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EBay Launches Community Codebase

As part of an effort to foster innovation and help developers more quickly and easily build applications using the eBay and PayPal Web services platforms, eBay today introduced a new online forum for open-source developer collaboration. Free to all eBay Developers Program and PayPal Developer Networ...

Skype Comes to Linux in a Snap

Canonical has announced the availability of Skype as a Snap file, the universal Linux app packaging format. The release means that Skype can deliver its communication service to a wider range of Linux users, not just those who run Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution. Skype, a Microsoft product, is...

Top 10 Open Source Developments of 2015

Open source is driving an ever-expanding market. The notion of community-driven development is a growing disruption to proprietary software controlled by commercial vendors, and the free open source software concept has become a major disruption in industry and technology. Open source is so pervasiv...

Tech Giants Boost Open Source Container Collaboration

The Linux Foundation this week announced the formation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a consortium dedicated to developing a new set of common container technologies and driving their adoption. The goal is to develop cloud-native applications that allow Internet companies to make scaling ...

What’s Up With Tizen?

Consumers might soon have access to cheaper, more talented smartphones that could challenge the market dominance of Android and iOS. At least that is the promise from the Tizen Association. The growing group of phone makers and application developers recently launched a partner program with 36 compa...

ANDROID APP REVIEW

Yuilop: Free-to-Mobile Calling and SMS – With a Catch

I know, from correspondence that I receive, that readers of this column are pretty global, spread all over the world and in some pretty distant places. That's why I was intrigued when I came across VoIP Android app Yuilop. Here's an app that promises to provide the hitherto unknown Holy Grail of int...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Concurrent’s Chris Wensel: The Open Source Path Is a Rocky Road

Big Data and open source software may be the next great unholy alliance in computing's current promised land, but open source is a broken business model that needs a better vehicle for supporting projects such as programming suites that build database applications. So argues Chris Wensel, founder an...

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Hadoop: Stick a Fork in It?

Mention big data and the first thing that might come to mind is Hadoop. The open source software framework has recently enjoyed a great deal of popularity among vendors and enterprise users. However, if it is to really be useful to the enterprise, Hadoop may need to be taken out of open source, argu...

Who Loves Hadoop?

Mention big data and the first thing that might come to mind is Hadoop. The open source software framework has recently enjoyed a great deal of popularity among vendors and enterprise users. However, if it is to really be useful to the enterprise, Hadoop may need to be taken out of open source, argu...

Linux Fans Gorge on Raspberry Pi

Frantic buyers cleaned out the shelves of two UK retailers offering a small $35 Linux computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The credit-card-sized device, which is named after the foundation, plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It can be used to work on spreadsheets, play games, and do word processi...

Google Deodorizes Sniffable Android Security Flaw

Google has begun rolling out a patch to fix a security flaw in versions 2.3.3 and earlier of its Android mobile operating system. That flaw affects all Google services using the ClientLogin authentication protocol. It lets hackers access any personal data available through Android's application prog...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

That Sound in the Distance Is Skype’s Funeral Dirge

Well, it's been another exciting week here in the Linux blogosphere, not least because of all the many seismic shifts emanating from the vicinity of Redmond. There was the end of the Justice Department's antitrust oversight of Microsoft, of course, marking the end of a historic case and a memorable ...

Tools for Putting Web Apps to the Cross-Browser Test

Web-based applications and cloud computing have presented new challenges for software developers. Most software makers are by no means tone-deaf to user concerns about security and usability issues, but even those software writers who are receptive to these worries must contend with hard-to-plug hol...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

An Autumnal Tour of Linux Workshops

As the days get shorter and temperatures get cooler here in the northern hemisphere, it's clear Linux geeks' thoughts have begun to turn to the many delights of the season. Yes, there are pumpkins, hay rides and apple pie aplenty as October wears on, but for real Linux geeks, one of the keenest joys...

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Lies, Damn Lies and Linux Market Share Statistics

Market share, market share, what's Linux's true market share? That, in essence, has been the question du jour on the Linux blogs in recent days. It all started when NetApplications' Hitslink.com released some statistics for April indicating that Linux just passed 1 percent for the first time. Around...

WEEKLY RECAP

Android Emancipation and the Sweet Smell of WiFi: The Week in Tech

If you want a G1 Android phone but you can't bear the thought of using a carrier with pink logo, help is on the way. You can now get a version of the HTC handset that's both SIM-unlocked and hardware-unlocked. But in order to get one -- and, yes, they really are limiting quantities to one per custom...

Data Portability: Carefully Chipping Away at the Garden Walls

A lot of effort in recent months has been expended toward something people are calling "data portability." Just about everywhere you look; you'll bump into people pontificating about it. In case you've been out of the loop -- perhaps hiking in the Himalayas -- you can run the term through your favor...

Money Talks: Wikis for Investment and Finance

Wikis are sprouting up everywhere, so it's not surprising that the world of investing, finance, business and money management is getting in on the act. If you're looking for stock tips, industry analysis, information about how to start a home business, or advice about paying off credit card debt, yo...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

How to Pick a Good Gift for a Geeky Dad

There's nothing like a good battle to liven up the conversation on the Linux blogs, and that's just what happened last week thanks to the resurgence in the controversy over OOXML. Following appeals by South Africa, India, Brazil and Venezuela, the fate of OOXML -- and indeed standards-making in gene...

Virtual Real Estate: Building on an Imaginary Foundation

No less true today than it has been since the notion of private property became one of the main pillars of Western society, investing in real estate is one of the most popular means of amassing wealth. Now, a new breed of "virtual" real estate investors and developers is emerging. Massively multipla...

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