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July 6, 2015  11:09 AM

What is upstream & downstream software?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Red Hat

It's a simple question, but one that we don't ask out loud enough, perhaps? What is upstream software? don__t_cross_the_streams_by_arkangel_wulf-d3l0eus.jpg

June 21, 2015  2:43 PM

Pulp Friction: SourceForge brings out too much GIMP

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
downloads, FOSS, FossHub, Free software, GIMP, Github, Open source, SourceForge

Free and open source SourceForge has blotted its copy book. The web-based source code repository, download mirroring site, collaboration hub and bug tracking service has been giving users more than they would normally have expected. Pulp_Fiction_cover.jpg


June 1, 2015  11:59 AM

ObjectRocket by Rackspace: this one’s dedicated to you, MongoDB

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ObjectRocket, Open source, Rackspace

This week sees MongoDB World 2015 (#mongodbworld ) held in New York. In case you need reminding, MongoDB is an open source NoSQL cross-platform document-oriented database company favouring dynamic schemas. Also in attendance and only second to Teradata in its sponsorship of this event is...


February 6, 2015  10:25 AM

Microsoft open sources .NET ‘execution engine’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft has released the open source code for CoreCLR to GitHub. CLR denotes: Core Common Language Runtime (CLR) 6746.image_3B14CB15.png


January 26, 2015  1:34 PM

Microsoft: more open (kinda commercial) sourcery

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Microsoft, Open source, R language

Microsoft's open technology credentials appear to look better ever day. Are we all okay with this statement? REV_14388_OPENlogo_Clark_2C_final.9fc359c9.png


January 26, 2015  8:22 AM

Purism Librem: 100% open source crowdsourced ‘high-end’ laptop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
laptop, Open source

1 laptop free.png The Purism Librem 15 claims to be the first laptop in the world that ships without...


January 20, 2015  7:03 AM

What is a software forge?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Protecode

As we know, use of the term "infographic" generally causes involuntary gagging and may result in unwelcome skin irritation. Paradoxically, open source licensing and vulnerability management solutions company Protecode (pron: pro-ta-code) appears to be using the "information graphic" (to use the...


January 6, 2015  11:19 AM

Open source intelligence (OSINT) iBrabo tracks Syrian tweet location of ISIS suspect

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
iBrabo, Intelligence, Open source

Reports in the Independent newspaper and elsewhere suggest that the open source intelligence research group iBrabo has helped with information capture technology in the quest to pin down a suspected ISIS militant. A New Zealand born individual, Mark John Taylor (who uses the names Mohammad Daniel...


December 16, 2014  12:58 PM

National Geographic takes Raspberry Pi to Botswana

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

Newswires this week suggest that a team National Geographic explorers have taken open source technology into the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa. afric.png


December 15, 2014  9:12 AM

Microsoft plays more open games

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

The all-new "we love Linux" Microsoft company has continued its sluggish crusade into openness by talking up plans to open source Project Orleans. Halo_4_box_artwork.png


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