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Left Alone by Its Owner, Reddit Soars

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Reddit, built on open-source software and guided by the ethos of its community of 20 million users a month, is a classic Web start-up in which opportunity seems mixed with barely controlled anarchy, David Carr writes in his Media Equation column. Read more »...
Left Alone by Its Owner, Reddit Soars

Red Hat, Dell sign OEM pact

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The announcement Tuesday of a new partnership between Dell and Red Hat could mark a further expansion of open-source software use in the enterprise....
Red Hat, Dell sign OEM pact

Web Companies Are Tripping Over Themselves To Be Part Of Google's New Cloud (GOOG)

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Google didn't just launch a new Amazon-killer cloud today. It launched a whole Amazon-like ecosystem. We're being buried in press releases by Web companies that will offer their services to users of Google Compute Engine. Here's a few: MapR: It offers a version of Hadoop. Hadoop is "big data" software....
Web Companies Are Tripping Over Themselves To Be Part Of Google's New Cloud (GOOG)

10 award-winning open source apps to try today

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The world of open source software offers free alternatives to just about any expensive commercial package you might care to name, but there's no denying that some of them are better than others. Firefox, LibreOffice, and GIMP are a few of the better-known examples with a reputation for quality...
10 award-winning open source apps to try today

New York Times Juices Up Its Document Viewer

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The New York Times' new Doc Viewer 2.0 is, depending on what you value, either a pasted-on ornament of no real use to a typical news consumer, or it's an open-source, crowd-sourcing game changer. With information-taming technologies like search engines already at a reader's fingertips, there is debatable value in...
New York Times Juices Up Its Document Viewer

Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python

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The original open source software “Benevolent Dictator For Life” and author of Python, Guido Van Rossum, is leaving Google to join Dropbox, the startup will announce later today. Rossum was a software engineer at Google since 2005, and should be a huge help as Dropbox is built on Python. He’s...
Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python
How one man is bringing VoIP, 'Net access where telecoms fear to tread

Oracle asks judge to throw out Google’s strongest evidence in Android trial

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Oracle has asked Judge William Alsup to throw out the entire testimony of Jonathan Schwartz (pictured) in its ongoing (and drama-filled) trial with Google over Android. Schwartz was Sun’s CEO. Sun owned the Java programming language, which is used heavily in Android. Oracle bought Sun, acquiring Java in the...
Oracle asks judge to throw out Google’s strongest evidence in Android trial

If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement

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Having failed to pass SOPA, Congress is apparently looking for other ways to keep the big copyright players happy. The latest is a letter sent by 16 senators to the FTC urging the commission to "protect American manufacturers" by cracking down on the fact that foreign companies often use unauthorized...
If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement
Eucalyptus Chooses GitHub For Stairway To Amazon

Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

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With a talent war in Silicon Valley for the best developers going strong it’s common knowledge that finding good mobile developers is a problem. Xamarin, a company founded last May, has found that building open-source software development tools for people write code for mobile is a good bet. The Boston-based startup plans...
Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

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Merging the worlds of big data and cloud computing, Red Hat, Hortonworks and Hadoop integrator Mirantis are jointly building a software program, called Savanna, that will make it easier to deploy Apache Hadoop on an OpenStack cloud service.The software will "allow Hadoop to take advantage of the scale-out storage...
Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

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

What Is Novell Worth? $2 Billion, Apparently

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Elliott Associates, L.P., a hedge fund with a significant position in shares of Novell, after the close of trading in U.S. stock markets today placed an unsolicited offer to buy the open source-focused software company for close to $2 billion. The offer places a high valuation on Novell, and is...
What Is Novell Worth? $2 Billion, Apparently

Red Hat Joins the Billion-dollar Club

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It's official: Red Hat is the first open-source software company to generate a billion dollars in annual revenue....
Red Hat Joins the Billion-dollar Club

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

Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

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Battery Ventures has promoted Itzik Parnafes to general partner as the firm continues to make investments in the enterprise IT sector. The venture firm and Parnafes is betting that the wave of change in IT brought about by large-scale data centers and cloud computing is still providing solid investment opportunities....
Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

9 Things Microsoft Does Right

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M$: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System." - Urban Dictionary, 2004. "Microsoft sucks." Too many times, the conversation stops there. Yes, Microsoft gets plenty of criticism, much of it...
9 Things Microsoft Does Right

Congratulations, you are now paint

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Mix up some infrared light, a camera, audience participation, and some open-source software with the ingenuity of a S.F.-based art collective, and you get 'Watercolor Walls' -- a cool interactive art installation to visualize how light bends to create your silhouette. [Read more]...
Congratulations, you are now paint

What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

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Building products or services for free is a sticky subject in a variety of realms, from tech to academia to media, and it’s not likely to get any less controversial as the web keeps growing. At the MIT Sloan School of Management‘s conference on the Digital Economy in San Francisco Friday,...
What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

Automattic Founder Matt Mullenweg Talks WordPress, Blogging And Twitter VS. Instagram At LeWeb

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At LeWeb Paris today, Automattic‘s founder Matt Mullenweg and Gigaom‘s Om Malik took the stage to talk about WordPress, the state of blogging and the recent friction between Twitter and Instagram. According to Mullenweg, the problem with many of the services like Facebook and Twitter is that they aren’t user-centric...
Automattic Founder Matt Mullenweg Talks WordPress, Blogging And Twitter VS. Instagram At LeWeb

Rackspace challenges lawsuit-happy patent holder

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Cloud hosting provider Rackspace Hosting is striking back against patent holder Rotatable Technologies, a Texas company that has filed patent infringement cases against more than a dozen companies in the past year.Rackspace on Friday filed a challenge to a 2001 Rotatable patent for selectively rotating windows on a computer...
Rackspace challenges lawsuit-happy patent holder
Can the Bitcoin Foundation build legitimacy for an outlaw currency?

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

A Chat With Daniel Guermeur, Founder Of Das Keyboard

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I’ve been enamored with the Das Keyboard since it launched in 2005. These supremely clicky, IBM-style keyboards are some of the most rugged mechanical input devices you can buy. Their Pro model – an all-black monolith with black keys and no key markings – is the gold standard for Gibson-esque...
A Chat With Daniel Guermeur, Founder Of Das Keyboard

Qualcomm restructures company due to concerns over impact of open source licenses on patents

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These days, when companies announce a restructuring (or the exploration of "strategic alternatives") with respect to their patent portfolios, it usually means that someone hopes to sell out or to ratchet up monetization. Today, Qualcomm announced a restructuring that is simply a precautionary measure. Qualcomm keeps almost all of its...
Qualcomm restructures company due to concerns over impact of open source licenses on patents

7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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I recently had a chance to sit down over a Thai food lunch with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. Whitehurst, who took over Red Hat after leaving Delta Airlines in 2007, had a lot to say about the current situation of open source computing, and ReadWrite will be following up...
7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

Database Startup 10gen Just Got A Big Pat On The Back From Intel And Red Hat (RHAT, INTC)

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Database startup 10gen just signed up Red Hat, the open-source software company, and Intel, the chipmaker, as investors, the startup announced today. 10gen makes MongoDB, a relatively new kind of database known as NoSQL. NoSQL's name contrasts it to SQL, a language used to access conventional structured databases. NoSQL is one...
Database Startup 10gen Just Got A Big Pat On The Back From Intel And Red Hat (RHAT, INTC)

Hotfile’s Most Downloaded Files Are Open Source Software

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Hotfile’s Most Downloaded Files Are Open Source Software
Microchips: Linux Does Beer: Raspberry Pi Moonlights as Dutch Brewmeister
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