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Google ventures into public key encryption

Google's Key Transparency project offers a model of a public lookup service for encryption keys

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Nim language draws from best of Python, Rust, Go, and Lisp

Nim compiles and runs fast, delivers tiny executables on several platforms, and borrows great ideas from numerous other languages

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Will open data survive Trump?

The US federal government collects vast quantities of data on hundreds of topics and makes it publicly available. Those efforts now face an existential threat

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Social network App.net to shut down, open-source its platform

The developer-centric alternative to Twitter and Facebook might give rise to something new—but it probably won't be a social network

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Yahoo adds Screwdriver to devops toolbelt

Yahoo's internal continuous delivery system makes its open source debut, joining a crowded field

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New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Still in the early stages, the Fission framework turns any Kubernetes cluster into a system for delivering lambda architecture or serverless applications

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The 6 unwritten rules of open source development

Do you want to be a successful and valued member of an open source project? Follow these unwritten rules

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Apache Beam unifies batch and streaming for big data

Beam offers a high-level API and programming paradigm for streaming and batch systems

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Why a MacOS user switched to Ubuntu Linux

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ultimate Edition 5.0 Gamers distro released, and Android versus iOS for business

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Microsoft’s R tools bring data science to the masses

Open source R is key for big data analytics, and Microsoft has infused many of its tools with the language

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Why do you use Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: The 5 best Android features you should be using, and Android malware disguised as Super Mario Run.

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Rust rocks, but wide-scale use remains years away

Though powerful and safe, Rust still can't overcome the typical inertia of software projects

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Git Hound, Truffle Hog root out GitHub leaks

The two open source tools check for cyptographic keys and other sensitive information in code saved on GitHub and offers warnings if secrets are at risk

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New functional language for JVM builds on Haskell, Clojure, ML

Like Lisp, Lux runs on the Java Virtual Machine but promises more power and flexibility than its predecessors

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How Linux scared Microsoft into improving Windows gaming

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews MX Linux 16, and Mac market share drops while Linux improves.

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Open source server simplifies HTTPS, security certificates

Forget expired TLS certificates; the lightweight Caddy web server handles Let's Encrypt certificates and redirects HTTP traffic by default

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SiFive rolls out fully open source chip for IoT devices

In an interview, Jack Kang, VP of Product and Business Development at SiFive, discusses the FE310 chip, which will allow IoT vendors to build their own custom SoC on top of it

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Kubernetes tool saves eBay from its OpenStack woes

TessMaster has helped eBay make containers its preferred code deployment method -- and speaks volumes about OpenStack's future role there

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