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The great big open-source census: Most-used libraries revealed – plus 10 things developers should be doing to keep their code secure

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/20/linux_foundation_report/

3 days ago

Linux Foundation hears your gripes about naming schemes, legacy code, and more

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Red Hat finds enterprise users are adopting open-source software at a rapid pace

https://www.zdnet.com/article/red-hat-finds-enterprise-users-are-adopting-open-source-software-at-a-rapid-pace/

7 days ago

The Red Hat survey found that proprietary software usage is in decline as open-source software continues its take over of the enterprise software world.

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Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/29/free_software_foundation_windows_7_petition/

4 weeks ago

The Free Software Foundation really set the bar high there

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So long, Sonos: Meet the open-source audio system that will never die

https://www.zdnet.com/article/so-long-sonos-meet-the-open-source-audio-system-that-will-never-die/

4 weeks ago

Imagine an open-source, modular audio system with interchangeable cloud services. It's the audio system that consumers -- and our environment -- deserve.

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Copy-left behind: Permissive MIT, Apache open-source licenses on the up as developers snub GNU's GPL

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/17/mit_apache_versus_gpl/

a month ago

Share all our code modifications with others? Think again, hippie

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Why 2019 was the year of Linux and open-source software

https://www.zdnet.com/video/linux-and-open-source-rules-2019s-five-biggest-stories-show-why/

2 months ago

These five stories show why the future of technology belongs to Linux and open-source software.

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Linux and open-source rules: 2019's five biggest stories show why

https://www.zdnet.com/article/2019s-five-biggest-linux-and-open-source-stories/

2 months ago

This was the year when, once and for all, it became clear that the future of technology belongs to Linux and open-source software.

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LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/24/libreoffice_64_nearly_done_as_project_prepares_for_10th_anniversary/

2 months ago

A decade later, has LibreOffice succeeded? With business still hooked on Microsoft Office, not really

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Amazon slams media for not saying nice things about AWS, denies it strip-mines open-source code for huge profits

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/18/aws_blames_the_media/

2 months ago

Turns out even with the luxury and protection of billions of dollars, you still can't take any criticism

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Cambridge boffins and Google unveil open-source OpenTitan chip: Because you never know who you can trust

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/05/google_opentitan_soc_riscv/

4 months ago

RISC-V-based design for Root of Trust blueprints announced

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Not LibreOffice too? Beloved open-source suite latest to fall victim to the curse of Catalina

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/23/libreoffice_latest_victim_of_curse_of_catalina/

4 months ago

Move to bin? Or cancel? There are more options on this version of macOS, but it's still a PITA

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Microsoft introduces new open-source specs for developing cloud and edge applications

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-introduces-new-specs-for-developing-platform-agnostic-cloud-and-edge-applications/

4 months ago

Microsoft is introducing two new specs, the Open Application Model and Dapr, with the aim of making building cloud, edge and Kubernetes apps easier.

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Open-source companies gather to gripe: Cloud giants sell our code as a service – and we get the square root of nothing

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/20/open_source_companies_cloud/

5 months ago

Analysis Biz bods head to Open Core Summit to ponder how to, you know, get paid

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WinOTP Authenticator is an open-source alternative for WinAuth

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/12/winotp-authenticator-open-source-alternative-for-winauth/

5 months ago

Some days ago, we told you about Authenticator, an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS. The app generates codes for two-factor authentication use. Many web services support 2FA to add another layer […]

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Authenticator is an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/09/authenticator-open-source-2-step-verification-app-for-ios/

6 months ago

When it comes to iOS, open-source apps are something of a rarity but that doesn't mean they don't exist. If you're looking for an alternative for Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, […]

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Beeftext is an excellent open-source text snippet tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/02/beeftext-open-source-text-expander-tool-for-windows/

6 months ago

If you liked Quicktext for Thunderbird, but wanted a similar text snippet tool for other applications, you may want to take a closer look at the free open source application Beeftext as […]

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Pat Gelsinger vows to upgrade VMware's once 'bad' open-source rep to the 'very' best by 2021

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/27/vmworld_2019_day_two/

6 months ago

VMworld CEO makes commitment ahead of event's second-day news flurry

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Sidebar Diagnostics is an open-source application that displays hardware information on your desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/26/sidebar-diagnostics-is-an-open-source-hardware-monitor-program/

6 months ago

Do you want a resource friendly program to keep an eye on your computer's hardware? You should give Sidebar Diagnostics a try. It is a free and open source application. When you […]

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KeePassium is an open-source KeePass client for iOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/09/keepassium-is-an-open-source-keepass-client-for-ios/

7 months ago

About a month ago, I wrote an article about a KeePass client for iOS, called Strongbox. I also mentioned an alternative app named KeePassium and that I followed development of the application […]

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Kubernetes reports the results of its open-source security audit

https://www.zdnet.com/article/kubernetes-reports-the-results-of-its-open-source-security-audit/

7 months ago

All programs need security audits, but the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) took a new open-source approach and revealed all to its users.

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