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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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The crusade against open source abuse – TechCrunch

The crusade against open source abuse – TechCrunch Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor Let’s define “container-native” After the Satoshi Roundtable, is there a way to bridge the bitcoin …

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Security researchers have busted the encryption in several popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs – TechCrunch

Security researchers have busted the encryption in several popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs – TechCrunch Researchers at Radboud University have found critical security flaws in several popular Crucial and Samsung solid state drives (SSDs), which they say can be easily exploited to recover encrypted data without knowing the password. The …

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The Big Legal Issue Blockchain Developers Rarely Discuss

The Big Legal Issue Blockchain Developers Rarely Discuss Mark Radcliffe and Victoria Lee are partners at the law firm of DLA Piper.  Software licensed under open source licenses (OSS) is fundamental to the success of blockchain projects. Such licenses permit collaborative, decentralized development, encourage swift adoption by users and enable …

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Hollywood gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch

Hollywood gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch 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 Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, …

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Facebook open sources library to enhance latest Transport Layer Security protocol – TechCrunch

Facebook open sources library to enhance latest Transport Layer Security protocol – TechCrunch For several years, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has been working to improve the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which is designed to help developers protect data as it moves around the internet. Facebook created an …

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After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud – TechCrunch

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud – TechCrunch As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch …

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Fifteen-year-old Black Duck Software gets its exit, selling to Synopsys for $565 million

Black Duck Software, a 15-year-old, Burlington, Ma.-based company whose products automate the process of securing and managing open source software — including detecting license compliance issues — is being acquired by Synopsys, the publicly traded maker of semiconductor-design software. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, 31-year-old Synopsys will pay …

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