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June 6, 2012  10:28 AM

Facebook eats its own open source dogfood

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Facebook made several headlines over the Jubilee holiday weekend by "announcing" (on a developer blog) that it had released to open source a collection of C++ library artifacts known as Folly. These software components were apparently developed in house and have used extensively on an internal...

April 5, 2012  7:14 AM

Adobe uses artificial intelligence for ‘first response’ anti-malware combat

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Adobe has recently unveiled a malware classification tool intended to give security research professionals and "incident first responders" a more powerful means of identifying malicious binary files. ... and it's open source, publicly available under the BSD license. Falling under the remit and...


April 3, 2012  10:59 AM

Google launches “Go 1” programming language

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Continuing its finger-in-every-pie strategy of product development, Google has this week debuted its Go 1 open source programming language. The search giant says that over 200 developers have so far contributed to this community driven project that was first initiated back in November...


August 31, 2011  9:21 AM

Linux at 20 years: a progression from promising to pervasive

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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As Linux celebrates its twentieth anniversary this week, Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE, has discussed the contribution that the maverick open source operating system has made to the global technology ecosystem. Brauckmann argues that Linux has grown from an initial measure...


February 21, 2011  10:45 AM

Android: ghosts in the machine?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Speaking personally, the fallout from Mobile World Congress sits at three levels. There's the fact that I missed a complete night's sleep due to a crazy early takeoff slot,


September 7, 2010  11:50 AM

Fedora fans gather at Matterhorn summit

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Not quite requiring mountaineering equipment, but still thoroughly Swiss nonetheless, the Red Hat sponsored Fedora Project will host its EMEA Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) between Sept. 17-19, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland. Along with its annual multilingual two-day event...


August 20, 2010  10:10 AM

Lady Gaga meets her match with Oracle’s Lady Java

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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You may well be a big fan of Lady Gaga. You may well be a keen proponent of the Java programming language. But could you possibly be a p-p-poker faced Java coder who is also just crazy about Lady Gaga? So far you've not been able to combine your love of Java and Lady Gaga at the same time right?...


June 29, 2010  4:50 PM

Is open source Business Intelligence a recession ‘bounce-back’ strategy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Even if you don't take books on laissez-faire free market economic theory to bed, it can't have escaped your notice that we've been going through a global economic slowdown in recent times.

Despite an emergency budget from our chancellor, the road ahead looks uncertain for many...


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