Language Comes into the Future

January 27, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference, Technology

The Oxford English Dictionary is progressing towards a third edition with over 619,000 words compiled between its binding. To compile a dictionary of nearly every word in the English language was an endeavor typical of Victorian times. This mammoth-sized task resulted in the first installment emerging in 1884 with its contents “A to Ant.”

Open Access Benefits Many

December 11, 2013  
 Posted in News

The Academic Senate of the University of California (UC) recently passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.

European Project Opens Code

October 11, 2013  
 Posted in News, semantic

The EU’s “digital.me” project is a multiple-partner project to develop a system for user-controlled social networks and services that can serve as a central hub for managing a user’s various digital identities. This big news is they have now released the source code from its software development work as an open-source project.

Award Given for Contribution

February 20, 2013  
 Posted in News

Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) recently announced that Texas Instruments (TI), specifically Prashant Karandikar, is the recipient of the coveted annual Outstanding Contributor of the Year Award for 2012. Karandikar was the lead software engineer of TI and his leadership, commitment and contributions the committee.

Going Open

December 26, 2012  
 Posted in News

The Open Group has announced the availability of two new industry standards that enable businesses to embrace elements of service-oriented architecture and cloud computing.

Open and Social

December 7, 2012  
 Posted in News

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.

Open Source Project Moves Closer to Completion

October 19, 2012  
 Posted in News, semantic

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.

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.

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