VCs who miss the point of open source shouldn't fund it

VCs who miss the point of open source shouldn't fund it

A fresh article on TechCrunch by a pair of prominent VCs exposes a worldview that refuses to recognize the real value of open source

02/11/16

First look: LibreOffice 5.1 ups speed, dumps annoyances

First look: LibreOffice 5.1 ups speed, dumps annoyances

The Document Foundation revs the desktop version of LibreOffice to add speed and a smattering of useful new features

02/11/16

Google takes aims at AWS Lambda with Cloud Functions

Google takes aims at AWS Lambda with Cloud Functions

Google is alpha testing a rival to Amazon's super-lightweight cloud app framework, although it only supports JavaScript for now

02/10/16

Big? GitHub Enterprise 2.5 thinks massive

Big? GitHub Enterprise 2.5 thinks massive

GitHub is focusing on enterprises with the biggest dev teams to ward off challenges from GitLab and Bitbucket

02/10/16

Report shows Docker, hybrid cloud usage on the rise

Report shows Docker, hybrid cloud usage on the rise

Survey reveals solid growth in hybrid cloud and Docker/devops tools, as well as a growing need for people with cloud expertise

02/09/16

Adwind evolves to offer cyber criminals one-stop shop for malware

Adwind evolves to offer cyber criminals one-stop shop for malware

Remote administration tool Adwind is back on the market, this time as JSocket, an online marketplace selling malware and a slew of other tools

02/09/16

IT job growth slows, but pay is up for specialists

IT job growth slows, but pay is up for specialists

According to Foote Partners, IT job growth in January 2016 was the worst in nearly a year and a half, but extra pay inched up at the end of 2015

02/09/16

Microsoft introduces four tools and services for Azure Stack

Microsoft introduces four tools and services for Azure Stack

The first versions of Web app deployment, data-access providers, and other add-ons are ready for developers to try out

02/09/16

Cyber criminals cash out using PowerShell, other legitimate tools

Cyber criminals cash out using PowerShell, other legitimate tools

Kaspersky Lab found three cyber crime gangs using customized malware and APT-style reconnaissance to get the stolen money into their pockets

02/08/16

Microsoft defends new Windows Server licensing

Microsoft defends new Windows Server licensing

Microsoft rebuts a law firm's analysis of the new licensing rules for Windows Server

02/08/16

Docker goes rootless -- and that's a good thing

Docker goes rootless -- and that's a good thing

Containers will no longer have to be run as root in Linux, thanks to a new feature in Docker 1.10

02/05/16

CoreOS launches Rocket 1.0 directly at Docker

CoreOS launches Rocket 1.0 directly at Docker

CoreOS's container runtime has better default security and full Docker compatibility

02/05/16

EU-US Privacy Shield offers flimsy protection

EU-US Privacy Shield offers flimsy protection

The data transfer agreement is neither a safe harbor nor an effective privacy shield. Instead the prospect of months -- or years -- of legal limbo remains

02/05/16

Dell BIOS verification extends security focus

Dell BIOS verification extends security focus

Dell is adding BIOS protection to its suite of security protections. One solution handles advanced authentication, encryption, and malware detection along with BIOS verification

02/05/16

IBM Bluemix adds graph analytics, DB management

IBM Bluemix adds graph analytics, DB management

Four new data-centric services, hosted on IBM's Bluemix PaaS, expand on IBM's ambitions to build machine learning services for business

02/04/16

Python gains the upper hand against Perl, PHP, and Ruby

Python gains the upper hand against Perl, PHP, and Ruby

Java retains the top spot in the monthly Tiobe index of language popularity, but its momentum is slowing

02/04/16

Security flaws not so critical if admin rights are taken away

Security flaws not so critical if admin rights are taken away

Privilege management can be a good workaround while waiting for IT to catch up on patch schedules

02/03/16

The battle for Node.js security has only begun

The battle for Node.js security has only begun

The Node Security Project identifies four primary security issues with Node.js

02/03/16

Latest Nginx updates address three security flaws

Latest Nginx updates address three security flaws

The vulnerabilities in the Web server platform affect systems using the 'resolver' directive

02/02/16

Ruby on Rails fixes multiple input validation vulnerabilities

Ruby on Rails fixes multiple input validation vulnerabilities

Ruby on Rails fixed six vulnerabilities in versions 3.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and Rails 5.0 beta and three in rails-html-sanitizer

02/02/16

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