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Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

Thursday 12th of February 2015 06:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: Facebook is taking its crusade for open networking to a broader battlefield

Build your own combined OpenVPN/WiKID server for a VPN with built-in two-factor authentication using Packer.

Thursday 12th of February 2015 05:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Packer allows us to create VMware, VirtualBox, EC2, GCE, Docker, etc images using code.

All Ubuntu Phones Are Now Sold Out

Thursday 12th of February 2015 04:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Looks like the Ubuntu community in Europe is really strong, as they also had to face some server issues with BQ's online store, which apparently was not prepared for a large crowd.

How Secure are your Passwords?

Thursday 12th of February 2015 03:00:00 PM

LinuxVoice: There are a few password-cracking tools available for Linux, but we’re going to use John The Ripper, because it’s open source and is in most distros’ repositories (usually, the package is just called john).

CoreOS and the App Container Spec

Thursday 12th of February 2015 02:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: CoreOS is developing its own Docker replacement, both in terms of technology with Rocket and in terms of an actual specification for defining what an application container is all about.

Hitachi Buys Pentaho to Bolster Big Data Business

Thursday 12th of February 2015 01:00:00 PM

Enterprise Apps Today: Pentaho's CEO says Hitachi's acquisition of his company is the largest deal yet for a Big Data company.

Open Source Debate: Copyleft vs. Permissive Licenses

Thursday 12th of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

Datamation: Most discussions of free software licenses bore listeners.

Can CyanogenMod phones challenge iPhones and Android smartphones?

Thursday 12th of February 2015 07:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: Cyanogen, the company that backs the popular CyanogenMod alternative Android firmware, wants to take on Apple and Google for mobile operating system domination.

Google's new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance

Thursday 12th of February 2015 03:00:00 AM

 NetworkWorld: Google's latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it's calling PerfKit, which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud, the company announced Wednesday.

Linux-based mobile manipulation bot due soon

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 10:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Former Unbounded Robotics execs have launched "Fetch Robotics" with $3 million in funding, and will ship a ROS-on-Linux mobile manipulator bot in Q2 2015.

Getting to know the pkg audit command on PC-BSD and FreeBSD

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 09:00:00 PM

 LinuxBSDos: Pkg is that package manager and one of the its many commands I think you should get to know asap is the audit command.

Without open source, there would be no DevOps

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 08:00:00 PM There is a whole chain of events, dare I say a perfect storm of technologies and philosophies rising to prominence that rendered inevitable the rise of DevOps or something like it

Apache Tomcat at risk from Request Smuggling Flaw

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 07:00:00 PM

InternetNews: Apache's advisory notes that, the issue was identified by the Tomcat security team on 30 May 2014 and made public on 9 February 2015.

[GIT PULL] Live patching for 3.20

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 04:00:00 PM

LKML: During a dedicated Live Kernel Patching track at LPC in Dusseldorf, all the interested parties sat
together and came up with a joint aproach that would work for both distro vendors.

ownCloud 8 (Server) Released With Usability Improvements, Favorites Support

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 03:00:00 PM

Webupd8: ownCloud 8.0.0 includes some very interesting changes like favorites support, various performance and usability improvements and more

Cisco Takes Open Source Route to Policy Revamp

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 02:00:00 PM

Light Reading: Cisco is developing open source tools designed to allow network operators to describe policy in more meaningful terms.

Firefox OS dongle redesign to add quad-core SoC, DRM

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 01:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: The Firefox OS-based Matchstick media player has been delayed a half year to August, and will receive an overhaul to move to a quad-core SoC and add DRM.

Mission: Funding all those small but important open-source projects

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Too many open-source programs try to get by on a shoe-string, and our technology suffers for it.

OpenStack Foundation Pulls in $17.5 Million in 2014

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 07:00:00 AM The open-source OpenStack Foundation grew its' revenue based by 52 percent in 2014 over 2013. OpenStack Foundation 2014 revenue came in at $17.5 million.

StackIQ: Big Data and the Cloud Demand "Warehouse-Grade" Automation

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 03:00:00 AM

 The VAR Guy: Data center management and automation company StackIQ has added new Docker, Hadoop and Puppet features to its platform for maintaining big data, cloud and cluster infrastructure.

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