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When openness doesn’t matter

We can argue about the choices tech companies should or shouldn’t make, but at the end of the day, we keep buying what they’re selling.

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A vision for making open source more equitable and secure

An immutable package registry on the blockchain offers an opportunity for fairly compensating open source developers based on their contributions.

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Apple moves WebKit to GitHub

WebKit project team cites numerous benefits to using GitHub including its large community of developers and powerful automation capabilities.

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If Heroku is so special, why is it dying?

Once the darling of application deployment, Heroku has been starved of investment and doesn't offer as many alternative deployment options.

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Is open source leadership helping Google?

Google’s huge commitment to open source projects shows in GitHub contributor counts, while AWS’s strategy has been making open source easy for customers to use. Who’s winning?

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8 open source projects taking collaboration to the next level

Today's workplace is all about collaboration, and as more teams go remote, the need for innovative tools is stronger than ever. Here are eight open source projects that could help take your virtual collaborations from good to great.

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The cloud ate my database

Legacy database vendors are being swallowed by the developer-friendly combo of cloud and open source offered by new players.

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Carbon language aims to be a better C++

Experimental successor to C++ strives for C++ performance and compatibility while avoiding its technical debt and ‘extreme difficulty’ to improve.

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Build SBOMs with Microsoft’s SPDX SBOM generator

Microsoft is making its internal, cross-platform, software bill of materials generation tool public and open source.

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Open source isn’t working for AI

What’s the point of open sourcing code that runs at a scale no one can replicate? AI needs collaboration, but let’s think about it differently.

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Rocky Linux 9.0 rocks new build system

RHEL clone provider hopes cloud-native build system will help it release new versions of Rocky within one week of new RHEL releases.

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IBM Red Hat names Matt Hicks as president and CEO

Having joined Red Hat as a developer in 2006, the former vice president of product and technologies has taken over the role from Paul Cormier.

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Software developers have a supply chain security problem

Every day, software developers implicitly trust software packages, container images, dependency maintainers, repository operators, and build systems that we don’t know anything about. It’s the opposite of Zero Trust.

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Open source job security through recessions

Stay close to free software, either through companies that support open source projects or by contributing directly to project communities.

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12 examples of old tech that never dies

From magnetic tape to mainframes, sometimes the old tech really is better. Take a trip back in time with these die-hard technologies still going strong today.

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Working with Microsoft’s .NET Rules Engine

Manage application workflow with open source tools that add basic rules processing to your code.

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India opens up its digital payments systems and other key tech

India Stack, which started with a digital identity project in 2010 under the name Aadhaar, offers several open APIs for paperless and cashless service delivery.

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Choosing your Java IDE

Which Java IDE is best? Compare IntelliJ IDEA , Eclipse, and NetBeans for features, usability, and compatibility with your favorite tools and frameworks.

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