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24 news items

 
Dr. Dobb's
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700

It's a shame that recent high-visibility bugs cast a shadow on open source, whereas their equivalents in closed source software suffer no such effect. But in fact, part of the problem is one of expectations and it lies with a misunderstanding about ...

opensource.com

opensource.com
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 02:05:50 -0700

While closed source software has dedicated sales teams to have a presence at government technology conferences and explain how their product might improve the agency's workflow, open source traditionally doesn't have any such a seat at the table.

InfoWorld

InfoWorld
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:05:58 -0700

That said, I've always called BS on the idea that the ability for anyone to review open source code means it will always be more secure than closed source software. Even before the latest contrarian example of the Bash Shellshock vulnerability, the ...
 
opensource.com
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:04:34 -0700

And there are practically no end users who produce closed source software and give it out to others. In the world of closed source software you have vendors and you have buyers and that's it. But in the world of open source you have a much more dynamic ...
 
Quanta Magazine
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:07:30 -0700

Hanke asked. “I don't. I have to trust Magma.” If mathematicians want to maintain the longstanding tradition that it be possible to check every detail of a proof, Hanke says, they can't use closed-source software. There is a free, open-source ...

insideBIGDATA

insideBIGDATA
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:41 -0700

This article is the sixth and last in an editorial series that reviews how predictive analytics helps your organization predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions and improve business outcomes.. Comprehensive ...
 
PR Web (press release)
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:56:15 -0700

HealthWare Systems today announced a multi-year agreement with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, a 128-bed hospital located in Mattoon, Illinois. Sarah Bush Lincoln will use ActiveDEFENDER, HealthWare Systems' closed-source software module for ...
 
02elf Düsseldorfer Abendblatt
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:14:58 -0700

Wie die SZ berichtet, prüft die Stadt München den Aussteig aus Linux und die Rückkehr zu Microsoft Windows. Begrüßt wird dies allem Anschein nach vor allem vom zweiten Bürgermeister Josef Schmid (CSU), aber auch von OB Dieter Reiter (SPD).
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