Open Source Insider:

May, 2011

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May 27, 2011  12:01 PM

What’s new in Fedora 15?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Fedora, Open source

The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Project to produce a community-supported open source free open source operating system distribution has reached its version 15 release.

Notable feature enhancements in Fedora 15 include:

• The GNOME 3 Desktop - there's a fresh look and...

May 26, 2011  1:54 PM

Open source used to be the John Lennon of computing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developers, Google, Linux, Open source

This guest blog is written by Cyrille Comar, co-founder and managing director, of AdaCore -- a  provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical.


May 23, 2011  7:17 AM

Oh no, not another open source alliance

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
alliance, consortium, KVM, Open source, Virtualisation

Gosh, aren't there a lot of alliances and partnerships out there right now? The IT industry must be running in second place only to the airlines in terms of the amount of partnering and buddying up that's going on at the moment. These days you don't even need to ask if a company partners with IBM,...


May 20, 2011  10:23 AM

Novell no no on Mono gives rise to Xamarin

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Cross Platform, IOS, Linux, Mono

Attachmate's acquisition of Novell in April this year was bound to cause a few upsets. It appears though that one of the biggest tussles has actually been internal. It appears that Novell failed to give the Mono project the scope its engineers felt it deserved and required; as such, the company...


May 19, 2011  11:34 AM

Yahoo! offers free library cards for JavaScript YUI

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
JavaScript, Open source, Python, Source code, toolkit, Yahoo

One of my key "learnings" (if you will excuse the Americanism) from the Yahoo! open hack day Europe 2011 was a splash of open source that I did not expect.

The


May 19, 2011  10:22 AM

Oracle to rewrite the Java “constitution”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, JCP, JSR, Open source, Oracle

Now my bet is that 'most' readers will take this headline as a negative, but why is that? Oracle has adopted Java and taken on the 'stewardship' (a term coined by Sun if I'm not mistaken) for better or worse. Some of its work - well, much of the company's early work - didn't go down that well. But...


May 11, 2011  8:47 AM

Google I/O 2011: in, out, shake it all about

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developers, Google, Honeycomb, Mobile, Tablets

Google labels its annual developer conference Google I/O, as you probably know. Before penning (keying) this blog I asked Google's PR people twice to clarify what the I/O stands for these days as I have read three different definitions.

• Input/Output
• "Innovation in the...


May 10, 2011  10:37 AM

Google I/O developer conference: shared “insights”… What? Pardon?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Chrome, Developers, Google

Tech giant Google kicks off its annual developer conference today in San Francisco with more than 5,000 participants attending from 60 countries.

Bigger than ever this year, the company's SVP of engineering Vic Gundotra has hinted that developer focus this year will be channeled towards...


May 7, 2011  2:33 PM

Planet Earth is becoming a massive computational cloud

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, devices, Open source

The cloud is becoming massive. Actually, I hate people that call it "the" cloud. It's the cloud computing model of IT service delivery in the form of applications and data. But that's a bit long, so we'll stick with calling it "the" cloud.

So if my original statement holds water, just...


May 5, 2011  12:41 PM

Linux creator Linus Torvalds to keynote LinuxCon Japan

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Collaboration, Open source

Father of Linux and all round geek-we'd-like-to-meet Linus Torvalds is billed to top the LinuxCon Japan agenda in Yokohama, Japan June 1-3. He will apparently use this platform to "share his thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of Linux" and discuss the open source road ahead.


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