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Google Open Sources Cloud Dataflow SDK For Java

Google announced the open sourcing of its Cloud Dataflow SDK for Java in a move it says will make it easier for developers to integrate its managed service while forming the basis for porting Cloud Dataflow to other languages and execution environments. Google first unveiled Cloud Dataflow back in June. “We created Cloud Dataflow, which is now currently an alpha …

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Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac

Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack, and expanding .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS. The company also released Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a free edition of Visual Studio that provides access to the core toolset. “With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different …

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Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

Twitter is apparently on something of an acquisition spree. This week, we already learned that Twitter acquired Madbits, which specializes in deep/machine learning. Earlier this week, it announced the acquisition of CardSpring. On its earnings call this week, Twitter also announced that it closed the previously announced acquisition of Tap Commerce. Now, it has acquired Mitro Labs, apparently for its …

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Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible for the smooth animations and transitions that take place within the app, including scrolling, bouncing, and unfolding effects. “Since the …

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GNOME Foundation Has Run Out Of Money

The GNOME Foundation is one of the cornerstones of the open-source software development community. Not only does the foundation work to create their own free software computing platform, but it also funds outreach programs. As it turns out, those outreach programs combined with some bad bookkeeping has landed the foundation in trouble. The GNOME Foundation announced this week that it …

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GoDaddy Partners With Spree To Offer eCommerce Solutions To Small Businesses

Last year, GoDaddy moved away from super models to focus on small businesses and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Since then, the the company has entered into a number of key strategic partnerships to help out small businesses with everything from email management to eCommerce solutions. GoDaddy announced today that it has partnered up with Spree Commerce to offer its open-source eCommerce …

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Google Introduces Benchmark For All Your Microbenchmarking Needs

According to Google, you will rarely ever need to run microbenchmarks. Still, some developers will find it useful when they need to see if a piece of code they’re working on is truly worth it. While there are tools available to run microbenchmarks, Google thought it would be a good idea to make its own. Google announced today that it …

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Oracle Ends Commercial Support For GlassFish

As part of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the company also acquired the GlassFish application server project. Since its launch, GlassFish users have enjoyed commercial support for the latest releases of Java Enterprise Edition, but that’s no longer the case. Earlier this month, Oracle announced that it would be ending commercial support for GlassFish and Java EE. In other words, …

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Ouya Launch Delayed By A Few Weeks To Meet “Greater Than Expected Demand”

In February, Ouya announced that the little Android console that could would be launching on June 5. That date has been pushed back by just a little, but those interested in the new console will still be able to get their hands on one in June. Joystiq reports that the Ouya console has been delayed to June 25 in North …

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Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software?

Open source software is awesome, and it’s free. What more do you need to know? In all actuality, there’s a lot to consider when thinking about what software to use in your startup. Do you go with open source or proprietary? Maybe Google can help. Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source at Google, is interviewed by Don Dodge about how …

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VAR Guy: VARs Can Make FOSS Better For Enterprises

Univa put out the results of a survey indicating that 75% of enterprises encounter problems when using open source software. The biggest gripe is a lack of enterprise-grade support , with 27% of respondents raising this as their top concern. Other issues: usability (24%), maintenance (20%), crashes (19%), bugs (18%), downtime (16%), loss off productivity (16%) and interoperability (16%). According …

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Google Pledges Not To Sue Open Source Distributors Over Patents

Google announced the ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion’ Pledge today, saying that it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked. “We’ve begun by identifying 10 patents relating to MapReduce, a computing model for processing large data sets first developed at Google—open-source versions of which are now widely used,” says Senior Patent …

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