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Homeland Security gets into software security

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

PORTLAND — No, I am not making this up. At OSCon, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), best known to you as the people checking up on you between the airport parking lot and your flight, quietly announced that they’re now offering a service for checking out your open-source code for security holes and bugs: the […]

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Tags: Development · Open Source · Security

SAP supports open source Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for cloud

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Portland, OR: Well, this is surprising. SAP had been pushing forward with bringing its enterprise software suite to the cloud for some time. But no one expected to see SAP really putting its muscle behind the open source cloud and that’s exactly what they’re doing. SAP supports open source Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for cloud. More>

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Tags: Business · Cloud Computing · Development · Infrastructure · Open Source · SAP

WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

In a Facebook engineering blog, Steaphan Greene, a Facebook software engineer, announced the creation of a new MySQL branch: WebScaleSQL. This is a version of Oracle’s MySQL for gigantic database loads. WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases. More>

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Tags: Database · Development · Open Source

Linux Kernel Panel: What’s what with Linux today

March 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Napa Valley, CA: At an exclusive gathering at the Linux Collaboration Summit, some of the crème de la crème of Linux developers talked about what’s going on with the Linux kernel today. Linux Kernel Panel: What’s what with Linux today. More>

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Tags: Development · Linux · Open Source · Operating System

Verizon jumps deeper into open source

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

Napa Valley, CA: We all know Verizon uses open-source operating systems and software in its products and services. As I write this from the Linux Foundation‘s Linux Collaboration Summit, I have a Verizon-enabled, Android-powered Droid 4 smartphone in my pocket. But, Verizon is now becoming a major working partner in open-source communities. Verizon jumps deeper into open […]

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Tags: Business · Development · Open Source · Verizon