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Joyent and Canonical to open source container technologies

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Joyent and Canonical are the latest cloud firms to open source their container technologies.

Joyent, which recently raised $15m in funding, announced a container-based cloud-hosting platform that could be used as the basis for running large-scale, big-data tasks

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Also: Joyent Makes Open Source Private Cloud Container Platform Available

Companies Are Finally Learning To Share—The Open Source Way

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What may be new is a willingness to actually engage in open source, rather than simply use it.

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Root access for students at Penn Manor

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So, what is Penn Manor doing differently? First, they’re doing everything with open source. They use Koha, Moodle, Linux, WordPress, Ubuntu, OwnCloud, SIPfoundry, and VirtualBox.

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OpenStack: Distribution or service?

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OpenStack cloud technology is getting very popular, but how should your business use it: By deploying an OpenStack distribution in your servers or data center, or by using it as a service from a service provider?

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Joyent open-sources its core technology

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Not all the action is happening at the OpenStack Summit in Paris. In a bold move, cloud specialist Joyent has announced it's open-sourcing its core technology. That includes software that competes directly with OpenStack and enables high-performance use of container technology like Docker. The newly open projects enable easy management of containers at scale.

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Look out OpenDaylight, there's a new open source SDN controller

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ON.Lab pitches ONOS, an open source SDN controller that offers more scalability than OpenDaylight. Competition could be good and bad.

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MySQL: Why the open source database is better off under Oracle

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It's time to stop sniping at Oracle's handling of MySQL. Far from declining over the past few years, the open-source database has actually improved under Oracle's stewardship, according to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev.

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Manchester’s start-up scene

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Meanwhile, Founders’ Assembly gives you a chance to review progress with peers, and get helpful suggestions and connections – while CollaborationBoutique allows budding entrepreneurs to post their interests and skills, or find more experienced collaborators.

None of this would be possible without the benefits of Free and Open Source software. Start with the platform: Ruby-on-Rails is “a good way to get an MVP (minimum viable product) up fairly quickly, and start engaging with the customer,” Ian Moss told LU&D. Moss is founder of travel start-up 196 Destinations and, along with Capital Relations owner Coral Grainger, collates the long- running Manchester StartUpDigest newsletter.

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Firefox for mobile launched in Hindi thanks to open source community

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Firefox for mobile, codenamed Fennec, is the build of the Mozilla Firefox web browser for devices such as Android smartphones and tablet computers. Fennec is available in multiple languages, and just a few months ago, was launched in the Hindi language along with others like: Assamese, Bengali (India), Gujarati, Kannada, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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nogotofail: Google's Open Source Network Traffic Security Testing Tool

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Lately, it seems that the only news we hear is what other multinational company has been hacked and how many records were accessed. We have always been security conscience, but it does appear that hackers and malware have been making us even more so lately. Unfortunately, this is neither something new, nor something that is likely to go away.

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