Open Source Insider:

August, 2012

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August 31, 2012  10:10 AM

Open source analysis to save the European sovereign debt crisis

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Finance, Open source

Could open source financial analysis software shake up Wall Street? This is what financial analyst Marc Joffe is hoping as he champions his new open-source methodology for rating sovereign debt. Insurgent (open source) guerrillas Working for San Francisco based Public Sector...

August 25, 2012  6:27 PM

Tweet this: Twitter joins Linux Foundation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
MqSQL, Open source

Social network Twitter has signed up as a member of the Linux Foundation. The non-profit Linux consortium welcomes the social network on the back of its extensive use of Linux servers and other open technologies in its data centres and operational office headquarters. The Linux Foundation serves...


August 24, 2012  10:04 AM

Sherlock Holmes today is a data scientist

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Big Data, Open source

Big Data is becoming an increasingly important and sensitive factor in terms of every large firm's ability to pinpoint and control their competitive advantage. Managing Big Data and analysing it correctly takes the skill of a modern day Sherlock Holmes... So in the news this week we...


August 22, 2012  1:03 PM

Microsoft opens Office to open source standards

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ODF, office, Open source, PDF, XML

Microsoft has opened its door to a greater proportion of open source technologies and open standards, specifically within its Office 2013 suite of 'productivity' applications. Office 2013 will now offer 'full support' for the Open Document Format (ODF), variants of Open XML and for PDF...


August 21, 2012  9:21 AM

Ubuntu One offers 20GB of free cloud storage

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

Ubuntu One referrals is a way to earn free cloud storage up to 20GB by "simply spreading the word" and inviting family and friends to join Ubuntu One. NOTE: It's actually not as "simple" as it could be, but it is possible. Users can now see a referrals invite link in their Ubuntu...


August 20, 2012  11:06 AM

Is Disney ‘dissing’ open source?

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

A YouTube clip has appeared on the web apparently taken from Disney Channel sitcom 'Shake It Up' which has been labelled by some parties as nothing less than anti-open-source propaganda. The show's original concept was for Disney to create (and please bite your tongue before you read this) a...


August 15, 2012  9:14 AM

Qt stewardship baton passed from Nokia to Digia

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, GUI, Open source, Qt

Computer Weekly has reported on both the highs of Nokia Qt's developer conferences and the lows of uncertainty that have surrounded the parent company's position regarding the cross-platform application and user interface...


August 14, 2012  9:55 AM

Open source desert racing cars in Arizona

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Design, Open source

An increasing number of stories are appearing in the tech press attaching the term open source to seemingly bizarre items such as fridges, traffic lights or even sports cars. Highlighting the use of open source in the manufacture process for these products can make a good headline; we normally...


August 12, 2012  11:55 AM

When two (open source) worlds collide

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has reportedly flagged a potential trademark infringement brought about by one of its closest mindset neighbours, the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). The open hardware group's "gear logo" has been in use since the faction was established earlier in...


August 9, 2012  7:27 AM

Mickey Mouse open sources his four-dimensional CG rendering

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

Walt Disney is bringing Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy into the world of open source. More accurately, Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) is making its BRDF Explorer technology available to the industry through an open source distribution at


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