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Posts tagged "Open Source"

Data Market Chat: Stephen O’Grady of RedMonk examines the bigger picture

RedMonk don’t offer a data marketplace and, so far as I know, they have no intention of doing so. Nevertheless, this series of data market podcasts would not have been complete without an opportunity to hear what RedMonk co-founder Stephen O’Grady had to say. A blog post of his, from late last year, was the...

Open is good – but encouragement better than mandate

Openness is undeniably cool right now, at least if you move in the slightly odd circles that I do. Openly available scientific papers are disrupting the world of scholarly publishing (which may not be all good, but that’s a post for another day). Openly available university courses are finally beginning to work out how to...

Talking with Jim Curry about OpenStack and the Cloud

In my latest podcast I talk with Jim Curry, VP Corporate Development at Rackspace and Chief Stacker at OpenStack. The OpenStack activity was unveiled by Rackspace, NASA, and their partners back in July, and is on track to deliver functional initial releases in the next few weeks. We discuss the relationship between OpenStack’s deliverables and earlier...

If Government is a Platform, what are people building?

I’ve written and spoken before about a recent upsurge in enthusiasm for exposing data from Government in ways that facilitate use and re-use, and will doubtless be returning to this topic in the ‘Government Data’ panel session at the Linked Data Meetup in London on Wednesday. Tim Berners-Lee has been amongst those rallying to the...

David Eaves talks about Vancouver’s Open Data initiative

Image via Wikipedia Back in May, ReadWriteWeb reported on a Motion put before legislators in the Canadian city of Vancouver. Duly passed, the Motion commits the city to three closely related ‘open’ agendas; the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats...

Garlik releases Open Source RDF triple store, claims capacity for 60 billion triples

Garlik CEO Tom Ilube is increasingly coming to represent a voice of reason in the UK’s ongoing angst about Identity, with many a hysterically gibbering Home Office official put in their place by Tom’s more reasoned words in debates on the Today programme and across the UK’s mainstream media. As the company’s press materials note,...

Sun moves their Cloud forward at CommunityOne

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Sun Microsystems used the CommunityOne East event in New York City this past March to unveil their Cloud Computing offering. I spoke with the company’s Juan Carlos Soto recently, to learn more. Today, David Douglas (Senior VP, Cloud Computing) opened CommunityOne West in San Francisco discussing ‘Communities, Open Source...

Zmanda CEO talks about Backup and the Cloud

Chander Kant is Founder and CEO of Zmanda, a provider of Open Source backup solutions that exploit the capabilities of Cloud storage services (such as Amazon’s S3) to supplement the traditional on-premise backup practices of their business customers. I spoke with Chander recently to learn more about the company, and to understand the particular issues...

EUCALYPTUS Project closes $5.5 Million Series A with Benchmark, moves out of UC Santa Barbara’s Ivory Tower

It’s only a few short weeks since I last spoke with Rich Wolski, Director of the open source EUCALYPTUS Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “EUCALYPTUS — Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems — is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing Elastic/Utility/Cloud computing using computing clusters and/or workstation farms. The...

Talking to Simon Wardley about Ubuntu and the Cloud

Image via Wikipedia Most readers of this blog are probably well aware that a new version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution is coming this week, and that it will be putting code from the Open Source EUCALYPTUS Project to work in simplifying the creation of private Clouds that look remarkably like Amazon’s EC2. You’ve probably...

Amazon tethers balloons for now; attention turns to crunching data in the Cloud with Elastic MapReduce web service

Image via Wikipedia Amid mounting international concern that the guidance lasers aboard Jeff Bezos‘ new Floating Amazon Cloud Environment would interfere with Rudolph‘s sense of direction, sources close to the Amazon Web Services team tell me that they’ve been forced to alter priorities and switch attention to an early release of the next product on...

Is Open Source inevitable in the Enterprise?

Image via Wikipedia Driving home last night, listening to podcasts from the BBC, The Guardian and John Willis, I began to wonder about the ‘inevitability’ of Open Source in the Enterprise. I shared the initial idea on Twitter and had some useful responses overnight; “Thought; Open & Closed Source coexist well in enterprise. BUT once...