Links of the day, January 6, 2009

Besides MacWorld, the Cloud, open source and expensive tuna made the news today.

Dave Rosenberg Co-founder, MuleSource
Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.
Dave Rosenberg

Commuting down to the valley from SF is such a time-suck that I ran out of time and energy to get in any quality blog time. Fortunately, others wrote things for you to enjoy.

The Register: A crack in the madness of clouds
--My latest Cloud-oriented piece for El Reg in which I use the terms "cloud-droplets" and "data-as-an-answer." I am sorry for both.

WSJ: Premium Tuna Sells for $104,400 in Auction
--Did you know that Japan had strategic tuna reserves?

NY Times: Data Analysts Captivated by R's Power
--R is like Erlang for the Excel set

451 Group: VC funding for open source: mixed messages from 2008
--Funding is cyclical so it's a bit hard to tell what will happen in 2009. I personally know of three open source companies that have been or will be funded in Q1.