Keynote, CMS for Universities: A case study

Thursday afternoon: Integrating Content Management and Semantics, Using Zope to Support Open Course Collaboration? A Case Study, Open Coding Innovation: socially responsible, sustainable economic and technological growth

Friday morning: Udell Keynote, Extending CMS with Web Services, Managing the Semantic Web

Friday afternoon (hopefully): PANEL :: “Content for the Masses”

Sharepoint URLs

We’re starting to look at Microsoft’s SharePoint technologies. As with other well funded technology efforts, there is a sea of documentation to wade through to get to the good stuff. Here are a few of the URLs we think will be relevant to programmers:

Programmability in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services v2.0 Beta 2:

Windows SharePoint Services Web Service

Creating a Basic Web Part

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Downloads

These get you “into the tree”; the adjacent leaves are useful too.