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Top Tech Firms Form Open Source Security Foundation

A group of leading tech industry heavy weights that includes Microsoft, IBM, and Google, announced the formation of a new software foundation to consolidates industry efforts to improve the security of open-source software.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Beta Released

Red Hat announces the beta availability of the latest minor release of the RHEL 8 platform.

GitHub Unveils Public Roadmap

GitHub today launched a new publicly accessible repository designed to allow anyone to look into all of the platform’s upcoming releases.

Apache Cassandra 4.0 Now in Beta

Calling it "the most stable Apache Cassandra in history," the community behind the popular open-source distributed database announced the 4.0 beta release this week.

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Red Hat and GraalVM Community Create "Mandrel" GraalVM Distro

Java community leader Red Hat launches new GraalVM distro.

SUSE Expands Kubernetes Footprint with Rancher Labs Acquisition

SUSE, the open source software company behind the SUSE Linux distribution, has agreed to acquire Rancher Labs, an enterprise Kubernetes management platform provider, the two companies announced this week.

Microsoft Collaborating with Red Hat on OpenJDK Port for Windows 10 ARM

As part of the first phase of the in-progress port, Microsoft will push its development work upstream to the OpenJDK project.

New No-Cost Tool for Devs To Secure Kubernetes Deployments

DevSecOps solutions provider Alcide has released a beta version of a new solution designed to provide "end-to-end continuous security guardrails" for Kubernetes deployments.

Open Source Automation Platform Lets DevOps Teams Define Infrastructure as Code

This release adds half a dozen new features, including support for YAML, a new Unified mode, an automation upgrade for its "cookbooks," and expanded platform support.

Microsoft Open Sources Java Language Extension for SQL Server

Microsoft has open sourced the Java language extension it added to SQL Server 2019 last year.

Cormier at Red Hat Summit: 'Hybrid Isn't a Trend; It's a Strategic Imperative'

The leading enterprise open source software provider, longtime Java community leader and IBM subsidiary laid out its hybrid cloud strategy and product news to an estimated 38,000 distant attendees.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Goes GA

Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 (RHEL 8.2) this week, continuing its commitment to delivering new versions of RHEL on a six-month cadence.

Eclipse Releases Open Source Alternative to Visual Studio Code

The Eclipse Foundation has released Eclipse Theia 1.0, which it is promoting as "a true open source alternative" to Microsoft's lightweight Visual Studio Code (VS Code) source code editor.

Open Source JavaFX 14 Arrives with Bug Fixes and a Few Enhancements

It's now available for download, just a week ahead of the release of Java 14 on March 17.

Apache NetBeans Update Adds JDK 14 Support, Java EE Features, New Dark Looks

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced the availability of NetBeans 11.3, the third update of the popular Java-based IDE in its recently implemented quarterly release cycle.

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