Open Source Insider:

September, 2011

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September 30, 2011  12:39 PM

German IT watchdog open source e-commerce warning leads to scaremongering

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open data, Open source, Security

The German IT security watchdog has issued a warning about a large number of e-commerce web sites that are (allegedly) infected with malware. Commercially focused firms have been quick to piggyback on this statement with what may be mere scaremongering to suggest that the e-commerce software at...

September 29, 2011  9:47 AM

Rumble in the jungle: Ubuntu app developer portal opens

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Open data, Open source, Ubuntu

Open source operating system company Ubuntu has sent out the house warming invites to celebrate the launch of its new application developer portal at http://developer.ubuntu.com/ -- the website is intended to provide tools and support to help programmers...


September 28, 2011  11:36 AM

New Firefox for Android: helping developers first, THEN users

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

Open source browser Firefox has been updated for Windows, Mac, Linux and (for the purposes of this short communiqué) the Android mobile operating system. Before we take a quick look at some of the new features, it is worth noting that Mozilla is if anything extremely software developer focused...


September 27, 2011  3:08 PM

Google VP backs open database processing tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Database, Google, Open data

News from Cambridge (the American one) this week details the (allegedly) "much-anticipated" Riak 1.0 open source database platform from Basho Technologies; so with our anticipation now thankfully quelled and satiated, perhaps we can look at why an OPEN database platform should be particularly...


September 23, 2011  2:03 PM

The Windows 8 Linux lock out conundrum

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Red Hat, Security, Windows

Discussion has been rife this week after Red Hat's Matthew Garrett made his venturesome comments over Windows 8 and its possible move to lock out support for dual boot installations of Linux on PCs.

Garrett's comments were made in light of the Windows 8 super-engineered booting...


September 22, 2011  6:57 PM

Droids spotted in Islington for London Mobile Week

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Mobile, mobile apps, Software development

The Droidcon mobile software application development conference is scheduled for the 6th and 7th of October in London. Held at Islington's Business Design Centre, this event is being sponsored by HTC and is part of the London Mobile Week initiative which...


September 10, 2011  2:24 PM

Cabinet wants open source openness, with chocolate biscuits?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source, Procurement

Press reports have been circulating since the start of this month analysing the government's attitude towards open source technology procurement. As we now know, the traditional approach within Whitehall has been to opt for some of the most costly proprietary technologies. Has this situation...


September 7, 2011  2:14 PM

Red Hat: Java now on firm path for the cloud

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, Open source, Red Hat

Open source raconteur and Red Hat senior director of middleware engineering Mark Little has laid down some defining comments as to the current state of Java EE7 Enterprise Edition. Speaking to a US-based software developer web site, Little has hinted that Java EE7 is a real "milestone release" and...


September 6, 2011  12:04 PM

What is the killer evolutionary force impacting open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open data, Open source

Lots of French people speaking Anglais and putting up with 'les rosbifs' and other Euro nations for three whole days? That must be something special -- and of course it is, the fourth Open World Forum runs from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 September 2011 in gay Paris. After a quick café au lait and...


September 5, 2011  12:41 PM

Hacking Kernel.org Linux sorts the script kiddies from the developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hackers, kernel, Linux

Not for the first time in its illustrious history, hackers recently chanced their collective arm by launching an attack on the Kernel.org Linux repository last month. The offensive used a Trojan in an attempt to ultimately make changes to the source code of the Linux kernel itself. Quite why...


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