Open Source Insider:

February, 2012


February 27, 2012  9:14 AM

Intel distributes open source LibreOffice

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Intel, libreoffice, office, Open source

The Document Foundation (TDF) has issued an official statement confirming that LibreOffice for Windows from SUSE is now available on the Intel AppUpSM Center. Formed to "fork" the OpenOffice productivity applications suite away from its originators now that the project sits under Oracle,...

February 24, 2012  11:15 AM

Putting the control-factor into open source components

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Components, Open source, Repository

News has been crackling across the open source newswires this week of Sonatype's open-source repository manager. The new Nexus Professional 2.0 may sound more like a digital camera than a developer tool, but its basic function is to provide "actionable" information about the open-source components...


February 18, 2012  10:38 AM

Rackspace, Dell & HP play in cloud computing sandbox

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
APIs, Cloud Computing, OpenStack, Security

Cloud computing has a problem. Well, it's not so much a problem; it's more of a question of perception. Potential cloud converts appear to be put off by concerns over security inside multi-tenant clouds, compliance concerns on where cloud data physically resides and all manner of misgivings...


February 17, 2012  8:23 PM

Gianfranco Zola & open source enterprise portals

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

Sardinia is, undeniably, more famous for its footballing star Gianfranco Zola than it is for its integrated open source enterprise portal platform and content management systems. But with so much technology emanating from the US development hubs of Silicon Valley, Raleigh, Boston and Washington DC...


February 13, 2012  12:23 PM

Weapons of mass open source destruction

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
'Virus`, Open source, Trojan, Zeus

Open source is almost always viewed as a positive force for the onward development of software code, even if the community contribution model still garners criticism relating to quality, compliance and support from time to time. With this general trend in mind, the open sourcing of the


February 9, 2012  12:16 PM

SUSE Linux: more popular than Red Hat in China

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Enterprise Linux, Open source, opensuse, SUSE

The SUSE enterprise Linux distribution project is 20 years old. Pronounced "Sooz-Seh", or in the original German: Gesellschaft für Software und System Entwicklung mbH, the SUSE team are celebrating by holding the first SUSECon 2012 conference in Orlando later this year. SUSE president Nils...


February 8, 2012  9:08 AM

OpenStack cloud pulls plug on Microsoft Hyper-V

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Hyper-V, Hypervisor, Microsoft, Open source, OpenStack

Despite Microsoft's best efforts to "engineer compatibility" between its Hyper-V virtualisation software and the OpenStack open source cloud project since October 2010, it appears that may have run out for the Redmond software giant. Just last week Microsoft issued the following


February 7, 2012  11:10 AM

Google’s student stipends: we want you to flip bits not burgers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, students

Many of the big IT players today have student developer competitions and events. Microsoft has its Imagine Cup, Yahoo! holds its Open Hack Days (not strictly "student-level" but often attended by many) and Google hosts its Summer of Code. Google's annual "get 'em while they're young" initiative is...


February 5, 2012  11:02 AM

Java’s road ahead in 2012, Oracle at the wheel

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, Open source, Oracle

Oracle's ongoing stewardship of the Java platform and language is still garnering the occasional spat of criticism from time to time. Much of the disquiet rests on Oracle's plans to bring Java Standard Edition 6 to the end of its natural life. Oracle's official "EOL" end of life statement reads:...


February 1, 2012  8:20 AM

Red Hat engineers enterprise Linux for longer on-road mileage

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

Red Hat has extended the "production life cycle" of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 from seven to 10 years in what the company says is direct response to customer demand. Production Life Cycle specialists are fond of capitalising the term, giving it a (PLM) acronym label and talking about the...


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