Open Source Insider:

January, 2014


January 27, 2014  8:45 PM

What’s the worst thing about open source communities?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
community, Open source

What's the worst thing about being an open source community manager? Actually that question isn't quite fair. Opensource.com actually asked a whole group of community people what's the best thing about...

January 23, 2014  3:56 PM

How do you solve an (enterprise) problem with MariaDB?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Database, MariaDB, Open source, RDBMS

MariaDB and MySQL database software company SkySQL has gone all corporate and fancy on us and announced MariaDB Enterprise. But that title has "problem" in it -- and that's probably because certain media streams have vilified the firm for taking in funding from Intel in its quest to become a...


January 23, 2014  7:26 AM

MongoDB-as-a-Service from UK datacentre

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
MongoDB, Rackspace

Rackspace is now set to offer its NoSQL MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) from the firm's UK datacentre. Acquired from (and still known as) ObjectRocket, this open source-based MongoDB is built on hardware optimised specifically for


January 21, 2014  11:55 AM

Tetris theory for multi-hypervisor clouds

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Hypervisor, Management

Automated Capacity Control software company CiRBA has announced it's version 8 iteration with support for Microsoft Hyper-V. So what? Well this is quite an (arguably) interesting tangent to the developer cloud management arena -- with so much cloud news today focused...


January 20, 2014  12:16 PM

Microsoft open source goes 微软开源中国去

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

Microsoft, or (in the simplified Chinese), the company known as 微软 has expanded it's open source footprint into China by opening an office to support the work of the Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. (MS Open Tech) subsidiary. MS Open Tech Shanghai will have a team of engineers, standards...


January 9, 2014  11:55 AM

How NoSQL will power the Internet of Things

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cassandra

Open-source NoSQL databases such as Apache Cassandra are (and will be) key enablers of the Internet of Things. This is the view of Jonathan Ellis,


January 8, 2014  9:03 AM

Red Hat embraces adjacent ecosystem CentOS

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Red Hat, RedMonk

Red Hat and the CentOS Project are joining forces to build a new CentOS. The CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System) Linux distribution is a stable and "reproduceable" platform derived from the sources of (and functionally compatible with) Red Hat Enterprise Linux...


January 7, 2014  7:33 AM

Cracking open PDF extraction for the future

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, PDF

There's an interesting free app on the Apple store at the moment called Scanner Pro by Readdle. pdf Capture.JPG


January 6, 2014  1:32 PM

Fedora 20: what is a first-class cloud image?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Fedora, Red Hat

The Red Hat sponsored Fedora open source Linux-based operating system has reached version 20, code-named "Heisenbug". According to (please excuse, but this was most direct source) Wikipedia -- Heisenbug is a computer programming jargon term for a software bug that seems to disappear or alter its...


January 2, 2014  10:55 AM

Is Bitbucket or GitHub the host with the most?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

GitHub's position as the repository of choice for open source community projects is today one of dominance, most would argue. Officially often referred to as a "web-based revision control service" (rather than simply a software code repository), this classification is an obvious nod to the site's...


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