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12 Feb 2017 Libreoffice Vs. Microsoft Office: It'S A Format War [60344]
CIO, February 3rd, 2017

Swapnil Bhartiya writes in CIO, "Italo Vignoli, a co-founder of The Document Foundation, shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of LibreOffice...

Sun Microsystems was home to many critical open source projects including OpenOffice, MySQL, Java, and VirtualBox. When Oracle acquired Sun, members of these projects grew concerned about their projects. MySQL was forked, and the OpenOffice community created a body called The Document Foundation (TDF) to ensure the survival of the project.

However, Oracle was displeased about the formation of TDF and the ensuing conflict led to LibreOffice becoming a fork of OpenOffice. The first release of LibreOffice came in 2011. By 2012, TDF was registered as an organization in Germany..."
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12 Feb 2017 Containers & Data at Scale with Apache Mesos & Mesosphere DC/OS [60544]
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017: 6:00 PM to ..

VentureCafe @ CIC - Miami

You're invited to join us for a discussion with Benjamin Hindman , Co-Founder of Mesosphere & Co-Creator of the Apache Mesos platform. Ben will share his experiences at Twitter, the role of open source in next gen platforms, and the latest in container platforms. If you are using or considering platforms and frameworks such as Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Cassandra, Kafka, or Spark (to name a few) - Ben will walk us through approaches to running these platforms and frameworks efficiently together on standardized cloud infrastructure.

MannyRodP, Andres, Jose Perez, karim
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12 Feb 2017 vBeers @ Miami [60546]
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

M.I.A Brewing Co. - Miami

The South Florida Technology Alliance and vBeers South Florida invites you to join us for vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, alternating between MIA.beers and the Biscayne Tavern.

Please share this invitation with your IT colleagues and encourage them to attend!

These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida.

Feel free to arrive and depart at your convenience. People start gathering around 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM and most people leave by 8:30 or 9:00 PM.

Please register at The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) events page.

SFTA, John McLaughlin
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10 Feb 2017 Friday Five - February 10, 2017 [60500]
Red Hat, February 10th, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.

  • TechTarget - Red Hat performance monitoring service breaks new ground, within limits
  • Empowering higher education to empower students: Red Hat Academy participation grows 273% in 2016
  • Singapore Polytechnic educates on open source with Red Hat Academy
  • Five tenets of Technical Account Management
  • InfoWorld - Open source users: It's time for extreme vetting

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10 Feb 2017 Why Enterprises Shouldn't Be Wary About Using Open Source Software [60417]
ITProPortal, February 10th, 2017

"Open Source software offers a number of advantages over licensed software...

With WordPress, Firefox and Linux now the virtual infrastructure for many millions of internet users globally, and the likes of Apache and database management system MySQL widely embraced by corporations, Open Source (OS) software has long since passed a tipping-point moment. Yet despite growing familiarity with what OS means - and usage even by the EU and the US Government - doubts among many businesses about the quality and reliability of OS software persist..."
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