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Atlassian offers high-volume, Git-based code management

The Stash Data Center can support thousands of developers all submitting their code changes at once


Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

The open sourced software, called gRPC, is an updated standard for transmitting Web pages and apps over the Internet

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Review: LibreOffice 4.4 raises the bar

The latest release of the open source productivity suite is leaner, smarter, and more compatible with Microsoft Office docs

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Node.js fork JXcore goes open source, aims for mobile developers

The JXcore variant of Node.js bristles with intriguing features and aims to move Node into the mobile world

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Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

Node.js needs the stability of a foundation to shepherd it. But is the one Joyent and others propose the right answer?

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Open source Graylog puts Splunk on notice

The real battle between the big data suites will be waged in ecosystem development, not platform specs

Torvalds: 'People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly'

Volunteer contributions to Linux reached their lowest recorded levels, report says

Pivotal goes all-in with open source in Big Data Suite

Enterprises demand it because they're taking a more active role in software development, Pivotal says

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Best open source monitoring tools

We found all four products to be capable network monitoring tools that performed well in our basic tasks such as checking for host availability and measuring bandwidth usage. Beyond the basics, there were quite a few differences in...

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What happens to open source vendors when they get mature

Red Hat has long been the only significant publicly traded open source vendor, and after MySQL's acquisition not much happened in terms of open source exits for several years. Pentaho’s pending acquisition, Hortonworks’ recent IPO,...

To avert another Heartbleed, open source group narrows list of projects in need of support

The Core Infrastructure Initiative will have its list of open-source projects ready within a few months

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Is Pivotal's Cloud Foundry open enough?

A year ago, Pivotal announced its intent to set up a foundation for the open source Cloud Foundry project, but issues lurk in the bylaws and ownership of the name

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Microsoft .Net's execution engine goes open source

Microsoft opens up wider with the release of CoreCLR, the execution engine in .Net Core

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Paid development pays off for LibreOffice for Android

The Document Foundation's gamble delivers rewards with live demos at FOSDEM that show off the latest features in LibreOffice for Android

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VMware's OpenStack plants itself firmly in vSphere

VMware jumps on the OpenStack bandwagon with a brand new distro designed to be managed with VMware tools

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LibreOffice 4.4 tidies up, inside and out

The open source productivity suite sheds bugs and streamlines its UI in its latest update

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Can Microsoft make R easy?

Microsoft and R are poised to enter a mutually beneficial relationship: Microsoft needs R's data science chops, while R needs Microsoft’s ease of use

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Docker grows up -- and has the reorg to show for it

Faced with an exploding contributor base and widening real-world usage, Docker is restructuring to stave off growing pains and external criticism

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New Aurelia framework wants in on JavaScript riches

In its debut, the Aurelia modular framework enables customization and accommodates the latest ECMAScript technologies

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