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GitHub, the world’s largest open-source software site, just had mounds of data stored in the permafrost chamber of an old coal mine deep in an Arctic mountain for 1,000 years

GitHub just stored a full archive of all current public repository data in a frozen Norwegian mountain. Dubbed the GitHub Arctic Code Vault, the project was designed “to preserve open-source software for future generations” for the next 1,000 years. Similar to how you’d back up a disk drive, GitHub is […]
GitHub, the world’s largest open-source software site, just had mounds of data stored in the permafrost chamber of an old coal mine deep in an Arctic mountain for 1,000 years
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Twitter is dropping coding terms like ‘master’ and ‘slave’ after 2 engineers led an internal effort to press for change

Twitter is dropping coding terms like “master” and “slave” and replacing them with inclusive alternatives, like “leader” and “follower.” The move was boosted by the Black Lives Matter movement, but it also comes after a months-long campaign to replace the coding terms with inclusive language, an effort that was spearheaded […]
Twitter is dropping coding terms like ‘master’ and ‘slave’ after 2 engineers led an internal effort to press for change
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New data security startup Open Raven just launched out of stealth to tackle the next big security challenge: helping companies find where their data actually is and preventing the next big data breach

On Tuesday, the data security startup Open Raven launched out of stealth with $US4.1 million in seed funding. Open Raven builds software that helps companies find where data is stored, protects it, and alerts security teams about exposure. Several startups have changed how their software can be used because of […]
New data security startup Open Raven just launched out of stealth to tackle the next big security challenge: helping companies find where their data actually is and preventing the next big data breach
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Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, warned developers not to use an Oracle-owned file system because of the company’s ‘litigious nature’

Linus Torvalds, the developer who created the widely-used open source operating system Linux, warned users not to use the ZFS file system, Phoronix’s Michael Larabel first reported. ZFS was built by Sun Microsystems, which has since been acquired by Oracle. Torvalds said he does not feel “safe” adding ZFS code […]
Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, warned developers not to use an Oracle-owned file system because of the company’s ‘litigious nature’
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Here’s why 8.5 million users love Visual Studio Code, the free software that’s helping Microsoft win over programmers in the cloud wars with Amazon

For a long time, Microsoft had the reputation for being unfriendly to developers. After all, Microsoft infamously spent much of the ’90s and ’00s battling with the open source community – the free and remixable software that they were creating posed an existential threat to Windows and other Microsoft products. […]
Here’s why 8.5 million users love Visual Studio Code, the free software that’s helping Microsoft win over programmers in the cloud wars with Amazon
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Why investors are starting to make big bets on Spinnaker, a Netflix-started software project that could be the next big thing in cloud computing

The first wave of cloud-computing startups focused on helping companies simply figure out how to operate in this new world of servers, rented from megaplayers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Early-stage investors believe the next wave will focus on helping companies maximise their potential across different cloud providers. […]
Why investors are starting to make big bets on Spinnaker, a Netflix-started software project that could be the next big thing in cloud computing
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React, a popular open source project that started at Facebook, is adopting a new code of conduct after several people on Twitter called out racism in the community

Starting last week and over the weekend, a series of heated online events known as #Reactgate unfolded on Twitter. #Reactgate centered around the React community, a community of developers and users of a popular open source project that started on Facebook. Several users, including designer Tatiana Mac, called out the […]
React, a popular open source project that started at Facebook, is adopting a new code of conduct after several people on Twitter called out racism in the community
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Startup founders who sold their last 3 companies just got $28 million for a fourth, to build a business from a popular project started by Google and Netflix engineers

On Thursday, Armory announced it closed $US28 million in series B funding. Armory builds commercial features for Spinnaker, an open source project started by Netflix and Google engineers that helps engineers test and release software to the cloud faster and more often. Armory CEO Daniel Rubén Odio says many companies […]
Startup founders who sold their last 3 companies just got $28 million for a fourth, to build a business from a popular project started by Google and Netflix engineers