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July 5, 2010  12:04 PM

European companies starting to adopt cloud computing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Networking, Open source, Security, Virtualisation

While much debate still circles around the terms open source, virtualisation and cloud computing, there are signs that some of these arguably still-nascent technologies are starting to gain a stronger foothold within the IT departments of European businesses.

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July 2, 2010  1:59 PM

Taking a peek inside Adobe’s open source portal

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Eclipse, Flash, Linux, Open source

I for one have not come across Adobe's open source portal until today, so I thought I would peek inside and take a look to see if there are any tasty morsels immediately apparent.

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June 30, 2010  11:37 AM

Open Source monitoring tools and visibility

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Server administration, visibility

News today from the open source world includes details of the Open Source Monitoring Conference to be held in Nuremberg in October of this year.

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June 25, 2010  11:56 AM

Intellectual property and open source without the legalese

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
innovation, Intellectual property, legalese, Open source, Software development

Any software programmer or IT specialist who has tried to get their head around the legalese that proliferates throughout the books and white papers available on


June 21, 2010  10:00 AM

What does Microsoft think of open source?

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

It's easy to forget that Microsoft is a software company. Given our near ubiquitous exposure to the Windows operating system (OS), many people don't think of an OS as software in quite the...


June 18, 2010  9:59 AM

(Computing) clouds gather over Prague next week

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, exhibition, Open source

The technology industry seems to love a conference and an exhibition doesn't it? Symposia of all kind litter our calendars and we're usually spoilt for choice. Next week's show (which I almost attended but will track from the comfort of my office) is the


June 17, 2010  6:37 PM

Open Source application security: do we have a problem or not?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Code, Open source, Security

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security vendor Veracode has conducted a real world survey, sampling billions of lines of code across various types of applications (including open source) and has flagged up some substantial differences between the security levels of open source software and...


June 11, 2010  12:19 PM

Some day, all companies will work with open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
aquisitions, Intellectual property, Open source, Wikis

The software application development community tends to use the summer months to host various events, exhibitions, symposia and community gatherings of all kinds. I for one am looking forward to attending a couple of these including Sybase TechWave,...


June 10, 2010  1:29 PM

Ingres VectorWise To Be Open Sourced

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Database, Linux, Open source

Open source database management company Ingres has made much of the performance gains it claims it can now deliver with over existing database and analytic servers with the latest release...


June 7, 2010  10:03 AM

The Cloud’s Killer Application: Mobile Media?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Mobile, Open source

While there still seems to be some consternation and confusion among many IT departments as to exactly where cloud computing based services will ultimately be of most use, the unusually named open source cloud provider Funambol is firmly of the belief that rich media over mobile devices holds...


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