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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds etcd to its open-source stable

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open-source home of projects like Kubernetes and Vitess, today announced that its technical committee has voted to bring a new project on board. That
The crusade against open-source abuse

The crusade against open-source abuse

There’s a dark cloud on the horizon. The behavior of cloud infrastructure providers threatens the viability of open source. Thankfully, several leaders have mobilized to propose multiple solutions.
Amazon Elastic Inference will reduce deep learning costs by ~75%

Amazon Elastic Inference will reduce deep learning costs by ~75%

AWS today announced Amazon Elastic Inference, a new service that lets customers attach GPU-powered inference acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance.

Guidelines for "kind communications" in free software communities

Richard Stallman's new GNU Kind Communications Guidelines are a brief set of guidelines for being "kind" in your interactions in free software communities, with the explicit goals of ensuring

MongoDB switches up its open-source license

MongoDB is a bit miffed that some cloud providers — especially in Asia — are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without playing by the
Rich-text editing platform Tiny raises $4M, launches file management service

Rich-text editing platform Tiny raises $4M, launches file management service

Maybe you’ve never heard about Tiny, but chances are, you’ve used its products. Tiny is the company behind the text editors you’ve likely used in WordPress, Marketo, Zendesk, Atlassian and other

Hollywood gets its own open-source foundation

Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with the

Tainted, crypto-mining containers pulled from Docker Hub

Security companies Fortinet and Kromtech found seventeen tainted Docker containers that were essentially downloadable images containing programs that had been designed to mine cryptocurrencies.
Outdated website software lets hackers mine cryptocurrencies at your expense

Outdated website software lets hackers mine cryptocurrencies at your expense

An outdated version of Drupal, a popular content management system, let hackers mine the cryptocurrency Monero on over 300 websites including the websites for the “San Diego Zoo and the government of
New DDoS extortions hit the Internet

New DDoS extortions hit the Internet

A 1.3 Tbps DDoS attack – essentially a massive torrent of data aimed at a single target – nearly took down network provider Akamai on March 1. While the attack itself is notable more interesting is
Open Source Turns 20, Powers Computing as We Know It Today

Open Source Turns 20, Powers Computing as We Know It Today

Open source software turned 20 yesterday. Few software concepts can claim to have influenced the world so much. The post Open Source Turns 20, Powers Computing as We Know It Today appeared first on
PuTTY Begone! Microsoft will ship an OpenSSH client

PuTTY Begone! Microsoft will ship an OpenSSH client

The first thing I download on a new Windows machine – after Chrome, of course – is PuTTY. This tried-and-true OpenSSH client has served millions of devs quite well for the past twenty years and I’m
The 10 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

The 10 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

The Lifehacker staff sifts through a ton of apps on a regular basis, but a few have stuck with us over the years. Some apps are simply nice to have, while others have become essential in our daily
The 10 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

The 10 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

The Lifehacker staff sifts through a ton of apps on a regular basis, but a few have stuck with us over the years. Some apps are simply nice to have, while others have become essential in our daily
Open source database startup MariaDB confirms $27M investment led by Alibaba

Open source database startup MariaDB confirms $27M investment led by Alibaba

Open source database startup MariaDB has announced a new $27 million round of funding led by Alibaba, confirming the news that TechCrunch reported in September. As we wrote then, Alibaba contributed
MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight, sweet prince -- may flights of angels sing you to your rest. The post MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update appeared first on
New data on open source: Reinventing the wheel every day

New data on open source: Reinventing the wheel every day

New data from the open source reveals the story of a simple javascript function. One line of code was re-invented over 100 times and duplicated over 1,000 times across GitHub’s top 10,000