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New Open-source CRM App Uses Gamification

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The backers of a new open-source CRM (customer relationship management) application called Zurmo are hoping to stand out in a crowded field via the use of......
New Open-source CRM App Uses Gamification

VMware Official Fires Back at Open Source Cloud Vendors

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After all the talk of open source clouds news from the past few weeks, VMware officials have finally responded....
VMware Official Fires Back at Open Source Cloud Vendors
App developer calls critic "f*cken little know it all"; site goes down

Startups are about to blow up the textbook

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A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning--terrifying traditional publishers. By Scott Olster, editor FORTUNE -- Call it a math lesson. Why would a school pay $80 for a textbook that may quickly become irrelevant, when it could pay around $5 or less? A...
Startups are about to blow up the textbook
Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU
WebOS opens up at last [video]

Microsoft Open Sources Windows Scripting Tool Mayhem

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Microsoft has released as open source a program that helps users link different Windows applications in a single workflow....
Microsoft Open Sources Windows Scripting Tool Mayhem

Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

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It was just about two months ago that LibreOffice 4.0 made its official debut, but business users and others more interested in stability than cutting-edge features also have another option from the Document Foundation. Specifically, LibreOffice 3.6 is currently the version of the free and open source productivity suite...
Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

Is There Money To Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

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It’s hard to forget that scene in the Graduate when the young, confused Benjamin is approached by a family friend who tells him the future in two words: sentry guns. Now you, too, can enter this lucrative world with Project Sentry, an open source tracking sentry gun system that uses...
Is There Money To Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

Open source: SugarCRM at Footprints Recruiting

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Customer relationship management (CRM) software is generally hard to get excited about, but Jeff Strachan a founder of Footprints Recruiting[1], an English as a second language (ESL) placement agency, verges on evangelical. And little wonder: Being burdened with a legacy system built using forms in Microsoft Outlook and being burnt...
Open source: SugarCRM at Footprints Recruiting

Google snags the webOS Enyo team, HP says open source plans are still on schedule

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At one time the Enyo app framework was supposed to help webOS run faster and on a wider variety of devices, but as HP continues to struggle, reports have surfaced from The Verge and AllThingsD that much of the team behind it, including leader Matthew McNulty, has been hired...
Google snags the webOS Enyo team, HP says open source plans are still on schedule
Life Online gallery gives the internet's origins the museum treatment

New open source Calligra Suite release enhances ODF document support

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Calligra has published the second stable release of its open source suite that includes word processing, spreadsheets and a sketching program....
New open source Calligra Suite release enhances ODF document support

TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions

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TextMate developer MacroMates announced on Thursday that the code for TextMate 2.0, currently in alpha, is now available via the online GitHub repository. The code is being open sourced with version 3 of the GNU General Public License in order to counteract what some developers see as Apple's increasingly limiting...
TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions

Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

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Windows 8 is doing quite a job of alienating longtime Windows users. No more Start button, but a whole Start screen full of distracting live tiles; a double interface (Desktop and "Modern"); low information density on Modern apps; and the list goes on. For many companies, this isn't a...
Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

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Both finding success by crowdsourcing funding for their new smartphone-enabled products, Lumawake and Lockitron have teamed up again to extend the capabilities of their respective intelligent sleep recognition system and connected door-locking mechanism to secure your house the minute you fall asleep. The partnership sees Lumawake tune its motion-sensing sleep...
Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

Is OpenStack the new Linux?

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Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious...
Is OpenStack the new Linux?

Rackspace Debuts OpenStack Cloud Servers

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Following a four-month beta period, Rackspace has started offering its hosted servers and databases using the open source OpenStack suite of cloud software....
Rackspace Debuts OpenStack Cloud Servers

Qubes OS 1.0 isolates programs inside virtual machines for better security

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The first stable version of Qubes OS, an open source desktop operating system designed to provide a greater level of security by isolating programs inside virtual machines with different permissions, was released Monday by Polish security firm Invisible Things Lab (ITL)....
Qubes OS 1.0 isolates programs inside virtual machines for better security

XBMC media manager coming to Ouya

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When the Android-based Ouya was announced last month, founder Julie Uhrman said she wanted the system to be more than just a game console, and it now has support for apps like Twitch.TV and Vevo music streaming. The non-gaming options on the console seem set to increase, as the team...
XBMC media manager coming to Ouya

Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.

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It's one thing to have a good idea for a new piece of software, but raising the funds necessary to bring it to life is a whole separate challenge. Crowdfunding can offer a nice solution, and platforms like Kickstarter and--more recently--Selfstarter can sometimes help. On Thursday, however, a brand-new...
Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.

Puppet or Chef: The configuration management dilemma

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Puppet is model-driven, Ruby is procedural, and both are large, messy, open source ecosystems plagued with pitfalls...
Puppet or Chef: The configuration management dilemma

Open source plug-in speeds mobile app development

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Soasta, Cloudbees partner to connect mobile app dev to Jenkins continuous integration server, making it easier for developers to test and deploy apps to the cloud...
Open source plug-in speeds mobile app development

Red Hat agrees to buy FuseSource

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Boosting its line of open-source middleware, Red Hatis in the process of acquiring open-source integration software vendor FuseSource from its parent company Progress Software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
Red Hat agrees to buy FuseSource

Google's Eric Schmidt enthusiastically supports Facebook Home

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said at the All Things D mobile conference that you can't do open source half way. And he applauded Facebook's efforts for developing the Home app that completely alters the smartphone experience on Google Android devices. [Read more]...
Google's Eric Schmidt enthusiastically supports Facebook Home

Steam opens its Linux beta to the public two months after its closed launch

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There’s good news for Linux-based gamers and further evidence that Steam’s Linux beta program is…gathering steam, after the project was opened to the public two months after its closed launch. It was back in September that the company announced plans to bring its hugely popular platform to Linux and, after...
Steam opens its Linux beta to the public two months after its closed launch

Google responds to AT&T CEO’s comments: We don’t favor any partners with Android updates

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Google denied comments from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson suggesting that it gives preferential treatment and access to new Android platforms to some operators, as 9to5Google reports. In an effort to clarify the suggestion that it has its favorites, the firm has confirmed that it doesn’t discriminate and makes the latest...
Google responds to AT&T CEO’s comments: We don’t favor any partners with Android updates

Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects

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Yes, we've seen an XBee radio interface with RC robots before, but Quantum Robotics' open-source Xbee handheld controllers have enough gimbals, push buttons and toggle switches to leave us starry-eyed. The Q2 and Q4, both open for funding on Kickstarter, use a XBee wireless transceiver to transfer data and...
Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects

Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

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If you’re involved in building software, there’s a pretty good chance you use GitHub, the social repository for software code known for the surprise round of funding it took from Andreessen Horowitz last year. Here’s something new going up on GitHub: Starting today, the latest version of documents from Series...
Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

Facebook to design an open source switch

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As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch."It's our hope that an open, disaggregated switch will enable a faster pace of innovation in the development of networking hardware," wrote Frank Frankovsky in a blog...
Facebook to design an open source switch
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