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Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python


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

In five years, the number of organizations relying on such software has nearly doubled, this survey says

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

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users

Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows?

The possibility is no longer far-fetched, one Microsoft engineer has suggested

India backs open source software for e-governance projects

The country had previously not taken a definite stand in favor of either open source or proprietary software

An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

With mobile on its mind, SugarCRM looks to expand

The idea is that instead of just inputting data, users like salespeople will get help as they go about their day

Networking's open at last. Now what?

Open-source hardware and software provide new options, but most enterprises won't use them for years

Facebook's Open Compute Project starts to crack networking

Efforts to open up "black box" switches have started to deliver results

VMware sued for alleged GPL license infractions

VMware says the lawsuit is without merit

Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host contains only the tools needed for developing and running Docker containers

To avert another Heartbleed, group narrows list of projects in need of support

The Core Infrastructure Initiative will have a list ready within a few months

ClusterHQ: Bringing the power of containers to enterprise data

This young company just took in a fresh $12 million in new funding.

Think that software library is safe to use? Not so fast!

Flaws in third-party software libraries often find their way into products, a problem that will occupy developers and sysadmins next year

Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

2015 could be the year for Apache Spark

Why There’s No Open-Source Standard-Bearer for the Network

Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT – it’s in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles...

CoreOS's Rocket launch aimed directly at Docker

CoreOS wants to strip the container model back to the basics and let the rest of Linux do the support work

Microsoft open sources .Net server stack

The company is building a version of .Net for Linux and Mac OS X

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well

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