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White House announces 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

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It's not unusual for free and open source software projects to enlist the help of their fans and supporters in debugging and other efforts to make the software better. What's less common is for major national governments to do the same thing. Sure enough, though, the White House Office...
White House announces 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

10 open source projects to watch this year

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Open source software projects may not typically have the marketing budgets necessary to match launch events like the one Microsoft just held for Office 2013, but that doesn't mean their products are any less valuable. Canonical surely came close in terms of hype with its Ubuntu phone announcement just...
10 open source projects to watch this year

Compromised phpMyAdmin download reinforces importance of verifying checksums

www.extremetech.com
The latest stable version of phpMyAdmin — the popular, GUI-based MySQL database software — was released late last month, but thanks to a compromised download mirror, users running the newest version may still be vulnerable to hackers. At some point after September 22, an unknown attacker managed to insert a...
Compromised phpMyAdmin download reinforces importance of verifying checksums

NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

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The floor at Disrupt’s NY Hackathon is filled mostly with people working on software projects, but there were also some interesting hardware endeavors underway. One in particular caught my eye: a robot built from open-source components build to help anyone subject their app or device to strenuous, physical testing in...
NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

Auditor: U.S. Army's ERP software projects at risk

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Massive ERP (enterprise resource planning) software projects under way at the U.S. Army are in danger of missing crucial deadlines due to inadequate planning and management on the part of officials, according to a new auditor's report....
Auditor: U.S. Army's ERP software projects at risk
Cloud: Google Crunches One Trillion Pieces of Data With Single Click

OpenStreetMap versus Google maps

www.guardian.co.uk
Travelling to Sarajevo showed the Open Knowledge Foundation's Lucy Chambers the overwhelming reach of crowdsourced open dataNot long ago I travelled to Sarajevo for a conference. It was my first time in Bosnia, so before travelling I checked where my hotel was on Google maps:At the time, there were reports...
OpenStreetMap versus Google maps

Who wants a Firefox phone? Take a visual trip through Firefox's mobile OS

arstechnica.com
Over a year ago, Mozilla announced its plans to work on its own mobile operating system, dubbed Firefox OS. The company officially made a prototype simulator available for developers and anyone curious enough to play around with it (though it's still in early alpha). The OS does take some of Android’s core functionality so it works...
Who wants a Firefox phone? Take a visual trip through Firefox's mobile OS

Watchdog Agency Report Shows Beleaguered State of US Military Software Projects

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Public-sector ERP (enterprise resource planning) software projects historically have experienced some of the industry's most dramatic cost overruns and delays, a......
Watchdog Agency Report Shows Beleaguered State of US Military Software Projects

Dreams of 'Open' Everything

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GitHub, a successful young company for open-source software projects, has $100 million in funding and a long-term dream of taking its approach outside engineering and into all business, even government. Other Silicon Valley companies share the attitude....
Dreams of 'Open' Everything

VMware pours $30M more into Puppet Labs

gigaom.com
Devops fan favorite Puppet Labs is getting an additional $30 million in backing from VMware and the two companies will team up to provide new IT management solutions for use in VMware shops. That means VMware now provides the lion’s share of Puppet’s total of about $45 million in VC...
VMware pours $30M more into Puppet Labs

Google Now For Chrome

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Google Now For Chrome: Good find by Cnet's Stephen Shankland: It looks like Chrome users, not just Android users, will get access to Google Now, the search giant's technology for bringing weather reports, trip departure reminders, birthday alerts, nearby restaurant reviews, and more to the attention of Android users. Google...
Google Now For Chrome

Hands-on: testing the GIMP 2.8 and its new single-window interface

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The developers behind the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) have announced the official release of version 2.8, the first stable update since 2008. The new version brings a number of significant technical enhancements and user interface improvements, including the long-awaited single-window editing mode. The GIMP is an open source...
Hands-on: testing the GIMP 2.8 and its new single-window interface
Canonical releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin
Opscode boosts scale, adds Active Directory support to Chef

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

Budget woes force feds to adopt Agile methodology

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Facing unprecedented budgetary uncertainty, the IT shops of many federal agencies are embracing the Agile development methodology to speed up software projects so they can demonstrate the value of new systems quickly. Insider (registration required)...
Budget woes force feds to adopt Agile methodology

'Curiosity' Killed The Apathy? #fundNASA Crowdfunding Plea Goes Viral

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Many of us right now are wide-eyed with the latest images from NASA’s Curiosity mission to Mars — so much so that, as Europe wakes up from its live-TV Olympics 100-meter sprint slumber, it looks like that site is occasionally crashing from traffic. Now, another, important idea is just starting...
'Curiosity' Killed The Apathy? #fundNASA Crowdfunding Plea Goes Viral

7 ways Windows Server 2012 pays for itself

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Windows Server 2012 is a monumental release packed with new features that touch every facet of the operating system. You'll see changes ranging from how data is stored on disk to the protocol for moving data between client and server and much more in between. The major design themes...
7 ways Windows Server 2012 pays for itself

Watchdog agency report shows beleaguered state of US military software projects

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Public-sector ERP (enterprise resource planning) software projects historically have experienced some of the industry's most dramatic cost overruns and delays, a fact that a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office brings into sharp relief....
Watchdog agency report shows beleaguered state of US military software projects

When you think you know it all

www.scripting.com
When I said I'm "nearing the end of a top-to-bottom rewrite of the software behind Scripting News," what I really meant is that I'm "just beginning a top-to-bottom rewrite..." I've been doing this a long time, but software projects still kick my ass, even when I'm doing it for the...
When you think you know it all

Weekend Reading: Drive, by Daniel Pink

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The businesses of the 21st century are rapidly evolving to incorporate radical new methods of running a business and managing employees, and no group knows this better than the startup community. Startups have been at the cutting edge of innovation not only in the products they create, but in the...
Weekend Reading: Drive, by Daniel Pink

Twitter signs up to sponsor open source Apache Software Foundation

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Twitter’s open source office announced today that it has become a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). As a sponsor, the social networking company will contribute financial resources to the ASF to help support the organization’s mission. The ASF is a non-profit organization that was originally founded in...
Twitter signs up to sponsor open source Apache Software Foundation
Security: NSA's Open Source Spin-Off Lands $2 Million in Funding

Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

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Windows 8 doesn't have a Start button. If you don't think that's something that needs fixing, you're probably in the minority, at least for now. Maybe in time, Windows 8's Modern-style Start Screen will grow on users and it'll turn out Microsoft was right all along. Until that happens,...
Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free
Inside Oculus: a tour of virtual reality's would-be savior
Google issues open source patent pledge: we won't sue first
Red Hat Becomes Open Source’s First $1 Billion Baby
How Apple caused the iOS Kindle glitch

Watchdog Agency Report Shows Beleaguered State of U.S. Military Software Projects

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Public-sector ERP (enterprise resource planning) software projects historically have experienced some of the industry's most dramatic cost overruns and delays, a fact that a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office brings into sharp relief....
Watchdog Agency Report Shows Beleaguered State of U.S. Military Software Projects
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