Future of Open Source Bright

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Results from the fifth annual Future of Open Source Survey were released this week and the future looks bright. Open source is now "fully embraced by both the public and private sectors, and is being implemented across a wide variety of markets and applications such as social publishing and big data" according to the study…. [[ This is a content summary …

Open Source and the ERP Market

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Open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) company Openbravo indicated that its software has been downloaded over two million times – making it one of the most (if not the most) ERP solutions on the market today. The milestone comes just a few months after the release of Openbravo 3. The professional and community versions of Openbravo three… [[ This is …

Microsoft Names Principal Architect Of Bing Mobile

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A man who fostered a great reputation in the geospatial community by founding OpenStreetMap, "a free editable map of the whole world," has started working for Microsoft.  The company announced today that Steve Coast will assume the impressive title "Principal Architect of Bing Mobile." We should note right here: this development doesn’t mean Coast is turning his back on OpenStreetMap …

Google Unveils New Tool For Faster Web

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Somewhere within Google, there’s an organization known as the "Make the Web Faster" initiative, and today, a representative presented the world with a gift.  Something new named mod_pagespeed is supposed to make streamlining a site a quick, easy process. A Google representative explained in an email to WebProNews, "We just launched a new open-source Apache module called mod_pagespeed that any …