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How to Evaluate the Sustainability of an Open Source Project

Sustainable open source projects are those that are capable of supporting themselves. Simply put, they are able to meet their ongoing costs. However, from the viewpoint of selection and procurement, sustainability also means that the project is capable of delivering improvements and fixing problems with its products in a timely...

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FreeBSD 10.0 Final Released

After an extended series of beta releases, the FreeBSD team has released version 10.0 of the venerable operating system. 

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A Better Alternative to Code Reading

I have started code reading groups at the last two companies I’ve worked at, Etsy and Twitter, and some folks have asked for my advice about code reading and running code reading groups. Tl;dr: don’t start a code reading group. What you should start instead I’ll get to in a moment but first I need to explain how I arrived at my current opinion.

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Ex-Googlers' Startup Shape Turns Hackers' Code-Morphing Tricks Against Them

For decades the information security industry’s default analogy has been virus versus antivirus, a futile race to detect hackers’ weapons as they constantly mutate. Now a few security veterans are flipping the game: Deciphering a shape-shifting chunk of code is about to become the attacker’s problem.

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Fedora Workstation Proposal: Ease Installation of Non-Free Software

The Fedora Workstation working group has come out with a proposal to ease Fedora's traditional "see no evil" approach to non-free software in the hope of making the distribution appealing to a wider group of users. "In order to keep with the Fedora policy of only shipping free software we...

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