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03 Feb 2017 Libreoffice Vs. Microsoft Office: It'S A Format War [60221]
CIO, February 3rd, 2017

"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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03 Feb 2017 Libreoffice Vs. Microsoft Office: It'S A Format War [60222]
CIO, February 3rd, 2017

"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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01 Feb 2017 From Food To Sofas: How Open Source Is Changing The World Beyond Software [60205]
The VAR Guy, February 1st, 2017

"Once upon a time, open source was a term used only within the software world. Today, the open source concept is being extended to many other industries -- from computing hardware to furniture. Here's a look at how the open source idea is eating the world beyond software.

The term open source software has existed since 1998. Before that, the only people who spoke about open source were in the intelligence community, where open source was a specialist term that referred to publicly available intelligence information..."
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01 Feb 2017 Red Hat and Boston University Collaborate to Advance Emerging Technologies and Open Source Research and Education [60296]
Red Hat plans five-year, $5 million commitment to Boston University's Cloud Computing Initiative to advance research on cloud computing, machine learning and automation, and big data

Red Hat announced a collaborative research and education agreement with Boston University (BU), an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research, to advance research and education on open source and emerging technologies, including cloud computing, machine learning and automation, and big data. Via the five-year agreement, Red Hat plans a broad educational and research collaboration with BU with grants totaling $5 million administered by BU's Cloud Computing Initiative.
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01 Feb 2017 Leading Global Cloud Service Provider Deploys Market-Leading Nexenta Open Software-Defined Storage Solutions on Western Digital All Flash Platform [60285]
Peak 10 Achieves 35% Lower TCO while Providing Higher Performance, Simplified Management, and Increased Agility

Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), announced, in conjunction with the release of IDC's Buyer Case Study, that Peak 10 (@Peak_Ten), a national IT infrastructure, connectivity and cloud service provider, selected the NexentaStor and Western Digital InfiniFlash platform storage solution. This decision has enabled Peak 10 to future-proof their Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offerings and provide an economic, agile, and flexible solution to their customers...
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