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Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python


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Enterprises still miss the real point of open source

Enterprises continue to fumble open source, largely because they misunderstand its value

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No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

OSv, a from-scratch OS for running applications at scale and with high performance, blazes a trail to the cloud that doesn't use Linux or Docker-style containers

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Mesos adds Kubernetes, containers to data center management system

Mesosphere's DCOS, for managing Linux systems and applications at scale, takes on container-management duties, thanks to Google's Kubernetes

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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What if Microsoft really did open-source Windows?

When Microsoft said it wouldn't rule out putting Windows in the open source domain, people scoffed -- but it could be a shrewd business move for the cloud era

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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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