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WordPress 4.0: The app becomes a platform

New features in the popular blog and site-publishing system are individually small, but together hint at big growth

Google's Dart language is approved -- but adoption is no guarantee

Ecma International gives a thumbs-up to Dart programming language, but won't likely inspire much uptake with developers

RHEL OpenStack 5: Red Hat hogs the OpenStack spotlight

Red Hat's new OpenStack distribution shows how much it wants to be the leader of the pack for the cloud platform

Inbox to app developers: Disrupt our email -- please!

Startup plans to make it easier to develop apps that work with existing email services, then reinvent email from the inside out

Are open source foundations nonprofits? The IRS says no

OpenStack and Yorba are denied nonprofit status. Does this challenge the role of foundations -- or signal open source's maturity?

Red Hat stamps its influence on CentOS 7

Latest version of the community edition of RHEL is the first release under the partnership between CentOS and Red Hat

Why GPL still gives enterprises the jitters

Though open source is a way of life in many companies, the GPL still inspires hesitancy -- for surprising reasons

OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism

The project plans to implement code reviews, fix poor coding, and have better documentation

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

4 ways PHP coding is getting less painful

Users kick up performance, package management, and community relations for the popular yet widely reviled language

Open Source Software Features

Desktop Linux: Ready for the mainstream

Organizations can adopt Linux for many users, and save the high upgrade costs of Vista or Windows 7 more

Open Source Software Quiz

Linux admin IQ test

How much do you really know about the free OS? more

Are open source foundations nonprofits? The IRS says no
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Are open source foundations nonprofits? The IRS says no

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OpenStack and Yorba are denied nonprofit status. Does this challenge the role of foundations -- or signal open source's maturity?
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