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Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March

2015 Open Source Rookies of the Year

The top 10 rookie open source projects

Black Duck presents its Open Source Rookies of the Year -- the 10 most exciting, active new projects germinated by the global open source community

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CoreOS Rocket hits second stage, still aimed at Docker

With the release of Rocket 0.2.0, CoreOS hints that its developers are trying to learn from Docker's legacy

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Celebrating the top software and hardware of the year

The 2015 Technology of the Year Awards is an embarrassment of riches, with more inventive new products and technologies than we've ever seen arrive in a single year

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Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners showcase the best tools and technologies for developers, IT professionals, and businesses

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16 classic apps whose source code is now open

As these examples of well-known applications show, the source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever

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Microsoft debuts TypeScript 1.4

The latest version of Microsoft's JavaScript alternative includes support for ECMAscript 6

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LibreOffice for Android takes first small steps

The first incarnation of LibreOffice for Android is little more than a document reader, but the plan all along was to start small and build up

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Review: IBM Bluemix bulks up Cloud Foundry

IBM's full-featured PaaS wows with Watson and an amazing array of services, but many are not yet ready for prime time

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7 questions to ask any open source project

Do you truly have permission granted in advance to benefit from and innovate upon an open source project? These questions will help you find out

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In open source, no one cares if you're a dog

Some want Linus Torvalds to be nicer. They may be missing the point

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Third time's the charm? Canonical tries Ubuntu for IoT

Canonical's slimmed-down version of Ubuntu for IoT development tackles the 'immortality' problem

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Facebook open-sources its machine learning magic

The company has open-sourced tools used with the Torch framework as part of its effort to become a leading force in AI

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9 Linux distros to watch in 2015

These distros will be the most entertaining ones to keep up with for the year

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Docker or Rocket for containers? Why not both?

While Docker and CoreOS have been fighting to own the container market, the two offer different approaches that complement as much as they compete

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Confessions of an open source purist

When picking a PC, we face a three-way choice: High maintenance, out-of-the-box utility, and software freedom. Choose any two

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You should be running a pfSense firewall

Fast and feature-rich pfSense may be the best firewall bar none -- and it's free and open source

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Geeks give back: Be an open source tester

Open source developers are hard-working people who don't need to hear misdirected complaints. Want an open source project to be the best it can be? Volunteer your time and become a tester

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