Open Source Insider:

February, 2018


February 23, 2018  8:02 AM

Canonical Ubuntu 2017 milestones, a year in the rulebook

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Rounding out our analysis of some of the major Linux platform developments seen throughout 2017, let's turn our attention to Canonical and its Ubuntu distro. As we know, in programming, canonical means 'according to the rules' --...

February 22, 2018  8:00 AM

Splunk competitor Logz.io open sources two log analytics tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Splunk startup competitor Logz.io has been rolling out new tools and new projects on the back of its seemingly healthy venture funding injections, which came in last year. The log analysis firm has now come forward with two new open source projects, Sawmill and Apollo. The two tools were...


February 20, 2018  9:52 AM

Can one ‘multi-model’ database rule them all?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

In open source, we trust community - and as such, we might reasonably trust benchmarking studies that have been driven by community groups, in theory at least. ArangoDB open source


February 19, 2018  9:21 AM

Canonical got Juju eyeballs for storage

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Canonical’s is mixing new potions in its Juju charm store. Juju is Canonical's open source modelling tool for cloud software -- it handles operations designed to deploy, configure, manage, maintain and scale applications via the command line interface, or through its optional GUI. The Juju...


February 15, 2018  8:32 AM

API teams are now ‘a thing’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Software quality tools company SmartBear has now announced support for OpenAPI Specification (OAS) in its AlertSite product. So let’s break that down and think about what it means in terms of the way the so-called API economy is developing. The OpenAPI specification is a definition format...


February 13, 2018  8:53 AM

SUSE 2017 milestones, a year in the kernel

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

As part of a continuing set of analysis posts dedicated to examining major developments across the major (and some lesser) open source Linux distributions, we consider 2017 at open German softwarehaus SUSE. Back in March we saw SUSE complete the acquisition of OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry...


February 7, 2018  7:43 AM

Red Hat: open source genesis, to mainstreaming revelations

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Computer Weekly Open Source Insider continues its analysis and deconstruction of major open source distros this month with a series of personal conversations inside Red Hat. Stormy Peters, senior manager for the Red Hat...


February 6, 2018  7:24 AM

SUSE serves up Linux kernel patching, live & hot

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

If there’s one thing that Linux needs to aid its march onwards it is (arguably) more enterprise robustness. Actually, if there’s one thing that Linux needs for enterprise success it’s firms like Microsoft stating that it...


February 5, 2018  7:11 AM

SUSE polishes openSUSE Leap 15

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The development version of openSUSE Leap 15 has reached its beta phase builds and snapshots are available for testers. As a free and open source (FOSS) operating system, Leap is derived from the source code of SUSE...


February 2, 2018  11:11 AM

Securing the guts of the Gits with GitLab

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

GitLab is expanding... but what is its position in the total source code repository management universe?

Let's draw a couple of lines first with a nod to the


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