Will Android win or will the best API proliferation win or will a variety of operating systems win just as they have done at the desktop and on mobile?
A better title for this piece would have been "No sex please, we're open source", but that would surely have been sexist, right?
"If a Racker would like to contribute to a project that is directly competitive with Rackspace, we'd like to understand why before they contribute," writes Lindberg.
The open source world this week hears that SUSE has developed a new technology called known as kGraft for live run-time patching of the Linux kernel.
Open source management tools (and by that term "management" we mean application deployment and release management functions, higher level automation controls and/or data and processing ...
... and with that negative she scored the most insightful positive of all managers questioned.
MariaDB and MySQL database software company SkySQL has gone all corporate and fancy on us and announced MariaDB Enterprise.
Rackspace is now set to offer its NoSQL MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) from the firm's UK datacentre.
Automated Capacity Control software company CiRBA has announced it's version 8 iteration with support for Microsoft Hyper-V.
Microsoft, or (in the simplified Chinese), the company known as 微软 has expanded it's open source footprint into China
Open-source NoSQL databases such as Apache Cassandra are (and will be) key enablers of the Internet of Things.
Red Hat embraces adjacent ecosystem CentOS
Scanner Pro claims to be able to turn your iPhone or iPad into a portable scanner and is capable of producing images that are converted to jpegs or PDFs via its camera.
Fedora 20: what is a first-class cloud image?
Is Bitbucket or GitHub the host with the most?
After the viral hit from Ylvis that we know as The Fox - (What Does The Fox Say?), we can now enjoy What Does The Chameleon Say?
Open technologies in the cloud arena will align in 2014 and create what will become known in the de facto lingua franca of IT-speak as the Business-Driven Cloud (BDC).
Box is getting extra robotic on Android.
- 16 Dec 2013
Linux is making impressive inroads (sorry) in the field of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
- 11 Dec 2013
Rik Ferguson is vice president of security research at Trend Micro - some insight into where open source robustness might (or might not) be headed next year.
What the hell is happening with big data then?
Developing countries have a habit of latching onto new economic, geo-political and technological initiatives to hijack them
F5 Networks has launched its LineRate product line in what is detailed as the firm's "first ever software offering"
InfiniSQL is aiming to be the best of both worlds i.e. a database that is capable of supporting SQL querying, but with the scalability of a NoSQL database.
Is NoSQL ready for enterprise primetime?
In terms of form and function, Perkele is a "crimeware kit" designed to be used by script kiddies and higher level malicious hackers to construct malware for Android phones.
Hortonworks is down at the watering hole, blowing its trumpet and enjoying a period of positive development.
Intel has been getting its hands dirty inside the mechanics of both cloud construction and software application development.
There's a small problem with DevOps; for some at least DevOps is just a bit too much Ops and not enough Dev.
Google's François Beaufort has confirmed that starting with the Chrome Canary release for developers, users who have downloaded a PDF while in Chrome will find that the browser itself opens the ...
Linux on the server has been respected and regarded in technology circles for many years now.
What the hell is operational simplicity anyway?
An open source Raspberry Pi-powered pet feeding machine has been built using open technologies and platforms from the start.
Everyone's favourite Chinese hard-to-pronounce comms company Huawei (English pronunciation: "Hwah-way") has this month used the four-day OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong to commit to OpenStack ...
Open cloud hosting company Rackspace has brought in a selection of new backend technologies with the aim of re-engineering its place in the cloud firmament. At the open source end of the spectrum, ...
MongoDB has announced a certification programme for developers (and DBAs) to cover the practical skills required to build applications backed by the NoSQL database. The company will initially offer ...
The problem with Hadoop, it is said, is that tangible deployment of this open source framework for big data is tough, complex and not exactly out-of-the-box simple. Apache Hadoop describes itself ...
SAP says it is looking to deliver on a promise of secure programming for mobile apps based upon open standards (both on premise and in the cloud) with its latest mobile software application ...
Open source software company SUSE has chosen this week of all weeks to announce the availability of the newest SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications software
For the past several years, tech's titans have battled for control of an enterprise's virtual environment in the so-called "hypervisor wars." For one vendor to win the battle, an IT department ...
Free GOTO for NoSQL developers
Mozilla continues its (positive) onslaught upon the developer tools space this month with the launch of the Firefox OS App Manager.
Highly ranked on the sourceforge open source code repository attractions this month is the download for Celestia -- an application for real-time 3D visualisation of space
Progress has launched a new open community forum for programmers with the intention of enabling developers to access and share timely relevant technical and business content. The Community will ...
There are software application developers, then there are web application developers, specialist mobile developers and a multiplicity of other sub-genres pertaining to the application developer ...
The open source Open Structures Project has created an open design for a massive industrial toaster.
A new website has emerged that encourages kids to start think about computer programming techniques.
Automated network control company Infoblox this month proffers forth Tapestry, a free and open-source software tool for measuring network complexity.
The secret to Linux is hardware, really?
Mozilla has said that website plugins are now a legacy technology (they are not available on most mobile devices after all)
We know that the S word is going to feature high up on the agenda as SECURITY comes into obvious focus after the high profile zero-day attacks targeting Java that occurred at the start of the year.
The Linux Foundation gets personal again this month with the release of its annual "Who Writes Linux" development report.
The Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog caught up with Intel's VP of open source Imad Sousou at the firm's IDF Intel Developer Forum 2013 to get a brief history of open source Intel.
Angry Birds creator Rovio has implemented Riak, the open source NoSQL database.
The next version of the open source Android mobile operating system has been named KitKat.
DuckDuckGo does not collect (or share) its user's information (unlike Google) and collates its search results from a compendium of crowdsourced resources including Wikipedia
Did you know that a great white shark swam within a few hundred metres of your beach paddle last year while you were in Florida?
Mícheál Ó Foghlú is CTO of open source application development framework company FeedHenry.
Mozilla is of course famed for its Firefox browser and multifarious web extensions, but the organisation has now also developed its own Firefox OS operating system.
The open source Tizen operating system could be your next mobile device experience.
The open-source movement continues to gain traction in 2013 among core groups
Box for Android -- key among the refreshed features is a new navigation drawer and an account toggling facility.
There aren't many times when we confuse the building and construction of physical buildings with the building and construction of software applications.
The drive to bring open source technologies into focus for public services and the NHS in particular has been a recurring theme for more than half a decade now.
The MinnowBoard is an Intel Atom processor-based raw materials (i.e. motherboard only) unit aimed at the low cost, hobbyist and embedded computing markets.
IBM's latest PowerLinux server arrives this week along with new software and middleware for big data, analytics and Java applications in open cloud environments.
Open Java CMS (content management system) company Magnolia is now offering a free online training course programme.
Online (Dropbox-style) storage company Spideroak has detailed news of its Crypton open source data security project.
- 24 Jul 2013
It's a fact of life, space and interplanetary technology installations prefer open source. Reports from the Linux Foundation earlier this year confirmed that the International Space Station's (ISS) ...
IBM has just released news of its zEnterprise BC12 (lovingly nicknamed the "zBC12" for short) mainframe analytics, cloud and mobile computing tasks.
The Open Source Insider blogs likes open source champions, the Apache Cassandra project chair fits that profile.
This is a contributed posting for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog by Peter Linnell, Linux Engineer at SUSE.
Magnolia International has announced the release of the 5.0 version of its Content Management System (CMS). This release is positioned as an open Java CMS with a mobile-inspired HTML5 user ...
The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Project has announced the Fedora 19 fully functional free of charge Linux operating system code-named "Schrödinger's Cat".
Companies and organisations involved include Red Hat, HP, Nebula, NSA, Intel, Nicira, Rackspace, Cloudscaling, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Floss Manuals.
- 01 Jul 2013
Opening up the free server virtualisation tool market this month is Citrix XenServer, which has now moved to a full open source model beginning with the new XenServer 6.2.
Intel's MD of worldwide professional services Aaron Davies-Morris has been speaking at the Hadoop Summit 2013 in San Jose
The group responsible for overseeing the development of the LibreOffice free and open source "Office"-style productivity suite of applications has confirmed its latest release
Comic Relief has confirmed its use of 10gen's open source non-relational NoSQL database, MongoDB
More than half of UK private and public sector organisations will spend at least 20% of their IT budget on open source applications and software within the next five years,
Sony open sources the SmartWatch
London-based software development company AppShed has detailed plans to migrate its app development platform towards an Open Source footing.
File sync specialist SpiderOak has bolstered the Google Play Android app market with an open source secure sync tool.
Google patents pull a silly face log in security software
Can PostgreSQL break Salesforce's love/hate Oracle bind? Salesforce's Marc Benioff makes little secret of his true feelings for Oracle's Larry Ellison.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced free software designed to get people using the tiny Linux-based computing more quickly.
The next generation of applications will be better served by battery-aware technology existing at both the hardware and software level.
The Free Diagnostic Pathology (FreeDP) Software Project came about as part of a Department of Health initiative to improve the NHS through the use of technology.
Although WordPress is considered a mature platform, regular updates address serious security vulnerabilities that may be used by an attacker targeting a WordPress site.
Fedora 19 Schrödinger's Cat hits beta Release - each Fedora release is said to represent the culmination of work by 'hundreds' of engineers and 'thousands' of contributors.
Free & open source World of Tanks game blasts XBox One away. Famed for its truly impressive World of Tanks game, UK and America-based Wargaming has announced details for the version 8.6 update ...
Fedora is a free and open source Linux-based operating system sponsored by Red Hat
Intel has released a new set of development tools for the Android Jelly Bean mobile device operating system called Beacon Mountain.
Any number of surveys will give you broad brush summary stats on the dearth of women in professional IT roles.
Reports emanating from BlackBerry's annual developer conference confirm that the firm is planning to offer the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) service on other platforms.
A shot in the arm for enterprise Linux -- Linux space is also now strengthened by Bromium, Chelsio, Fusion-io, nexB and ownCloud all joining the Linux Foundation.
- 13 May 2013
In space, no one can hear you scream at the Windows 8 Metro screen.
Reuters reports news this week of Amazon.com launching an Android application store in China offering "paid" and free applications.
Mozilla accuses Gamma International of producing spyware that "passes itself off" as Firefox.