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Crowdsource mapping aids Ebola fight in West Africa

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team helps aid organizations

InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

InfiniDB explored "all possible investment options" before calling it a day, CEO says


OpenSSL warns vendors against using vulnerability info for marketing

Vulnerability information will be closely held until patches are ready, the OpenSSL Project said

11 Open Source Security Tools Catching Fire on GitHub

Malware analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics -- GitHub hosts a number of compelling tools for securing computing environments of all sizes

Cisco Right-Sizes UCS Servers

Company recasts line for large- and small-scale requirements

The New Microsoft Under Satya Nadella

The Microsoft CEO has set new goals, taken some decisive actions, moved ahead with works already in progress and made Wall Street happy

VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use

VMware Integrated OpenStack runs on VMware's vSphere

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased Quay.io provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

The Pivotal App Suite collects Spring, Tomcat, Redis, RabbitMQ and other components in one integrated package

Mitro makes password manager open source as team heads to Twitter

The client and server side code is being released under an open source license

UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

The move should make it collaboration easier

Beyond Firefox: 10 Mozilla Projects Fueling the Open Web

Mozilla has its hands in many projects aimed at advancing the Web. Here's our take on the 10 most promising

Chef cooks ups infrastructure testing tools

A new Chef package can test a complex system in much the same way software is tested

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL is set to ship within the next couple of months

Google gets a helping hand from Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

Cloud rivals come together to develop a technology to help organizations manage their computerized work in the cloud

Microsoft Backs Open Source for the Internet of Things

Microsoft has joined what began as a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. It's a move that may be telling about Microsoft's plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox.

OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism

The project plans to implement code reviews, fix poor coding and have better documentation

Databricks takes on Google streaming analysis with Spark

Databricks Cloud will provide Spark-based streaming analysis as a service

CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle

CoreOS launches a commercially supported version of its Linux distribution and vows to do away with manual upgrading

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