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Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under 2 years

Yep, a lot of folks are using Apache OpenOffice -- despite the fact that many Linux distros now default to LibreOffice.

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Is open source to blame for the Heartbleed bug?

Security experts weigh in on the vulnerability of OpenSSL and whether the open source process needs more scrutiny.

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Security and quality top companies' reasons for using open source

Survey results could indicate a sea change in small businesses' attitudes toward proprietary software.

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Meet Novena, the pricey PC that's open-source inside and out

Open your wallet wide, very wide, for this open-source, Kickstarter-funded, homespun laptop.

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Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite

OX Spreadsheet offers online collaboration and allows editing of Excel documents

USENIX: Red Hat prepares for 64-bit ARM servers

Enterprise open-source software vendor Red Hat is keeping an eye on the development of 64-bit ARM processors for servers, building up expertise in case the nascent platform takes hold in the data center.

Facebook goes open source with query engine for big data

Facebook wants other data-driven organizations to use, and it hopes, refine Presto, its SQL query engine.

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Motorola's Project Ara may make upgrading a phone's hardware as easy as downloading an app

This ambitious open source approach has the potential to crowdsource phones to greatness.

Open source needs more tech-savvy lawyers, Linux Foundation says

Open-source software adoption is outstripping the legal knowledge of parties involved in open source projects who have difficulty dealing with copyright, patent, licensing, and compliance issues, said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

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Open source won't address everything, says Red Hat CEO

Open source is a development model and not a support one that does bug fixing, according to Red Hat global CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst.