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Beware of forked implementations of open-source software

In cloud computing, some open-source software is morphing into the proprietary realm.

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JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, on the genesis of the popular programming language | True Technologist Ep 1

In this episode of True Technologist, Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript language and cofounder of Mozilla, describes the hectic and challenging early days of bringing JavaScript to market, as well as his new company, Brave...

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Sprint calls on open source analytics to prevent cyberfraud

Sprint’s open source Elastic Stack analytics implementation helped the mobile device and network provider reduce mobile phone fraud by 90 percent.

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Open source mobile operating systems need to control fragmentation

The history of failed operating systems has a lesson for today’s competition policy regulators.

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Open source, the cloud and sleeping better at night

As open source solutions are becoming more important in the cloud, staying ahead of potential patent, as well as copyright infringement claims, is vital.

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What is Kubernetes?

In this 90-second video, learn about Kubernetes, the open-source system for automating containerized applications, from one of the technology's inventors, Joe Beda, founder and CTO at Heptio.

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Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18

Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the...

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Monsanto finds room to grow with open source software

The agriculture giant is using open source geospatial software to help visualize crop performance and yield information, thereby lowering costs and boosting IT's options to tailor applications for users' needs.

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Why you need to worry about the security of open source software in 2018 and beyond

The speed of open source deployment by enterprises everywhere puts software security into question.

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The Rust language: Developing safer software

Get up to speed quickly on newcomer Rust, designed to create fast, system-level software. This two-minute animated explainer shows how Rust bypasses the vexing programming issues of memory and management.

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What are containers and why do you need them?

Containers are a solution to the problem of how to get software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. Here's what you need to know about this popular technology.

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Why Ansible has become the devops darling for software automation

Ansible has come from nowhere to be the No. 1 choice for software automation in many organizations

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Project management software: 6 free and feature-filled open source tools

You don't have to shell out for expensive project management software, these free and open-source solutions that just might fit your business needs.

How Rackspace flew through turbulence in the private cloud

Bryan Thompson, General Manager, OpenStack Private Cloud at Rackspace, talked about the second generation of cloud and some turbulence that OpenStack recently experienced.

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How Dell’s Project Sputnik came to life

I met and talked to Barton George, the project’s initiator and leader, to understand the backstory.

Elementary OS is trying to create a business model for open source app developers

There is no dearth of Linux based operating systems, you will find dime a dozen. However there are only a few major ones that matter and elementary OS is among them.

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How Microsoft is becoming a Linux vendor

Microsoft is bridging the gap with Linux by baking it into its own products.

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Review: Galago Pro is a Linux laptop for professionals

Galago Pro comes with OEM version Ubuntu 16.04 and offers a great ‘out-of-the-box’ experience.

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