Open Source Insider:

September, 2012


September 27, 2012  5:48 PM

French PM: Allons à l’open source

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

Open source newswire reports this week suggest that France's new Prime Minister has issued a call to his public sector authority bodies to deploy and use open source technologies at all possible levels. Monsieur Jean-Marc Ayrault is said to have backed a sanction to encourage French public...

September 25, 2012  1:00 PM

SkySQL: build the service, then the customers, THEN the products

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data centres, Database, Open source

Helsinki-based open source database solutions company SkySQL has announced what it labels as the "first ever" graphical interface for deploying and managing a cluster of databases in the cloud. NOTE: This is essentially a free-to-use product for deploying "highly available"...


September 20, 2012  8:43 PM

OpenStack: open source is “synonymous” with cloud computing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

The OpenStack Foundation this week comes into being as a new, formally established, completely independent body. Forged with a remit to promote the development, distribution and adoption of


September 18, 2012  1:58 PM

Too many vulnerability analysis tools spoils the broth

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Enterprise software, Security, Services, vulnerability management

The problem with IT security and vulnerability analysis in complex enterprise application environments is (it is argued) that companies are prone to using almost too many protection tools. This scenario could in fact lead to a situation where security officers and development managers have trouble...


September 14, 2012  7:36 AM

Oracle refines Virtual Machine management

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Management, Oracle, Virtualisation

Oracle is pushing forward its technologies for managing instances of virtual machines. The company has this week announced the availability of its VM VirtualBox 4.2 open source, cross-platform virtualisation software. The product is designed to make it easier to manage larger numbers of similar...


September 12, 2012  9:21 AM

Google opens wallet to support open source Eclipse

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Eclipse, Google, Open source

An Eclipse Foundation forum log posting has confirmed that Google has donated US$20,000 (£12,500) pounds to support the Eclipse IDE project. NOTE: The Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) for Java or Android applications is thought to have a market share of around 66%...


September 7, 2012  2:39 PM

Leaving on an (open source) jet plane

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

We've seen open source hardware architecture grow significantly within the last eighteen months as well as open technology development even touching areas like car design. No surprise then that the sky is the limit (ouch! sorry for that!) and that open source should also extend to...


September 4, 2012  2:47 PM

Magnolia: a CMS should be as easy to use as a smartphone

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Open source

The Swiss-German city of Basle is home to this week's Magnolia Conference 2012. The open source enterprise web content management system (CMS) company is soon to roll out the version 5.0 iteration of its eponymously named product. The CMS is changing Pascal Mangold is chief...


September 3, 2012  9:27 AM

Is open source cloud computing too cloudy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, CloudStack, Open source, OpenStack

The Linux Foundation wrapped up its CloudOpen conference this weekend at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego. Billed as "the only" conference providing a collaboration and education space dedicated to advancing the open cloud, but what kind of taste did it leave in our mouths? Can we say...


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