Articles about Open Source
Microsoft's three-year-old Open Technologies subsidiary is 'rejoining' the company, officials say, as its goals have been achieved.
Black Duck Software and North Bridge's survey found open-source software in businesses everywhere, but few are managing it worth a darn.
Open-source container platform Docker continues to broaden its appeal beyond the world of developers by adding new features in version 1.6 for operations staff.
Along with new features for its Google BigQuery cloud analytics platform, the company's Cloud Dataflow managed data-processing service is now available in beta.
NGINX wants to become your web server -- whether you need a simple web page service or a complex web application delivery system.
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Percona's acquisition of database company Tokutek, announced today, gives it a foot in both the MySQL and NoSQL camps with distributions and services.
Announced today, Docker Inc's fourth round of investment gives it a $95m pot to deepen integration with AWS, IBM and Microsoft and add new features.
Enterprise giant HP has today started to ship low-power Moonshot servers with DataStax's Enterprise distribution of the Apache Cassandra database.
At first glance, there's little new in the next version of Ubuntu Linux. Under the hood, it's a different story.
HP reaffirms its commitment to its OpenStack-powered Helion public cloud.
With the Geode debut, Pivotal is reiterating promises it made in February to open source certain core components of its big data portfolio.
With a minimum of fuss over the weekend, the Linux kernel has moved onto its 4.x series, while elementary has had its first major stable release since mid-2013.
Do you want a top-notch Linux developer laptop? Then Dell has several systems for you to consider.
The Internet Security Research Group and its Let's Encrypt project -- a free, automated and open security certificate authority -- wants to make the Internet securer than it is today.
Microsoft's AzureDB NoSQL database service and a related new open-source data-migration tool, are generally available.
If you are more of the Debian persuasion, there's still a Linux Mint distribution for you.
In court, Oracle outlined its Java copyright and patent infringement case against Google with a series of 91 convincing slides
The chances are, if you surfed the Web on April 1, you may have been duped by a prank or two. Here are the best of the day.
Even a timid Linux user can handle encryption with the help of the right tool. Here are some good, user-friendly options.
Ubuntu’s upcoming Unity-based Linux desktop is already looking pretty darngood.
Canonical has revealed the latest component of its mobile strategy for the Ubuntu operating system, unveiling what it is calling "Ubuntu for Android". This is a hybrid mobile/desktop platform that the company hopes will enable a smartphone to become your sole computing device.
Tired of GNOME 3, Ubuntu Unity and HUD? Want classic an updated classic GNOME 2.x interface? Then Linux Mint has the desktop for you Cinnamon.
This is not your usual desktop interface.
The annual Australian Linux conference, Linux.conf.au, was held last week in Ballarat, Victoria. We bring you the highlights in photos.
Ubuntu wants Unity to be your universal television interface.
TR's Jack Wallen says he can ensure a smooth migration to Linux simply by providing new users with a machine running the operating system and a few basic facts.
People who enjoy open-source software often forget that most of the developers behind the code are working in their own time and at their own expense.
A first look at the new Mint 12 Linux distribution.
The next release of Linux Mint -- Linux Mint 12, aka Lisa -- will feature three different takes on theGNOME desktop. GNOME 3.2, GNOME 3.2 adapted to look and work like GNOME 2.x and MATE,a GNOME 2.x fork.
The new Ubuntu cat is ready to play.
In this Super Techies interview, larger-than-life techie Marc Canter talks with ZDNet's Editor in Chief Dan Farber about his career as a multimedia pioneer. Canter discusses his first job as a music programmer for video games; designing the multimedia authoring tools Shockwave and Director; and his current role as CEO of Broadband Mechanics, makers of open-source social networks.
While the media bombards consumers with frightening stories, discussions about security are thwarted by the failure of language to separate the "feeling" and "reality" of security, says security guru Bruce Schneier.
ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind interviews Google/OpenSocial's director of engineering, David Glazer, at Bebo's launch event in San Francisco. In this video, Glazer talks about how the interoperability between Bebo and FaceBook could demonstrate why a standard like OpenSocial makes sense. He also describes "Shindig," the first open-source implementation of the OpenSocial framework.
In a Super Techies interview, Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about her career in Silicon Valley. Polese discusses her early work at Sun Microsystems as the original Java product manager, her success at systems management company Marimba, and her current role overseeing SpikeSource, a provider of open-source business applications.
Language could ease simultaneous deployment to DHTML, Flash, Java, and Silverlight