Foss News & Analysis
| Wednesday Nov 16, 2011
Packt Publishing has announced the winners of its sixth annual open source awards, and some familiar players have taken top spots. Take a look at the results and see if your favorite project won.
| Monday Oct 31, 2011
Pentaho, a provider of an open-source business intelligence (BI) platform, has announced its latest release. Like the rest of the information management world, the company is squarely focused on supporting -- yes, you guessed it -- big data.
| Friday Oct 28, 2011
Open source business process management vendor BonitaSoft has announced the latest version of Bonita Open Solution 5.6. The new release offers personalization by role that allows users to focus on how they need to work.
| Thursday Oct 27, 2011
Cloud adoption and open source were just a few years ago considered risky, cutting-edge approaches only pursued by the most confident (or poor) of technology departments. Times have changed. Even the federal government -- definitely not known for its propensity to be early adopters -- has embraced both. Despite the growth in adoption and acceptance, the intersection of cloud and open source still has a quite a bit of maturing to do, and from the looks of things, some of that growing up might be quite a battle.
| Wednesday Oct 5, 2011
Open source content management provider Alfresco has announced the latest community release of their platform, Alfresco Community 4, at JavaOne and it’s packed with new features.
| Tuesday Sep 20, 2011
It’s that time of year again; Time to vote for your favorite open source project in the Packt Publishing Open Source Awards. If you have a favorite project and want to ensure it gets bragging rights and some hard cold cash, get your vote in before voting ends.
| Wednesday Sep 7, 2011
Open source enterprise content management platform provider Nuxeo and open source document capture provider Ephesoft have announced a partnership that will enable users to automate document management workflows starting with capturing the document.
| Tuesday Aug 16, 2011
Acquia (news, site), provider of Drupal services and support has announced that it is introducing two new Drupal service offerings and that it has acquired two companies.
| Wednesday Aug 3, 2011
Open source Apache HTTP Server, frequently referred to as just “Apache” by those in the know, has long been a leader in the web server market. However, the popular open source server may be getting a little competition from relative newcomer nginx (pronounced "engine-x").
| Tuesday Jul 26, 2011
A new version of open source Java content management system (CMS), OpenWGA (news, site) has been released. Version 5.4 includes a number of new improvements that make the CMS easier to use such as retaining formatting during copy and paste operations, a number of new modules, new ways to customize applications built on the platform and hundreds of break fixes.
| Tuesday Jul 19, 2011
Has it been a year already? It must have because Packt Publishing (news, site) is launching its annual Open Source Awards, formerly the Open Source CMS Awards, designed to recognize and support promising open source projects . This year’s awards will be very similar to the awards in previous years, but there are a few changes.
| Wednesday Jul 13, 2011
Open source business intelligence provider Jaspersoft (news, site) has announced an open source business intelligence (BI) design tool for users of the popular Eclipse development environment. The tool is open source and allows Eclipse Java developers to build, secure and share reports free.
| Tuesday Jun 14, 2011
Organizations are investing heavily in enterprise search and information accessibility, but a surprising number have no understanding of their users’ search behavior. We recently sat down with Otis Gospodnetić, founder of Sematext (news, site) and co-author of the book Lucene in Action. Otis shared some key lessons learned via the emerging discipline of Search Analtyics.
| Thursday Jun 9, 2011
Acquia (news, site) -- providers of commercial support and hosting for the Drupal Web CMS, and Ruby on Rails platform-as-a-service (PaaS) Engine Yard (news, site) have announced a partnership to offer a managed cloud-based solution for Ruby on Rails (RoR). The partnership should allow developers who use the popular Drupal web content management system and RoR to create solutions more quickly.
| Tuesday Jun 7, 2011
The Internet and social media have drastically affected traditional news and journalism business models. But smart news gathering organizations are are striking back, and open source tools like the Apache Lucene search engine are proving invaluable.
At the recent Lucene Revolution conference in San Francisco CMSWire interviewed Stephen Dunn, Head of Technology Strategy at British newspaper The Guardian. Dunn shared how The Guardian has reinvented content and news openness with their Apache Lucene-based Open Platform.