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  • Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

    Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same.

  • An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

    Open-source software projects are often well intended, but security can take a back seat to making the code work.

  • Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M "Nobel Prize in Computing"

    Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, is the recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award, a.k.a. the "Nobel Prize in Computing."

  • Cloud threatening software freedom, advocate says

    The public cloud increasingly is isolating users from the actual computing that they're doing, threatening their control over the process and posing a danger to software freedom, said academic and former Debian project leader Stefano Zacchiroli on Sunday at LibrePlanet 2015.

  • Stallman joins the Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more

    According to Richard Stallman, godfather of the free software movement, Facebook is a "monstrous surveillance engine," tech companies working for patent reform aren't going nearly far enough, and parents must lobby their children's schools to keep data private and provide free software alternatives.

  • Expect superior scale-out in Couchbase Server 4

    The next version of the popular NoSQL database Couchbase Server will include a new approach to scaling out that aims to drastically increase performance for enterprises.

  • Open-source's former 'police' now helping businesses adopt

    The growth of open-source in the business world has created a lot of changes, but few are as striking as the turnabout of Black Duck Software.

  • With mobile on its mind, SugarCRM looks to expand

    SugarCRM has been busy, acquiring mobile app and data analytics company Stitch earlier this month and then this week, announcing with Deutsche Telekom a customer relationship management hosting service in Germany. The moves highlight the company's progress beyond its initial position as a niche, open-source alternative for CRM.

  • Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

    Red Hat understands that developing a mobile application is not the same as building one for the desktop, which is why the company has augmented its software stack with new technologies for mobile development.

  • Survey: Users hate lack of privacy controls on Internet

    Internet users want privacy, but it's increasingly difficult to find, according to the results of a study released today by open-source software company Open-Xchange.

  • Networking's open at last. Now what?

    Networking hardware and spontaneous applause don't often go together, but Facebook's Omar Baldonado set off a round of cheering this week when he told engineers there's finally an open-source hardware design that they can use to build switches.

  • Linux 'code of conflict' takes aim at developers' bad-tempered reputation

    The world of Linux kernel development can be a contentious place, marked by enthusiastic debate, spirited disagreement, and occasional out-and-out temper tantrums. But a "patch" authored by senior developer Greg Kroah-Hartman is looking to raise the tone a bit.

  • Google killing Google Code

    Google announced today that it would henceforth stop accepting new projects for Google Code, as a prelude to shutting down the project hosting platform completely as of January of 2016.

  • Docker scoops up Kitematic for smoother Mac compatibility

    The containerization trend has been growing fast and furious over the past year or so in the world of software development, and on Thursday leading player Docker announced a step toward further expansion.

  • Facebook's Open Compute Project starts to crack networking

    The Open Compute Project says it has broken tight bonds between hardware and software that have kept networking closed for decades -- and it took less than two years.

  • SugarCRM acquires Stitch to boost mobile CRM offerings and know-how

    SugarCRM has acquired software and programmers from Stitch, the developer of an iPhone app that acts as a personal assistant for sales staff, in order to boost its customer relationship management offering.

  • JavaScript unites Microsoft and Google

    Version 2.0 of the popular AngularJS JavaScript framework will be built on TypeScript, Microsoft's superset of the scripting language that compiles to JavaScript, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Google.

  • Federal government's Drupal-based Web platform goes live

    The gates to the federal government's cloud-hosted content-management system, govCMS, have been thrown open.

  • VMware sued for alleged GPL licence infractions

    A Linux kernel developer is suing VMware in Germany, alleging the company has not complied with copyright terms for using open-source software.

  • Docker buys SDN start-up for container networking

    Linux container company Docker this week said it would acquire SDN start-up SocketPlane, a developer of a native networking stack for Docker software.