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  • Edward Snowden calls for ‘protocol level’ protection of human rights

    Famed exposer of the NSA’s secrets, Edward Snowden, is calling for the development of technology that enables the protection of personal information at a fundamental, system, level, claiming this is not only possible but essential if future generations are to enjoy the rights and freedoms of today’s democratic societies.

  • OpenStack gathers momentum

    Survey results and user stories presented at this week’s OpenStack Foundation Summit in Boston show that use of the open source software for cloud computing is growing rapidly in the number, the scale and the significance of deployments.

  • The working dead: The security risks of outdated Linux kernels

    Linux kernel security vulnerabilities are often in the headlines. Recently it was revealed a serious kernel vulnerability remained undiscovered for over a decade. But, what does this mean in a practical sense? Why is security of the Linux kernel important? And, what effects do vulnerabilities have on older or obsolete kernels that are persistent in many devices?

  • Qantas to add agility to legacy IT with APIs

    Qantas is working on placing API layers in front of its legacy IT systems as part of a wide-ranging digital transformation program Australia’s largest airline has undertaken over the last two years.

  • 5 ways to be successful with open source software

    Because of my long-standing association with the Apache Software Foundation, I’m often asked the question, “What’s next for open source technology?” My typical response is variations of “I don’t know” to “the possibilities are endless.”

  • Acquia seeks to smooth path to Drupal 8 for enterprises

    Drupal 8 is yet to achieve the popularity of Drupal 7, but the most recent edition of the open source web platform is already helping deliver the digital presence of some of the world’s largest enterprises, according to John Kennedy.

  • Government to launch Drupal services panel

    The Department of Finance will establish a procurement panel that will make it easier for departments and agencies that use govCMS to obtain Drupal-related services.

  • How (and why) FreeDOS keeps DOS alive

    Jim Hall’s day job is chief information officer for Ramsey County in the US state of Minnesota. But outside of work, the CIO is also a contributor to a number of free software/open source projects, including FreeDOS: The project to create an open source, drop-in replacement for MS-DOS.

  • Cisco bets big on open source

    Cisco is investing heavily in the open source software movement as it makes the transition from being primarily a networking company to an IT and services company.

  • Bankwest bets big on OpenStack

    Bankwest employs software-as-a-service and public cloud services from AWS and Azure, but a private OpenStack-based cloud increasingly underpins the bank’s applications

  • Telcos turn to OpenStack for network virtualization

    OpenStack — a collection of open source software projects that allow users to develop and manage a cloud infrastructure in a data centre — has emerged as a key technology underpinning the push by telcos to virtualize their networks.

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