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July 26, 2011  8:26 AM

Free & open source is not (always) the answer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
FOSS, Java, Open source, proprietary

Writing on O'Reilly Radar this month, esteemed Java author James Turner has highlighted some of the theorising that has been passing through the technical press related to the true position of open source today.

Specifically, Turner asks...

July 22, 2011  10:58 AM

Apple Lion? No – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 instead

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Distro, IDC, Linux, Open source, Red Hat, RedMonk

In a week peppered with massive exposure for Apple's new OS X release Lion, open source converts will hopefully be more interested to read that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 is now...

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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...


July 19, 2011  9:13 AM

Cross-platform chameleons & monkeys living in perfect harmony

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Linux, Mono, Open source, Tools, Xamarin

The 'chameleon logo'-emblazoned SUSE Linux distribution has this week announced a partnership with the Xamarin (named after the Spanish word for the Tamarin monkey) open source cross-platform Mono-based products. All the Mono-bananas you can eat... The monkey troop of developers behind Xamarin...


July 18, 2011  1:02 PM

The open source “shallow fork” approach to pre-deployment

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Open source, shallow-fork, Windows

The not-for-profit Outercurve Foundation's systems infrastructure and integration gallery has launched a new developer competition. The open source group's work with "CoApp" is focused on this community driven "package management system" for open...


July 14, 2011  9:21 AM

Just how “open” is open source vendor-neutrality?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
birt, Eclipse, JasperSoft, Open source

This week's release of Jaspersoft Studio represents a new option for Eclipse-based business intelligence (BI) design environments. This product release sees Jaspersoft become an official member of the Eclipse Foundation -- which is interesting, as its tools compete with those of existing Eclipse...


July 11, 2011  10:00 AM

News of the World dead, that’s OK – all press going open source online

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, CMS, Google docs, online, Open source, publishing, WordPress

Reports suggest that this weekend saw the demise of a UK Sunday red top newspaper. While some will lament and bemoan the demise of this so-called British institution, it is of course natural wastage on the evolutionary path towards online news dissemination powered by open source technologies. Is...


July 6, 2011  6:49 AM

Freshly squeezed: the Juice open source ‘Media Aggregator’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Apple, iTunes, Open source

A good solid scan of the open source newswires this week left me jumping around the web ultimately landing on the website for Juice. An open source 'Media Aggregator' program, Juice allows the user to download audio files from anywhere on...


July 5, 2011  10:09 AM

Twitter edges towards open source for Mac user interfaces

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, twitter, UI, User Interface

Last Friday, Twitter's development team opened the doors to the TwUI open-source hardware accelerated framework for developing interfaces on the Mac. Twitter claims that up until now, there has not been a simple and effective way to design interactive, hardware-accelerated interfaces on the...


June 29, 2011  9:50 AM

Thunderbird 5.0 is go!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Email, mozilla, Open source

Mozilla has this week released the 5.0 version of the Thunderbird open source news and email client. Now being developed and deployed under a rapid release model, Thunderbird 5.0 now has an updated user interface and a rejigged account creation wizard, which Mozilla clearly hopes will increase...


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