Open Source Insider:

October, 2011

Page 1 of 212

October 28, 2011  11:48 AM

Justifying the commercial license for open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Intellectual property, License, Open source, Subversion

It was the late summer of 2008 that I found myself sat listening to Sun Microsystem's then CEO Jonathan Schwartz explain how the open source model would work for customers in practice. Sat as I was at the last JavaOne conference before Oracle's acquisition of the Java innovators, Schwartz said...

October 26, 2011  9:15 PM

Following the open source (and beer) trail through Europe

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
LinuxCon, Open source, Qt

Beer and open source software go together well it seems. As a general statement that must surely be true anyway; but more specifically, as soon as Nokia Qt DevDays has ended today the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon kicks off. The former having been held in the German beer capital of Munich, the latter...


October 21, 2011  9:21 AM

Joomla! CMS: from ecommerce portals to the parish church & pancakes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, CMS, Content Management, Open source

Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla! has recently surpassed the 25 million downloads mark and listed more than 225,000 registered developers at the joomlacode.org website. Described as a CMS suitable for building everything from corporate websites and ecommerce portals to online...


October 19, 2011  1:27 PM

When open source community programming doesn’t work

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Jenkins., Open source

Comment has been circulating in certain web-driven circles relating to the size of some open source projects. Allow me to elaborate... The subject in discussion is centred on projects that (allegedly) suffer from too small a number of community members; the upshot of which may be to create some...


October 17, 2011  9:49 AM

Free software testing on USB for students to web developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Software development, Student, Testing

A bit of semi-random open source software searching is generally beneficial for the soul and spirit at least once a month. My most recent expedition in this vein led me to find Mantra, an open source browser-based security framework for penetration testing and security assessments. Mantra then, or...


October 14, 2011  10:23 AM

Ubuntu Linux 11.10 is the “Oneiric Ocelot”

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

Continuing the quirky naming culture of the release programme for the Ubuntu open source operating system, Ubuntu Linux 11.10 is the "Oneiric Ocelot". Note: Oneiric: oneiric |ōˈnīrik| -- adjective formal: of or relating to dreams or dreaming. ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from...


October 13, 2011  2:27 PM

Ubuntu 11.10 released, DevOps now distilled (and defined)

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

Ubuntu 11.10 is available as of 2pm this afternoon for free public download. Canonical, the company that backs the open source operating system and provides commercially positioned support services for it, has suggested that this release will feature "management and orchestration tools" that DevOps...


October 11, 2011  8:47 AM

Linux Foundation: Putin mandates for government Linux use by 2015

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

LinuxCon Europe is being held later this month in Prague as you may already know. In celebration of this fact, the Linux Foundation has this week welcomed seven new European members under its non-profit organisational umbrella, all of whom are apparently keen to "collaborate on advancing Linux"...


October 7, 2011  11:57 AM

Rackspace donates OpenStack to community foundation status

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Open source, Rackspace

News has circulated last night and today concerning Rackspace's 'donation' of the Intellectual Property (IP) pertaining to the OpenStack project to a newly formed community-based foundation level status. The cloud computing provider has used its appearance at the OpenStack Conference in Boston...


October 6, 2011  9:53 AM

Does “open storage” put the hardware factor into open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
High Availability, Open data, Storage

OpenStorage provider Nexenta Systems is aiming to use its forthcoming appearance at VMworld Europe later in October to showcase VMware's so-called 'Hands on Lab' (HOL) demos. The company will be at pains to convince attendees that its open storage concepts can deliver "enterprise performance for a...


Page 1 of 212

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: