Open source is part of a larger, broader technology community. This week the tech community lost one of its most influential visionaries, Steve Jobs. Since the news broke on Wednesday night, an outpouring of grief has flooded the web and media channels. Mashable reported that within five hours of Apple’s announcement, 1.4 million tweets had been sent with his name. Right now, the world is iSad, and CNN has been providing around the clock updates to their blog, “World mourns, pays tribute to Steve Jobs”; The loss of Steve Jobs will continue to be felt throughout the technology community, but we can only hope that a new generation of innovators will rise to the occasion and keep changing the world.
And now, your weekly recap of open source news:
- SiliconANGLE reported on Red Hat’s big data strategy with the acquisition of Gluster in this article by Maria Deutscher, “Red Hat Acquires Open-Source Storage Firm Gluster.”
- Dana Blankenhorn gives his perspective on the implications of Gluster’s acquisition by Red Hat in his blog, “The Big Story of October 4.”
- On Software Freedom Day, the government funded iSchool project pushed for greater use of open source software and was covered in Gamanews with the article, “iSchools bats for open-source in Software Freedom Day.”
- The Register published the article, “IBM open sources Blue Spruce to aid medical research” by Iain Thomson, on IBM’s decision to open source part of its Blue Spruce web collaboration suite.
- “Consumerisation-driven Open Source” was a blog on ComputerWorldUK by Accenture discussing the current IT trend of consumerisation and how it’s creating demand for open source innovations.
- Ryan Paul reported on Adobe and Nitobi’s joint plans to donate the open source mobile development applications framework project, PhoneGap, to the Apache Foundation with his Ars Technica article, “PhoneGap to become an Apache project as Adobe acquires Nitobi”.