Monthly Archives: October 2012

OpenBBNews at Tumblr

I have started posting short Open Source news relevant to the BlackBerry Community at  My goal is to post very frequently there; I’ve been running the experiment through the last week and, so far, so good. Important and official … Continue reading

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OpenData Spaces – Best at BEST in Cloud

The Best in Cloud conference was last week in Mainz, Germany.  The conference is organized by IDG (publishers of ComputerWoche) with the goal of spreading the use of Cloud Computing through real case studies.  The event includes a number of awards … Continue reading

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RIM: reaping the benefits of open source

Nice piece by Mary Branscome on Open Source at RIM. Thanks, Mary, its always a pleasure to talk with you – we always appreciate how accurate is your reporting.

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New Qt and BPS-based Samples on the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform

Mark Sohm has contributed six new Native samples showing how to perform common actions with the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform.  All samples are in the Cascades-Community-Samples repository; two of them use BlackBerry Platform Services (BPS) and four use Qt. A … Continue reading

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New Repository: Presentations

We now have a repository to hold samples used during events like Conferences, Workshops and Unconferences. The Presentations repository is organized as a collection of directories, one per event, and then, within each directory, a collection of subdirectories, one per session. … Continue reading

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GamePlay 3D v 1.5 Now Available

Sean Taylor ( ) announced a new release of gameplay, an open-source (ASL2), cross-platform 3D engine designed for indie game developers. The latest release is v1.5; the new features included support for Linux, vehicle physics, gamepad (XBox 360, PS3, Bluetooth HID controllers), … Continue reading

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OAuth for WebWorks and for Qt

The IETF describes the OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework in RFC 6749 as follows: (The framework) … enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between … Continue reading

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