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.

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.

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