ITworld Open Source http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/46/all en Should developers make users pay for open source software? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/439175/should-developers-make-users-pay-open-source-software Is it time for developers to charge users money for open source software? Plus: Is Ubuntu 14.10 going to be a boring release? And the FBI doesn&#039;t like encryption that protects user privacy. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/439175/should-developers-make-users-pay-open-source-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/439175/should-developers-make-users-pay-open-source-software#comments Open Source News Linux open source Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:57:08 +0000 jimlynch 439175 at http://www.itworld.com Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source big data tools http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164911/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-big-data-tools-438918 <!--paging_filter--><p>Top picks in distributed data processing, data analytics, machine learning, NoSQL databases, and the Hadoop ecosystem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164911/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-big-data-tools-438918" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Big Data Open Source Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:12:00 +0000 kgerich 438918 at http://www.itworld.com Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source desktop and mobile software http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164910/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-desktop-and-mobile-software-438914 <!--paging_filter--><p>Top picks in open source productivity tools, desktop utilities, and mobile apps.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164910/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-desktop-and-mobile-software-438914" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 kgerich 438914 at http://www.itworld.com Open source bullies hurt the Linux cause http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438851/open-source-bullies-hurt-linux-cause Open source bullies hurt the cause of Linux by driving away newbies. Plus: A screenshot tour of Ubuntu 14.10 beta 2, and how to use the Unity Dash. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438851/open-source-bullies-hurt-linux-cause" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438851/open-source-bullies-hurt-linux-cause#comments Open Source News Linux open source Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:53:04 +0000 jimlynch 438851 at http://www.itworld.com Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source networking and security software http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164866/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-networking-and-security-software-438804 <!--paging_filter--><p>Top picks of the year among open source tools for operating and securing networks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164866/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-networking-and-security-software-438804" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Open Source Security Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:51:00 +0000 kgerich 438804 at http://www.itworld.com Progressive Insurance uses data analytics to fine-tune ad strategy http://www.itworld.com/it-management/438798/progressive-insurance-uses-data-analytics-fine-tune-ad-strategy Progressive Insurance deploys open-source data analytics software to optimize its ad strategy.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/438798/progressive-insurance-uses-data-analytics-fine-tune-ad-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/438798/progressive-insurance-uses-data-analytics-fine-tune-ad-strategy#comments Big Data IT Management Open Source News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:43:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 438798 at http://www.itworld.com Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source data center and cloud software http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164865/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-data-center-and-cloud-software-438784 <!--paging_filter--><p>Top picks of the year in open source platforms, infrastructure, and management software</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164865/bossie-awards-2014-best-open-source-data-center-and-cloud-software-438784" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Data Center Open Source Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:32:00 +0000 kgerich 438784 at http://www.itworld.com Ubuntu Touch finalized, first phones coming this year http://www.itworld.com/438313/ubuntu-touch-finalized-first-phones-coming-year The audacious Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have fizzled out, but Ubuntu Touch lives on--and it just hit &#039;release to manufacturing&#039; status.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/438313/ubuntu-touch-finalized-first-phones-coming-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/438313/ubuntu-touch-finalized-first-phones-coming-year#comments Mobile & Wireless Open Source News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:00:31 +0000 IDGNS staff 438313 at http://www.itworld.com Ubuntu 14.10 final beta released http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438311/ubuntu-1410-final-beta-released Canonical has released the final beta of Ubuntu 14.10 and its spins. Plus: How does Shellshock work? And how to see if your Linux computer is in danger from Shellshock. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438311/ubuntu-1410-final-beta-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438311/ubuntu-1410-final-beta-released#comments Open Source News Linux open source Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:16:29 +0000 jimlynch 438311 at http://www.itworld.com Shellshock Bash bug threatens Linux users http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438140/shellshock-bash-bug-threatens-linux-users Shellshock is a Bash bug that threatens Linux users. Plus: GNOME 3.14 has been released, and Autumn is a relaxing game for Linux. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438140/shellshock-bash-bug-threatens-linux-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/438140/shellshock-bash-bug-threatens-linux-users#comments Open Source News Linux open source Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:32:12 +0000 jimlynch 438140 at http://www.itworld.com Netflix on Linux: How to get it today, and why it's such a pain http://www.itworld.com/internet/437905/netflix-linux-how-get-it-today-and-why-its-such-pain Netflix on Linux is a hassle for two reasons sure to set open-source aficionados on edge: Microsoft and DRM. But you can get around it.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/437905/netflix-linux-how-get-it-today-and-why-its-such-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/437905/netflix-linux-how-get-it-today-and-why-its-such-pain#comments Internet Open Source Software Opinion Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:22:27 +0000 IDGNS staff 437905 at http://www.itworld.com How to choose the right Linux distro http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/437853/how-choose-right-linux-distro RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/437853/how-choose-right-linux-distro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/437853/how-choose-right-linux-distro#comments Open Source Operating Systems Software News Linux Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:45:15 +0000 IDGNS staff 437853 at http://www.itworld.com Ubuntu Touch RTM released: Can it take on Android and iOS? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437665/ubuntu-touch-rtm-released-can-it-take-android-and-ios Canonical releases the RTM version of Ubuntu Touch. Can it compete with Android and iOS? Plus: Fourteen ways to contribute to open source without being a programmer, and advice for open source programmers. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437665/ubuntu-touch-rtm-released-can-it-take-android-and-ios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437665/ubuntu-touch-rtm-released-can-it-take-android-and-ios#comments Open Source News Linux open source Ubuntu Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:46:52 +0000 jimlynch 437665 at http://www.itworld.com More proof that it’s Python’s world and we’re just living in it http://www.itworld.com/big-data/437661/more-proof-it-s-python-s-world-and-we-re-just-living-it New job listing data shows that demand for Python developers is up significantly<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/437661/more-proof-it-s-python-s-world-and-we-re-just-living-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/437661/more-proof-it-s-python-s-world-and-we-re-just-living-it#comments Big Data Business Career Development Enterprise Software On-demand Software Open Source Software News career computers cyberculture data Dice GitHub Internet jobs MS Gooroo open source programming programming language PYPL python RedMonk research software technology Tiobe Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 437661 at http://www.itworld.com Crowdsource mapping aids Ebola fight in West Africa http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437616/crowdsource-mapping-aids-ebola-fight-west-africa Online volunteers from more than 80 countries around the world are participating in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has killed over 2,400 people in West Africa.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437616/crowdsource-mapping-aids-ebola-fight-west-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437616/crowdsource-mapping-aids-ebola-fight-west-africa#comments IT Management On-demand Software Open Source Software News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:01:15 +0000 IDGNS staff 437616 at http://www.itworld.com