Open Source Insider:

September, 2013


September 29, 2013  12:25 PM

Free open source games website teaches kids programming

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Children, kids, Open source, Programmers

A new website has emerged that encourages kids to start think about computer programming techniques. Scratch is a free and open source resource available in 40 languages intended to carry forward the 'community contribution' model of software application...

September 27, 2013  9:48 AM

The real (free) answer to network complexity

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Networks, Open source

Automated network control company Infoblox this month proffers forth Tapestry, a free and open-source software tool for measuring network complexity. NOTE:...


September 27, 2013  9:14 AM

The secret to Linux is hardware

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Linux

The secret to Linux is hardware, really? Well you might think that this is so if you look at Who writes Linux, anyway? Intel is right up there in the number #2 spot and much of that...


September 25, 2013  12:39 PM

Mozilla: plugins are now a legacy technology

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

Mozilla has said that website plugins are now a legacy technology (they are not available on most mobile devices after all) and the organisation is now encouraging website developers to avoid using plugins wherever possible. Engineering manager for stability and plugins Benjamin Smedberg has used...


September 23, 2013  10:22 AM

What to expect from JavaOne 2013

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
JavaOne

It's hard to know exactly what to expect from JavaOne 2013. Or is it? We know that the S word is going to feature high up on the agenda as SECURITY comes into obvious focus after the high profile...

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September 20, 2013  1:57 PM

Who writes Linux, anyway?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux

The Linux Foundation gets personal again this month with the release of its annual "Who Writes Linux" development report. a veveve.jpg 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 12, 2013  6:17 PM

Intel open (source) Inside out

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Intel, Open source

The Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog caught up with Intel's VP of open source Imad Sousou at the firm's IDF Intel Developer Forum 2013 to get a brief history of open source Intel. Intel reminds is that as we stand today, we are twenty years (plus) on from the time when the open-source...


September 11, 2013  12:10 AM

Angry Birds roost grows with open NoSQL Riak

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Basho, Open source, RIAK, Rovio

Angry Birds creator Rovio has implemented Riak, the open source NoSQL database. Rovio's growth (and hence its need for more data) with Angry Birds currently stems from the game itself, the forthcoming Angry Birds Toons cartoon series and the other ancillary parts of this popular...


September 3, 2013  5:57 PM

Android 4.4 named KitKat

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, kitkat, Mobile, Open source

androidkk.pngThe next version of the open source Android mobile operating system from Google has been named...


September 2, 2013  7:36 PM

GNOME developers: using Google is counterproductive to privacy

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

The open DuckDuckGo https://duckduckgo.com/ search engine has gained greater recognition this week as a result of the GNOME project selecting it as its default browser. a duck.jpg


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