Red Hat has extended the "production life cycle" of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 from seven to 10 years in what the company says is direct response to customer demand.
Canonical is said to be preparing the forthcoming release of the Ubuntu Linux open source operating system with a new type of interface that will provide a means of executing application functions ...
If the Linux Foundation releases a survey suggesting that open source is poised for growth, is that hard to get excited about? Well, they would say that, wouldn't they?
Google has announced the open sourcing of the Sky Map application that uses GPS services to display constellations of the night sky to Android smartphone users.
Robotic surgery specialists at University of Washington, in Seattle, are scrubbing up a new team of mechanical medics in the shape of the new "Raven" machines.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 launches today with what is labelled as "significantly expanded" management tools and its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor.
Jaspersoft is aiming to get a nose ahead of rivals including Actuate BIRT, SpagoBI and Pentaho Enterprise with a business intelligence (BI) product architected for Red Hat's OpenShift open source ...
Google Body has open sourced the enjoyable to use 3D visualisation of the human body built by Google labs engineers in their "20% time", the fuzzily-measured time slot employees are allowed to use ...
Development for the BlackBerry PlayBook is alive and well and the company has said that it would also like to welcome developers to BlackBerry WebWorks, also open source.
Google chose the PR graveyard shift slot of 4:30 Pacific time on Friday afternoon last week to put out its latest communiqué to us, the consuming masses. The 'search giant' has pushed its latest ...
NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has launched a new web site to "expand and unify" its open source efforts. Processes relating to management and software application ...
The Mozilla Project team has emerged from a full service and oil change with an updated version 2.0 public license for the new year.
Rather like cloud computing and green eco-aware initiatives, open source has sometimes suffered from being added as a "label" to projects that (for the most part) remain predominantly focused on ...
Social networking micro-blog champion Twitter has open sourced the Android security software it recently acquired in November of this year from San Francisco based Whisper Systems.
The celebrated Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is expanding its online learning resources by pushing a significant batch of online learning software to open source status.
In what has been variously described as the result of a "loophole", Microsoft appears to be opening up a channel for open source applications to appear on the Windows 8 app store.
Azul Systems has this week released jHiccup, an open source tool designed to measure the pauses and stalls (or "hiccups") associated with an application's underlying Java runtime platform.
Late last week HP today announced that it will contribute the webOS Linux-based mobile operating system software project to the open source community.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (RHEL) has been launched week with a benchmark score which its developers insist proves the operating system's validity for mission-critical enterprise computing ...
Open source integration and messaging company FuseSource has put out an all points bulletin detailing work with 'automotive IT' specialist Apex Networks.
ARM has announced its Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Community Edition (CE), a free-to-use software development toolkit (SDK)that has been "dedicated" to the Android application developer community.
Could free and open source software developers ever help break the all-poweful hold that Google has on the search engine market?
This weekend saw the Linux Mint Ubuntu-based distribution post an official notice detailing the launch of version 12. Also known by its accompanying human moniker "Lisa"
The Mozilla Foundation has held its annual gathering of the clans in London this November in what the organisation has called a "three-ring circus of innovation" - the theme for this year: media, ...
According to openSUSE.org, "openSUSE is the first Linux distribution to support ownCloud with its own unique mirall desktop integration. For end users, mirall makes the difference between thinking ...
News surfaced this week of Adobe's intention to open source its Flex software development kit (SDK), a technology tool designed to provide software developers with a means of creating apps for the ...
Could Bollywood be the next breeding ground for open source developmental excellence?
According to Oracle, Solaris 11 is designed to meet the security, performance and scalability requirements of "cloud-based" deployments allowing customers to run their most demanding enterprise ...
The Fedora Project has reached version 16 of its Red Hat sponsored free open source operating system distribution.
Oracle's indefatigable efforts to convince the world that it truly will pump effort and resources into open source continue.
This November Eclipse makes it to double figures as it is now 10 years since the start of the Eclipse open source project.
Canonical grande fromage Mark Shuttleworth has said that the Ubuntu open source operating system will be available on tablet PCs by 2014. At this time it is also thought that Ubuntu for smartphones ...
How do companies now continue to justify the open source model and validate their option to sell a commercially provided service, support and maintenance package in this space?
Beer and open source software go together well it seems. As a general statement that must surely be true anyway; but more specifically, as soon as Nokia Qt DevDays has ended today the Linux ...
Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla! has recently surpassed the 25 million downloads mark and listed more than 225,000 registered developers at the joomlacode.org website.
Comment has been circulating in certain web-driven circles relating to the size of some open source projects. The subject in discussion is centred on projects that (allegedly) suffer from too small ...
Mantra, or to use the original Tibetan script སྔགས, is built/based on Mozilla's Firefox web browser (so it's cross platform) and can be taken "anywhere" on any rewritable media including memory ...
Continuing the quirky naming culture of the release programme for the Ubuntu open source operating system, Ubuntu Linux 11.10 is the "Oneiric Ocelot".
Canonical: new clarity for the development-deployment dialogue and process
LinuxCon Europe is being held later this month in Prague as you may already know. In celebration of this fact, the Linux Foundation has this week welcomed seven new European members under its ...
News has circulated last night and today concerning Rackspace's 'donation' of the Intellectual Property (IP) pertaining to the OpenStack project to a newly formed community-based foundation level ...
OpenStorage provider Nexenta Systems is aiming to use its forthcoming appearance at VMworld Europe later in October to showcase its so-called 'Hands on Lab' (HOL) demos
The software industry has developed tools to uncover the provenance of code and provide a means of auditing data and content in open source software projects.
Savant Tecnologia da Informação is just one of the names reportedly helping the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) to swell its ranks just now. The open virtualisation consortium has said that OVA ...
- 30 Sep 2011
The German IT security watchdog has issued a warning about a large number of e-commerce web sites that are (allegedly) infected with malware.
Open source operating system company Ubuntu has sent out the house warming invites to celebrate the launch of its new application developer portal
Open source browser Firefox has been updated for Windows, Mac, Linux and (for the purposes of this short communiqué) the Android mobile operating system.
News from Cambridge (the American one) this week details the (allegedly) "much-anticipated" Riak 1.0 open source database platform from Basho Technologies.
Discussion has been rife this week after Red Hat's Matthew Garrett made his venturesome comments over Windows 8 and its possible move to lock out support for dual boot installations of Linux on PCs
The Droidcon mobile software application development conference is scheduled for the 6th and 7th of October in London. Held at Islington's Business Design Centre.
Press reports have been circulating since the start of this month analysing the government's attitude towards open source technology procurement.Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that ...
Open source raconteur and Red Hat senior director of middleware engineering Mark Little has laid down some defining comments as to the current state of Java EE7 Enterprise Edition.
The fourth Open World Forum runs from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 September 2011 in gay Paris.
- 05 Sep 2011
Not for the first time in its illustrious history, hackers recently chanced their collective arm by launching an attack on the Kernel.org Linux repository last month.
Red Hat launches customer portal for discussion on next version of RHEL 7
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 ...
For some reason I've been spending an unhealthy amount of time looking at instances of software deprecation recently. As readers will know, this is the process by which certain features are left in ...
Microsoft's agreement with China Standard Software (CS2C) sees the companies poised to jointly develop and sell "mixed source solutions" for the cloud-computing market in China.
- 22 Aug 2011
As we are celebrating 20 years of Linux this week, it seems only fitting to highlight a few milestones in the life of the operating system.
The SPDX standard has been laid down to help facilitate compliance with free and open source software licenses by standardising the way license information is shared across the software supply chain.
Red Hat announces Enterprise Virtualization version 3.0 offering.
W3C has launched a programme track for developers and "other stakeholders" to develop specifications, hold discussions and connect with the organisation's community.
Cloud player Joyent has ported KVM (kernel-based virtual machine technology) to its SmartOS operating system
Tuesday 16 August 2011 is slated as the official date for Mozilla to release the version 6.0 iteration of its Firefox open source browser.
Linuxcon 2011 is hosted in the Canadian city of Vancouver next week starting on August 17 through to the 19th of the month.
Twitter has selected a Drupal-based community solution for its new Twitter developer website at dev.twitter.com
CA's new Linux mainfrane product announcement aims to optimise management of Linux apps and resources in mainframe and hybrid computing environments.
The UK government needs to invest in training developers in open source platforms if the country is to stand a chance of competing with its American and European counterparts in digital development.
Bristol-based LinuxIT is launching an indemnification programme to underwrite community-based open source software.
The OSCON open source conference was staged in Oregon last week, this blog features a selection of links and highlights.
This week sees Dell launch what the company says is the "first available" cloud solution offering based on the OpenStack platform.
Writing on O'Reilly Radar this month, Java author James Turner has highlighted some of the theorising that has been passing through the technical press related to the true position of open source ...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 is now available
Transfer Summit 2011 is a "top-level immersion into the world of open source and open innovation in software" -- staged this September 5-8 in Keble College Oxford
Xamarin now receive a "broad perpetual license" to all intellectual property covering Mono, MonoTouch, Mono for Android and Mono Tools for Visual Studio.
The not-for-profit Outercurve Foundation's systems infrastructure and integration gallery has launched a new developer competition.
Eclipse welcomes Jaspersoft despite it being a competitor to core Eclipse projects - this is open vendor neutrality
BarrelFish is a new experimental operating system driven by Microsoft Research for multi- and many-core processor-driven systems.
- 11 Jul 2011
Publishing in the future will be driven by online tools, many of which will be open source
Oracle last night drew in the great and the good from the global software development community to listed to a global webcast to celebrate the first release candidate of JDK7.
Open source alternatives to iTunes and proprietary alternatives to Adobe products are there if you look for them
Twitter employs open source user interface technologies at the software development coalface
Linux.com has confirmed that the winning T-shirt design for the 20th Anniversary of Linux has been selected.
Mozilla has this week released the 5.0 version of the Thunderbird open source news and email client.
Yahoo! will this week be spinning off a separate company focused on the development and commercialization of the Apache Hadoop software framework
Every aspect of software application development appears to be getting "social media collaboration style" enhancements right now
Pentaho says that its new BI release has delivered "dramatic progress" in the ability for business users to access, report and analyse data from more sources, more easily.
Open Office has around 150 extensions available for download to extend your open source productivity applications suite
Jim Shaw, who was recently appointed as Aquia's general manager for Europe spoke exclusively to Computer Weekly on open source CMS systems
To what extent does the "commercial release" of a piece of open source software represent its "success"..?
- 12 Jun 2011
SnapLogic recently released SnapReduce -- a product designed to connect large data integration sources
WANdisco has released uberSVN - a social networking addition to the ALM market
The Open Data Center Alliance has just published its initial cloud requirements documents
Drupal is being used by an increasing number of big media brands as an open source CMS for online publishing
IBM commits staff resources to collaborate with the Apache community during the project's incubation period to further the Open Document Format standard.
Pizza Hut tops the Android download charts
The open source Fedora 15 operating system is now available with a new set of features
The reasons for widespread commercial adoption of open source software over the years
New alliance in open source space focused on implementing open virtualisation technologies.
New project launched to further the cause of the Mono project after Novell support wains in the wake of Attachmate acquisition