Open Source Insider:

July, 2012


July 29, 2012  9:32 AM

12 ways web browsers differentiate themselves

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
add-ons, browser, Open source

Everybody uses a browser to surf the Internet right? So it's simply a matter of choosing your preferred application for this task... and this is a decision often influenced by pre-installed options on a user's preferred choice of hardware and therefore platform. If you don't get on with Internet...

July 26, 2012  8:49 AM

UK Electric Vehicle charger network must be open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cars, Open source, OpenSource

It's not a term particularly well embedded in our collective vernacular just yet, but "EV Chargers" does of course refer to 'Electric Vehicle Chargers', the units we need to keep the next generation of environmentally sustainable cars on our roads. But could EV Chargers go open...


July 24, 2012  10:28 AM

Linus Torvalds holds ‘ultimate authority’ on Linux

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux

Below you can view a nice video explaining the mechanics of how Linux is actually built from a real world software application development perspective. The video explains that 10,000 patches go into each new release of Linux, but that after each submission has been checked over by a senior level...


July 20, 2012  9:38 AM

Should tax-funded government software be free?

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

The non-governmental Open Source for America (OSFA) organisation has called upon the U.S. Federal Government to free up code produced as "custom-developed, taxpayer-funded software" for general use under an open source license. President of selection pressure John Scott has explained that his...


July 19, 2012  9:35 AM

Video is a golden ticket to the knowledge economy

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Collaboration, Open source, OpenSource, Video

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Inside blog by Iddo Shai, who is knowledge and video production manager at Kaltura, the world's first open source video platform. Shai writes as follows... We know that today...


July 18, 2012  4:35 PM

The key to open source: “thousands of eyes”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Black Duck Software has this week updated the Ohloh.net online directory of open source projects, contributors and code. Ohloh.net data has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 "Unported" license. duck 1.png


July 11, 2012  10:06 AM

Self-service Business Intelligence “democratized” for all, with a Z

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BI, Business Intelligence, JasperSoft

US tech vendors love a Z don't they? As organizations analyze their informationalized personalization projects using de-serialized data in newly virtualized environments with optimum memory utilization, there clearly is a need for some spelling tuition somewhere. So it is then that we must make...


July 9, 2012  6:11 PM

From accountancy, to e-accountancy, to lion taming

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
accountancy, E-business

Electronic business has many levels. No surprise then that e-business (or e-commerce if you prefer) is served by e-accounting, which itself comprises of e-payments and (before that) e-invoicing... and every other level of e-accounting if you have the stomach for an endless stream of new-age e-...


July 4, 2012  3:03 PM

Is a community approach to IT security ever safe?

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

Back in February of this year we heard about security firm AlienVault's creation of the OSSIM standard open source SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) information base. Described (arguably) somewhat hopefully by its makers as a new "de facto" standard mechanism for sharing cyber...


July 3, 2012  3:30 PM

Digital video’s killer-app-factor: open source openness

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

The world of television and digital video needs more standards. We already have a situation where we suffer under the incongruous six-way DVD world region code system, which has been developed as a Digital Rights Management (DRM) technique to allow film distributors to control disk prices, release...


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