Open Source Insider:

March, 2012

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March 29, 2012  11:00 AM

Red Hat: The Only Way Is… open cloud (OpenShift)

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

Red Hat used a customer event at London's Millbank Tower yesterday afternoon to underline its open cloud computing strategy. Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager of the company's cloud business unit explained that the only way is open. "These are early days for the cloud, locking...

March 27, 2012  8:34 AM

Is automotive open source scaremongering real, or just rising bollards?

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

A survey of the European automotive industry has revealed widespread use of free and open source software (FOSS) but pointed to gaps in the FOSS governance and software asset management processes across software supply chains. Editorial NOTE: Analysing open source's "potential...


March 23, 2012  9:02 AM

LibreOffice heads for cloud, Android and iPad

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

Reports suggest that the LibreOffice suite of productivity applications is close (in roadmap terms at least) to releasing its first cloud-based iteration. The free and open source fork of OpenOffice is overseen by The Document Foundation and is...


March 20, 2012  9:12 AM

Rackspace’s open source cocktail: Whiskey on Apache

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Rackspace, Testing

Rackspace has been building what is arguably a reasonably respectable pedigree in open source technologies. It was summer of 2010 that the company partnered with NASA to launch the open source cloud computing operating system OpenStack. Built to compete with VMware's vSphere and Microsoft's Azure,...


March 18, 2012  6:03 PM

Red Hat drives JEAP to beta for off-road testing

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

Red Hat is targeting shorter windows for mission-critical software application development with the release to beta of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (JEAP) and JBoss Developer Studio 5 products. The Linux distributor is already running an early adopter programme and hopes that...


March 15, 2012  2:49 PM

Community strength blossoms for Raspberry Pi

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications

The Raspberry Pi is almost ready for market and the manufacturers are reportedly taking a healthy number of pre-orders for the ultra-low price single-board computer designed to fuel interest in programming at school level and beyond. Talk on the wires now logically turns to how the machine will...


March 13, 2012  1:47 PM

Analysing mobile privacy on Android, at the application layer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, devices, mobile apps, Security

User privacy and data security concerns have never been higher. This issue is seriously amplified by the spiraling use of smartphones... and the popularity of Android has not come without its pitfalls. New techniques to display ads on mobile devices have begun to proliferate and ads have started...


March 11, 2012  7:39 PM

Open source status rising, Nvidia joins Linux Foundation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
GPUs, Open source

After Facebook's recent shimmy towards an opportunity to promote the adoption of open source hardware techniques, Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) manufacturer Nvidia has reportedly now also signed up to join the Linux Foundation this month. With Intel and AMD...


March 8, 2012  6:06 PM

Microsoft contributes Mayhem interconnectivity system to open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
interconnectivity, Microsoft, Open source, Windows

Microsoft Research has this week donated its Mayhem simple scripting system for non-programmers to The Outercurve Foundation -- a non-profit group focused on software IP management and project development governance. Outercurve champions collaborative software development inside open source...


March 5, 2012  12:49 PM

Facebook’s open source storage question: what if hardware were open?

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

With 845 million users among its ranks, Facebook is shouldering a mass of data storage on a global basis. The social networking service is reportedly now moving to build its own storage hardware to cope with this data mountain and is following an open source route as part of its work with the...


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