Open Source Insider:

December, 2011


December 23, 2011  10:02 AM

The problem with open source in 2012

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
communities, Developers, Greenwashing, Open source

OK so where do we go with open source in 2012? Rather like cloud computing and green eco-aware initiatives, open source has sometimes suffered from being added as a "label" to projects that (for the most part) remain predominantly focused on licensed sales with only an "element" of open...

December 22, 2011  6:50 AM

Twitter open sources Android security: Twaltruism or Twilanthropy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
altruism, Android, Open source, Security, SMS, social media, Social networking, twitter

Social networking micro-blog champion Twitter has open sourced the Android security software it recently acquired in November of this year from San Francisco based Whisper Systems. With a view to opening the future growth of the branded "TextSecure" security software offering to the benefits of...


December 20, 2011  7:55 AM

Buzz Aldrin, MIT & open source learning

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
learning, MIT, Open source

The celebrated Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is expanding its online learning resources by pushing a significant batch of online learning software to open source status. NOTE: With an illustrious alumni list, MIT has witnessed the likes of Benjamin Netanyahu, Kofi...


December 19, 2011  9:26 AM

Windows 8 app store to allow open source apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, apps, Microsoft, Open source, Windows, Windows 8

In what has been variously described as the result of a "loophole", Microsoft appears to be opening up a channel for open source applications to appear on the Windows 8 app...


December 14, 2011  9:20 AM

Curing Santa’s ‘hiccups’ in Java online retail apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hypervisor, Java, JRE, online, retail

Azul Systems has this week released jHiccup, an open source tool designed to measure the pauses and stalls (or "hiccups") associated with an application's underlying Java runtime platform. Given the impending "holiday season" (or "Christmas" as the less politically correct among us still say),...


December 12, 2011  8:00 AM

HP pours open source on webOS for mobile

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

Late last week HP today announced that it will contribute the webOS Linux-based mobile operating system software project to the open source community. Originally developed by Palm and later acquired by HP, the company says that it will remain "active in the development and support" of webOS. HP is...


December 8, 2011  10:58 AM

“Largest Linux ever”: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
benchmark, Enterprise, Linux, Red Hat, SAP

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (RHEL) has been launched week with a benchmark score which its developers insist proves the operating system's validity for mission-critical enterprise computing environments. RHEL has achieved the "largest multi-core Linux configuration results certified to-date" on...


December 2, 2011  12:23 PM

Police, camera, open source!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
automotive, CERN, Integration, Messaging, Open source

Open source integration and messaging company FuseSource has put out an all points bulletin detailing work with 'automotive IT' specialist Apex Networks. Apex has used FuseSource's enterprise-class distribution of the Apache ActiveMQ project, known as the Fuse Message Broker, in its APEX ANS...


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