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  • Hurry! Wait! Go! Joomla stumbles with patch for serious vulnerability

    The Joomla project pushed out new updates for its popular content management system Wednesday after a glitch was found in the high-priority security patches it released a day before.

  • InfoWorld Bossies

    InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards

  • Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

    System administrators who spent last week making sure their computers are patched against Shellshock, a critical vulnerability in the Bash Unix command-line interpreter, will have to install a new patch that addresses additional attack vectors.

  • Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

    If you hadn't noticed, we're in the midst of an incredible boom in enterprise technology development -- and open source is leading it. You're unlikely to find better proof of that dynamism than this year's Best of Open Source Software Awards, affectionately known as the Bossies.

  • Shellshock vulnerability roils Linux server shops

    A long-standing vulnerability unearthed in the GNU Bash software, nicknamed Shellshock, has disrupted the daily activities of the Linux system administrator community, as Linux distributors, cloud vendors and end users grapple to understand the full scope of the potential damage it could cause.

  • How to choose the right Linux distro

    Unlike most other desktop and server operating systems, Linux comes in a wide variety of flavors, each based on a common core of the Linux kernel and various GNU user space utilities. If you're running Linux servers -- or Linux desktops, for that matter -- you should understand the important differences and be discerning about which flavor of Linux is best suited to any given situation. This article will help you do just that.

  • Brocade unveils OpenDaylight SDN controller

    Brocade this week unveiled an SDN controller based on open source code from the OpenDaylight multivendor and community consortium.

  • HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

    OpenStack has a new top contributor: HP.

  • InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

    Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.

  • Red Hat acquires FeedHenry to get mobile app chops

    Red Hat wants a piece of the enterprise mobile app market, so it has acquired Irish company FeedHenry for approximately €63.5 million (US$82 million).

  • Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind

    The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen, the company's in-house mobile operating system.

  • Acquia to deliver government's cloud-hosted, open source CMS

    Boston-headquartered Drupal services company Acquia will deliver the federal government’s govCMS project.

  • New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

    More than two-thirds of U.S. respondents in a new survey say that decades-old telephone regulations should not apply to the Internet, which suggests that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should stay away from reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, an advocacy group said.

  • Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

    Brian Stevens, the former chief technology officer for Red Hat, is now managing Google Cloud.

  • Red Hat Satellite orbits the Amazon cloud

    Red Hat Satellite, the software for managing fleets of servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, can now also manage copies of RHEL that run in the cloud as well.

  • Consumers warm to 4K TVs as they reach 6% market penetration

    About 14 million ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K2K television sets have been shipped globally in 2014, penetrating 6-7% of the overall TV market, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce.

  • ABS seeks security software

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics is seeking to keep its security systems up to date, approaching the market seeking antivirus, firewall and device/USB control software.

  • OpenSSL warns vendors against using vulnerability info for marketing

    Security advisories for OpenSSL should not be used for competitive advantage, according to the development project behind the widely used cryptography component.

  • Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

    Several high-profile websites -- including Kickstarter, Etsy, Reddit, Mozilla and Meetup -- will display spinning-wheel icons next Wednesday in an attempt to show visitors the Internet slow lanes they say will appear if the U.S. Federal Communications Commission doesn't pass strong net neutrality regulations.

  • Open-source player-tracking project kicks off

    Big Data isn't just a buzzy concept in the business world these days – professional sports teams are, increasingly, applying similar principles to their own operations, analyzing fast-growing quantities of data in order to better understand the game.