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October, 2012

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October 31, 2012  8:42 AM

Oracle opens up to Android and Apple

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Oracle has this month announced the "general availability" of its Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile. This is an HTML5 and Java-based software application development framework for building enterprise applications in mobile environments. visudal.png

October 28, 2012  11:34 AM

Open source democracy in Cameron’s ‘aspiration nation’

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

British prime minister described himself recently as leader of the 'aspiration nation' in line with his wider calls for entrepreneurship and startup business generation. You can watch a video of his...

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October 26, 2012  10:18 AM

Linux Foundation: Windows 8 is stuck in a “liminal space”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Open source, Windows 8

What does the open source world think of Windows 8? Now there's a loaded question surely? If Microsoft has reinvented and reengineered itself to be able to position its OS to serve not just the


October 24, 2012  11:42 AM

A “90% saving” for public sector IT with OpenITGov

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source, Public sector, TCO

The public IT sector is shuffling closer to open source. Entando, Jaspersoft, Infobright, Green Vulcano and Red Hat have announced a joint product offering for public sector organisations called OpenITGov. OpenITGov is intended to provide public sector organisations with a 'one-stop-shop' for all...


October 21, 2012  2:12 PM

UK gov open source should follow Utah, USA

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Drupal, e-government, government, Open source, USA

The public sector's global use of open source technology is growing. Famed tech speaker Clay Shirky has been filmed for a TED talk saying that Germany is now publishing its laws on the GitHub...


October 10, 2012  8:20 AM

Open source computing started with the bicycle

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
innovation, Open source, OSS

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst used his company's Boston user summit this June to explain the core concept behind open source innovation and Computer Weekly...

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October 9, 2012  8:14 AM

Hello humanoids, this is the Open Source Robotics Foundation

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

The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) has recently been established in the San Francisco "bay area" as an independent non-profit org to promote the development, distribution and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education and product development. robot...</p>
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October 8, 2012  5:21 AM

Free OpenDyslexic font with “letter gravity”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Font, Fonts

A New Hampshire based software application designer has produced a free font designed to provide "weight and gravity" to the letters it presents in order to solidify their position in readers' minds. Abelardo Gonzalez's


October 5, 2012  4:08 PM

Zenoss: open cloud computing is three horse race

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Open source, survey

Unified IT operations software vendors Zenoss has produced a new survey with the aim of determining what it calls "the prevailing sentiments" concerning open source cloud deployment. Based in the US state of Maryland, Zenoss develops free and open source IT monitoring tools for what it calls...


October 3, 2012  12:01 AM

What do vendors mean by “scalability”?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Database, Hardware, MySQL, Open source, Oracle, RDBMS

There is so much talk of big data and cloud these days that you can barely read a single tech story without hitting a slew of descriptive adjectives usually featuring the terms 'scalability' and 'flexibility'. If you're not scalable today, then you're not going forward. But the cloud is all...


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