Open Source / GPL

Scottish Open Source Awards announce Partnership

Partnering with the Scottish Software Awards is great news for The Scottish Open Source Awards. Among the benefits of the Partnership are the great strengths of the Scottish Software Awards experience of organising awards (this is their 5th year).

1&1 and Funambol Collaborate on New Push Email and PIM Sync Solution

Integration with Open-Xchange collaboration software illustrates how open source enables service providers to offer new mobile services.

Opportunities for open source software in Vietnam

As Vietnam is tightening control of illegal software, local administrations and enterprises are seeking cheap alternatives and open source software has become the top choice. In 2004, the Vietnamese government kick-started a national open source software development programme for 2004-2008. This programme, however, has not had any impact on the development of open source software in Vietnam, as it remains on paper.

WordPress makes a stand for open source morality

The open source aspect is important. "For me, open source is a moral thing. Software should be free; it's our philosophy as a company," he says. There is one exception: Akismet, his spam detection service, does not reveal its code. It addresses the problem of automated posting of comments with advertising links on blogs. "With Akismet there was an interesting dilemma," Mullenweg says. "Is it for the good of the world Akismet being secret and being more effective against spammers, versus it being open and less effective? It seemed more people would be helped by blocking spam. "

Fortify Identifies Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software

Fortify Software announced that Fortify’s Security Research Group has identified a new class of security vulnerabilities, known as cross–build injection. These vulnerabilities, which Fortify discovered through its work with the Java Open Review (JOR) project, allow a hacker to insert code into the target program while it is being constructed.

Pentaho Delivers First Open Source Metadata and Ad Hoc Reporting Capabilities

Pentaho Corp., creator of the world’s most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced delivery of Pentaho Open BI Suite 1.6. The new release provides general availability of major new enhancements including an enterprise BI metadata layer that streamlines use of BI data as well as a thin-client reporting interface enabling business users to create their own ad hoc queries and reports.

Making Open Source Software More "Humane"

A lot of digital ink is spilled over the usability of open source software and how a lack thereof hinders the adoption of both Linux and open source software packages in general. Among the accusations frequently leveled at OSS is that UI design is an after-thought.

GroundWork Open Source Selected by Pitney Bowes

GroundWork’s ability to augment existing infrastructure and expand monitoring functionality lets customers win new challenges without losing the worth of old network.