Open Source Insider:

January, 2013

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January 31, 2013  2:12 PM

Can open source save STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) graduate figures?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
language, Open source, Skills, Student

RunRev has announced a campaign to create an open source programming language targeted at school students. The firm cites statistics which estimate that there will be more than 150,000 U.S. computer science jobs projected annually through to the year 2020 -- but only 40,000 graduates with degrees...

January 23, 2013  3:49 PM

Why “community” is key to open source’s success

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data integration, Open source

This is a guest commentary for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider written by Yves de Montcheuil, VP of marketing for open source data integration company Talend. Montcheuil's full title for his thoughts here was fully entitled "Working...


January 23, 2013  10:47 AM

Less bounce with Mongo for Youwin gamblers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Database, MongoDB, Open source

The online betting industry is adopting enterprise level open source technologies where there is still come reticence among perhaps more traditional firms. Youwin has been using open-source big-data technology MongoDB to improve its business outcomes -- the firm has: • Halved its bounce rate...


January 22, 2013  10:22 AM

German public Projektgruppe advocates Interoperabilität

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

A parliamentary committee in Germany has called for a change in national laws to enable 'public administrations' to open source their software and make it free to the private sector. According to parliamentary member Jimmy Schulz, government departments in Germany are currently prohibited from...


January 17, 2013  1:30 PM

The future’s bright, the future’s open source Orange

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Orange

France Telecom-Orange's development center in San Francisco has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) with the aim of to benefitting from its community. The Open Compute Project Foundation is a community of engineers whose openly stated mission is to...


January 15, 2013  10:48 AM

Ford drives programmers to hack up vehicle data

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
automotive, in-car

Ford has launched its OpenXC vehicle application research platform running on Arduino and Android to allow software programmers to build new in-car apps. The motor giant says that it wants to "unleash" the power of the open-source programmer (and hacker)...


January 15, 2013  10:13 AM

How to create a successful open source business model

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
commercialisation, Open source

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog by Dr Shay David, co-founder of the Kaltura "first and only" open source online video platform. David co-author's this piece with Zohar Babin, Kaltura's senior...


January 13, 2013  10:52 AM

Open source clouds gather over Microsoft

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Azure, Microsoft, Open source

The Microsoft Open Technologies subsidiary has announced a public preview of its app store for Windows Azure known as VM Depot. This programmer resource is hoped to allow developers to construct, deploy and share Linux configurations and...


January 11, 2013  1:50 PM

A minor Enterprise Linux symphony

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Enterprise, Linux, Red Hat, RHEL

Red Hat has released an unashamedly labelled 'minor' release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This 5.9 version features better hardware enablement, security and certification improvements, improved developer tools and refined virtualisation technologies. The firm positions these so-called minor...


January 8, 2013  7:27 PM

Cube 2: der Über Sauerbraten open source shooter

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

This is a good week for open source video games, the Cube 2: Sauerbraten multi-player shoot em up has reached its next major release and the game is available for download from the project website now. This first person old school 'deathmatch' style open...


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