Sonatype's annual Open Source Development Survey asserts to be the "largest of its kind" surveying (as it claims) more than 3,500 developers, architects and IT managers - all of who currently ...
When the Martians land on Earth and Google search a few major IT companies as their primary route of knowledge, they may find IBM's "About Us" pages a little perplexing
SkySQL last week signed a merger agreement with Monty Program Ab forming one of the industry's newest and perhaps most logical business agreements.
Canonical has announced that its Ubuntu Server version 13.04 operating system is now listing as available for download. This latest version features high-availability (HA) for OpenStack deployments.
- 24 Apr 2013
UK coding startup firm Codio has claimed that the "woefully insufficient" approach to IT teaching in Britain (and the rest of the western world) needs a shakeup.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development by releasing an 'infographic' to play off Microsoft's proprietary world against the benefits of free and open ...
An annual on the cultural impact of open source software and its wider influence on innovation, hiring practices and work practices suggests that open source is "eating the software world" in no ...
The Red Hat OpenStack "offering" has moved into what the company now labels as its Early Adopter Programme.
BCS (formerly known as the British Computer Society and now rebranded as The Chartered Institute for IT) incorporates BCS women
This week sees the arrival of OpenStack Grizzly, the seventh release of the open source software for building public, private and hybrid clouds.
The "proudly non-profit" Mozilla Project is 15 years old this month.
As tensions rise across the length of the Korean peninsula, the spectre of Linux focused malware vulnerabilities in South Korean has thrown an increasingly eerie shadow over events currently unfolding.
The Document Foundation has released a white paper to help organisations migrate to LibreOffice.
In a show of warm meritorious altruism and philanthropic awareness, Google has said that it will not initiate legal proceedings and sue developers of open-source software (on a list of specified ...
The nonprofit Linux Foundation has this week released its 2013 Enterprise End User Report entitled "Linux Adoption: Third Annual Survey of World's Largest Enterprise Linux Users."
Spanish open source group Hispalinux has filed a complaint in front of the European Commission with regard to Microsoft Corporation's activities in the open source space.
China develops Ubuntu Kylin麒麟 open source OS - China has embarked upon a five-year plan to encourage the use of open source operating systems and software.
Self proclaimed "disruptive" open source software company Open-Xchange has launched OX Documents, a cloud-based office productivity suite.
The Open Compute Project (OCP) has called for a separation of the core components of computer systems, with the aim of creating a more disaggregated path to upgrades and augmentations.
Cloud computing represents an unparalleled opportunity to deliver resiliency and scale to meet our business challenges.
Microsoft has been making what many would argue to be 'reasonable' (if not occasionally admirable) advances in open source technologies of late.
The collaborative community contribution model of open source computing is an art form.
Industry analysis suggests that Google handles as many as two million pieces of data every minute.
The Opera browser for Android is now out in beta version.
Open source technology is not necessarily any less secure than proprietary.
The proximity of the Linux to server-side back-office heavyweight environments has been a characteristic of open source operating system environments since their early beginnings.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has confirmed that Microsoft has joined the organisation as a contributor member.
- 27 Feb 2013
Rackspace has been on a shopping spree and made a move to expand its open cloud platform by acquiring ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider.
Two days walking around the GSMA's Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona is hard work on the feet, the eyes and ears plus also the brain too.
Although occasionally infuriating around roundabouts and new developments, we have placed an inordinate amount of faith in Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites as the exist for in-car and/or ...
Open cloud company Rackspace has appointed an open source industry guru to its VP of intellectual property position.
Recovery-as-a-Service in open cloud country is on the way. Vision Solutions has taken its replication and disaster recovery services into sharper open computing territory by adding a ...
A spokesperson from Vertu has been quoted on BBC news detailing the firm's insistence upon aligning to the Android ecosystem for reasons including device integration and global reach.
The majority of robotic latex tentacle users have, up until this point, had to make do with locked in proprietary software code to power their mechanical rubber appendages.
The Black Duck CEO says that it is clear that banks will benefit from an IT strategy that embraces broader use of open source
Independent developer Makslane Rodrigues has released Game Editor, a free and open source cross platform game creation application. What does cross platform mean to the true open source evangelist? ...
A portion of Microsoft's suite of developer tools will now support Git, the distributed version control system (DVCS) maintained by the open source community.
The forward "predictions for 2013" pre-Christmas honeymoon is now thankfully over. Time enough then... for a serious look at software futures.
- 31 Jan 2013
RunRev has announced a campaign to create an open source programming language targeted at school students.
This is a guest commentary for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider written by Yves de Montcheuil, VP of marketing for open source data integration company Talend.
The online betting industry is adopting enterprise level open source technologies where there is still come reticence among perhaps more traditional firms.
A parliamentary committee in Germany has called for a change in national laws to enable 'public administrations' to open source their software and make it free to the private sector.
France Telecom-Orange's development center in San Francisco, has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) t
Ford has launched its OpenXC vehicle application research platform running on Arduino and Android to allow software programmers to build new in-car apps.
Open source projects are measured by the size of their developer communities, by market adoption, by the number of downloads and other such metrics; companies are measured in terms of revenue and ...
The Microsoft Open Technologies subsidiary has announced a public preview of its app store for Windows Azure known as VM Depot.
Red Hat has released an unashamedly labelled 'minor' release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This is a good week for open source video games, the Cube 2: Sauerbraten multi-player shoot em up has reached its next major release and the game is available for download from the project website now.
The London and Isle of Man headquartered company that oversees commercially supported services for the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system has confirmed that a smartphone interface has been ...
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has said that a stable specification of the HTML5 web markup language has been laid down for web application developers to now focus on.
Application development for the Android open source operating system and platform is of more interest to software programmers than building apps for either the iPhone or iPad.
Of course the central premise behind the opportunity to "write once (and then) deploy anywhere" is an appealing proposition for both developers and users alike.
Cloud-based desktop environments are on the rise.
Open source programmers are being offered a Selenium-based free cloud testing service from application testing company Sauce Labs.
Adobe Acrobat Portfolio SDK exists to help programmers develop software that interacts with Acrobat technology as the SDK contains header files, type libraries, simple utilities, sample code and ...
The global economic slowdown has of course meant mostly bad news for most people, business verticals and individual companies.
Much of what we read relating to the future impact of open source, or cloud computing, or any significant 'still-nascent' technology paradigm tends to be focused on the user/consumer end.
Goldman Sachs reported late last week that Windows has gone from dominating 97% of the computing market to 20%.
The Apache HTTP Server is a free of charge web server software noted for its significant role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.
A Forrester Research survey of developers on the Dr Dobb's software application news website have confirmed that they use open source tooling at some level.
Intel is aiming to extend its recognition with the open source, developer and big data arenas by now offering an open source programmer tool aimed at supporting big data analysis.
"There seems to be a big shift from funding consumer Internet companies to enterprise Internet companies. It seems enterprise software is sexy again"
How to win data analysis friends and influence the OLAP factor
DreamWorks has released its OpenVDB open source C++ library for general community consumption and adaption.
Identity management specialist ForgeRock has launched a 100% open source software stack intended to secure applications and services across enterprise, cloud, social and mobile environments.
With the growing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend showing no signs of slowing, the question is... are we going to witness have a device management problem at the enterprise level?
In a week filled with big data and predictive analytics at what is an undeniably fairly heavy enterprise level, the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog today turns to the equally important ...
Google has released the source code for the next version of Android. The open source operating system's next iteration will be known as Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
The Computer Weekly Open Source Insider team attended an informal gathering held in Mozilla's London HQ last night to speak to executive director of the Mozilla Foundation himself Mr Mark Surman.
There is now, it seems, a cross-device compatibility imperative rising.
In the shadow of dark industry mutterings relating to the firm's wider position in the mobile device market, there are healthy sections of the RIM technology stack garnering interest from ...
Red Hat is reported to be eyeing the Chinese market as a key propagation ground for revenue growth.
Sirius has confirmed that it has been awarded a place on the UK government G-Cloud Framework. The firm will be making its full range of open source products available through the CloudStore.
Entrepreneur and inventor website FundaGeek has a software development stream at www.fundageek.com/software to assist software developers in securing funding for their projects.
Oracle has this month announced the "general availability" of its Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile. This is an HTML5 and Java-based software application development framework ...
British prime minister described himself recently as leader of the 'aspiration nation' in line with his wider calls for entrepreneurship and startup business generation.
What does the open source world think of Windows 8?
Entando, Jaspersoft, Infobright, Green Vulcano and Red Hat have announced a joint product offering for public sector organisations called OpenITGov.
The public sector's global use of open source technology is growing.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst used his company's Boston user summit this June to explain the core concept behind open source innovation and Computer Weekly reported on the former Delta Airlines ...
The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) has recently been established in the San Francisco "bay area" as an independent non-profit org
A New Hampshire USA based software application designer has produced a free font designed to provide "weight and gravity" the letters it presents in order to solidify their position in reader's minds.
Unified IT operations software vendors Zenoss has produced a new survey with the aim of determining what it calls "the prevailing sentiments" concerning open source cloud deployment.
Vendors like to use the term scalability as something of a cure-all term to suggest that wide-ranging improvements have been made to applications, databases and other defining elements of a given ...
The Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conference and exhibition is big business. The company gets to close down a couple of streets and the area around San Francisco's Moscone centre is awash with ...
Oracle has announced what it labels as a Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL Cluster 7.3.
Open source newswire reports this week suggest that France's new Prime Minister has issued a call to his public sector authority bodies to deploy and use open source technologies at all possible ...
Helsinki-based open source database solutions company SkySQL has announced what it labels as the "first ever" graphical interface for deploying and managing a cluster of databases in the cloud.
The OpenStack Foundation this week comes into being as a new, formally established, completely independent body.
The problem with IT security and vulnerability analysis in complex enterprise application environments is (it is argued) that companies are prone to using almost too many protection tools.
Oracle is pushing forward its technologies for managing instances of virtual machines. The company has this week announced the availability of its VM VirtualBox 4.2 open source, cross-platform ...
An Eclipse Foundation forum log posting has confirmed that Google has donated US$20,000 (£12,500) pounds to support the Eclipse IDE project.
We've seen open source hardware architecture grow significantly within the last eighteen months as well as open technology development even touching areas like car design.
The Swiss-German city of Basle is home to this week's Magnolia Conference 2012. The open source enterprise web content management system (CMS) company is soon to roll out the version 5.0 iteration ...
Every cloud company appears to be calling itself an "open cloud company" as a matter of course. Cloudwashing has moved on, now we have OpenCloudWashing.
Could open source financial analysis software shake up Wall Street? This is what financial analyst Marc Joffe is hoping as he champions his new open-source methodology for rating sovereign debt.
Social network Twitter has signed up as a member of the Linux Foundation. The non-profit Linux consortium welcomes the social network on the back of its extensive use of Linux servers in its data ...
Big Data is becoming an increasingly important and sensitive element in every large firm's ability to pinpoint and control their competitive advantage. Managing Big Data and analysing it correctly ...
Microsoft has opened its door to a greater proportion of open source technologies and open standards, specifically within it's Office 2013 suite of 'productivity' applications.