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The rise and rise of open source

The annual Future of Open Source survey confirms what we all suspected: Open source has won

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Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router

The slimmer, cheaper sibling of the Linksys 1900AC doesn’t miss a trick, and open source firmware is available right out of the box

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Open source threatens to eat the database market

The database market has largely been impervious to open source pricing pressure. That may be about to change

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Mitchell Hashimoto follows up Vagrant with Vault key encryption

Vault not only stores encryption keys and credentials, but generates them automatically for use in services and APIs

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Nginx anchors API management for microservices

Kong open source management layer uses Nginx to ease the pain of creating common management functions for microservices APIs

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OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking

Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

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Enterprises still miss the real point of open source

Enterprises continue to fumble open source, largely because they misunderstand its value

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No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

OSv, a from-scratch OS for running applications at scale and with high performance, blazes a trail to the cloud that doesn't use Linux or Docker-style containers

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Mesos adds Kubernetes, containers to data center management system

Mesosphere's DCOS, for managing Linux systems and applications at scale, takes on container-management duties, thanks to Google's Kubernetes

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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What if Microsoft really did open-source Windows?

When Microsoft said it wouldn't rule out putting Windows in the open source domain, people scoffed -- but it could be a shrewd business move for the cloud era

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Review: Storm’s real-time processing comes at a price

The open source stream processing solution is proven reliable at scale, but difficult to learn and use

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Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

Most Linux kernel code isn't developed by who you might think. Here's a closer look at why this matters

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Hello Geode: Pivotal GemFire is now open source

Pivotal's GemFire database for Hadoop is becoming the Apache-incubated Geode project

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Facebook gives in on patent grant

After widespread criticism of the extremity of the termination language in its patent grant, Facebook has given in to the pressure and removed the worst excesses

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Client or grifter? The free work stops now

For far too long, a sneaky customer scams his way through the system to procure free work from unsuspecting developers

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Black Duck's mission: To seek out insecure open source code in the enterprise

Black Duck Hub integrates with other tools to audit enterprise use of open source code for known vulnerabilities

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