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Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel. read more »

Open source software used for Foreign Office Crisis Hub

More details about the Foreign Office's recently announced digital Crisis Hub have emerged. read more »

OpenSUSE forums hack raises vBulletin zero-day exploit possibility

A compromise of the community forums for the openSUSE Linux distribution Tuesday sparked concern that hackers have access to a previously unknown exploit for the popular vBulletin Internet forum software. read more »

Red Hat takes more active role in CentOS, funds developers

Red Hat plans to take a greater role in the community developing CentOS, in the hope of attracting more paying customers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the distribution on which CentOS is based. read more »

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 issued in beta form

For the next generation of its flagship enterprise Linux distribution, Red Hat aims to support new cloud technologies while preserving the ways of the seasoned system administrator. read more »

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In Depth

The manual cost of managing open source and third-party code

In the past, developing all software internally was a point of pride. Today, the complexity of modern software, coupled with the pressures to release products on tight deadlines, has made delivering projects that rely exclusively on internal code development almost impossible. read more »

LibreOffice 4.0 - Six new features coming to open source suite

It's hard to believe LibreOffice has only been around about two years, so thoroughly has it come to dominate as the leading free and open source productivity suite, but late last week a release candidate for its next major version appeared. read more »

Hadoop creator Doug Cutting outlines vision of big data platform

Doug Cutting, creator of Hadoop and founder of the Apache Hadoop Project, says big data is not hype and it's not a bubble. He lays out his vision of how Hadoop will become the Holy Grail of big data systems read more »

The 5 key forces driving open source today

From the rise of foundations to emerging revenue models, the open source movement is primed for even greater impact on tomorrow's technologies read more »

Linux voting machines re-ignite e-voting debate in Belgium

Despite vocal mistrust of e-voting, 151 Flemish municipalities in Belgium will use new electronic voting machines in October 14 elections. read more »

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...and the filters don't work/they just make it worse

Default content filtering by UK ISP's is such a bad idea that people are rushing to fund a campaign against it.read more »

The Cost of Open Source: the Solution?

As I wrote yesterday, we need some way to "persuade" the deep-pocketed companies free-riding on free software like OpenSSL that it is really in their interests to support it properly. I was discussing this thorny issue on Google+ with Alan...read more »

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