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Twitter Sponsors Apache, Takes to Twitter

Twitter Sponsors Apache, Takes to Twitter

By Mike Fossum April 20, 2012

Twitter has just announced that is has become an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, the non-profit, decentralized collective of developers of open-source software. Twitter’s Chris Aniszczyk comments on the company’s personal stake in the sponsorship and the Apache-developed …

Open Source Google Apps Provisioning Toolkit Appears

Ever see the animation in which a figure wears down his fingers, arms, and then head while typing quickly?  IT admins risk becoming that figure if they’ve got to create too many accounts in Google Apps.  Or they can avoid the bloodshed and use the new Open Source Google Apps Provisioning Toolkit.

Google Selects MySQL Goodies For Open Source

Some of Google applications use the MySQL database, and internal performance enhancements made by Google engineers have been publicly released.

Fixing Duplicate Content Issues

Not all webmasters are aware that search engines view each URL as a different page, even it has the same content or is different from the other URL by ending with a slash or if it preceeded by a www or not. To serve only one version of the page to get the deserved traffic, you’ll need to remember a couple of things about fixing URL issues.

TechCrunch, Others Love Linux, MySQL
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A survey by Pingdom of seven heavily visited websites found plenty of Apache web servers and PHP coding on their platforms, where Linux carries the platform and MySQL handles the database needs.

Validating Open Source IP Indemnity

Roberto writes that Sun has agreed to include an Italian dictionary and thesaurus (from the Italian Native-Lang Project team) in the official OpenOffice.org distro. Congrats to Roberto & team!

Innovation, Maintenance and Open Source

A NetworkWorld article quotes Google’s GM of Enterprise Business as saying:

Open Source and Career Opportunities
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Matt Asay has some good advice for folks asking him for career advice: “Work for an open source company.”

Setting up Apache Server Mappings for HomeSite
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This information was gleaned from a number of websites and my own trials in getting this to work, but I thought it would be useful to have it in one place for other HomeSite users who may not be overly familiar with server configuration.

MySQL with WAS CE
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Search term: “mysql WASCE”

WAS CE vs. Apache Geronimo

Based on the number of hits this blog is getting with the search term “Geronimo vs. WAS CE”, it appears that there is some confusion about the similarities and differences between Apache Geronimo and IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE).

Google And IU Strive For Net Trust

An effort between the search advertising company and Indiana University aims at codifying trust factors to help people avoid scams online.

JBoss CEO: Show Me the Money

Sys-Con is quoting Marc Fleury, JBoss founder & CEO and now SVP & GM of JBoss Division at Red Hat, as having said:

IBM Sends UIMA To Apache, OASIS

Two major open source contributions from IBM for its Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) have placed it with the Apache Software Foundation as an incubator project, and out to the OASIS specification development group to create a true standard around the UIMA framework.

Performance Profile for Apache Geronimo 1.1.1.

TheServerSide has a thread announcing that the Apache Geronimo team has released a performance profile for Geronimo 1.1.1.

More Open Source Blogs

Alex Fletcher, an analyst from Entiva Group is asking why IBM doesn’t have more blogs devoted to OSS projects that IBMers participates in. He points to the easily findable blogs from Sun employees who work on NetBeans & GlassFish as examples for what he’d like to see from IBM.

OSS Trickle Down

If I understand Dana’s point correctly here, he’s saying that as open source vendors start getting a larger part of the corporate IT budget, less money is spent on commercial vendors, thereby reducing how much those commercial vendors have to spend on R&D for future innovations.