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January 4, 2016  6:43 PM

Cheers Drive! Bristol City Council opens up a real ‘gert lush’ transport API

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Bristol, Open data

LINGUISTIC NOTE: Cheers Drive! is a Bristolian expression used when a passenger gets off of a bus to thank the driver... it may also be used in taxis and for family members who give you a lift.

September 8, 2015  10:08 AM

Open Data: ‘civic engagement’ is on the cusp

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open data

Mark Headd is the key guy when it comes to developer evangelism at Accela -- the firm provides cloud-based 'civic engagement' solutions for government. Headd spoke this week to opensource.com via Jason Hibbets, senior community evangelist in corporate marketing at Red Hat. What is civic...


June 7, 2012  12:12 PM

Single application blueprint self-service open hybrid cloud Nirvana

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
administrators, cloud, Cloud Computing, CloudForms, hybrid, Linux, Management, Open data, Open source, OpenStack, platform, Red Hat, Virtualisation

With its fingers in the OpenStack open source cloud platform pie and its personal interest in advancing its own (still OpenStack-compliant) cloud management platform, Red Hat has this week announced the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms calling it an "open hybrid cloud management platform"...


May 25, 2012  3:22 PM

IT super-brands collude to build the “open web”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open data, Open source

Microsoft, SAP, Progress Software and a number of other big names including Citrix Systems have come together to push the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 3, 2012  10:44 AM

Facebook “Likes” open data, “Pokes” Open Compute Project

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Facebook, Open data, Servers

Facebook likes the Open Compute Project's approach to sharing more efficient server and data center designs with the wider IT industry -- well, it did initiate the scheme in the first place after...


April 4, 2012  9:09 AM

The next train at platform #1 is open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open data, Open source, Student

The Guardian newspaper has reported on a student who has used open data to take on the National Rail Enquiries service. The Association of Train Operating Companies has an open portal to its timetable data available here. Users simply need to accept the...


March 5, 2012  12:49 PM

Facebook’s open source storage question: what if hardware were open?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open data, Open source, Social networking

With 845 million users among its ranks, Facebook is shouldering a mass of data storage on a global basis. The social networking service is reportedly now moving to build its own storage hardware to cope with this data mountain and is following an open source route as part of its work with the...


January 10, 2012  9:18 AM

BlackBerry PlayBook development alive and well, apparently

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry, mobile apps, Open data, Open source, Tablet

Despite the odd PR goof by its hapless CEO and an (almost) complete lack of service for two days last year, BlackBerry continues to find fans among a devoted user community who appreciate the device's core competency i.e. email. Note: analysts and industry commentators have argued that RIM's...


October 11, 2011  8:47 AM

Linux Foundation: Putin mandates for government Linux use by 2015

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, LinuxCon, Open data, Open source

LinuxCon Europe is being held later this month in Prague as you may already know. In celebration of this fact, the Linux Foundation has this week welcomed seven new European members under its non-profit organisational umbrella, all of whom are apparently keen to "collaborate on advancing Linux"...


October 6, 2011  9:53 AM

Does “open storage” put the hardware factor into open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
High Availability, Open data, Storage

OpenStorage provider Nexenta Systems is aiming to use its forthcoming appearance at VMworld Europe later in October to showcase VMware's so-called 'Hands on Lab' (HOL) demos. The company will be at pains to convince attendees that its open storage concepts can deliver "enterprise performance for a...


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