Open Source Analysis

August 31, 2012  
 Posted in metadata, News

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.

Chorus Released by EMC

June 28, 2012  
 Posted in metadata, News

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 […]

Metadata Limitations

May 15, 2012  
 Posted in metadata, News

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.

Open Source Project Looks to the Future

May 9, 2012  
 Posted in News

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.

The Social Network

April 27, 2012  
 Posted in News

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.

First Data Convergence Cloud Launched

April 10, 2012  
 Posted in News

Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently unveiled, 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.

New Do It Yourself Search Engine

November 30, 2011  
 Posted in News, search

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.

The Benefits of Open Source

November 1, 2011  
 Posted in News

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.

Open Source Giant Celebrates Anniversary

October 10, 2011  
 Posted in indexing, News

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Apache Lucene. First developed in 1997, the Lucene information retrieval software entered the ASF as a sub-project of the Apache Jakarta project in 2001, and soon became a standalone, Top-Level Project (TLP) in 2005.

Alfresco Releases New Platform

October 6, 2011  
 Posted in indexing, News

Open source content management provider Alfresco has released their platform, Alfresco Community 4, at JavaOne.

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