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Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

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Last week, the CloudStack controversy questioned whether there can be more than one open source cloud. Evan Prodromou, founder and CEO of StatusNet, says no, arguing that it's "going to be better for everyone" if there is a single contender for open source cloud computing thanks to network effects....
Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

_Why: A Tale Of A Post-Modern Genius

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  Why the Lucky Stiff (or _Why for short) was one of the brightest and most inspiring programmers in activity. He became famous through a series of blogs and through the incredible amount of open-source projects that he maintained over the course of more than seven years._Why’s popularity grew along...
_Why: A Tale Of A Post-Modern Genius

OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service, Headed to the Enterprise

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Red Hat’s OpenShift platform-as-a-service started as a hosted solution for developers. It was, ostensibly, Red Hat dipping its toe into the platform-as-a-service waters. It proved successful enough to keep going. In keeping with Red Hat’s open source ethos, the product was released as an open source project called OpenShift Origin....
OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service, Headed to the Enterprise

How Bill Gates changed Microsoft's stance on open source

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To Microsoft, Linux used to be a 'malignant cancer.' Now it and other open source projects are running on Microsoft's own platforms. Here's how Bill Gates changed everything at one meeting in 2008. Read more......
How Bill Gates changed Microsoft's stance on open source

A new kind of summer job: open source coding with Google Summer of Code

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If you’re a university student with CS chops looking to earn real-world experience this summer, consider writing code for a cool open source project with the Google Summer of Code program. Over the past eight years more than 6,000 students have “graduated” from this global program, working with almost 400...
A new kind of summer job: open source coding with Google Summer of Code
Microsoft embraces git with new TFS support, Visual Studio integration

The Future of Mozilla: Fast Second Follow

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No one wants to be a follower. Except Mozilla. Mozilla rarely moves the consumer needle with its own inventions. Rather, the company is at its best — and its best is revolutionary — when it takes an existing product and re-envisions it as a public benefit product, where the...
The Future of Mozilla: Fast Second Follow
Software | Microsoft, Yahoo Among Open Source 'Rookies of the Year'

61% of the top 10k sites on the web are served by open source projects Apache and nginx

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Uptime monitoring service Pingdom analyzed the top 10,000 websites on the web and unsurprisingly found out that 74.6% of them are served on web servers run by open source software. While it’s not surprising, it’s definitely impressive. Even more impressive is that Apache web service and nginx are used by...
61% of the top 10k sites on the web are served by open source projects Apache and nginx

f8 Registration: Now Open

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We are opening registration today for f8, Facebook's conference where developers and entrepreneurs collaborate on the future of personalized and social technologies. We hope you will join us on April 21st, 2010, at the Concourse at San Francisco Design Center for a day of learning about the latest Facebook technologies...
f8 Registration: Now Open
450 million lines of code say large open source and small closed source software projects are worst quality

Mobile Component Marketplace Verious Expands, Adds Hundreds Of Windows Phone & HTML5 Listings To Site

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Verious, a new mobile component marketplace (and recent Disrupt finalist), is announcing an expansion of its service today, to also include components for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform as well as those for HTML5 mobile apps. The addition means there are now hundreds more components, SDKs, and open source projects available on...
Mobile Component Marketplace Verious Expands, Adds Hundreds Of Windows Phone & HTML5 Listings To Site

Google receives a record 6,685 applications to participate in its Summer of Code

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Google’s popular “Summer of Code” initiative is in its eighth year and has drawn a record number of global applications, according to the company. The most impressive record was the highest percentage of women accepted in its history, though. The percentage of women accepted has increased every year since 2006,...
Google receives a record 6,685 applications to participate in its Summer of Code
Microsoft Cracks List of Top Linux Contributors

GitHub hacked, millions of projects at risk of being modified or deleted

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GitHub, one of the largest repositories of commercial and open source software on the web, has been hacked. Over the weekend, developer Egor Homakov exploited a gaping vulnerability in GitHub that allowed him (or anyone else with basic hacker know-how) to gain administrator access to projects such as Ruby on...
GitHub hacked, millions of projects at risk of being modified or deleted
Software | Microsoft Windows Gets More Love From Git

Google Lets You Get The Bugs Out With IssueTracker API

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Many Open Source projects host their repositories with Google Code, where anyone can download the source. Now their bugs and feature requests can be just as open, with the read/write IssueTracker API. You can search and retrieve issues, as well as the comments associated with each entry. In other words,...
Google Lets You Get The Bugs Out With IssueTracker API
Seattle security startup seeks to eliminate vulnerable code from the public domain

Why Google's 'We Won't Sue' Patent Pledge May Actually Suggest A Greater Proclivity To Sue Over Patents

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Google is getting some attention today for taking an official pledge that it won't initiate patent lawsuits over open source software on certain patents: At Google we believe that open systems win. Open-source software has been at the root of many innovations in cloud computing, the mobile web, and the...
Why Google's 'We Won't Sue' Patent Pledge May Actually Suggest A Greater Proclivity To Sue Over Patents

Apache embraces cloud with Deltacloud approval

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Extending its range of open-source projects to cloud computing, the Apache Software Foundation has approved the Deltacloud as a top-level project, the organization announced Thursday....
Apache embraces cloud with Deltacloud approval
Android Dramatically Extends Lead With Open Source Developers

Upverter launches paid accounts for private hardware hacking

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Upverter, the fascinating open-source hardware hackers’ tool, has just launched paid accounts. With these accounts, users can hack away at their designs away from the public eye. It works a lot like Github’s private offerings, where paying users can shield their code repositories from outside eyes, if they so choose....
Upverter launches paid accounts for private hardware hacking

Netflix Gives A Hollywood Look To Open Source Center On GitHub

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Netflix is going to the movies with its Open Source Center on Github. In a clever play, Netflix has taken its well-known brand and placed it on GitHub to show each of its open source projects as its own movie, genre and characters. Rolling over each movie poster thumbnail reveals...
Netflix Gives A Hollywood Look To Open Source Center On GitHub

EFF seeks students to code for liberty

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As summer approaches, so once more does Google's Summer of Code, a scheme set up by the company in 2005 to pay student programmers $5,000 to work on open source software. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is now looking for student programmers to work on a selection of projects, with the...
EFF seeks students to code for liberty

Google, transparency and our not-so-secret formula

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Recently the European Commission opened a preliminary inquiry into competition complaints. Part of the complaint alleges that Google operates without sufficient transparency into how and why web sites rank in our search results. The notion that Google isn't transparent is tough for me to swallow. Google has set the standard...
Google, transparency and our not-so-secret formula
Facebook’s open-source hardware project gets new momentum, new allies, and new specs

Filepicker.io lets devs skip the hassles of OAuth, taps into Facebook & Dropbox for you

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The Internet is packed full of thriving open source projects, toolkits and frameworks, because sometimes people really love to share their work with others. In fact, one of the best parts about working with the Web is the level of collaboration that occurs everyday. And just as many people don’t...
Filepicker.io lets devs skip the hassles of OAuth, taps into Facebook & Dropbox for you

Facebook's big data plans include warehouses, faster analytics

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Facebook may treasure the data it has on its one billion-plus users for its advertising returns, but the analysis the site performs on that data is expected to continue to pose numerous challenges over the coming year, an engineer said.The problems, which Facebook has been forced to grapple with...
Facebook's big data plans include warehouses, faster analytics
Eucalyptus update makes its techie cloud easier to use
With Many Eyeballs, All Bugs Are Shallow
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