Open Source Insider:

June, 2010

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June 30, 2010  11:37 AM

Open Source monitoring tools and visibility

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Server administration, visibility

News today from the open source world includes details of the Open Source Monitoring Conference to be held in Nuremberg in October of this year.

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June 29, 2010  4:50 PM

Is open source Business Intelligence a recession ‘bounce-back’ strategy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Even if you don't take books on laissez-faire free market economic theory to bed, it can't have escaped your notice that we've been going through a global economic slowdown in recent times.

Despite an emergency budget from our chancellor, the road ahead looks uncertain for many...


June 28, 2010  11:11 AM

Linux virus surfaces in video game web chat forum

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
'Virus`, Linux, malware, Trojan

The seemingly impermeable Linux membrane looked a little less stable earlier this month after a viral attack in the shape of a Trojan surfaced in an Internet Relay Chat...

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June 25, 2010  11:56 AM

Intellectual property and open source without the legalese

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
innovation, Intellectual property, legalese, Open source, Software development

Any software programmer or IT specialist who has tried to get their head around the legalese that proliferates throughout the books and white papers available on


June 24, 2010  11:33 AM

Icelandic data centre allays fears of environmental concerns

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Cross Platform, Data centres, Opera, PUE

Following the unveiling of its Icelandic data centre, Opera Software is aiming to slash power consumption and provide a more


June 23, 2010  12:23 PM

Google’s new music store: rocking good news or security risk?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google, Linux, Mobile, Security, streaming

As we know, what Google really wants for Christmas is to have all the same toys as Microsoft and Apple. So what better treat could the company find in its stocking than news of the Wall...


June 22, 2010  1:12 PM

Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kicks off

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Enterprise Linux, JBoss, Red Hat, Virtualisation

The US city of Boston sees Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat host its annual Red Hat Summit and JBoss World event this week from 22 to 25 June. No news has emerged from the event yet, so what is likely to be proffered forth to attendees and...


June 21, 2010  10:00 AM

What does Microsoft think of open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Microsoft, Open source, Programming Languages

It's easy to forget that Microsoft is a software company. Given our near ubiquitous exposure to the Windows operating system (OS), many people don't think of an OS as software in quite the...


June 18, 2010  9:59 AM

(Computing) clouds gather over Prague next week

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, exhibition, Open source

The technology industry seems to love a conference and an exhibition doesn't it? Symposia of all kind litter our calendars and we're usually spoilt for choice. Next week's show (which I almost attended but will track from the comfort of my office) is the


June 17, 2010  6:37 PM

Open Source application security: do we have a problem or not?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Code, Open source, Security

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security vendor Veracode has conducted a real world survey, sampling billions of lines of code across various types of applications (including open source) and has flagged up some substantial differences between the security levels of open source software and...


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