Overheard: Word of the Day:

Open source


April 7, 2010  1:00 PM

Overheard talking about Fedora



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Fedora, Linux, Open source, operating system

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May 13, 2009  2:33 PM

Open textbook and open content — two names for low-hanging fruit



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
collaborative textbooks, digital textbooks, open content, Open source, open source textbooks

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May 13, 2009  12:56 PM

Open source – When free is really not free



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
cost of open source, Open source, open source textbooks

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January 27, 2009  12:54 AM

Overheard – Switching operating systems is like going to Burger King and trying to order a Big Mac



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Canonical, Dell, laptop, Linux, Mark Shuttleworth, netbook, Open source, Ubuntu

People encountering Ubuntu for the first time will find it very similar to Windows. The operating system has a slick...


January 16, 2009  4:00 PM

Overheard – JBoss is Red Hat’s golden goose



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
JBoss, middleware, Open source, Red Hat

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September 15, 2008  2:55 PM

Overheard: Open source forks



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
forking, Open source

sam_nurmi.jpg A benefit of open source software is the ability to take the code base of an application and develop it in a new...


June 23, 2008  5:01 PM

Overheard: Is the set-top box doomed? Not likely.



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Telecom

cynthiabrumfield.jpg Less than two weeks after the blogosphere and press erupted with stories...


June 17, 2008  1:36 PM

Overheard: Is Firefox 3 really ready for prime time?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Firefox, Linux, Open source

firefox-3.jpg It's clearly come a long way, but with all the download hype, is Mozilla pushing out a...


June 10, 2008  1:53 AM

Overheard: Facebook is loving Hadoop



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Data analytics, data warehousing, Hadoop, Open source

hadoop-logo.jpg Over time, we have added classic data warehouse features like partitioning, sampling and indexing to this...


June 9, 2008  10:04 AM

Overheard: FOSS is the constructionist learning model in action



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
FOSS, OLPC, Open source

walter_bender2.jpg The culture that is embodied in the FOSS movement — a meritocracy that is...


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