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June 19, 2014  7:52 AM

The open cloud revolution is crawling like a snail

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, standards

A walk around London's Cloud World Forum exhibition in Olympia this week provides the casual observer with a number of things: 1. unlimited free 'corporate candy store' sweets 2. opportunities to win a 'GoPro', always the latest giveaway favourite 3. a view of the most proactive cloud players...

April 7, 2014  1:56 PM

A proactive approach to open source governance

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Governance, Open source

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by Lacey Thoms, a marketing specialist and blogger at software analysis and code attributes management company Protecode -- Lacey has a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications from...


April 13, 2012  9:09 AM

Shush, be quiet! Microsoft loves open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Microsoft, Open source, standards, XML

You may not have noticed, maybe the company was secretly discombobulated by the whole affair, but Microsoft this week announced a new "wholly owned" subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. That's right -- a whole new division devoted to championing the cause of openness,...


March 27, 2012  8:34 AM

Is automotive open source scaremongering real, or just rising bollards?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Compliance, License management, Open source

A survey of the European automotive industry has revealed widespread use of free and open source software (FOSS) but pointed to gaps in the FOSS governance and software asset management processes across software supply chains. Editorial NOTE: Analysing open source's "potential...


July 20, 2011  9:48 AM

Open innovators: are software developers important?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Governance, Intellectual property, Open data, Open source, RedMonk

If you value open discussion around the true worth of software application development in the enterprise, then the Transfer Summit 2011's "top-level immersion into the world of open source and open innovation in software," could be just what...


June 9, 2011  5:44 PM

New cloud requirements standards laid down

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Open data, requirements, standards

The Open Data Center Alliance has announced what it calls a "major milestone" in its mission to drive open, interoperable cloud solutions. With 280 member companies in tow, the group has formed workgroups and aligned with key industry standards bodies.

Yes yes, well done, but so...


April 26, 2011  8:12 AM

Poised for growth? Twidroyd & Twitter clients for Android

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Client, Compliance, social media, twitter

Fact number #1: Android is the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world right? At least that's what the Wall Street Journal reported when citing Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt, who has said that more than 300,000 Android devices are activated every...


December 12, 2010  7:27 PM

Where did you get that open source licensed code from?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Compliance, License, Open source

Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. There are rules and stipulations covering combined works, combined libraries and conventions covering...


August 10, 2010  4:33 PM

Open Compliance Programme Launched At LinuxCon Boston

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Compliance, Linux, Open source

The LinuxCon user conference and exhibition this afternoon heard news a major new Open Compliance Programme backed by the non-profit Linux Foundation.

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July 9, 2010  7:14 AM

University Challenge & the open source debating society

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
academics, Governance, Open source

There's nothing worse than finding out about a good technology event just after it has finished is there? Actually, there's stubbing your toe while listening to fingernails down a blackboard with Celine Dion playing in the background - that's definitely worse, but you know what I mean.

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