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Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Osquery watches for operating system state changes that might indicate a security issue

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Review: Connect your data better with Neo4j

Designed for linking relationships, the Neo4j graph database combines speed, ease, and extreme flexibility, though the query language may take some getting used to

Linux

Suse Linux Enterprise 12 goes light on Docker, heavy on reliability

Update to Suse's Linux distribution for enterprises emphasizes reliability and support over bleeding-edge tech

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Rollback feature will be handy when configuration changes don't go well

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Open source has won -- let the infighting begin!

The dynamics of software are changing, from hoarding licenses to growing communities. But that won’t make the market any less competitive

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Ubuntu Unicorn horns in on CoreOS territory

Ubuntu 14.10's emphasis on containers and orchestration sets it on a collision course with the Docker-powered CoreOS

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

Unix admins threaten to fork Debian if systemd makes it into the next version of the Linux distribution

The open source and free software graveyard of 2014

We've also included a couple of freeware offerings that are no more

Node.js

Joyent staves off talk of a Node.js fork

Joyent form advisory board to open up the process of evolving the popular server-side JavaScript platform

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How-to: Get started with MariaDB

An easy step-by-step guide to setting up a MariaDB database server and phpMyAdmin on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu

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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered

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The cruel crucible of open source development

The open source development community is not the vicious hellhole some describe, but what goes around often comes around

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Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers are looking toward major improvements for the next release

What's CoreOS? An existential threat to Linux vendors

By changing the meaning of a Linux distribution, CoreOS is making life difficult for Red Hat, Canonical, and the rest

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Facebook open-sources its Chef cookbooks

Facebook offers two homemade devops tools for systems management on GitHub and says more are on the way

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As patent trolls fade, a group formed to combat them thrives

The Open Invention Network grows dramatically despite a Supreme Court decision that dealt patent trolls a mortal blow

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ARM's Mbed falls short of true open source

Virtually all essential infrastructure is now really, actually open source. Did ARM not get the memo?

Ericsson releases WebRTC browser and framework as open source

The browser has been resurrected at least in part to make up for Apple's apparent disinterest in the technology

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