Openstack gaining traction in Australia

AustraliaDelimiter — A survey of attendees at the country’s first OpenStack conference held in Sydney last month has indicated that OpenStack is likely to experience growth in the Australian market over the next 18 months. The survey polled attendees about their OpenStack experience and adoption, approximately 65% of whom had already adopted OpenStack.

Openstack gaining traction in Australia

Why open source is the ‘new normal’ for big data

APACNetworks Asia — it’s no secret that Hadoop and Apache Spark are the hottest technologies in big data, but what’s less often remarked upon is that they’re both open-source. Mike Tuchen, a former Microsoft executive who is now CEO of big-data vendor Talend, thinks that’s no coincidence. “We’re seeing a changing of the guard,” he said. “We expect the entire next-generation data platform will be open source.”

Why Southeast Asia Should Embrace the Open Source Movement

APACe27 — The web is built on the idea of participation, collaboration and exchange. Thomas Gorissen explains why the ASEAN community should adapt these values. This article was originally published on theE27 site. In the last five years, Southeast Asia has grown to become a big consumer of modern web technologies to create digital products and services. More and more tech companies from the United States are opening offices here, and many with the goal of building engineering and development offices for their regional needs.

OpenStack claims Project Navigator will lead adopters through development hell

JapanBusiness Cloud News — The OpenStack Foundation’s chief operating office Mark Collier has lifted the lid on Project Navigator, a scheme to help users see their way through the myriad of component projects, different levels of software maturity and documentation involved in taking part in the project.

Rackspace Debuts Containers as a Service on OpenStack

JapaneWeek — TOKYO—Docker containers and the OpenStack cloud are getting a little closer today, thanks to the new Carina Containers as a Service announced by Rackspace. Rackspace announced the new Carina service at the OpenStack Summit here, detailing how the service can rapidly enable users to build and deploy Docker containers in the cloud.In a video interview with eWEEK, Adrian Otto, distinguished engineer at Rackspace, and Scott Crenshaw, senior vice president, strategy and product, at Rackspace, detail what Containers as a Service is all about and how it works.

Alibaba Shows Open Source Support by Joining The Linux Foundation and Xen Advisory Board

ChinaThe Wire — Online retailer and cloud computing provider Alibaba has joined the Linux Foundation as a silver member, and its cloud computing subsidiary, Aliyun, is a new Advisory Board member of the open-source Xen hypervisor, which is hosted at the Linux Foundation. Xen is used by some of the largest clouds in production today. Aliyun joins other Advisory Board members, including Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Verizon.

Open Source Rising As Cloud Computing, Analytics Take Off – Wipro Study

IndiaRTN Asia — Open source software has become a critical driver for innovation at leading companies and public-sector organizations around the world, according to a new research report produced by Oxford Economics in partnership with Wipro Limited. The report, The Open Source Era, also shows that open source software is essential to the use of other cutting-edge technologies and that open source methodologies have spread far beyond software development.

Why MTS India is adopting open source softwares

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications (RCom) and Sistema Shyam Teleservices, also known as MTS India, are increasingly adopting open source software as it helps them significantly cut costs. The two telcos say using open source software allows them flexible options for their networks to meet demands for new services besides freeing them from high licensing costs related to proprietary software.

GitHub enters Japan, its number 2 market, to spread open-source love around Asia

JapanGitHub, the world’s largest code repository, is big in Japan. At a press conference in Tokyo today, co-founder and CEO Chris Wanstrath (pictured above left) announced the opening of the company’s first overseas office in the Japanese capital. He also confirmed that Japan is GitHub’s biggest market outside of the US. “We’re excited to be here because the Japanese open-source community has always been very vibrant and Japan has always been one of the top 10 countries with the most participation on GitHub,” he told the assembled members of the press.

Controversial free software pioneer makes his case at a Yangon seminar

MyanmarWith a background in computer programming, he has become a leading advocate for free software, the concept that software should be open to use, modification and distribution by anyone. Mr Stallman visited Yangon last week, bringing his often controversial message to local audiences. Along with other wordplay, puns received particular preference in his talk on free software and much more at downtown Yangon innovation lab, Phandeeyar, and helped demonstrate his distaste for proprietary software such as Microsoft Windows. At the April 2 event, he called Apple’s app store the “Crap” store, and renamed Amazon’s Kindle reader the “Swindle”.

India backs open source software for e-governance projects

IndiaIndia has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements. A policy document released by the federal government over the weekend makes it mandatory for all new e-governance projects and upgrades of existing legacy systems by federal agencies and participating states to first consider free and open source software (OSS) alternatives.

India makes open source mandatory for all central agencies

IndiaAll Indian e-government systems implemented by central government agencies have to use open source software, unless suppliers and agencies can justify any exception, according to a policy just released. Agencies will adopt open source software “as a preferred option in comparison to closed source software”, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said in the document.