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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

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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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Oracle user groups testify to company's change for the better

Two Oracle user support groups offer insight into Oracle's evolving attitudes on customer feedback, licensing, and open source

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StackEngine forges a new breed of Docker tools for ops teams

StackEngine courts ops teams that feel left out by dev-leaning Docker automation and management options

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Shellshock proves open source's 'many eyes' can't see straight

With so many people looking at open source code, security flaws should be stopped dead -- but it doesn't work that way

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Twitter's Hadoop project gets Apache's blessing

Twitter's open source, real-time computation framework picks up the Apache Foundation's full backing and support

Best of Open Source Software Awards (Bossies)

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Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Discover the best: 130 open source projects in six categories, chosen by InfoWorld editors and contributors

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