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Mavericks' SMB2 problem and fixes

Summary: No, it's not just you. Apple's Mavericks is having trouble connecting to some network-attached storage and file servers. Fortunately, there are ways to fix it.

October 28, 2013 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

GitHub improves open-source licensing polices

Summary: GitHub, the popular open-source development community site, is finally getting its licensing act together. It's high time since Black Duck has found that 77-percent of GitHub projects...

July 18, 2013 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Open-source MariaDB, a MySQL fork, challenges Oracle

Summary: MariaDB, the MySQL fork database management system, is throwing down the gauntlet to Oracle by forming a foundation to promote its alternative DBMS software.

December 4, 2012 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2: Preview

Summary: Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is shaping up to be a controversial release, with a solution for dual-booting with Windows 8 and a new online scope for Dash search providing Amazon...

September 27, 2012 by By Terry Relph-Knight | September 27, 2012 -- 09:22 GMT (02:22 PDT)

The benefits and risks of open source licensing

Summary: In the rush to bring a product to market, hurried software developers can run afoul of important open source software licensing rules.

March 28, 2012 by By D’vorah Graeser, Graeser Associates International, Special to ZDNet | March 28, 2012 -- 13:20 GMT (06:20 PDT)

Microsoft reluctantly bows to Linux users

Summary: Why will Microsoft be releasing a persistent virtual machine feature on its Azure cloud platform so users can host Linux? Because that's what its customers want.

January 2, 2012 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Microsoft contributes open-source code to Samba

Summary: Microsoft has contributed source code under the GPLv3 to Samba, the file server software that enables Linux servers to share files with Windows PCs. No, I'm not making this up.

November 2, 2011 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Android: The Open Mobile Choice

Summary: If you want real programming freedom on mobile you need to write for Android. Both Apple and Microsoft have made it clear they want to have as little as possible to do with free and...

February 21, 2011 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols