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What's behind NoSQL maker FoundationDB's disappearing act?

NoSQL database creator ceases offering downloads and removes its GitHub repositories after reportedly being bought by Apple

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LibreOffice's next big version is in the cloud

A key LibreOffice developer is preparing to turn the productivity site into a competitor for Google Apps and Microsoft Office Online

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Upgrade now: Older OpenSSL versions vulnerable to FREAK attack

The OpenSSL project shared the high-severity vulnerability privately in advance as part of a post-Heartbleed strategy for security disclosures

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Microsoft open-sources .Net build system

The platform is now available on GitHub, and Microsoft intends to bring it to Linux and Mac OS X

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

The FeedHenry acquisition last year now gives Red Hat an integrated mobile platform

OpenSSL mystery patches due for release Thursday

No details of the vulnerabilities are available yet, but one flaw is rated of 'high' severity

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What Google Code's end means for Bitbucket, CodePlex, and SourceForge

With most of its projects migrating away to GitHub, Google Code is shutting down; how will other competitors fare?

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Algorithmia aims to be the open source app store for algorithms and APIs

Startup offers programmers a place to host algorithms -- open source or proprietary -- that can be made available through APIs and monetized

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Email security hits the gold standard -- but not via Google or Yahoo

German e-government service gets OpenPGP-based plug-ins, but their impact is unlikely to be widespread

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Facebook nets billions in savings from Open Compute Project

Facebook reaps benefits and dollars in optimizations to data center, software, and network

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Hadoop is booming -- its vendors, not so much

Hortonworks had a better quarter than generally acknowledged, but can the open source company sustain itself over the long haul?

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VMware heads to court over GPL violations

The Software Freedom Conservancy alleges VMware is using GPL-licensed code in its proprietary products. VMware disagrees. It's time for a judge to decide

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Open source jobs: It's a seller's market

This week's survey from the Linux Foundation confirms that open source skills are in high demand

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Red Hat's Atomic Host promises safer, sleeker Docker

RHEL Atomic Host boasts of better controls and security over containers, promotes Docker as a building block for hybrid clouds

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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