In another trip down the rabbit hole to where things are odd indeed,
SpikeSource, Kim Polese's open source stack operation, is going to certify
all of its SpikeIgnited open source applications on Windows.
In concert with Microsoft, it says.
SpikeIgnited includes BI, ECM, collaboration, e-mail, CRM and web content
management software, the kind of stuff that Microsoft supplies.
The announcement quotes Microsoft's general manager of platform strategy Bill
Hilf as conceding that "a significant number of enterprise customers with
open source applications run those applications on Windows server" so it's
trying to be cooperative and win interoperability points.
SpikeSource, which isn't believed to be doing all that well, says it recently
shipped an unidentified Windows-certified SpikeIgnited product to NEC for
customers who have been asking for dual-certified Linux/Windows a... (more)
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago, WBEQ 90.7 FM Morris, and WBEW
89.5 FM Chesterton) is a community-supported, non-commercial public service
broadcasting institution for 7.7 million people throughout Chicago and
surrounding regions. Chicago Public Radio produces, acquires, and distributes
engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining programs of depth, breadth, diversity,
and substance. The organization prides itself on helping listeners learn
about issues and ideas that affect the community, the nation, and the world.
The institution has more than 120 employees across multiple offices in
In planning the Vocalo Web site, Chicago Public Radio was breaking new
ground. The Web site would not just promote its companion radio station, but
provide an avenue through which a diverse audience could be reached,
intrigued, and attracted to the radio station... (more)
"It is very important to me that Acquia has a marketing leader who
understands the importance of growing and sustaining a community and who is
passionate about the principles of open source software," said Acquia
co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert as Jeff Whatcott joined the company as vice
president of marketing, responsible for all marketing activity. Whatcott
recently arrived from Adobe, where he led marketing for LiveCycle and Flex.
A longtime advocate of community, open standards, and open source
development, Whatcott has nearly a decade of experience in successfully
leading technical evangelism, standards relations, developer marketing, and
product management organizations at Adobe, Macromedia, and Allaire
“I’m delighted to be part of a company and a community at the
intersection of so many pivotal trends for the web and for software in
general,” ... (more)
Photon Infotech announced the opening of the Photon Drupal Training Center, a
new facility that will leverage and expand Photon’s experience and
expertise with Drupal, an open-source PHP-driven Content Management System.
With a goal of certifying 200 new Drupal experts a year, Photon will have the
industry’s largest and best trained army of Drupal consultants in the
A strong advocate and contributor to the Open Source movement, Photon has
been involved with Drupal from its start and recently finished its 40th
project based on Drupal. Photon has also implemented one of the world’s
largest Drupal websites, demonstrating Drupal’s enterprise scalability.
Based in Photon’s new Estancia offices in India, the center provides a
comprehensive training environment to teach new Photon consultants how to
develop cutting edge applications.
In a January Forrester Researc... (more)
Optaros, providers of custom online applications for clients through the
Assembled Web, announces the development of a tailor-made open source CMS
solution for InfoWorld, IDG Communications subsidiary and online media outlet
for IT decision makers.
Seeking improved control over site content, better targeting opportunities
and with a goal to increase site traffic two-fold by year-end, InfoWorld
hired Optaros to integrate a Drupal open source CMS. The Optaros team created
a custom Drupal solution based on InfoWorld's specific needs.
"We are already seeing positive results from Optaros' work. The first day of
the relaunch saw our highest level of traffic since our current analytics
were installed over two years ago," says Martha Connors, vice president and
group general manager for InfoWorld, Computerworld and CXO Online at IDG. "We
anticipate that our ability to bett... (more)
Drupal on Ulitzer
Orchestra is excited at the possibility of having DrupalCon 2010 in San
If you think it would be a good idea to have DrupalCon here on the
West Coast, sign up for the site updates and check out the proposal.
Leave the team feedback and let them know your thoughts on the City by the
To check out the proposal, go here: DrupalConSF 2010
If you'd like to attend or have suggestions for Orchestra's involvement
at DrupalConSF, leave us a comment below.
Full Disclosure: I lived in San Francisco in college and really love the
Drupal on Ulitzer
Marking its first appearance in San Francisco, Calif., DrupalCon 2010 will
take place April 19-21, 2010 at the Moscone Center. DrupalCon is the premier
conference for Drupal, the award-winning open source content management
framework that is galvanizing social publishing and web development today.
Session proposals will be accepted through February 15.
The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over 2 million times
since its inception, and project growth has doubled annually for several
years. Drupal is used to deliver a wide variety of application types
including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital
media portals, and web content publishing and management.
The hot topic at DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 will be Drupal 7, the latest,
greatest, feature packed and easiest to use version of Drupal. Dries
1.4 is a big number. The recent opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Version 1.4
release marks a milestone of our effort to build free, openly available
enterprise software. This journey began over six years ago with the goal of
building full featured business software that could work for a variety of
companies in many different industries.
And now, I’m pleased to say, we’ve done it. Take a look at what
opentaps can do for you today, and I think you’ll agree that, broadly
speaking, we have a very extensive feature set. Take a look at the
community around opentaps, and you’ll see that we’ve been validated by
companies large and small around the world.
So what next?
These are my goals for the next leg of our journey:
Easier — I want opentaps to be easier to use, easier to set up and
configure, and easier to customize and build on top of. More advanced — I
believe that ... (more)
In the first article in this series we covered WordPress, Joomla, Drupal,
Magento, and b2evolution, five leading Content Management Systems.
In this article we talk about the next five: Xoops, Seotoaster, e107,
Concrete5, and Typo3.
Xoops (eXtensible Object Orientated Portal System) is an open source and
ideal tool to develop small to large dynamic community web sites, corporate
portals, web logs and much more. It is a dynamic object oriented portal
script that is written in PHP and it supports MySQL. Easy to use, Xoops is
an ideal tool to create data-driven community sites of all sizes. It is used
for blogs, corporate intranet sites and content-rich information portals.
Advantages of Xoops:
Small learning curve Easy installation Addition of features to your website
can be done easily through additional modules and themes It has worldwide
support available ... (more)
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
U.S. Cyber Command recently conducted a tactical-level exercise called Cyber
Guard where it collaborated with subject matter experts from the National
Security Agency, the National Guard, the Department of Homeland Security and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More here. The Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency demonstrated silicone-molded robots capable of
camouflaging themselves funded by their Maximum Mobility and Manipulation
program. More here. Chief Software Architect for data.gov Chris Musialek
announced that the platform would add machine-readable tags to the
metadata readable by major search engines. More here. The Department of
Commerce is preparing to move to cloud email and collaboration infrastructure
starting with the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
More ... (more)
Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 requires two oboes. Instrumenting Symfony only
required one liboboe!
Here at AppNeta we’re still recovering from an immensely
productive DrupalCon Portland 2013. Our partnership with Acquia and our
continuing support for the contrib TraceView Drupal module made sponsoring
the event a natural decision. We’re glad we made the long flight out West,
as there was a lot of interest in TraceView. In fact, on the plane ride back
to Boston I brought back not only three Voodoo Dozens but a stack of business
cards two inches high. (I’ll leave it to you to guess which one ran out
But for as much fun as I had exploring Portland’s unique culture, my
favorite part of the con took place well before it. I spent a lot of time
coding up improvements for TraceView’s Drupal support based on customer
feedback. My personal goal was to submit enough patche... (more)