News Category: Enterprise


Google projects
Google contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

Google’s Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open...
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Common Search
It is critical for the Internet to have both commercial and non-commercial search engines available, so that we can compare their results and watch out for biases. says Common Search founder Sylvain Zimmer in this preview to his talk at Apache: Big Data Europe.

Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain. The web has become a critical resource for humanity, and search engines...
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Exclusive: Blockchain Platform Developed by Banks to be Open-Source

A blockchain platform developed by a group that includes more than 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions is making its code publicly available, in what could become the industry standard for the nascent technology. The Corda platform has been developed by a consortium brought together by...
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Secure Your Containers with this One Weird Trick

Did you know there is an option to drop Linux capabilities in Docker? Using the docker run --cap-drop option, you can lock down root in a container so that it has limited access within the container. Sadly, almost no one ever tightens the security on a container or anywhere else. The Day After is...
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Humanity’s War on Latency: Semaphore to Silicon Photonics and Beyond

For most of humanity's existence, communication has been incredibly slow. For millennia the only way of transmitting information between two humans was via speech or crude drawings. About 5,000 years ago written language and papyrus increased the transmission distance and bandwidth of human-human...
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ONF to Merge With On.Lab

 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is merging with On.Lab, creating one entity that will curate standards such asOpenFlow while developing software projects such as ONOS and the Central Office Re-Imagined as a Datacenter (CORD). The groups have begun operating as one organization led by On.Lab...
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Google Open Sources the Code that Powers Its Domain Registry

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google’s own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs). Google says it started working on the technology behind Nomulus after the company applied to operate a number of generic TLDs itself back in 2012. Until then, domain...
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Open Source, Third-Party Software Flaws Still Dog Developers

The new 2016 State of Software Security Report from Veracode shows the hazards of buggy libraries and applications. Application developers are getting burnt by security vulnerabilities in the very open source- and third-party frameworks and software components that make up their finished...
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Blockchain Technology Can Help Save Refugees by Giving Them a Verified Identity

What if you had no proof of who you are? What would you do when the bank manager asked for ID when you tried to open an account or when the hospital asked for your documentation? You wouldn’t be able to function, at least not easily. Billions face this problem internationally, but now blockchain...
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With OpenStack Users, Dev and Test are King

What's OpenStack's killer app? Users say it's dev and test. According to the latest OpenStack User Survey, most deployments of the open source cloud infrastructure project are on-premises private clouds for dev-and-test work that serve teams of fewer than 100 users. The survey tallied responses...
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