From the Department of Kicking Google While It's Down

"Well, sometimes when a person loves their gmail very, very much, the two get together and an ad is born." And with that quote, Microsoft hurls a big, fat grenade at Google for its contextual ads in Gmail.At its sales conference...

07/28/11

Have we reached a tipping point for cloud-based VoIP?

Some have said that the future of open source is in the middle, and the explosion of cloud-based telephony would seem to bear that out.OnSIP, Twilio, CloudVox, FreeSwitch, are all telephony platforms that have been making a splash...

08/30/10

Open-sourcing SETI

The setiQuest project has released its first open source code in an effort to have anyone interested help search for intelligent life out there.The source code for Open SonATA is available on GIT Hub now and covers three...

08/26/10

U.K. releases its first contribution to Drupal

The U.K. government has just released its first contribution to the Drupal community.downloaded here. It will be released on Drupal.org soon. The CKAN module is what the folks behind Data.gov.uk developed to take all the data stored...

08/24/10

Curriki: Bringing the open source model to education

Not only can free, online, open-sourced curriculum and books make education more affordable and widespread - it also can make it fun.So says Scott McNealy, whom you may be more familiar with from his time leading Sun Microsystems. He...

08/20/10

Decorate with Linux

In thinking of the great works of Western literature, many books come to mind: "Jane Eyre," by Charlotte Bronte. "The Metamorphosis," by Franz Kafka. "Peter Pan," by J.M. Barrie. The ... "Linux Kernel"?Yes, the source code for the...

08/18/10

Support remains the weak link in open source software adoption

Acceptance of open source by IT professionals continues to increase, according to a recent survey that shows the slumping economy helped boost that trend.report released this week by Zenoss gave the results of surveys about open...

08/13/10

Investment in open source software will only go up from here

This year could be of critical importance to the open source software industry, with a recent survey showing a majority of businesses and organizations in the U.S. and United Kingdom expecting to increase investment in it this...

08/09/10

New tool from OpenAjax Alliance helps make sites more accessible

One group that's been left behind somewhat in Web 2.0 has been people with disabilities. To help bridge that gap, the OpenAjax Alliance announced a new open source technology to help software developers make it easier for them to...

08/06/10

Free Software Foundation's Women's Caucus is looking for an intern

It's been pretty well documented that women are a distinct minority in the open source/free software community. Women's Caucus has some of the sharpest women in the space on board - Deborah Nicholson, Stormy Peters, Hillary Rettig,...

08/04/10

Open source book publishing gets a boost

The idea of using open-source functionality in the book publishing field has, slowly but surely, gained more momentum lately.open-sourced textbooks could considerably ease college costs and of some attempts to jump-start efforts in...

08/02/10

Dell has not abandoned Ubuntu

Know this: Ubuntu is still for sale on Dell's website. In fact, a new desktop is available via  Dell's Ubuntu sales site, loaded with Ubuntu 10.04.removing Ubuntu from its websites in the U.S. and U.K. It would still sell it, but...

07/28/10

Celebrating a year of pushing the Feds toward open source

To celebrate a year of championing the use of open source software in the U.S. government, Open Source For America has created an awards program to recognize those who took up the challenge. The Open Source Awards Program will...

07/23/10

Software as a Service: Speeding up adoption of OSS?

Whether you want to call it open core or open source or something else entirely, the software as a service business model has been gaining popularity.business model and the future of open source. Among the companies that have...

07/19/10

Adobe's partnership with SourceForge has interesting implications

The first occupant of SourceForge's new developer platform is Adobe, and that would seem to have interesting implications for the debate over Flash vs HTML5.press releases about SourceForge's new beta or Adobe's move to SourceForge...

07/16/10

Happy birthday, Open Source - you're legal now

Today is a landmark in open source history, the unofficial birthday of the movement. On this day, in 1992, version 0.1 of 386BSD (you might know it as Jolix) was released.FreeBSD.open source. It can be a philosophy, a business model,...

07/14/10

Open Source Business Models Become More Attractive

The news that Kenneth Bossung had joined OpenGeo as senior VP might have seemed like little more than a glorified press release to some. But there was an interesting twist there - Bossung had spent his entire career thus far with...

07/12/10

U.K. government could drop Microsoft for Linux

Among the dozens of staff-submitted ideas for the British government to save money are two that suggest dumping Microsoft and moving to Linux, OpenOffice and other open-source applications. To be sure, they are just two among the...

07/09/10

IBM, EU partner on open source projects

IBM and the European Union are partnering on two projects that, in the end, aim to make government run more smoothly and businesses able to collaborate on web-based services.PINCETTE (which means "tweezers" in French) aims to be a...

07/07/10

Many companies distributing open source software don't know it

Too many companies have no idea that they're distributing open source software and therefore violating the GPL, a survey by OpenLogic found.open source software and just not bothering to educate themselves on the copyleft provisions...

07/05/10

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