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April 14, 2011  11:04 AM

The open source USP? – flexibility, flexibility, flexibility…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, customisation, flexibility, Open source

One of the most commonly cited themes coming out of the open source software industry at the moment is the presence of more flexible customisation options compared to bigger, heftier, lumpier proprietary vendor's software. Of course, our proprietary vendors would say, "Bigger, heftier, lumpier?...

April 12, 2011  9:57 AM

Open source “application monitoring” & ergonomic toilet brushes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application monitoring, Open source

Picture the scene... a modern small to medium sized business working in the FMCG sector is selling a newfangled toilet brush with a fab new ergonomic handle and is about to expand. The company operates a variety of systems and has now reached over 40 employees; things are starting to get...


April 6, 2011  2:47 PM

Ubuntu App Developer Week to run in cyberspace

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Bazaar, Developer, Open source, Qt, Ubuntu

Canonical is inviting developers to join its at its annual Ubuntu App Developer Week, which is being presented virtually via Internet Relay Chat (IRC) from the 11th - 15th April.

Canonical says that...


March 31, 2011  8:50 AM

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 now available for Android tablets and mobile devices

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Android, Developer, Flash, Open source

You won't find this news spread gloriously across the newswires, or even on Adobe's official newsroom. But tucked away lovingly inside Adobe's developer blog you can read comment posted Antonio Flores detailing the fact that Flash Player 10.2 is now available for download on Android Market. This...


March 30, 2011  8:34 AM

Who really commits code to open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

This week I've been challenged with the task of producing the annual software industry salary survey for a large US publisher known for its weekly title themed around the word Information.

Although this data is US based, the 4,581 staffers and managers who responded to the questionnaire...


March 27, 2011  12:50 PM

Camino web browser, for Mac open source purists only?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Open source, Tabs

Camino is an open source web browser for Mac OS X users that requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. If you've never heard of it, then you should at least know that it has been around since 2002 and it has a special 'Safari migration' area on its website to encourage users to make the switch. So what,...


March 22, 2011  8:16 PM

The fox is out of the box, a Firefox 4 screenshot selection

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, Internet, Open source, Tabs

As readers of Computer Weekly's Open Source Insider blog stream may well already know, the new version of Mozilla's free and open source browser Firebox 4 has...


March 10, 2011  10:03 AM

Android, iPhone and iPad apps get naughty code license report

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, ipad, iPhone, License, License management, Open source

There's nothing worse than yet another contrived technology survey is there? But how about a "scan and license compliance assessment", is that fresh enough for you? OpenLogic has used its position as a scanning and governance provider to release the results of a scan and license compliance...


March 8, 2011  8:51 AM

Five steps to open source license management heaven

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

Here and now in 2011, most of us will agree that today's software stacks generally combine elements of open source, commercial and other third party code, as well as contributions from internal developers and outsourced developers. By the time all of this software is integrated, tested and...


February 28, 2011  9:36 AM

More than half of businesses have adopted ‘some’ open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Gartner, Open source, Programmers

Of course we know that there are only lies, damn lies and statistics -- and it's worth remembering that fact before we consider looking at the broad brush claims made by a Gartner survey earlier this month, which "revealed" that more...


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