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  • Pivotal and Mirantis forge Partnership to deliver Cloud Foundry on OpenStack

    Mirantis, the pure OpenStack company, has forged a partnership with Pivotal to integrate and deliver the Cloud Foundry-based platform-as-a-service on OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure. Under the deal Pivotal will support Pivotal Cloud Foundry, a distribution of Cloud Foundry, on Mirantis OpenStack.

  • Myth Busting the Open-Source Cloud Part 4

    The idea of open source software development projects is to bring many people and organizations together from around the world to work on a common initiative or goal. It is quite communal in nature. That means lots of different entities are going to be weighing in on code development, design, revisions, security and other issues throughout the lifetime of the project.

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    To date, more than 150 companies have agreed to support the mission of OpenStack by providing architectural input, contributing code or integrating the code into their business offerings, the community says.

Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom firms join MIPS open-source push

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Qualcomm Atheros, Lantiq (part of Intel) and Broadcom have appointed representatives to the board of the Prpl (‘purple’) Foundation, organisation set-up by Imagination Technologies to support open-source software on the MIPS architecture.

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New Debian Project Leader Talks Open Source Careers, PPAs, and More

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Neil McGovern was elected as Debian Project Leader in April. The project is going through some major changes such as a switch to systemd. We reached out to McGovern to understand his roles and plans for one of the most revered open source projects.

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Open source, beyond technology

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Here at Opensource.com, the staff, community moderators, and contributors strive to show how the ideas underpinning open source go beyond technology and apply to all aspects of life and society. Imagine organizing a conference around that idea.

That happened on April 16 and 17, 2015 at the Open Source Open Society event. The event brought almost 400 people together for two days in Wellington, New Zealand. I flew down for it and was treated to one of the most unique open source events I’ve attended.

Here are some of my observations and thoughts from two very intense, very enlightening days.

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Varnish Goes Upstack with Varnish Modules and Varnish Configuration Language

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Varnish Software has just released Varnish API Engine, a high performance HTTP API Gateway which handles authentication, authorization and throttling all built on top of Varnish Cache. The Varnish API Engine can easily extend your current set of APIs with a uniform access control layer that has built in caching abilities for high volume read operations, and it provides real-time metrics.

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ByWater Solutions empowers use of open source in libraries

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Koha is a concept from Maori culture that can be translated as gift, present, offering, donation, or contribution. And, isn't that concept the ethos of open source culture?

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Fortnum & Mason selects open source over commercial software

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Fortnum & Mason has opted for the Spree open-source e-commerce platform to underpin its new website.

Headed up by customer experience director Zia Zareem-Slade, former head of digital at Selfridges, the 300-year-old retailer has revamped its digital presence with a multichannel site based on responsive design targeted at the mobile era.

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Open source tools crucial for government: IT expert

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Open Source tools for data science domains such as data mining, analytics and big data, previously used in the Information Technology (IT) industry, are increasingly becoming important for governments across the world, said Graham Williams, a data scientist at Togaware and the Australia Taxation office.

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The Open Source Maps That Make Rescues in Nepal Possible

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SINCE A MASSIVE 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, over 7,000 people have died, and many more have been injured or left stranded in rural areas. Aid groups like the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders have deployed teams to help those left behind in the districts of Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk. But there are plenty of people who are contributing from thousands of miles away—on their lunch break, after work, or on the weekend. They’re part of an online community of volunteers from all over the world who are mapping Nepal from their laptops, creating data that’s critical to on-the-ground relief.

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The rise and rise of open source

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The results from the annual Future Of Open Source survey are in, and they confirm everything we already knew: Open source is now the default.

The survey reports that 78 percent of its respondents are now running their businesses with open source software, and two-thirds are building software for their customers that’s based on open source software. More significant, the percentage of respondents actually participating in open source projects has increased from 50 percent to 64 percent, and 88 percent say they expect to contribute to projects within the next three years.

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Red Hat CEO: Here's how to create an 'Open Organization'

In a brand-new book, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst explains what he's learned from leading the largest open source company and how the lessons can be applied Read more Also:

  • The open source CEO strikes again
    In The Open Organization, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst presents a compelling, modern alternative to the traditional, top-down hierarchy of business organization. I had the pleasure of interviewing Whitehurst for TechCrunch.com in early 2012, and the seeds of many of the ideas in the book were clearly present even then. Reading The Open Organization felt, in some ways, like the conclusion to that interview.
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