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December 5, 2014  9:29 AM

Pydio: open source alternative to Dropbox & Box

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

Pydio (pron: 'pi-dee-yo') has released version 6.0 of its open source file sharing platform. The firm's development team promise "the most workable solution to date" for corporate IT departments and developers seeking a controlled, open source alternative to consumer cloud services such as...

December 5, 2014  9:12 AM

Samsung’s strategic commitment to upstream open source development

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, samsung

Samsung's open source team and developer technology proposition has grown. Started two years back by one solitary Linux and FOSS advocate in the shape of Ibrahim Haddad, the Samsung Open Source Innovation Group now boasts 40 employees. samsung_s9110_watchphone-250x273.jpg


November 30, 2014  8:29 AM

Google Santa free & open source anti-malware tool

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
anti-malware, Google, Open source, Security

Google is bringing Santa in early for Christmas. The search and cloud giant has brought forward its "internal" anti-malware tool known as Santa to free distribution on GitHub here. google-santa-claus.jpg


November 13, 2014  9:21 AM

How to choose an open source license

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

Open source license management provider Protecode has put together a simple overview (and accompanying infographic) on choosing the best open source license for a project. NOTE from blog editor: We're about as keen on infographics as we are on tortoise sandwiches, but this one may...


November 10, 2014  8:37 AM

A ‘proprietary’ Linux would have cost $1 trillion & 8,000 person-years

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

As CTO at open source Business Intelligence (BI) products company Pentaho, James Dixon is responsible for the firm's architecture and technology roadmap. 1 james_dsc2613_10.jpg


September 29, 2014  12:32 PM

Project Marilyn (open source) crowdfunded patent-free anti-cancer drug

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
medical, Open source

Project Marilyn is a new drive to develop a patent-free anticancer drug with elements of crowdfunding and open source development. oss cancer Capture.JPG


September 3, 2014  8:41 AM

Open source as a philosophy for life

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
FOSS, life, Open source

In an age of ice bucket challenge awareness raising, surely our mind (and indeed Mind, the mental health charity) and our cerebral well-being needs more attention. 1Noun_project_566.svg.png


August 15, 2014  7:10 AM

Could fundamental open cloud freedom die?

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

1 open sceu.png The Open-Xchange Summit will be held in late...


July 10, 2014  8:25 AM

DevOps is inherently open source, discuss

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
DevOps, Open source

DevOps has (arguably) a lot of guff, fluff and puff attached to it right now. We're still not sure if this portmanteau-propelled "coming together" of two core technology disciplines is really one new perfectly formed beast. Is it Ops that have gotten good at Dev... and so progressed onwards (Ed -...


June 30, 2014  9:36 AM

Microsoft gets it so right… and so wrong

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Bill Gates, Build, language, Microsoft, Migration, Open source, Programmers, Programming Languages

The programming-specific press is in something of a maelstrom over the highs and lows of what Microsoft does so (arguably) well... and what the company still gets so (arguably, arguably) well, just a bit wrong. The firm's "oh alright then we like open source after all if everyone else does" stance...


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