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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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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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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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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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Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Revolution Analytics provides services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics

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The new struggles facing open source

The religious wars have faded, as new conflicts around control, code ‘sharecropping,’ ‘fauxpen source,’ and n00b-sniping arise

This tool can alert you about evil twin access points in the area

EvilAP_Defender can even attack rogue Wi-Fi access points for you, the developer says

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Open source is better off without FoundationDB

When FoundationDB mysteriously folded, some people thought it was an indictment of open source. On the contrary, the episode shows why open source is needed

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How not to market OpenStack: A lesson from Nebula's failure

The demise of Nebula indicates that delivering OpenStack via a hardware appliance was bound to fail in the long run

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Windows goes open source? Microsoft plays coy

A Microsoft official says it’s a possibility, as far-fetched as that might seem now

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Will open source save the Internet of things?

Middleware standards based on open source could be the glue that pulls IoT solutions together

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4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service

Trying to prevail where three proprietary companies failed, the LibreOffice project has announced an online version. Here's what it needs to succeed

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

ComponentKit framework, now offered for general use, reduces the complexity of writing code

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The state of open source security

Recent high-profile vulnerabilities have put the lie to the 'many eyes' theory -- but also driven real progress in securing the open source ecosystem

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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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