With all the open source stories from the week, HP and Google seemed to be the ones that got the most attention. HP open sourced the code for the Android kernel that was accidentally shipped with a number of its TouchPad tablets last year. In other Android news, Google previewed the integrations of its new Chrome web browser with its Android 4.0 mobile operating systems. Here are highlights from these stories and more:
- John Biggs covered Google’s Chrome browser upgrade on Android devices in his New York Times article, “Chrome Finally Comes to Android.”
- The Next Web published Matt Brian’s article on HP’s release of the TouchPad Android kernel source code: “HP releases Android TouchPad kernel, CyanogenMod to see improved features.”
- Paula Rooney wrote, “Super-communities debuting for open source vertical supply chains,” on ZDNet based on Andrew Aitken’s OSDelivers blog!
- “Microsoft opens C++ extension for other compilers” was covered by Joab Jackson on NetworkWorld.
- After his keynote at FOSDEM, Simon Phipps elaborated on the Open Source Initiative’s “revamp” in his ComputerWorldUK blog, “A New OSI.”
- Andrew Back shared with The H, “Five open source hardware projects that could change the world.”
- The H also reported on NH legislation that supports the state’s agencies use of OSS: “State of New Hampshire votes for open source”
- On opensource.com, Cheryl McKinnon wrote, “Open innovation is good for business,” about Dr. Andrew McAfee’s research paper on open innovation practices within organizations.
- “A New York City Transparency Project Will Open-Source a Look Inside the City’s Checkbook” was written by Nick Judd on Tech President about the NYC Comptroller’s plan to open source the code from their updated Checkbook NYC website.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cynthia Harvey shared “50 Open Source Tools That Could Help You Find (or Keep) a Valentine.” If you don’t have any Valentines plans for Feb 14th, fall in love with open source at 11:00am EST with Claus von Riegen and Andrew Aitken 😉