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  • For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

    Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

  • Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

    Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

  • Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

    As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

  • Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

    The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

  • Tip of the Hat: Heartbleed exposes an open source failing

    Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to The Register's Chris Williams for his insights on how a lack of oversight of open source technologies contributed to to the creation -- and the two-year spread -- of the Heartbleed bug.

  • Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

    An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

  • Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK

    The U.K. is moving to a system where citizens can exchange information with the government digitally by default -- but in choosing the file formats to use for that exchange, it must balance corporate interests with those of citizens.

  • Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service

    Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and EMC Syncplicity.

  • Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again

    The Document Foundation is looking for developers who want to help make documents locked in old, outdated and inaccessible file formats readable again.

  • LucidWorks preps Solr stack as Splunk killer

    Enterprise search software provider LucidWorks has introduced a package based on its open-source Apache Solr search engine that will allow administrators and business analysts to extract more information from IT system logs.

  • Mozilla steps up damage control as pressure for CEO Eich's ouster mounts

    Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, went into damage control mode over the weekend in response to criticism that its new CEO had donated to a California anti-gay marriage ballot proposition in 2008.

  • Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite

    Open source collaboration software vendor Open-Xchange has added a spreadsheet function to its open-source, web-based productivity suite, allowing the online editing and sharing of Microsoft Excel documents.

  • SQL and NoSQL come together with new MariaDB Enterprise offerings

    Hoping to give database managers and developers more flexibility in handling vast amounts of data, SkySQL is releasing versions of its MariaDB-based Enterprise and Enterprise Cluster products that offer integration with NoSQL databases.

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    Developing diversity: Will IT ever fix its gender problem?

    IT has a diversity problem. And despite being widely acknowledged for a long time, it's not going away in a hurry. Although it's hardly confined to gender, it is the startling gap between men and women in tech — in terms of representation, income and treatment — that has been best studied and documented.

  • Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

    Mixed news for hardware and some disappointing software vendor financial reports this week appeared to put a dent in confidence in the IT sector.

  • Facebook, other Web giants unite to scale MySQL

    Facebook has joined a number of other Internet services heavyweights, such as Google and LinkedIn, to better equip the MySQL relational database management system for large- scale work.

  • EU institutions accused of doing nothing to free themselves from dependence on Microsoft

    The European Commission and European Parliament are doing nothing to rid themselves of their dependance on Microsoft, two lobby groups said Wednesday, Document Freedom Day.

  • SugarCRM links up with Dun & Bradstreet for contact data

    SugarCRM customers will soon be able to import business contact data from Dun & Bradstreet, giving them a new means for finding and closing deals more efficiently.

  • Dell unveils fabric switch, SDN controller

    Dell this week rolled out products designed to help customers build and scale cloud environments.

  • Red Hat adds Nginx and MongoDB to Software Collections update

    The next version of Red Hat's Software Collections package includes Apache httpd and Nginx Web servers, Ruby 2.0, and NoSQL database MongoDB.

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