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Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat plans to incorporate advanced Linux tools such as systemd and SELinux into Docker read more »

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

The server edition of Ubuntu 14.04 comes with Docker and better support for solid-state disks read more »

Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

The foundation oversees the free and open source Gnome desktop environment read more »

Tip of the Hat: Heartbleed exposes an open source failing

The OpenSSL open source project created a widely used encryption package, but lacks the funds and volunteers needed to support it read more »

ElasticHosts: Linux container virtualisation allows us to beat AWS on price

Linux kernel advances enable billing based on usage, not capacity read more »

Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

It's been brewing for a while read more »

Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK

Microsoft wants the government to adopt two formats, ODF and OOXML, but critics say that would be unwise read more »

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again

The Document Foundation project aims to develop tools for converting files from proprietary to open formats read more »

Mozilla steps up damage control as pressure for CEO Eich's ouster mounts

Petition calling for Brendan Eich to renounce past support for same-sex marriage ban nears 70K signatures read more »

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite

OX Spreadsheet offers online collaboration and allows editing of Excel documents read more »

SQL and NoSQL come together with new MariaDB Enterprise offerings

The products are based on MariaDB 10, which became generally available on Monday read more »

Facebook, other Web giants unite to scale MySQL

WebScaleSQL hopes to equip the open source MySQL database with high-performance features read more »

EU institutions accused of doing nothing to free themselves from dependence on Microsoft

The Commission should set an example on Document Freedom Day, lobby groups for open standards and open source software said read more »

Red Hat adds Nginx and MongoDB to Software Collections update

Version 1.1 of Red Hat's package for developers that want the latest is available as a beta read more »

'Windigo' Linux bot hijacks servers to feast on PCs behind sysadmins' backs

Finds 26,000 compromised servers read more »

UK and Israel partner on digital government development

Will share information to improve public services read more »

NoSQL vendor Basho restaffs executive team

Adam Wray, formerly of Tier 3, will now lead the open-source Riak database vendor read more »

Mozilla stops work on Persona sign-on to shift resources to Firefox OS services

Will continue to host the single sign-on service that debuted in 2011 with patches, but has handed project to volunteers read more »

Red Hat Enterprise Linux now on Amazon's GovCloud

The base images are managed by Red Hat and cost from $0.084 per hour read more »

Wind River outfits VxWorks for 'Internet of things'

VxWorks features a modular architecture and the option to run a 20KB micro-kernel read more »


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