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February 24, 2011  12:22 PM

GNOME 3.0 Beta 1 now out in the front garden

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Gnome, GUI, Open source

The GNOME open source desktop environment has reached version 3.0 Beta 1 (2.91.90) this week. The first of two Beta releases on the road to the release candidate due on the 23rd of March, with the final GNOME 3.0.0 release scheduled for the 6th of April. Named according to the GNU Network Object...

February 24, 2011  10:16 AM

Korean cartoon Android eats sandwich on social networking site

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

So how could the fastest growing operating system on the planet not have its own social networking website? Apparently it doesn't, as I Am Android appears to have popped up out of nowhere to offer a compendium of Android news sites, video content and even...


February 11, 2011  11:14 AM

Apache Pivot: a lesser-known member of the tribe

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache, Open source, PIVOT

The trouble with open source is that it can be a huge place to explore. Actually no, that's the same problem you get when you go scouting around the Microsoft or IBM websites and find that there is actually just too much information sometimes -- but you know what I mean.

Take Apache...


February 10, 2011  3:46 PM

Is it safe? Can open source be trusted?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BSD, Open source, Security

As open source becomes ever further embedded (no pun intended) into the fabric of our IT infrastructures everywhere, certain questions arise. Firstly, when is enterprise open source free of charge? Answer: well, almost never. Companies know that they need to pay for service, maintenance and...


February 4, 2011  10:06 AM

Rackspace & NASA OpenStack countdown to ‘Bexar’ code launch

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, community, Open source, Rackspace

The 
OpenStack large-scale open source cloud project and its standards-focused community members are this week gathered at mission control to witness the launch of the 'Bexar' code release of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage. With a variety of new features on offer, this Rackspace and NASA...


February 4, 2011  7:55 AM

Canonical: open source is the driving force of cloud computing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Canonical, Dell, Open source, Servers

Canonical is forecasting clear skies for the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), which is now available on Dell PowerEdge C2100 and C6100 servers as an option to build a business's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) foundation.

This shrink-wrapped off-the-shelf cloud computing foundation is...


February 1, 2011  11:59 AM

OpenLogic’s top 10 open source projects & video viral

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Open source, Scanning, Support

OpenLogic's work in enterprise open source software support, scanning and governance solutions has allowed the company to record sales growth in 2010. The company says that economic recovery is accelerating enterprise investment in high-quality, low-cost open source software, which is in turn...


January 26, 2011  9:41 AM

CiviCRM is SourceForge ‘project of the month’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, Cross Platform, Open source, Portal

Open source software development and distribution website SourceForge is both a hub, distribution network and community collaboration portal for what is estimated to be 2.7 million developers working on more than a quarter of a million projects.

But with a user base reckoned to be up to...


January 21, 2011  11:33 AM

Talend appoints former director of SourceForge.net

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, SourceForge

In a move designed to bring its technology proposition closer to the open source developer community, Talend has announced the appointment of Ross Turk as senior director of community. Throughout the year ahead, the company says that Turk is tasked with expanding strategic relationships with...


January 19, 2011  5:18 PM

The whole enchilada – spicy software testing with extra salsa

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Testing

Open source software testing provider PushToTest has posted a blog on its website entitled The Whole Enchilada - Test Orchestration, The Missing Link?

The company is suggesting that the open source community's ability...


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