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Salesforce Aura ventures into open source -- to a point

Salesforce's Aura framework for designing business apps is open source, but you'll have to pay for its drag-and-drop design tools

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Eclipse seeks donations for open source development

Funding for development work on the Eclipse IDE and other projects will come from individuals and corporate users

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Facebook open-sources Hack code generator

Hack Codegen creates code for Facebook's PHP spinoff

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Intel seeks to boost its OpenStack cred with Mirantis move

Intel's financial backing for Mirantis will aid OpenStack -- and help Intel find future customers for its hardware-based virtualization tech

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First Docker, now Mesos: Windows broadens its support in containers

Microsoft teams with Mesosphere, making Windows servers easier to manage and broadening Azure's appeal

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Red Hat should double down on containers

As Red Hat homes in on VMware, investing development resources in Kubernetes, Project Atomic, and other container-related efforts will pay off far more than propping up OpenStack

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Review: Best open source reporting tools

Pentaho edges JasperReports and Eclipse BIRT is test of open source options for creating reports

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Docker Toolbox unites Compose, Boot2Docker, Kitematic

With Toolbox, Docker pulls together a collection of apps for working with containers on the desktop, long a pain point with users

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How the cloud will devour open source

As legacy IT vendors turn to software as a service, the open source business model seems doomed

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Parse opens up SDKs to Apple, Android developers

The Facebook-owned cloud platform for mobile apps will first offer kits for Apple and Android, with JavaScript, PHP, and others to follow

Google spotlights, open-sources experimental Android apps

The company wants developers to submit their apps for Android devices, including smartwatches

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IBM promotes Spark, Docker, Node, and Go goodies

A spate of projects from IBM's DeveloperWorks Open portal covers everything from improving Spark performance to Docker network management

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What GitHub will do with its $250 million series B

The leading cloud-based code repository and version control system forges ahead on its global mission with a new infusion of capital

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Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

The opt-in deal lets Release channel users tell developers whether a new feature is worthy

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Nginx to hop on HTTP/2 train

Open source Web server's backing for newest version of the fundamental Web protocol will improve Web performance, official says

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How to ruin an open source project: Let us count the ways

GitHub official Brandon Keepers provides warnings about bad practices that can kill projects

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4 reasons why Google joined OpenStack

What will Google gain by becoming a member of the OpenStack Foundation? What's in it for OpenStack? Here are four likely possibilities

Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center

Red Hat is looking to expand its open source products across the infrastructure hardware stack.

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