Open Source Insider:

April, 2013

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April 30, 2013  6:47 PM

Could big data be used to avoid wars & conflicts?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

When the Martians land on Earth and Google search a few major IT companies as their primary route of knowledge, they may find IBM's "About Us" pages a little perplexing. Rather than a set of links to Big Blue's previous hardware-centric history and the firm's famous repositioning towards software...

April 28, 2013  10:17 PM

From MySQL to SkySQL to NewSQL

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, RDBMS, SQL

SkySQL last week signed a merger agreement with Monty Program Ab forming one of the industry's newest and perhaps most logical business agreements. SkySQL is a provider of open source database solutions for MySQL and MariaDB users, while Monty Program is the creator or the MariaDB open source...


April 25, 2013  3:51 PM

Ubuntu Server 13.04 packs hyperscale OpenStack

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Canonical has announced that its Ubuntu Server version 13.04 operating system is now listing as available for download. This latest version features high-availability (HA) for OpenStack deployments. Canonical CEO Jane Silber asserts that Ubuntu is built for hyperscale. "[It is now] the platform...


April 24, 2013  2:53 PM

Community force to end UK’s “woefully insufficient” approach to IT teaching

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
communities, Teaching

UK coding startup firm Codio has claimed that the "woefully insufficient" approach to IT teaching in Britain (and the rest of the western world) needs a shakeup. Freddy May, Codio's CEO, suggests that a rigid curriculum designed by committee is the wrong way to go. He suggests letting the web...


April 19, 2013  9:17 AM

Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development. The group has released an 'infographic' to play off Microsoft's proprietary world against the benefits of free and open source software application development and usage. NOTE: FSF is a...


April 18, 2013  8:46 AM

Open source is eating the software world

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

An annual survey on the cultural impact of open source software and its wider influence on innovation, hiring practices and work practices suggests that open source is "eating the software world" in no uncertain terms. The Future of Open Source Survey by North Bridge Venture Partners and Black...


April 16, 2013  10:15 AM

Red Hat opens RDO OpenStack community

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
OpenStack, RDO, Red Hat

The Red Hat OpenStack "offering" has moved into what the company now labels as its Early Adopter Programme. In line with this advancement we also learn of the availability of RDO, a community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their...


April 15, 2013  11:03 AM

BCSWomen & Flossie team to bolster open source female job roles

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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The BCSWomen team says that it is working with female-focused open source specialist group Flossie to host a number of one-day career workshops to promote open source software application development as a 'second' career opportunity. NOTE: BCS...


April 11, 2013  4:16 PM

OpenStack Grizzly showing maturity says development team

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, OpenStack

This week sees the arrival of OpenStack Grizzly, the seventh release of the open source software for building public, private and hybrid clouds. Global contributors to OpenStack have now grown 45 percent in the last six months. This figure sits alongside a total of 230 new features now recorded to...


April 10, 2013  11:03 AM

On Antarctica 80% of users use Firefox

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, mozilla, Open source

The "proudly non-profit" Mozilla Project is 15 years old this month. The project started out as a release of the Netscape browser and email client/suite back on March 31 1998, at which point Netscape Communications Foundation formally created Mozilla. The Mozilla name comes from a portmanteau of...


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