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  • Acquia completes US$55 million funding round

    Acquia, the company co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert, has closed a US$55 equity funding round.

  • IBM partners to make mainframes more mainstream

    IBM is looking to boost its mainframe business with a Linux push that includes new hardware, software and the founding of the Open Mainframe Project. The company is also contributing mainframe code to the open source community.

  • IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

    IBM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software -- and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

  • GovCMS releases its Drupal distribution

    The government's govCMS project has made its Drupal distribution available for download.

  • Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

    Potentially saving the world from another online security disaster like last year's Heartbleed, Amazon Web Services has released as open source a cryptographic module for securing sensitive data passing over the Internet.

  • Microsoft brings Visual Studio to Linux, Macs

    Breaking out of its Windows ecosystem, Microsoft has introduced a version of the Visual Studio development tool that can run on Linux and Apple Mac machines.

  • Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

    LAS VEGAS -- Linux network operating system developer <a href="">Cumulus Networks</a> this week at <a href="">Interop</a> rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

  • 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.