Open Source Insider:

June, 2011

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June 30, 2011  6:58 AM

The Flying Penguin celebrates 20th anniversary of Linux

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
competition, Linux

Linux.com has confirmed that the winning T-shirt design for the 20th Anniversary of Linux has been selected. The winning "Flying Penguin" design comes from Indian-born Swede Kim Blanche, who has dreamt of working as an artist all her life. As Jon "maddog" Hall, one of the four judges put it, "It...

June 29, 2011  9:50 AM

Thunderbird 5.0 is go!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Email, mozilla, Open source

Mozilla has this week released the 5.0 version of the Thunderbird open source news and email client. Now being developed and deployed under a rapid release model, Thunderbird 5.0 now has an updated user interface and a rejigged account creation wizard, which Mozilla clearly hopes will increase...


June 28, 2011  2:54 PM

Dr. Seuss, Yahoo! and Apache Hadoop data intensive apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
data-intensive, Distributed applications, Hadoop, Open source, Yahoo

Writing on IT news website GigaOM, cloud and infrastructure journalist Derrick Harris has cited a source which has allowed him to confirm that Yahoo! will this week be spinning off a separate company focused on the development and commercialisation...


June 24, 2011  3:38 PM

Acquia: “Social software is now a business imperative”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Acquia, Drupal, Open source, publishing, social media

The "suits" behind Acquia, the company that provides "commercial services" for the open-source social publishing platform Drupal, has this week released its Commons 2.0 social business software solution. Every aspect of software application development appears to be getting "social media...


June 22, 2011  2:26 PM

Pentaho pushes business intelligence outward to business users

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Business Intelligence, Open source, Pentaho

Pentaho is aiming for a bigger slice of the global Business Intelligence (BI) pie with the release of its new "user-driven" Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition. There's a lot of BI about these days, so how do we cut through the BI BS and identify new products for their true worth? Open source at its...


June 19, 2011  1:38 PM

Import PDFs with Open Office extensions and more

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
extensions, Open source, OpenOffice

So I bought a new machine last week to add to my Ubuntu Linux, Windows 7, Apple OS X plus mobile devices cross-platform collection. It was a 27-inch iMac if you have an interest.

The interesting part of this tale is not my new machine, but what I put on it. Being fresh out of spending...


June 15, 2011  9:51 AM

Has open source content management come of age?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Drupal, Open source

I posted a news blog earlier this month concerning some high profile adoption of the Drupal open source Content Management System (CMS) -- or to use Drupal's...


June 13, 2011  9:16 AM

Does a commercial open source release = success?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, commercialisation, Open source

I have a question for you. To what extent does the "commercial release" of a piece of open source software represent its "success"..? After Googling: "commercial release of open source equal success" -- all I got was Wikipedia, so no joy there. So I guess there will always be some software that...


June 12, 2011  1:57 PM

“Cloud Coupling” [kuhp-ling] – noun: connecting one cloud to another

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Data, data-intensive, Hadoop, Integration, social media

I'd like to coin a new industry term: "cloud coupling". This noun (and also a verb) describes the conjoining of two or more (generally large) data sets across various applications, cloud services and social media streams. So, "cloud coupling", say it with us now ☺ This term was...


June 10, 2011  8:37 AM

uberSVN: Facebook and Twitter social comms for developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, social media

There's a lot of chatter right now over a subject that seems to be called the "consumerization of IT". I leave the Z in, as I don't think this is a real word in the Queen's English. The "consumerization of IT" is in fact a neologism (or a newly coined term if you prefer), to describe the current...


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