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CPAN’s social continuity of code

By brian d foy
February 21, 2014

I contribute heavily in the Perl community, and I’m consistently impressed by the pains we take with code and assets that we personally have no interest in. There’s a group of Perl people who shepherd (camelherd?) code and projects that …

CPAN’s social continuity of code

By brian d foy
February 21, 2014

I contribute heavily in the Perl community, and I’m consistently impressed by the pains we take with code and assets that we personally have no interest in. There’s a group of Perl people who shepherd (camelherd?) code and projects that …

Tim O’Reilly Urges Developers and Entrepreneurs to Make Moonshots

By Josh Simmons
December 17, 2013

  At OSCON 2013, Tim (@timoreilly) asked us to aim higher and work on difficult problems while highlighting the most important trends that should be guiding open source developers and entrepreneurs. To illustrate his points, he offered up great examples …

eZ Publish: A CMS Framework with Open Source in Its DNA

By Meghan Blanchette
June 5, 2013

There are a variety of options when it comes to content management. We’ve explored Drupal a bit, and in this email interview I talked to some folks who work with eZ Publish. It is an open source (with commercial options) …

Google I/O, Big Data Adolescence, Visualization, and the Future of Open Source

By Adam Flaherty
May 17, 2013

Google I/O: O’Reilly Editor Rachel Roumeliotis reports from the conference floor. Big Data, Cool Kids: Fumbling toward the adolescence of big data tools. Code as Art: Interactive Data Visualization for the Web author Scott Murray on becoming a code artist. …

The City of Chicago wants you to fork its data on GitHub

By Alex Howard
March 19, 2013

GitHub has been gaining new prominence as the use of open source software in government grows. Earlier this month, I included a few thoughts from Chicago’s chief information officer, Brett Goldstein, about the city’s use of GitHub, in a piece …

DARPA and Defense Department look to a more open source future

By Alex Howard
December 18, 2012

As the United States military marches further into the age of networked warfare, data networks and the mobile platforms to distribute and access them will become even more important. This fall, the (retired) eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs …

InDesign vs. CSS

By Adam Hyde
November 19, 2012

The explosion in web typesetting has been largely unnoticed by everyone except the typography geeks. One of the first posts that raised my awareness of this phenomenon was From Print to Web: Creating Print-Quality Typography in the Browser by Joshua Gross. It …

The State of Open Source

By Kevin Shockey
June 26, 2012

Look at Pepsi and Coke. Do you think that they are willing to accept a decline in any aspect of their brand? No, they keep pushing, making sure everyone knows what they are drinking. I propose a similar campaign for open source. Let us make sure that users of cloud computing, for example, know what they are using. They are using free and open source software. Google Drive anyone?

Top stories: July 18-22, 2011

Top stories: July 18-22, 2011
By Mac Slocum
July 22, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: We examined the deeper and broader implications of Google+, four solutions to the patent quagmire were offered up, and we learned about the "art of mass organizational manipulation."

FOSS isn't always the answer

By James Turner
July 21, 2011

James Turner says the notion that proprietary software is somehow dirty or a corruption of principles ignores the realities of competition, economics, and context.

Ruby is for Java

By Timothy M. O'Brien
July 19, 2011

Bob McWhirter, JBoss Fellow, Codehaus Despot, and creator of TorqueBox, discusses the boundary between Java and Ruby and his efforts to make Torquebox "a real first-class Ruby platform that works the way Rubyists expect".

Feeding the community fuels advances at Red Hat and JBoss

By Andy Oram
May 8, 2011

Red Hat's usual modus operandi is the precise inverse of most companies based on open source. This drives what I heard at Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, solid progress along the lines laid out by Red Hat and JBoss in previous years.

Social media in a time of need

Social media in a time of need
By Alex Howard
March 7, 2011

The Red Cross and the Los Angeles Fire Department have been at the forefront of incorporating social media into crisis response. Here's a look at some of the tools and techniques they've adopted.

Red Hat Overhauls the Enterprise Software Stack

By Andy Oram
June 24, 2010

Red Hat is openly badgering large, IT-driven organizations to move away from comfortable patterns and to adopt what they believe to be the best virtualization platform, the best cloud API, the best data storage mechanism, and so on.

Documents as miniature websites? - Plus: Legislation needed to protect and promote FOSS

By Rick Jelliffe
July 22, 2009

The most likely future for documents and their formats, is that each document will start to look/act/be implemented more and more like a tiny, self-contained website. There is a flip-side: as documents become more like tiny websites, the desktop application will become more become more like a browser with an internal web-server.

Announcing the date of the FOSS revolution: 2032!

By Rick Jelliffe
April 24, 2009

In the spirit of Bishop Ussher, I am prepared to announce the date the Free and Open Source Sofware revolution will be complete: it is the year 2032! Instead of SETI@home, we need a GERI@home project.

No Fooling Around, (ASP.NET_MVC = (OSS) => OSS.MS-PL) == true

By M. David Peterson
April 2, 2009

Furthering their effort to "Make Web Not War.", today Microsoft announced the release of the ASP.NET MVC Framework under the OSI approved MS-PL OSS license.

Dear Facebook: You Lost My What?

By M. David Peterson
November 25, 2008

Highlighting the importance of the phrase "data backup" with an "Are you kidding me?"-type moment, it seems Facebook has some serious "'splaining to do" as to how they /lost/ my (and I assume others) application notification settings.

Anatomy of an Enterprise Flex RIA Part 11: Testing What We Have

By Tony Hillerson
March 31, 2008

Last installment we looked at the interfaces for the service layer of our application. In Part 11 of Anatomy of an Enterprise Flex RIA, we'll look at using TestNG, a Java test framework, to test our application so far. This feature is packed with code samples! Every Monday we bring you another installment in the series.

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