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  • Red Hat broadens programming language support

    Potentially making work easier for system administrators, Red Hat has updated its development packages to support running multiple versions of the same programming language on its flagship enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

  • Australian developers re-architect government-focused CMS

    Australian web development shop PreviousNext is planning to release a significantly re-architected version of its aGov web platform before the end of the financial year.

  • Does your company run on open-source software? Join the (very large) club

    Every year, open-source software "eats" more of the business world.

  • Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

    Neil McGovern is the new leader of the Debian open source/free software project after defeating two rival contenders in a vote held among developers that closed on Wednesday. He takes over from Lucas Nussbaum, who did not seek re-election after two years at the helm.

  • govCMS to release its own Drupal distribution

    The government's govCMS project will make its own Drupal distribution publicly available for download, it announced today.

  • Halogenics bets on Javascript, open source

    Melbourne-based software developer Halogenics is hoping within the next few months to have prototype versions of the next-generation of its Genotrack application.

  • Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

    Think Big on Monday took the wraps off its Dashboard Engine for Hadoop, which aims to make it easier for business users to extract insights from the vast lakes of data stored in Hadoop.

  • The new struggles facing open source

    The early days of open source were fraught with religious animosities we feared would tear apart the movement: free software fundamentalists haggling with open source pragmatists over how many Apache licenses would fit on the head of a pin. But once commercial interests moved in to plunder for profit, the challenges faced by open source pivoted toward issues of control.

  • Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows?

    Once upon a time not so very long ago, Microsoft was widely considered the very antithesis of open-source software. Steve Ballmer called Linux "a cancer," and Bill Gates shared similar views about the open-source philosophy in general.

  • SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

    Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

  • India backs open source software for e-governance projects

    India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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