Submitted by Tom Pickering on Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:38
The end of last month saw the first stable release of CoreOS; a contemporary Linux operating system geared towards efficient distributed computation. The design focuses on high availability and responsiveness of machine clusters in order to deliver a high-performance interface to an optimised cloud system. It achieves this through a highly compartmentalised architecture whose modular nature allows processes within the cluster to be dealt out to nodes based on their immediate availability. This paradigm maximises reliability in the eventuality that a node fails, in that the downed node's workload can be offloaded to the rest of the cloud. In this way, CoreOS streamlines operations in a robust and maintainable manner.
Submitted by Irenie White on Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:34
During a recent STEMNET event, 'career speed-dating' at my former stomping ground, Rugby High School for Girls, I was crushed by the lack of enthusiasm for IT. It's a grammar school boasting a strong emphasis on scientific disciplines, yet despite acknowledging that technology is relevant to today's world, the girls just don't associate that with the drudgery of their IT lessons. Whether this is a reflection of the curriculum, the way courses are structured, lack of connection to real-world scenarios, misconceptions about the IT industry - or a combination of all of these... the girls aren't interested.
Submitted by Phillip Warwick on Wed, 18/06/2014 - 11:09
Odoo: The Future of Business Management Systems
Odoo started its days as TinyERP, a system built on the same ideals as the subsequently named OpenERP and Odoo. An ideal of Open Source software providing business system solutions in a flexible and maintainable way. Its strength is drawn from the clear direction that Odoo as a company leads the project and over 20,000 community contributors. By the nature of Open Source Odoo is completely customisable, allowing the system to meet your needs, rather than you changing to meet the system's workflows.
Submitted by Irenie White on Mon, 09/06/2014 - 16:49
Original blog post by Evgeni Golov appeared on www.credativ.de on 26 May 2014
The Debian LTS project has been progressing quickly. The Debian archive is already taking uploads for the new suite and there are mailing lists for announcements and communications. Regular support for Debian Squeeze ended on 31 May and the Squeeze LTS archive has already seen a couple of important uploads.
Submitted by Phillip Warwick on Tue, 03/06/2014 - 14:33
Tomorrow (4th June), I shall be attending what will now be the first Odoo Open Day, in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.
Odoo (formally OpenERP) is one of the main projects credativ are involved in the UK, implementing, hosting, and supporting numerous instances to meet the varying business needs of our clients.
The event is the first under the new name, Odoo, and is just one month before the scheduled release of version 8. As such, I shall be investigating what the future holds for the swiftly expanding project, and what the re-branding means for customers, partners, and its place in the ever advancing adoption of Open Source software.
To those attending, I hope to see you there! To those not able to attend, watch this space for my follow up.
Submitted by Damian Lukowski on Wed, 06/02/2013 - 12:30
Mail administrators which use spamassassin and its Bayesian filter need to train the classifier on a regular basis. Spamassassin's sa-learn utility needs to process full RFC-822 emails including mail headers and the the mail body. The following howto describes a method of how full emails can be extracted from the mailsystem Zarafa.
Submitted by Irenie White on Tue, 08/01/2013 - 12:30
In the "Case Study" category we present recent customer projects. This case study focuses on one of our most prolific public sector projects to date, the administration of the Bavarian Capital, the City of Munich. credativ GmbH have been providing support for the LiMux-Project of Munich's city council since 2008, during which time some 15,000 workstations have been migrated to Linux. After years of planning and a long start phase, the migration recently made real headway.
Submitted by Irenie White on Fri, 28/09/2012 - 10:10
credativ UK once again celebrated Software Freedom Day this month. Although it was one of just 4 registered events taking place in the UK, Software Freedom Day is a global event. A lot of time and preparation went in to making sure it was as successful as last year, and it paid off. Around a hundred visitors passed through the doors, drawn by various press releases, letters to local councillors and schools, and online marketing efforts from the sponsors, who included the local Rugby LUG (Linux User Group), social enterprise Cultivating Communities, and OpusVL, among other open source service providers in the area.. This year, organizers wanted to particularly attract teachers and representatives from local schools, as well as volunteers who might be interested in signing up to host or help with a CodeClub.
Submitted by Irenie White on Tue, 24/04/2012 - 13:27
The UK government is currently consulting on the use of Open Standards and Open Source as an alternative for proprietary software. The proposed policy is being attacked by the large corporations who dominate the market of UK public sector IT and want to ensure government policy does not undermine their market share. Respond to the Consultation As part of the open source community we have a responsibility to respond to this Consultation - not just passively dis/agree with it. The closing date for submitting responses is fast approaching and coincides with election date next week, 3 May. It is the number of responses, rather than the amount written which will have the most impact - i.e. even if you can't answer every question, it's important just to respond explaining why you want Royalty Free Open Standards.
Submitted by Irenie White on Wed, 11/04/2012 - 12:40
credativ is one of the partners carrying out the 2012 Future of Open Source Survey The goal is to reach 1,000 respondents, so if you're passionate about Open Source, please fill it in. Your help is extremely important to the success of this year's survey. The following blog post was originally published by SandHill.com and details the findings of last year's survey. It's exciting to see the evolution of Open Source evident in findings in our Future of Open Source survey over the past five years. Open Source has now moved beyond the tipping point it reached last year in the private sector and now is mainstream in businesses of all sizes and even in mission-critical applications.