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Is Oracle Abandoning Java?

5 hours 21 min ago

 FOSSforce: This seems to fit with news from early September, when reports began to surface on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook that Oracle was giving the ax to Java evangelists.

Rackspace Embraces Amazon's Cloud

6 hours 21 min ago

Datamation: Though Rackspace has its own cloud, it's now in the business of supporting Amazon Web Service's platform.

Linux Foundation Launches OpenChain Workgroup for Open Source Standards

7 hours 21 min ago

 The VAR Guy: The Linux Foundation has announced the OpenChain Workgroup, which will promote standards based on best practices for open source software development.

What Are Linux Meta-packages?

Wednesday 7th of October 2015 06:00:00 AM

 Freedom Penguin: I was recently in a discussion about meta-packages, and realized many users don't know what they are or what they do. So, let's see if we can clear-up the mystery.

Does your company know how much open source it uses?

Wednesday 7th of October 2015 02:00:00 AM

Software licenses are the legal underpinning of open source projects, but companies don't always know how to manage them.

The ZFS File System Will be Included in Ubuntu, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 10:00:00 PM

If it's ZFS you're after, it will be included in Ubuntu as standard in due course

Incompetence, not Linux, is behind the XOR DDoS botnet

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 09:00:00 PM

A kid in an open source candy store

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 08:00:00 PM Kartik Subbarao shares why using open source software makes him feel like a kid in the world's largest candy store.

Why the software world needs a 'no-fly zone' for patents

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 07:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Now 10 years old, the Open Invention Network protects more than 2,000 software packages.

PHP Vendor Zend Acquired by Rogue Wave

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 06:00:00 PM

InternetNews: Zend Technologies - a company that bills itself as 'the' PHP Company has been acquired by Rogue Wave Software for an undisclosed amount.

Wind River Linux 8 supports Yocto 2.0, Intel Skylake CPUs

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 04:00:00 PM

Linux Foundation Takes Reins of FOSSology Open Source Licensing Tools

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 03:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: FOSSology, which provides software tools to ensure compliance with open source licenses and copyrights, will now be hosted by the Linux Foundation.

What CIOs need to know about microservices and DevOps

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 02:00:00 PM

 EnterprisersProject: Electric Cloud, Inc. CTO Anders Wallgren discusses microservices, DevOps, and 3 rookie mistakes to avoid.

SteamOS Brewmaster Now Has Improved Auto-Repair Function

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 01:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Valve seems to put a lot of effort into the SteamOS Brewmaster branch,

An OpenStack security primer

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 12:00:00 PM

superuser: Meet the troubleshooters and firefighters of the OpenStack Security project and how you can get involved.

Docker Founder Sets Up School to Help Next Generation of Developers

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 11:00:00 AM

eWEEK: The method for educating developers in Europe comes to American shores, via the new Holberton School, which uses project-based methods to train developers.

HP Launches OpenSwitch Linux Network Operating System

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 06:00:00 AM

Enterprise Networking Planet: HP-led effort will compete with Cumulus and Big Switch, but it won't displace existing firmware on many of HP's own wired and wireless switches.

Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing ‘brutal’ communications style

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 02:00:00 AM

Network World: Sarah Sharp gives up on Linux

Deploy a Go (golang) application to a minimal sized Docker container

Monday 5th of October 2015 10:00:00 PM

Giant Flying Saucer: Docker and Go have both been getting a lot of attention and rightfully so for the particular problems each one solves.

Introducing the New Manjaro Linux JWM (Joe's Window Manager) Edition

Monday 5th of October 2015 09:00:00 PM

Introducing the New Manjaro Linux JWM (Joe's Window Manager) Edition

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