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  • Free Software Foundation shakes up its list of priority projects

    The Free Software Foundation Tuesday announced a major rethinking of the software projects that it supports, putting top priority on a free mobile operating system, accessibility, and driver development, among other areas.

    18 Jan. 17 09:00 Written by Jon Gold
  • Containers will be a $2.6B market by 2020, research firm says

    Application container technology has likely reached peak buzzword status but the actual market size is relatively modest now yet growing quickly. A rash of startups are competing with legacy vendors who are increasingly prioritizing the developer tool.

    13 Jan. 17 04:38 Written by Brandon Butler
  • 5 ways to be successful with open source software

    Because of my long-standing association with the Apache Software Foundation, I’m often asked the question, “What’s next for open source technology?” My typical response is variations of “I don’t know” to “the possibilities are endless.”

    12 Jan. 17 11:08 Written by Doug Cutting, Cloudera
  • Acquia seeks to smooth path to Drupal 8 for enterprises

    Drupal 8 is yet to achieve the popularity of Drupal 7, but the most recent edition of the open source web platform is already helping deliver the digital presence of some of the world’s largest enterprises, according to John Kennedy.

    10 Jan. 17 15:50 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

    In recent weeks, OSHWA also met one of its initial goals: to start certifying open-source hardware. The goal behind certification is to clearly identify open-source hardware from the mish-mash of other hardware products, which could benefits buyers and makers.

    23 Nov. 16 07:09 Written by Agam Shah
  • Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

    Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux, though.

    18 Nov. 16 05:30 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Why scripts are better than politicians

    The day that we've all been waiting for or waiting to get beyond is now upon us. As one of the most contentious political elections ever crashes to a close, it's time to think like the techies we are. So, here are some reasons why scripts are so much better and often more reliable than politicians.

    08 Nov. 16 12:39 Written by Sandra Henry-Stocker
  • The future of Drupal could be cooking in this lab

    Acquia Labs has no illusions of making self-driving cars or shooting things into space like Google X, but the budding applied research arm of enterprise open-source Drupal provider Acquia does have designs on a slew of new applications for what it anticipates will be an increasingly browserless world.

    04 Nov. 16 02:26 Written by Bob Brown
  • Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open

    Facebook’s 100-gigabit switch design has been accepted by the Open Compute Project, a step that should help to foster an open ecosystem of hardware and software on high-speed networking gear.

    19 Oct. 16 10:29 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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