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10 products that big tech companies have open-sourced recently

Releasing internal products to the open-source community is the hip new thing for technology giants to do.

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Facebook building a 100-gigabit switch to keep up with video, VR traffic

Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch.

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New Splice Machine RDBMS unites OLTP and OLAP

The 2.0 version of Splice Machine's relational database brings together the scalability of Hadoop and the in-memory performance of Spark.

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10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

Why worry about the desktop when you've conquered everything else?

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Microsoft rolls out open source toolkit for machine learning

The newly-open sourced Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit features fast, parallelized, and easy-to-deploy machine learning algorithms

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Google engineers craft a Dart framework for iOS and Android

The UI framework uses its own rendering engine to draw widgets

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Google Go turns 6 as new release nears

The open source language celebrates its sixth birthday and looks to the release of version 1.6 in early 2016

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Google open-sources machine learning to smarten up our apps

The system, dubbed TensorFlow, is smarter, faster and more flexible machine-learning software than Google has ever had before, the company says.

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Google brings machine learning to the masses with new open-source tool

Google has been working on machine learning for years deep inside its R&D labs, and on Monday, it launched a new, open-source tool to help share what it's learned.

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Review: Graylog delivers open source log management for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer

Graylog is an open-source log management tool, complete with a three-tier architecture, super-scalable storage (based on Elasticsearch), an easy-to-use web interface, and a powerful toolkit to parse messages, build ad-hoc dashboards,...

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Some of tech’s biggest names get their Swagger on for open APIs

A new umbrella group dedicated to making sure that different pieces of software can interact with each other smoothly has backing from Google, Microsoft, PayPal and IBM, among others, the Linux Foundation announced today.

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Open source Java projects: Docker

Set up and deploy a Java application to Docker, then integrate a Docker container into your Maven build process for easier testing and automated production builds.

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Can citizen developers bring shadow IT into the light?

Citizen developers can produce valuable businesses applications quickly, but is speed to market worth the risk of security and compliance considerations flying out of the window?

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Mozilla will donate $1 million to open-source projects

The Mozilla Foundation, which underwrites the development of the Firefox browser, announced Friday that it would contribute $1 million to various open-source software projects under the auspices of the new Mozilla Open-Source Support...

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OpenStack tool helps new users find relevant cloud projects

OpenStack Foundation, the backer of an open source project for software to build cloud services, has launched Project Navigator, a Web tool to make it easier for new users to choose from the over 25 cloud-related services and projects...

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Deep into Drupal, Cisco starts to give back to open source community

Cisco’s Jamal Haider acknowledged during a presentation this week that his team that works on the company’s open source-based customer support portal hasn’t given much back to the wider Drupal community yet, but he said this talk at...


Ubuntu Wily Werewolf trots out easy-install OpenStack

The latest version of Canonical's Linux distribution features a streamlined OpenStack installer, along with the LXD hypervisor and telco-strength networking

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France votes to expand open-source use

French voters voiced strong support for a proposal that will see the country’s government expand the role of free and open-source software in a national referendum on technology called the Digital Republic bill.

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