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  • Om nom Nomulus: Google open-sources TLD registry platform

    Google’s latest foray into open-source software is a cloud-based top-level-domain registrar platform called Nomulus, bringing a substantial chunk of the company’s gigantic internet infrastructure into the public eye.

    19 Oct. 16 07:36 Written by Jon Gold
  • Level 3 acknowledges network outage

    Social networks exploded Tuesday morning with customer inquiries and complaints because of a Level 3 Communications network outage across the United States.

    05 Oct. 16 03:07 Written by Bob Brown
  • Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more

    Wyoming’s 250-person Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) group knew it had a good thing in its Enterprise Extensible Code Library, but it chose to keep things under wraps outside of the state until last week when members of that team attended an annual confab for state government CIOs.

    28 Sept. 16 06:48 Written by Bob Brown
  • The next target for phishing and fraud: ChatOps

    Cloud-based chat systems introduce a unique set of requirements given the breadth and depth of access to potentially sensitive data

    24 Sept. 16 04:21 Written by By Kevin O’Brien, CEO and Co-Founder, GreatHorn Inc.
  • Which countries have open-source laws on the books?

    As the institutional use of open-source software continues to expand like an octopus, the public sector remains a key target market. Here’s a map to help you visualize just how prevalent Linux and open source have become across governments.

    01 Sept. 16 20:13 Written by Jon Gold
  • Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

    A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now

    24 Aug. 16 20:00 Written by Paul Venezia
  • Windows 10 browser beatdown: Who’s got the edge?

    Windows 10 users: Not all web browsers are created equal. In fact, it might startle you a little to realize how diverse the range of top-end browser software has become, if you came of age in the era of “Internet Explorer or go home.”

    22 Aug. 16 19:47 Written by Jon Gold
  • 4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

    : VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network virtualization, cloud management and end user computing.

    20 July 16 00:26 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Read Arista’s CEO customer letter on Cisco patent infringement verdict

    Arista’s President & CEO Jayshree Ullal issued a letter to customers who may have been worried over the impact of last week’s US International Trade Commission ruling that the company had infringed on three Cisco patents.
    The ITC on June 23rd issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order that will forbid Arista from importing products (with these specific infringed features) into the U.S., Ullal wrote.

    28 June 16 07:54 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

    In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.
    Arista now must decide if it wants to ask the US government to overturn the so-called “import ban” or ask that an appeals court toss the decision, observers say. It could also decide to build products in the US – a move that Cisco says would “not only would violate the ITC orders, but the federal court has the authority to enjoin local manufacturing of infringing products.”

    24 June 16 09:24 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

    Experience in the open-source world is a valuable asset for technology job-seekers, and it’s getting more so over time, according to the latest Open-Source Jobs Report, which was published today by Dice and the Linux Foundation.

    06 May 16 07:33 Written by Jon Gold