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May 26, 2011  1:54 PM

Open source used to be the John Lennon of computing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developers, Google, Linux, Open source

This guest blog is written by Cyrille Comar, co-founder and managing director, of AdaCore -- a  provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical.

May 23, 2011  7:17 AM

Oh no, not another open source alliance

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
alliance, consortium, KVM, Open source, Virtualisation

Gosh, aren't there a lot of alliances and partnerships out there right now? The IT industry must be running in second place only to the airlines in terms of the amount of partnering and buddying up that's going on at the moment. These days you don't even need to ask if a company partners with IBM,...


May 19, 2011  11:34 AM

Yahoo! offers free library cards for JavaScript YUI

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
JavaScript, Open source, Python, Source code, toolkit, Yahoo

One of my key "learnings" (if you will excuse the Americanism) from the Yahoo! open hack day Europe 2011 was a splash of open source that I did not expect.

The


May 19, 2011  10:22 AM

Oracle to rewrite the Java “constitution”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, JCP, JSR, Open source, Oracle

Now my bet is that 'most' readers will take this headline as a negative, but why is that? Oracle has adopted Java and taken on the 'stewardship' (a term coined by Sun if I'm not mistaken) for better or worse. Some of its work - well, much of the company's early work - didn't go down that well. But...


May 7, 2011  2:33 PM

Planet Earth is becoming a massive computational cloud

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, devices, Open source

The cloud is becoming massive. Actually, I hate people that call it "the" cloud. It's the cloud computing model of IT service delivery in the form of applications and data. But that's a bit long, so we'll stick with calling it "the" cloud.

So if my original statement holds water, just...


May 5, 2011  12:41 PM

Linux creator Linus Torvalds to keynote LinuxCon Japan

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Collaboration, Open source

Father of Linux and all round geek-we'd-like-to-meet Linus Torvalds is billed to top the LinuxCon Japan agenda in Yokohama, Japan June 1-3. He will apparently use this platform to "share his thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of Linux" and discuss the open source road ahead.


May 4, 2011  7:51 AM

Taking a munch on Google Android Honeycomb

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, customisation, Google, Linux, Open source, Tablet

Google is currently hoping to attract interest to the latest tempting addition in its technology candy-box, Android Honeycomb. A new version of this mobile OS that is focused on tablets has been unveiled in the last few days. The OS itself is currently trading on it's "slickest features", which...


April 27, 2011  8:55 AM

Orchard’s free, open source content management system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Content Management, Open source, Outercurve

With a heritage and team steeped in Microsoft history, Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at the ASP.NET platform.

Developed under the auspices of the Outercurve Foundation, the version 1.1 release of Orchard was announced earlier this month at the...


April 17, 2011  11:49 AM

Openoffice.org regains community-based pedigree

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, libreoffice, Open source, OpenOffice, Oracle

In something of a victory for purists devoted to the contribution model of application development, OpenOffice.org has regained its status as a purely community-based open-source project as Oracle drops its commercial version of the productivity suite. After acquiring OpenOffice when Oracle...


April 15, 2011  3:37 PM

Real or imagined? Open source contributions from Oracle

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Database, MySQL, Open source, Oracle

Oracle likes to demonstrate. More specifically, Oracle tries hard to demonstrate commitment to open source in its various manifestations since its acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The problem Oracle has is that the company's heritage rests heavily upon some fairly proprietary foundations -- and...


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