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Dell EMC 'backs' Huawei open-source management disrupter

LinuxCon Berlin Huawei today announced OpenSDS, an open-source project to replace vendor-specific storage controllers with the weight of enterprise and external storage number-one Dell EMC behind it. It’s understood OpenSDS was presented to Linux Foundation reps on a recent visit to China. The idea is that vendors’ products would plug into …
Gavin Clarke, 4 Oct 2016
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Linux's NFV crew: Operators keen to ditch clunky networks, be 'cool' like, er, Facebook

OPNFV Summit Network operators have a jealous eye on the likes of Facebook and Google and want to ditch their clunky networks to compete for "cooler" consumer services, the head of the open-source network function virtualisation (NFV) project has said. Heather Kirksey is director of the collaborative Linux foundation's OPNFV project – the …
Kat Hall, 23 Jun 2016
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A young and pretty Linux server OS that takes a bit of work

Review Zentyal 2 is something a little bit different, although it too has changed its name recently: version 1 was called e-Box. A decade younger than its rivals, it is based on Ubuntu, but its developers skip the normal semi-annual releases, and only use the Long Term Support ones that Canonical releases every other year. E-Box …
Liam Proven, 18 Nov 2010
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Oracle buys into Sun's 'Project Copy Linux' dream

A former Sun Microsystems' executive has re-assured worried OpenSolaris users the open-source operating system has a future under new owner Oracle. Dan Roberts, Oracle director of product management, has said the database giant will continue to invest in OpenSolaris and will deliver the operating system's next incarnation: …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Mar 2010
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SpringSource makes OSGi components pledge

SpringSource is taking steps towards becoming an online destination for those hunting open-source Java components guaranteed as OSGi-compliant. The company is today expected to launch the dm Server and Enterprise Bundle Repository with 400 OSGi components for server-side and interface Java apps, hosted on Amazon's S3 cloud. …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Oct 2008
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Microsoft taints open source CodePlex well

Microsoft is posting code to its much-trumpeted CodePlex open-source projects site using licenses and conditions that go against the principles of open source. The company has been posting projects under Microsoft licenses that stop you from running CodePlex projects on non-Windows platforms or restrict access to code. The …
Gavin Clarke, 3 Oct 2008
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Microsoft claims heart beats in open source

If Microsoft has a beating heart then the senior director of Microsoft platform strategy Sam Ramji reckons he's found it. Where's that heart? Inside Microsoft's open source activities. Ramji believes Microsoft's recruitment of doers from the world of open source and their placement inside its Open Source Software Lab means …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jul 2008
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Microsoft pledges love and money to open source

OSCON After years of hostility towards Free Software Foundation (FSF) licensing (here and here) Microsoft has announced the first in a series of PHP patches - and it's using an FSF license. Microsoft told The Reg it's submitted a patch to the community for the ADOdb database abstraction library for PHP to add support for the PHP SQL …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jul 2008

MS products just too cool to comprehend, say MS geeks

When the product sucks but you can't bring yourself to admit the horrible truth, what's the next logical step? Blame the message, the messenger or the recipient of the message. Simple. Microsoft's normally bombastic marketing has begun blaming Windows Vista's poor uptake on the modesty of its own message, while exaggerating …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jul 2008
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Re-jigged Intel mobile Linux stack dumps Ubuntu

OSCON Intel's project to put a Linux and open source stack on mobile devices is getting overhauled to attract developer support, having failed to generate much interest. A year after launching Moblin, Intel plans a second version of its open source stack in the next three weeks, sporting a new operating system, middleware, tools and …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Jul 2008
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Ubuntu man challenges open source to out-pretty Apple

OSCON Billionaire, cosmonaut and founder of the fast-growing Ubuntu Linux distro Mark Shuttleworth dreams impossible dreams. No, not a return to the stars. He believes in something that's far harder for mortal open source engineers to achieve. That dream? To produce a desktop more beautiful to ordinary users than legions of Apple …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Jul 2008
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Maven founder proposes Eclipse marriage

The team that founded Apache's Maven project has joined Eclipse to marry their popular framework and repository with the Eclipse platform and projects. Engineers from Sonatype, the corporate backers of Maven, have also joined the Eclipse board, where they'll play a part in the open-source group's architectural direction. …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Jul 2008
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Patent violation, prosecution, acquisition: pick your top open-source project

The world of open source gets the equivalent of an Oscar awards ceremony later this month when code-host SourceForge announces the winners of its second-annual vote on the community's top projects. And this year SourceForge is loosening the bow tie and letting down the hair, by inviting nominations for projects that could land …
Phil Manchester, 11 Jul 2008
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Nut launches death threats at Debian women

Exclusive Women working on Debian have been getting death threats from a nut job who believes they're killing free software. A poll by new project leader Steve McIntyre into whether people are happy on Debian revealed one female coder had been getting the threats as thanks for her hard work. Further daggering soon revealed she was not …
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MySQL quits Torvalds' former BitKeeper love interest

MySQL has ended its five-year relationship with BitKeeper and handed all code management for its database to a Canonical-backed system to secure broader community input on development. Sun's open-source database has migrated its code to Bazaar, a distributed, free revision control system sponsored and supported by Canonical, …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Jun 2008
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Can Microsoft 'do' open source by 2015?

The recently appointed head of Microsoft's global Linux and open source team hopes the company will have a clear and comprehensible open source strategy by 2015. Sam Ramji wants people to clearly understand what projects the company is contributing to, and what code Microsoft is making available - along with the terms - on a …
Gavin Clarke, 19 May 2008
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Sun juggles love of code with need for cash

CommunityOne The relationship between business, vendors and coders has been tested at a Sun Microsystems conference in San Francisco intended to express oneness with open source. Ian Murdock, Sun vice president of developer and community marketing, and Marten Mickos, head of Sun's database group, used CommunityOne to outline Sun's ideals …
Gavin Clarke, 6 May 2008
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SpringSource claims first 'proper' application server

SpringSource has picked up on the trend for modular servers with the planned beta release today of the SpringSource Application Platform, its Java application server. SpringSource chief executive Rod Johnson told Reg Dev the Spring Application Framework is the “first proper” Java application server product to appear for the …
Phil Manchester, 30 Apr 2008

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