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11 May 2017
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LibreOffice 5.3.3 [63272]
The Document Foundation, May 11th 2017

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.3.3, focused on bleeding edge features, and as such targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters, and power users. LibreOffice 5.3.3 integrates over 70 patches, with an update of the Sifr monochrome icon set and several fixes for interoperability with Microsoft Office documents.
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26 Apr 2017
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Users Stand Up, Speak Out, And Deliver Data On OpenStack Growth [62809]
opensouce.com, April 26th 2017

"Results of ninth user survey offer compelling evidence on the growth and diversity in OpenStack community..."

"Last week, the OpenStack Foundation announced the results of its ninth user survey. OpenStack users responded in record-breaking numbers to participate, and their voices as revealed in the data tell the real story of OpenStack. The OpenStack community is growing, thriving with new users, deployments, code contributions, and collaborations, all on the rise. User diversity is expanding across geographies and organizational sizes. And OpenStack's ability to integrate with innovative technologies is paving the way for advancements not even dreamed of just five years ago..."
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21 Apr 2017
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Best Practices For Securing Open Source Code [62563]
Dark Reading, April 21st 2017

Attackers see open source components as an obvious target because there's so much information on how to exploit them. These best practices will help keep you safer

"Recently, a Forrester Research report called attention to open source's preeminence in application development, noting that custom code now often comprises only 10% to 20% of many applications.

Although traditional application security tools - dynamic analysis security testing (DAST) and static analysis security testing (SAST) - are effective in finding bugs in proprietary application code, they aren't effective in identifying vulnerabilities in open source components 'in the wild'..."
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07 Apr 2017
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The Document Foundation releases LibreOffice 5.3.2 [62201]
The Document Foundation, April 7th 2017

The Document Foundation (TDF) releases LibreOffice 5.3.2, the 2nd minor release of the LibreOffice 5.3 family, focused on bleeding edge features, and as such targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters, and power users. LibreOffice 5.3.2 integrates over 50 patches, with a large number of fixes related to RTF and DOCX documents.

For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.2.6, with the backing of professional support by certified professionals
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28 Mar 2017
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Google Launches New Site To Showcase Its Open Source Projects And Processes [61944]
TechCrunch, March 28th 2017

"Google is launching a new site today that brings all of the company's open source projects under a single umbrella.

The code of these projects will still live on GitHub and Google's self-hosted git service, of course, with the new site functioning as a central directory for them. While this new project is obviously meant to showcase Google's projects, the company says it also wants to use it to provide 'a look under the hood' of how it 'does' open source..."
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16 Mar 2017
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Libreoffice 5.3 Office Suite Gets First Point Release With 100 Improvements [61507]
Softpedia, March 16th, 2017

"LibreOffice 5.3.1 comes one and a half months after the release of LibreOffice 5.3, a major branch that introduced exciting new features for users of the popular office suite. These include the experimental MUFFIN user interface with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI, as well as the first source release of LibreOffice Online.

During these past six weeks, LibreOffice 5.3.1 received two Release Candidate (RC) development versions, which fix about 100 bugs and regressions that have been either discovered by the LibreOffice developers/contributors or reported by users from the previous version..."
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