Apparently, the blog’s owner, Famy Rasheed, was asking Steve to list his new blog on Steve’s blogroll. Steve is a very conscientious (and popular) blogger, who has been plagiarized in the past, so he was doing the right thing by checking with me.
Let me say it now. I love Famy and his APPSLab blog. No flames here.
Here’s why. If Famy is copying our name, and I have to say “if” because it could be unknowingly, then someone out there thinks we’re cool, and that’s gravy. This is a happy-gram from the imitation-as-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery department for me.
Check out Famy’s content, and it’s wildly different than ours, so he’s definitely not plagiarizing. If Famy’s doesn’t know we exist, then he should now, and that’s one more reader for good old AppsLab. I can say old because we got started first.
Again, this isn’t a cease-and-desist. Frankly, I don’t care, and I doubt that Paul, Rich or Anthony does.
Somehow, I think he knows about us. Check this out:
Here’s our about:
Oracle AppsLab is a think-tank developed to drive adoption of new web patterns and technologies across Oracle’s business and products.
Here’s his tagline:
Oracle APPSLab is a think-tank developed to drive adoption of new technologies across Oracle’s business and products.
So, again, no need to flame. This is really a nice, albeit weird, compliment, in my mind. Check out Famy’s blog and see for yourself. And Steve, if you decide to add him to your blogroll, can you make sure we come out on top?