Open Data in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Did you Finns realize that there's a vibrant open data ecosystem growing in Helsinki? The global Open Data Day on 21st February also had a local manifestation: Open Data Day Helsinki Hackathon. Whether you're deep in the bowels of an enterprise or busily hacking your next social media startup, it's easy to miss the public […]

March 10, 2015 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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Microsoft, Joomla, Hadoop – why are they even together?

Some might say hell has definitely frozen over. Microsoft has signed the Joomla contributor agreement, making them developers of one of the most popular open source CMS products. Oh, and it’s their most relevant GPLv2 contribution so far, too. Check out the post on the Joomla Leadership blog. It’s a fairly levelheaded and balanced discussion […]

May 4, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 8 Comments
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OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office: A serious threat for the empire?

The blog world is abuzz on a Microsoft job posting. The US subsidiary looking for a “Linux and Open Office Compete Lead” – and a team of 13 people – seems to signal a meaty victory for the OS crowd, as it implies Microsoft is taking OpenOffice seriously. Or does it? As I pointed out […]

January 5, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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