Open Source Insider:

March, 2013

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March 29, 2013  9:43 AM

Google will not sue developers or open-source users

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

In a show of warm meritorious altruism and philanthropic awareness, Google has said that it will not initiate legal proceedings and sue developers of open-source software (on a list of specified patents)... ... unless the company itself is first attacked. gooog.jpg

March 28, 2013  6:23 PM

Greenfield Linux growth is fertile growth area

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux

The nonprofit Linux Foundation has this week released its 2013 Enterprise End User Report entitled "Linux Adoption: Third Annual Survey of World's Largest Enterprise Linux Users." 2013 Enterprise Linux Trends Infographic.png


March 27, 2013  11:38 AM

Hispalinux: Windows 8 “obstruction mechanism” blocks Linux

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Spain, Windows 8

Spanish open source group Hispalinux has filed a complaint in front of the European Commission with regard to Microsoft Corporation's positioning of Windows 8 and its wider openness. The 8000 member developer group has constructed and filed an anti-trust...


March 25, 2013  8:27 AM

China develops Ubuntu Kylin麒麟 open source OS

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

China has embarked upon a five-year plan to encourage the use of open source operating systems and software. To facilitate this initiative, China is working to build a home-grown Chinese developed version of Canonical's Ubuntu to be labeled Ubuntu Kylin. NOTE: Unconfirmed reports...


March 20, 2013  12:45 PM

An HTML5 centric open source browser-based Office suite

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
office, Open source

Self proclaimed "disruptive" open source software company Open-Xchange (yes that was CAPS-DASH-CAPS-lower case) has launched OX Documents, a cloud-based office productivity suite. The firm asserts that its OX Text application (an in-browser word processor) is a multi-device editing and...


March 19, 2013  11:38 AM

Why your future PC may be disaggregated

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
disaggregated, Distributed applications, Open Compute Project, Open source

The Open Compute Project (OCP) has called for a separation of the core components of computer systems, with the aim of creating a more disaggregated path to upgrades and augmentations. The OCP has stated that it wants to see the "core components of system design" i.e. processors, motherboards and...


March 14, 2013  11:10 AM

Is BMW the ultimate open cloud driving machine?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, ODCA, Open source

Cloud computing represents an unparalleled opportunity to deliver resiliency and scale to meet our business challenges. This is the opinion of Mario Mueller, chair of the Open Data Center Alliance and vice president of IT Infrastructure at BMW. In the spirit of true openness, Mueller has...


March 12, 2013  8:42 AM

Microsoft moves to open source Kinect code

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, Kinect, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft has been making what many would argue to be 'reasonable' (if not occasionally admirable) advances in open source technologies of late. It's latest moves are directed towards the Kinect motion-sense controller for which the firm now says it has open sourced a selection of code samples to...


March 10, 2013  12:00 PM

Community is an art form

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

The collaborative community contribution model of open source computing is an art form. This is a view shared by an increasing number of respected speakers in the industry as open platforms now become seriously architected into our computing services from mobile devices to enterprise clouds.


March 6, 2013  10:01 AM

Monty Program and the meaning of LAMP

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

Industry analysis suggests that Google handles as many as two million pieces of data every minute. Combine this "fact" with the challenge of managing a transactional workload with big data complexity riddled right through its centre and you can see why data analysis and both macro- and micro-level...


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