LinkedIn has open sourced all the software that it had acquired in the acquisition of the search engine software maker IndexTank. Now LinkedIn has joined the elite few of social media platforms that have already made their internal codes available to the open source developer community.
The Apache Software Foundation recently announced that Apache Stanbol is moving on up in the project status. Stanbol is an open source Java stack designed to interface with a content management system enhanced with semantic information.
The Apache Software Foundation has released an embeddable toolkit for content detection and analysis called Tika v.1. This project has been five years in the making.
EMC’s Greenplum division has announced it will open source its Chorus management and collaboration tools. EMC has recently acquired Pivotal Labs to help it build better big-data software. We found this interesting information on The Register in their article, “EMC wants to be the Linux of big data.” With open source, they can also help […]
OpenSFS is a non-profit organization committed to maintaining the Lustre file system as a viable, open technology for the entire high performance computing (HPC) community. Three Lustre vendors were asked about the future of this open source file system.
The Force11 project (the Future of Research Communication and e-Scholarship) describes itself as a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers, and research funders. Their vision could be considered ambitious in that they look to a future in which scientific information and scholarly communication more generally become part of a global, universal, and explicit network of knowledge.
When someone mentions social networks, Facebook has to pop in your mind. Jonathan LeBlanc’s book, “Programming Social Applications”, would lead one to assume (yes, I know the dangers lurking there) that this would include Facebook. One would be wrong.
Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently unveiled www.MetroChicagoData.org, the nation’s first data convergence cloud that brings public data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois into a single Open Data portal. With easy access by residents and businesses in the Metro Chicago area, this enhances the previous Internet offering.
A new search engine plans to do battle with the giants, i.e. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. YaCy plans to put the search into the hands of users by giving out its indexing engine around the Internet for free.
Apache developers started back in 2003 to develop an open source web search engine. After much work turning their vision into reality and many features such as capabilities for crawling the web and adding a web database for computing, storing and analyzing all web pages discovered, the project – named nutch – went in the Apache Incubator.