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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.

'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years ago today

It was 30 years ago today -- Sept. 27, 1983 -- that the seeds were planted for both Linux and the open-source software movement.

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Apache OpenOffice 4.0 review: New features, easier to use, still free

Lagging slightly behind Microsoft Office in features, Apache OpenOffice has a lot of functionality and flexibility, as well as tight integration among components. It's also free and open-source.

Secure your small-business network without spending a dime

A host of free security measures are ready to come to your defense.

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Apache Software Foundation may have hit a midlife crisis

The Apache Software Foundation has had a profound impact in shaping the open source movement and the tech industry at large. But tensions inside and around the nonprofit are raising questions about its ongoing role in open source projects today.

10 open-source alternatives for small business software

Forget costly software suites. Take advantage of these free applications to cut your costs and funnel more money into building your business.

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Top 4 open-source PCs

Single board or "open-source" PCs have open designs that can be replicated by other hardware companies and are inexpensive to manufacture and fun to use.