Open Source News & Analysis
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
It's the year-end announcement time for free and open source software (FOSS) here at CMSWire.com. Two of the three most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world have updated recently (WordPress and Joomla). We're still waiting for Drupal 8 to debut, but that won't likely happen in December. Check out all the other activity in this popular space.
| Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
“That’s not fair, it was my idea first ..." Anyone who has kids has heard that line before, and it seems that some people don’t grow out of it.
Now granted, sometimes there are good reasons for these arguments and accusations. Apple says Samsung "slavishly" copied the iPhone and iPad in its Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablet, and the courts agree that its claim has merit. And the so-called Rockstar consortium, made up of Microsoft, Apple, Sony and others, is suing Google over patents.
| Friday Nov 15, 2013
Open Atrium, a Drupal-based open source collaboration tool, just released an update. Version 2, which integrates with many commercial software options, is designed for companies that want to combine their social network, document collaboration and project management systems.
| Thursday Nov 14, 2013
Mega tech executives like Larry Ellison don’t know this quite yet, but developers will be the kingmakers of the big data era. Gone are the days when software vendors win business by wining and dining C-level execs and presenting them with glossy request for proposal responses that took months to prepare.
| Thursday Nov 7, 2013
For anyone who doesn’t yet know, Facebook open sourced “Presto” yesterday. What's Presto? It’s a distributed SQL engine for big data reported to run magnitudes faster than most of today’s widely used technologies that were built to handle such workloads. They include the likes of Apache Open Source Hive, Cloudera’s Open Source Impala, Stinger (supported by Hortonworks) and Pivotal’s Hawq, among many others.
| Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Alfresco, an open source platform for enterprise content management, has upgraded its records management module and released the next version of its syncing technology, Alfresco One (v 4.2). But the news seems to be overshadowed by reports that the company is delaying its much-anticipated US initial public offering.
| Monday Aug 26, 2013
Linux has certainly accomplished a lot for a 22-year-old. It was 22 years ago this past Sunday that Linus Torvalds announced in a posting to a newsgroup that he was in the process of creating a free operating system. "Just a hobby," he wrote. He added that it “won't be big and professional like" the GNU version of Unix.
| Wednesday Jul 24, 2013
Using Cloud Foundry
IBM continues to play in the open source and cloud space, this time with the announcement that it is teaming up with EMC spin-off Pivotal to develop technologies that will enable Cloud Foundry’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to work with IBM’s technology, as well as the OpenStack IaaS cloud.
| Friday Jun 7, 2013
IBM’s DB2 database and MongoDB are getting together. This week, IBM and Mongo’s parent, 10gen, announced collaboration on a new standard to make it easier for companies to implement data-intensive apps for the Web and for mobile devices.
| Thursday Jun 6, 2013
Composite C1, the open source, .NET based CMS, has released version 4 of its main product after five public beta releases, and the system is now deployed on over 50 production websites running on a pre release version.
| Wednesday Jun 5, 2013
Bonitasoft continues today what it describes as the democratization of business processes. It has released v6 of its open source business process management suite which comes with a complete redesign of its user portal that simplifies the management of processes.
| Friday May 31, 2013
Need a dose of open source CMS news? Our June roundup of news and updates for the open source community is all lined up and ready for your perusal.
| Thursday May 30, 2013
Web content management platform provider Drupal.org has advised its users to reset their passwords after admitting it had been hacked. There were no specifics offered on exactly when the hack had taken place nor how many accounts were compromised, but according to some reports it may impact nearly one million user accounts.
| Thursday May 23, 2013
What is a portal or intranet? The line is blurred as companies evolve their collaborative tools and purposes, and platform is the catchall phrase many favor today. Enter eXo, makers of the eXo Platform for social collaboration. The company has released a video chat integration from Weemo for seamless screen sharing, co working and file uploading.
| Thursday May 16, 2013
Keeping in mind that only yesterday, France officially entered recession again, the announcement today that BonitaSoft has managed to raise another US$ 13 million in a Series C funding round led by the French government’s digital agency shows to some extent what is expected of the business process management vendor in the future.