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Free Software/Open Source

  • BeeGFS Parallel File System Goes Open Source

    Today ThinkParQ announced that the complete BeeGFS parallel file system is now available as open source. Developed specifically for performance-critical environments, the BeeGFS parallel file system was developed with a strong focus on easy installation and high flexibility, including converged setups where storage servers are also used for compute jobs. By increasing the number of servers and disks in the system, performance and capacity of the file system can simply be scaled out to the desired level, seamlessly from small clusters up to enterprise-class systems with thousands of nodes.

  • 2016 Survey Shows More and Diverse SDN Use Cases Being Deployed by Open SDN Power Users
  • NoviFlow and IP Infusion Collaborate To Integrate Commercial-Grade Networking Stacks With The ONOS Controller For Use In Scale-Out SDN Router Applications
  • SDN Open Source Movement to Advance as NoviFlow Joins ONOS Project

    The Open Network Operating System (ONOS), a Software Defined Networking (SDN) OS had another name added to its list of collaborators as NoviFlow Inc. joined the project. This was publicized in an announcement made by NoviFlow Inc. which is a leading provider of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions.

  • OpenDaylight Beryllium Advances Open-Source SDN [VIDEO]

    The new Beryllium follows the Lithium release that debuted in 2015, and adds performance, and stability to the platform

  • Open Source Project Managers Can Keep You on Track

    When you’re collaborating with other people who may be at disparate locations around the world, sometimes you need collaboration software to manage projects and keep workflows humming along. Open source project managers can be just the ticket for these needs. Collabtive is one tool that we’ve covered in this area, and an increasingly popular one is OpenProject. These have several features that make them competitive with proprietary alternatives.

  • Events

    • Bulgaria Web Summit 2016 Report & Videos

      The morning sessions were dominated by database topics including MariaDB, RocksDB and MammothDB. The MariaDB talk was particularly strong while the rest were with average attendance.

      In the afternoon we switched to DevOps and Docker and the room exploded. There were people sitting on the ground and standing around the walls. There was not enough oxygen for everyone in the room.

  • Web Browsers

  • SaaS/Big Data

    • MapR and Ericsson Team to Advance Hadoop+Spark Analytics

      MapR Technologies, which we’ve reported on extensively as it has focused on Hadoop and the Big Data space, has gained a powerful and experienced partner. It has formed a partnership with Ericsson, and the two companies are working together to advance adoption of the MapR Converged Data Platform. The platform integrates file, database, stream processing and analytics, and is gaining attention at enterprises. It’s also interesting because it marries Hadoop and Spark, which are probably the hottest open technologies in the Big Data space.

  • Databases

    • Weekly phpMyAdmin contributions 2016-W07

      As the flow of incoming bugs for upcoming 4.6.0 has slowed down a bit it was more time for code cleanups and related tasks. But it’s also time where potential Google Summer of Code students come to our organization and want to get involved.

      On the cleanup side the biggest was change to remove embedded PHP libraries which are available on Packagist from our Git and use Composer to manage the dependencies. This change will happen in 4.7.0, so it’s still some time ahead, but it’s already in our master branch. There still some third party libraries which we use and can not be installed using Composer, so we keep these for now.

    • Encryption – MariaDB
  • Pseudo-/Semi-Open Source (Openwashing)

    • IBM proves love for Swift, releases Kitura web server framework for Linux

      IBM held a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to update the world on its MobileFirst offering, which supports enterprise applications on Apple iOS devices.

      A couple of things were notable about the event. Although IBM presents MobileFirst as a partnership with Apple, nobody from Apple bothered to turn up. Second, the assembled press had to endure a panel of no doubt worthy but hardly notable app demos from various customers, and a number of journalists headed for the exit before IBM got around to delivering its actual news: that it was supporting Swift on the server with a new web framework.

    • GigaSpaces Announces ARIA, an Open Source, Open Governance Framework for TOSCA-based Cloud Orchestration
    • Exclusive: Infosys is using Open Source as its most lethal weapon yet! [Ed: Infosys is more like a Microsoft extension]

      Open source became huge in 2015 with more consumers adapting it like never before. Though to a layman the quick adaptability will be credited to the ‘free’ aspect of it all, a survey done by Infosys actually contradicts this and brings the real picture forward.

      [...]

      Talking about the main strategy to target the open source market in India, he said Infosys doesn’t really go and sell Open Source. “We are there as the customer demand is there.”

  • FSF/FSFE/GNU/SFLC

    • Upcoming features in GCC 6

      The GCC project has traditionally made major releases yearly in the March/April timeframe. March is rapidly approaching and the GCC project’s engineers are busy polishing things up for the GCC 6 release. I’m going to take a short break from my own release efforts to briefly talk about some of the new features.

  • Public Services/Government

    • EU funds open source programming research

      The European Research Council (ERC) is funding several open source software research projects, including code audits, security testing an on cryptography. Each of four projects in Austria, France and Germany received just under EUR 2 million in so-called Consolidator Grants.

  • Openness/Sharing

  • Programming

    • IBM Cloud to Easily Replicate VMware Workloads and Enterprise Java

      For those shops that want to migrate their existing enterprise Java workloads to the cloud, IBM has released IBM WebSphere Cloud Connect. This connector provides an easy way to bridge server side Java applications to the cloud for the 100,000 enterprise users that run the IBM WebSphere Java Enterprise Edition server.

      IBM has estimated there are approximately 13 million Java programmers worldwide.

    • What Is Programming And Why You Should Learn To Code?

      With the advent of new online opportunities, learning how to code is easier than ever. Read more to know why everyone should learn to code and grab the best courses to kickstart your coding career.

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