Open Source Software - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1936 en Go 1.3's first beta promises a sleeker, faster language http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-development/go-13s-first-beta-promises-sleeker-faster-language-241070?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ProgrammingLanguages440x330.jpg" alt="Go 1.3's first beta promises a sleeker, faster language" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Google's Go language project, which runs at C-like speeds but allows for the dynamic development usually reserved for languages like Python, is <a href="http://tip.golang.org/doc/go1.3" target="_blank">about to enter its 1.3 Application Development Open Source Software Application Development Open Source Software Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:56:20 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 241070 at http://www.infoworld.com Open source pitfalls -- and how to avoid them http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/open-source-pitfalls-and-how-avoid-them-240893?source=rss_open_source_software <p>It's hard to imagine a company these days that isn't using open source software somewhere, whether it's Linux running a company's print and web servers, the Firefox browser on user desktops, or the Android operating system on mobile devices.</p> <p>In, fact, there are now more than a million different open source projects, according to Black Duck Software, a maker of open source management tools and owner of the Ohloh open source software directory. And open source continues to grow. According to an SAP research report, the number of open source projects roughly doubles every 14 months.</p> Applications Open Source Software IDG Insider Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:48:34 +0000 admin 240893 at http://www.infoworld.com HTML5 components released as open source http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/html5-components-released-open-source-240859?source=rss_open_source_software <p>Borrowing a page from <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247406/Microsoft_signals_strategy_shift_at_Build_conference" target="_blank">the recently revised Microsoft playbook</a>, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications</p> Application Development Open Source Software Development Tools Open Source Software Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:53:34 +0000 admin 240859 at http://www.infoworld.com How Cloudera plans to stand out from the Hadoop herd http://www.infoworld.com/t/hadoop/how-cloudera-plans-stand-out-the-hadoop-herd-240828?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Performance_hp.jpg" alt="How Cloudera plans to stand out from the Hadoop herd" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Amid all the recent noise about Hortonworks and Pivotal, it's been easy to overlook another major Hadoop player, Cloudera, and the milestone release earlier this month of its own product, Cloudera Enterprise 5.</p> Big Data Cloud Computing Hadoop Open Source Software Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:30:50 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240828 at http://www.infoworld.com The rise and fall of Heartbleed hysteria http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-rise-and-fall-of-heartbleed-hysteria-240773?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/heartbleed.jpg" alt="The rise and fall of Heartbleed hysteria" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The crescendo of stories dissecting the Heartbleed bug is testimony to just how much <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/146598867/everyone-loves-a-good-train-wreck-why-we-cant-look-away" target="_blank">everyone loves a good train wreck</a>.</p> Data Explosion Security Internet Encryption Open Source Software Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240773 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' is a solid step forward, not a leap http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/ubuntu-trusty-tahr-solid-step-forward-not-leap-240782?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Ubuntu_hp.jpg" alt="Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' is a solid step forward, not a leap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p><a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/" target="_blank">Ubuntu</a>, Canonical's edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes" target="_blank">14.04 release</a> on Th Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240782 at http://www.infoworld.com OpenStack's latest release keeps the DIY private cloud features coming http://www.infoworld.com/t/openstack/openstacks-latest-release-keeps-the-diy-private-cloud-features-coming-240755?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/openstack_cloud.jpg" alt="OpenStack's latest release keeps the DIY private cloud features coming" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The latest milestone release of OpenStack, the open source cloud platform project that's become a centerpiece of both <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/red-hat-enterprise-linux-65-boasts-cloud-tie-ins-231489">Red Cloud Computing Open Source Software OpenStack Open Source Software Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:36:18 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240755 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat sets Docker as nucleus of 'Project Atomic' http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/red-hat-sets-docker-nucleus-of-project-atomic-240669?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/docker.jpg" alt="Red Hat sets Docker as nucleus of 'Project Atomic'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Red Hat Application Virtualization Linux Open Source Software Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240669 at http://www.infoworld.com Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/rushed-heartbleed-fixes-may-expose-users-new-attacks-240597?source=rss_open_source_software <p>In the race to protect themselves from the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/5-no-bull-facts-you-need-know-about-heartbleed-right-now-240269">Heartbleed</a> vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful.</p> <p>Perpetrators of some of the most virulent cyberattacks on the Internet will try to take advantage of the chaos that's bound to occur in some IT shops as administrators and developers hurriedly respond to Heartbleed, the widespread OpenSSL flaw that was discovered last week, a top researcher at Kaspersky Lab said.</p> Security Encryption Open Source Software Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:16:08 +0000 admin 240597 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/red-hat-adds-muscle-docker-container-technology-240581?source=rss_open_source_software <p>Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.</p> <p>"Containers are all about streamlining the movement of the application to the cloud," said Paul Cormier, Red Hat president for products and technologies, during a press conference at the company's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco Tuesday.</p> Open Source Software Application Virtualization Linux Data Integration Open Source Software Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:21:07 +0000 admin 240581 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/ubuntu-chases-after-red-hat-openstack-and-docker-bundles-240568?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Ubuntu_hp.jpg" alt="Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Even if Canonical hasn't remade the consumer desktop with Ubuntu or made much of a dent with Ubuntu as a phone or tablet OS -- at least, not compared to the way Google has with both Android and Chrome -- there's no denying the presence Cloud Computing Virtualization Linux OpenStack Open Source Software Virtualization Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:37:46 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240568 at http://www.infoworld.com Sloppy but secure: Open source TrueCrypt passes audit http://www.infoworld.com/t/encryption/sloppy-secure-open-source-truecrypt-passes-audit-240478?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/encryption_padlock_hp.gif" alt="Sloppy but secure: Open source TrueCrypt passes audit" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>How secure is TrueCrypt, the open source disk encryption system used by many as a line of defense against snoops (and maybe spooks)?</p> Open Source Software Storage Encryption Open Source Software Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240478 at http://www.infoworld.com Users, admins, developers: Here's what to do about Heartbleed http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/users-admins-developers-heres-what-do-about-heartbleed-240444?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/heartbleed.jpg" alt="Users, admins, developers: Here's what to do about Heartbleed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Let's face it: Heartbleed is a bloody mess. Worse, it's a different kind of mess for everyone who has to clean up after it. Security Open Source Software Security Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:58:29 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240444 at http://www.infoworld.com Stop laying the blame for Heartbleed on open source http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/stop-laying-the-blame-heartbleed-open-source-240434?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Security_web_1_hp.jpg" alt="Stop blaming open source for Heartbleed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I've spent the last week considering the data and opinions concerning the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/5-no-bull-facts-you-need-know-about-heartbleed-right-now-240269">Heartbleed bug</a> that was found in the widely used OpenSSL cryp</p> Open Source Software Encryption Open Source Software Security Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:06:14 +0000 Simon Phipps 240434 at http://www.infoworld.com Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/tests-confirm-heartbleed-bug-can-expose-servers-private-key-240403?source=rss_open_source_software <p>Four researchers working separately have demonstrated a server's private encryption key can be obtained using the Heartbleed bug, an attack thought possible but unconfirmed.</p> <p>The findings come shortly after a challenge created by CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based company that runs a security and redundancy service for website operators.</p> Security Data Loss Prevention Data Security Encryption Open Source Software Vulnerability Assessment Web Security Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:32 +0000 admin 240403 at http://www.infoworld.com Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/akamai-admits-its-openssl-patch-was-faulty-reissues-keys-240405?source=rss_open_source_software <p>Akamai Technologies, whose network handles up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic, said Sunday a researcher found a fault in custom code that the company thought shielded most of its customers from the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/5-no-bull-facts-you-need-know-about-heartbleed-right-now-240269">Heartbleed bug</a>.</p> <p>As a result, Akamai is now reissuing all SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates and security keys used to create encrypted connections between its customer's websites and visitors to those sites.</p> Security Data Security Encryption Open Source Software Vulnerability Assessment Web Security Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:35 +0000 admin 240405 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 big lessons to learn from Heartbleed http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/3-big-lessons-learn-heartbleed-240270?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/heart_circuitboard.jpg" alt="3 big lessons to learn from Heartbleed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Svitlana Pidburtna</p></em></div> Data Center Open Source Software Security Encryption Systems Management Open Source Software Data Center Security Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 240270 at http://www.infoworld.com Sony and Google gang up for an illegal video takedown http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/sony-and-google-gang-illegal-video-takedown-240357?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/02FErichmedia_hp.jpg" alt="Sony and Google gang up for an illegal video takedown" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Another week, another "mistaken" takedown notice from Big Media -- this time, <a href="http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/sony-demands-removal-of-open-source-indie-short-sintel-from-youtube-98182.html" target="_blank">Sony took</a></p> Open Source Software Intellectual Property Open Source Software Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 240357 at http://www.infoworld.com Bitcoin finally pays off -- in secure cloud storage http://www.infoworld.com/t/encryption/bitcoin-finally-pays-in-secure-cloud-storage-240386?source=rss_open_source_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Security_hp.jpg" alt="Bitcoin finally pays off -- in secure cloud storage" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Bitcoin may finally be coming into its own as a cryptocurrency, despite the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/bitcoin-grows-mt-gox-melts-down-the-crypto-currency-crapshoot-237270">implosions</a> of several online exchanges and Cloud Computing Open Source Software Cloud Storage Encryption Open Source Software Cloud Computing Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240386 at http://www.infoworld.com Website operators will have a hard time dealing with the Heartbleed vulnerability http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/website-operators-will-have-hard-time-dealing-the-heartbleed-vulnerability-240305?source=rss_open_source_software <p>Website and server administrators will have to spend considerable time, effort, and money to mitigate all the security risks associated with <a href="http://heartbleed.com/" target="_blank">Heartbleed</a>, one of the most severe vulnerabilities to endanger encrypted SSL communications in recent years.</p> Security Encryption Open Source Software Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:48:48 +0000 admin 240305 at http://www.infoworld.com