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  • The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

    After a spate of news stories about alleged "astroturf" advocacy in a contentious U.S. net neutrality debate, the IDG News Service looked into the funding transparency of several think tanks and advocacy groups involved in the issue. Several disclose limited or no information about their funding, we found.

  • Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

    The contentious debate about net neutrality in the U.S. has sparked controversy over a lack of funding transparency for advocacy groups and think tanks, which critics say subverts the political process.

  • Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

    Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

  • Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

    The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

  • Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 100G over copper

    You might think that next-generation broadband speeds and DSL go together like Amsterdam and New Hampshire, and you'd be right, but perhaps not in the way you think.

  • Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

    Drupal has released a patch for a highly critical flaw in its content management system, which could allow rogue code to run.

  • Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

    A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2361465/cloud-computing/docker-101-what-it-is-and-why-it-s-important.html">Docker</a>, the open source software for creating <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2174150/smb/docker-challenges-virtualization-market-with-containers.html">Linux application virtualization containers</a>.

  • Pacnet builds on OpenStack for NFV

    Adding support for network functions virtualization (NFV) to its network-as-a-service platform meant that Pacnet had to delve into OpenStack's source code and modify Neutron — the open source cloud computing project's networking component.

  • Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

    The Docker virtualization technology has just taken another giant step forward, as developers from both Microsoft and Docker have started working on a native Docker implementation for Windows Server, which will make the increasingly popular container technology available for use in Windows shops.

  • European SugarCRM customers get more options via Deutsche Telekom

    SugarCRM customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland -- especially those concerned about privacy and data access issues -- look to be the prime beneficiaries of a deal for Deutsche Telekom to host the company's customer relationship management service.