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Little Suse wakes up, Linux shakes up

After years of playing second fiddle to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, can Suse Linux complete its post-Novell comeback?

Debian devs vote down anti-systemd measure, sponsor steps down

Project leader Ian Jackson resigns from technical committee after the measure to slow systemd adoption fails

Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs

Open-sourced Flow offers much-needed static type checking for the JavaScrtipt language

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MongoDB, Cassandra, and HBase -- the three NoSQL databases to watch

With so many NoSQL choices, how do you decide on one? Here’s a handy guide for narrowing your choice to three

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Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the open source project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

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Suse jumps into software-defined storage

As its steady post-Novell recovery continues, Suse moves into enterprise software-defined storage

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Microsoft: 'Nobody loves developers more than us'

Sharing? At Microsoft? It's more likely than you think, according to Microsoft Developer Evangelist Matt Thompson

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Twitter emoji: 5 lessons for effective open source

An emoji library may seem an unlikely source of best practices for open source. But Twitter's careful work provides an excellent guide

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CouchDB 2.0 counters MongoDB with improved scaling

The new version of the CouchDB NoSQL database adds open-sourced contributions from Cloudant, including clustering

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4 ways Docker is remaking Linux

Red Hat, Ubuntu, Suse, and CoreOS are following different paths for adopting Docker and its virtualization technology

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Microsoft upgrades its F# functional language

Preview of F# 4.0 features runtime, compiler, and language enhancements

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Microsoft must finish the job of opening .Net

Microsoft's open developer strategy is amazing and welcome news. But the company must still bite the bullet and make peace with open source

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Microsoft open-sources server-side .Net, launches Visual Studio 2015 preview

In a dramatic shift, Microsoft takes a big step into open source, with the aim of spreading Microsoft development across iOS, Android, OS X, and Linux

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RHEL takes up Docker management with Atomic Host

RHEL 7 Atomic Host provides management for both legacy Red Hat infrastructure and new container-based applications

Why all software needs a license

All software developers should add a copyright license. Why? Because open source licensing is all about granting permission in advance

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Facebook snubs Apache, Nginx for homegrown Proxygen framework

Facebook open-sources Proxygen, it custom-built HTTP stack written in C++, but those already on Apache or Nginx probably won't swap yet

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Joyent open-sources its core technology

Cloud pioneer Joyent throws down the gauntlet to the bloated world of OpenStack with fresh open source releases

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Fedora 21 rolls three versions of Linux into one OS

The beta release for the latest version of Red Hat's Fedora distribution splits the OS into cloud, server, and workstation versions

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