Open Source Insider:

August, 2011

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August 31, 2011  9:21 AM

Linux at 20 years: a progression from promising to pervasive

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

As Linux celebrates its twentieth anniversary this week, Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE, has discussed the contribution that the maverick open source operating system has made to the global technology ecosystem. Brauckmann argues that Linux has grown from an initial measure...

August 30, 2011  1:44 PM

Philanthropy and altruism in software programming

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
APIs, Microsoft

For some reason I've been spending an unhealthy amount of time looking at instances of software deprecation recently. As readers will know, this is the process by which certain features are left in software even though they have been superseded and been made redundant. This is rather like our...


August 25, 2011  9:01 AM

Microsoft’s Chinese cloud is cross-platform flavoured

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
China, cloud, Linux, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft's recent agreement with China Standard Software (CS2C) sees the companies poised to jointly develop and sell "solutions" for the booming cloud-computing market in China. According to Microsoft's press statement, the "mixed source" solutions stemming from this collaboration will be built...


August 22, 2011  9:27 AM

The dawn of Linux: “it’s just a hobby, it won’t be big and professional”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux KERNEL

As we are celebrating 20 years of Linux this week, it seems only fitting to highlight a few milestones in the life of what has come to be (for many people) a very important piece of software development. This link will take you to some...


August 19, 2011  11:32 AM

Linux Foundation eases open source licensing woes

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

The Linux Foundation has a truly altruistic stance and openly states that its remit is to serve as a neutral spokesperson for Linux and to "generate original research and content" that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. As such, the foundation sponsors a number of working groups who...


August 18, 2011  9:11 AM

Shrek’s swamp built on a Red Hat cloud at DreamWorks

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Red Hat, Virtualisation

Yesterday saw the beta launch of Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualization version 3.0 offering. The company says that it has worked with industry partners to help establish the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) to promote Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) as an open alternative to proprietary...


August 17, 2011  11:01 AM

W3C community groups for developers and businesspeople

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
W3C, Web design, Web development

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a mission statement. OK, it's an About Us paragraph, but you get the point. It reads as follows... "The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organisations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop web...


August 16, 2011  9:36 AM

Joyent’s open cloud operating system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, KVM, Open source, x86

Cloud player Joyent has ported KVM (kernel-based virtual machine technology) to its SmartOS operating system. SmartOS itself is designed to turn a server (any server in fact) into a multi-tenant application-hosting platform. NB: KVM (kernel-based virtual machine technology) is...


August 15, 2011  8:09 AM

Firefox 6 arrives August 16, but downloads are now open

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, Open source

Tuesday 16 August 2011 is slated as the official date for Mozilla to release the version 6.0 iteration of its Firefox open source browser. With adoption figures hovering at somewhere around 30 per cent of the total market (although figures are notoriously inaccurate), Firefox adoption remains...


August 12, 2011  10:37 AM

Linuxcon 2011: Linus Torvalds, hockey & maple syrup, in that order

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Linux

Linuxcon 2011 is hosted in the Canadian city of Vancouver next week starting on August 17 through to the 19th of the month. After attendees have rolled into town, feasted on Maple Syrup and Moosehead beer while watching hockey and listening to Celine Dion (because that's what you do in Canada...


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