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A Year Of The Linux Desktop

Stuart Jarvis | KDE.org | July 4, 2013

Around a year ago, a school in the southeast of England, Westcliff High School for Girls Academy (WHSG), began switching its student-facing computers to Linux, with KDE providing the desktop software. The school's Network Manager, Malcolm Moore, contacted us at the time. Now, a year on, he got in touch again to let us know how he and the students find life in a world without Windows. [...] Read More »

A “Perfect Storm” Moment For Multibillion-Dollar Open Source Companies

Mike Volpi | Recode | March 25, 2014

[...] With today’s news that Hortonworks, one of our investments, has raised another $100 million in funding, it’s clear that the industry is finally ready to accept and value open source startups as real businesses poised for long-term growth. Read More »

Alex Polvi Explains CoreOS

Phil Whelan | ActiveState | August 28, 2013

A couple of months ago we interviewed Solomon Hykes about Docker, which is a way to build and manage Linux Containers with a lot of nice features. The next question was: if the full-stack can be provided by a Docker image and everything can be Dockerized, what is the minimum OS we need to run Docker images? Read More »

Amazon May Be Going Head-to-Head with Microsoft in Healthcare

Mary Jo Foley | ZDNet | July 27, 2017

In the doorway of a low-ceilinged room with harsh strip lighting, Klaid Magi is looking tired. Behind him, the mess suggests this has not been a standard day at the office. The bins are overflowing with empty Coke cans, the desks are covered in snack wrappers, and the room probably smelled a whole lot fresher a few hours earlier. Magi's team, a small band of about two dozen now-weary security experts, wander between the rows of PCs and whiteboards scrawled with notes, gradually recovering from a day spent as the last defense of a tiny nation against a massive cyberattack...

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An in-depth guide to turning a product into an open source project

One occasionally runs into a company trying to build an open source project out of an existing product. This is a nuanced problem. This is not a company that owns a project published under an open source license trying to also ship a product of the same name (e.g. Docker, MySQL), but the situation shares many of the same problems. Neither is this a company building products out of open source projects to which they contribute but don't control (e.g. Red Hat's RHEL). This is a company with an existing product revenue stream trying to create a project out of the product...

An Introduction to Libral, a Systems Management Library for Linux

Linux, in keeping with Unix traditions, doesn't have a comprehensive systems management API. Instead, management is done through a variety of special-purpose tools and APIs, all with their own conventions and idiosyncrasies. That makes scripting even simple systems-management tasks difficult and brittle. For example, changing the login shell of the "app" user is done by running usermod -s /sbin/nologin app. This works great until it is attempted on a system that does not have an app user. To fix the ensuing failure, the enterprising script writer might now resort to...

Android OS: Closing The Door On Open Source?

Julie M. Anderson | Nextgov.com | October 10, 2014

In recent weeks, the federal government has accelerated its efforts to promote the use of open source platforms as a way to improve the array of digital services it offers.  At the same, agencies are looking to secure the more powerful (but potentially vulnerable) landscape of mobile devices federal employees increasingly use in the workplace...

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Android, Tizen And The End Of Java

Dean Howell | The Powerbase | February 2, 2012

I wanted to call this piece Life, the Universe and Everything.  If you’re an avid sci-fi reader, or you’ve at least read Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then those words might mean something to you, but this argument is not about the book, or Douglas Adams.  Allow me to explain. Read More »

Announcing the New Microsoft and Open Source Partner Community

Openness Team | Microsoft Blog | July 12, 2016

At Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2016, we announced the Microsoft and Open Source Partner Community, a Lithium-powered platform for you to easily collaborate with the vast and diverse ecosystem of partners who build and sell open source solutions on Microsoft Azure. Our goal with this community is to open the lines of communication for system integrators, solution providers and independent software vendors to connect with each other and with Microsoft product teams directly...

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Apache OpenOffice 3.4 Release Marks New Milestone

Brian Proffitt | IT World | May 8, 2012

469 days. That's the number of days since there's been a major release of OpenOffice.org. Today, that calendar can get set back to zero, with the announced release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4--a release that may dispel recent notions about the viability of the project's parent organization. Read More »

Arduino Creator Explains Why Open Source Matters In Hardware, Too

Jon Brodkin | Ars Technica | October 14, 2013

Most of the technology world is familiar with open source software and the reasons why, in some eyes, it's more appealing than proprietary software. When software's source code is available for anyone to inspect, it can be examined for security flaws, altered to suit user wishes, or used as the basis for a new product. Read More »

At Microsoft’s Build Conference, Some See New Openness To Open Source And Cross Platform

Janet I. Tu | The Seattle Times | April 4, 2014

An atmosphere of openness and cooperation seemed to run through presentations at the annual Microsoft developers conference, something observers attributed to the company’s new CEO.

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AT&T Makes a Big Bet On Linux and Open Source in the Cloud

Sam Dean | oStatic | January 11, 2012

What's significant here is that AT&T's combination of an open source cloud platform with hosting services and support for those hosting services could attract many businesses away from smaller players in the cloud. Support, in particular, is going to be a big differentiator for AT&T's open source cloud offering, and for Rackspace's. In fact, I've made the point that support may very well determine the winners and the losers in the cloud race. 

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Attempt To Bring OS X Apps To Linux Springs Back Into Action

Nick Heath | ZDNet | January 10, 2014

The Darling project, an attempt to allow OS X apps to run on Linux operating systems, releases a new to-do list for developers who want to help out with the ambitious project. Read More »

Attention CEO’s: You Are In The Software Business. Now What?

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | October 4, 2012

Whether you’re Nissan or Toyota, Walmart or Nordstrom, NYSE or NASDAQ, you are in the software business. Every company today, regardless of whether or not they’re a “technology” company, is in the business of building software. Today’s consumers demand it.

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