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  • ​Enterprise ready: OwnCloud 9 handles petabytes of data

    When you think of ownCloud, you think of a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud you can run off a home server. OwnCloud 9, which will be released tomorrow, March 8, is far more than that.

  • Still reeling, SourceForge looks to the future

    The SourceForge and Slashdot communities have had a much bumpier ride than the opendesktop.org communities over the years. I won't go into detail about the ownership changes, but here's the tl;dr: The founders of Slashdot, Rob 'CmdrTaco' Malda and Jeff Bates, sold the site in 1999, about two years after its launch, to Andover.net. Then in 2000, Andover.net merged with VA Linux, which changed its name to SourceForge, Inc. in 2007, and became Geeknet, Inc. 2009.

  • Open source security: know your code [Ed: the FUD firm uses terms like “code hygiene”]

    The adoption of open source is a good thing overall, leading to faster time-to-market and lower development costs. But if we are relying on open source so widely (and we are), we have an obligation as security professionals to understand what we're deploying. Since 2014, more than 6,000 new vulnerabilities associated with open source have been disclosed. And the fact that the open source code you use today is free from vulnerabilities doesn't mean that it will remain that way in the future.

  • Google vendor security review tool goes open source

    Google's decided that the first-phase questionnaire it uses to vet vendors might be useful to the rest of the world.

    Until now an internal document, the Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaire (VSAQ) was created to help Mountain View cope with the huge number of vendor approaches it receives.

    The questionnaires help vendors describe their security posture to Google, so as to thin out the amount of stuff the Chocolate Factory has to let in the door for a presentation.

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