All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Source’

NASA And VA To Host Second Open Source Summit

Last year, NASA, the U.S. State Department and the Veteran Affairs Innovation Initiative held an open source summit to advance the use of open source software in government. They are announcing that registration is now open for the second annual summit! The purpose of the summit is to get leaders form the public and private sectors as well as software …

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What the Next Wave of Online Video Holds

Do you remember when online video first began to take off? In its infancy, it was very simplistic and mostly consisted of marketing promotions. If you fast-forward to today, online video is a completely different story. Now, it is of very high value that is comparable to the quality of TV and movie content. While it’s exciting to see how …

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Linux Kernel Version 3.4 Now Available

It’s always strikes me with awe whenever a new version of the Linux kernel is released. The hours of work that developers put into this product is just kind of mind blowing especially when you consider that a lot of the work is done by volunteers. With the newest release, Linux is once again moving forward at a pace unmatched …

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Goobuntu: When Google Makes Its Own Ubuntu

Before Linux started to invade every facet of our lives while displaying its majesty to the everyday user, it was an operating system that developers swore by. They still do and that’s why Ubuntu and other derivatives are used throughout the workplace of programmers big and small. One of the biggest is Google and they even have their own custom …

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Twitter Details Google Summer Of Code Participation

Google’s Summer of Code program is about to get started and Twitter couldn’t be more stoked. This is the first time that Twitter has joined in the program to mentor students and help them learn more about programming. Google’s Summer of Code focuses on open source technology which is a great fit for Twitter. Not only are they now a …

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DuckDuckHack Encourages The Creation Of Instant Answers

DuckDuckGo has always been, to me at least, one of the unsung heroes of the open source movement. While Google is lapping up all the search traffic with Bing and Yahoo! desperately trying to keep up, DuckDuckGo is just cruising along being its own thing without worrying about the competition. It’s the spirit that’s leading to DuckDuckHack. Now I’m sure …

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Facebook Updates Ringmark, Changes Coming To Coremob

When someone says open source, the first company to pop in your mind is probably not Facebook. That would be a disservice to the company though as they are pushing open source just like the rest of them. The company started the Coremob W3C Community Group to push Web standards and they open sourced RIngmark, the company’s browser test suite …

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Linux Is Getting Valve’s Steam Platform Soon

It’s a fun little joke to say that Mac doesn’t get any games, but we know that to be totally untrue. More and more developers are making sure their games can run on OS X ever since Apple switched to Intel processors. If anything, poor Linux users are the ones who never get any good games. Besides the few games …

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LinkedIn Open-Sources its iPhone Navigation Code

LinkedIn, the popular business and career networking social network, announced that it would be releasing the navigation code from its simplified iPhone app as an open source library. Sudeep Yegnashankaran, a mobile software “imagineer” for LinkedIn, made the announcement in a LinkedIn Engineering blog post. Using the library, called LIExposeController, developers can “easily create multiple, visually distinct areas in their …

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GlobaLeaks: The Open Source Whistleblower Software

Since the rise of WikiLeaks, there have been many sites that rose up to be the next document leaking platform. They have all seen various degrees of success, but a new service might just be worth it. GlobaLeaks is an open source whistleblower platform with a very specific goal in mind – to provide an open source framework that can …

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Twitter Now An Official Sponsor Of The Apache Foundation

Twitter has been on a roll recently. They are becoming one of the friendliest companies to developers, innovators and open source evangelists. Their latest move may just bump them up to god-like status. Twitter announced today that they are now an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s a “non-profit and …

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Google Reveals its Open Source Networking

Google announced this week that it has overhauled its internal networking infrastructure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. To do this, Google is using a software-defined, open source networking system called OpenFlow. The OpenFlow protocol allows network packets to be routed by software running on routers. By separating packet switching from network management, Google has better and easier control over …

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