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October, 2018


October 31, 2018  8:16 AM

IBM buys Red Hat, the open source backlash begins

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Unless you were hiding under a rock holding a sign reading ‘don’t tell me about any big corporate technology news’ all week, you’ll know that IBM agreed to buy Red Hat...

October 29, 2018  12:58 PM

IBM acquires Red Hat, but not (exactly) for open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Red Hat

You don't normally expect a Jim Whitehurst LinkedIn update to hit you over a cuppa at 7am on a Monday morning. Whitehurst is CEO of commercially supported open source enterprise Linux operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) company Red Hat. The Red Hat CEO's update stated that IBM...


October 26, 2018  11:07 AM

What is software feature (flag) management?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Applications have features, so, logically, feature management (and delivery) is now a thing. The very logically named Rollout is a company that describes itself as a feature delivery and management specialist that accelerates...


October 21, 2018  1:06 PM

Puppet pulls strings on new DevOps tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Open source software configuration management company Puppet used its colourfully named Puppetize Live event in San Francisco this month to detail a new product designed to help measure their software...


October 19, 2018  2:40 PM

Citus Data donates 1% equity to non-profit PostgreSQL orgs

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

There’s open source and there’s open source. There’s genuine free and open source software (FOSS) and then there’s largely locked down proprietary non-dynamic library open source that is generally supplied as a commercially supported version of an open source kernel base that doesn’t...


October 17, 2018  1:05 PM

Back to school with SUSE

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

We used to say: if you’re a developer, then you’re a full stack software application developer. Then we moved on to say: all developers are essentially mobile developers because all applications today need to have some form of mobile deployment and (in many cases) mobile optimisation...


October 15, 2018  10:49 AM

Container-native, it’s now ‘a thing’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

San Francisco headquartered software analytics company New Relic has acquired Belgian container and microservices monitoring firm CoScale. Neither firm is essentially open source in its core approach, but the technologies being...


October 3, 2018  6:56 PM

DataStax code leader: how to be a good guru

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Developers need thought leadership, it’s a fact. It is for this reason that software application development focused tech vendors often employ futurists, evangelists and advocates. Computer Weekly Open Source Insider asked


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