Open Source Insider:

September, 2010

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September 30, 2010  11:00 AM

Will SugarCRM for OEM just be too sickly sweet?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, CRM, Developer, Source code

Seemingly proud to label itself the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM has introduced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Platform...

September 27, 2010  10:00 AM

Is Adobe’s open source strategy a commercial consulting trap?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Open source

Why doesn't Adobe shout about its work in open source a little more? After all, the company has a dedicated open source portal and its Abobe Labs division is arguably one of the more publicly open R&D websites of any vendor. Does the company think that it needs to concentrate on making money...


September 24, 2010  3:28 PM

Help! I need a plain English software license…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
License, Open source

Open source software license management company Protecode has launched a new "capability" that is hoped to help software developers to view their code from a pure license obligation perspective reported in plain English. Conventional software licensing reports are arguably quite hard to comprehend...


September 22, 2010  5:45 PM

Sun developer community integrated into Oracle Technology Network

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Java, Oracle, Sun

With a warm developer-style hug, Oracle says it has welcomed the Sun developer community into the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) taking the total size of the group to 10 million users and making it one of the world's largest communities of application developers, database administrators, system...


September 21, 2010  11:10 PM

Nokia releases Qt 4.7 cross-platform application and UI framework

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Developers, Open source, Qt

Nokia's new release of Qt 4.7 is the company's latest version of its cross-platform application and UI framework. New to the smorgasbord from this Norwegian headquartered arm of Nokia is a new feature in the shape of QML (Qt Meta-Object-Language), which is described as an easy to learn declarative...


September 20, 2010  12:03 AM

What to expect from Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2010

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, Open source, Oracle, partners

I think if I had to lay down two words to describe this week's forthcoming Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conference and exhibition it would be "inevitability" and "surprise". I guess it was inevitable that a commercial entity (for want of many other potential terms) such as Oracle could...


September 17, 2010  4:34 PM

Oh la la! It’s Open World Forum in Paris – vive la open source!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

A projected 1,500 participants from 40 countries are scheduled to don their berets, dust off their baguettes and pop the cork on bottle of Piat D'Or at the end of this month as the Eurosites George V exhibition centre plays host to Open World Forum from the 30 September to 1 October 2010.

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September 16, 2010  1:24 PM

BT’s open source innovation arm plays TiddlySpace

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BT, content, Open source, wiki

BT's Head of Open Source Innovation Jeremy Ruston is leading the open source development of TiddlySpace, a new social model for working with information on the web.

It is based on the popular TiddlyWiki project that first introduced the idea of "tiddlers": breaking information up...


September 15, 2010  1:24 PM

The “open tablet” arrives, a first-to-market MeeGo tablet PC driven by Qt

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Tablet, touchscreen

Those of us that stayed up late last night to watch the technology newswires were treated to several tasty morsels that emanated from the Intel Developer Forum conference, which is being held in San Francisco this week.

In addition to Adobe and Intel's plans for a new developer...


September 7, 2010  3:59 PM

Ghost in the Machine? No, it’s Toads in the Cloud…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Database, SQL

Quest Software has added support for the Apache Cassandra open-source NoSQL database, to its list of supported platforms with the second beta release of its Toad for Cloud Databases product. Technical Note: Toad for Cloud Databases is a SQL-based interface built to manage data query and migration...


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