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As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

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Apache vs. Oracle: A New Front in the Java War

November 30, 2010 No Comments

Oracle has already declared war on Google over Java. Between that and the way Oracle pulled Solaris sources from current distribution, the open source community at large is developing a definite dislike for Oracle. Already, MySQL has been forked, producing MariaDB; OpenOffice.org has been forked, producing LibreOffice; and Solaris has been forked, producing IllumOS. While the usual assumption is that a clean-room implementation — recreating software from scratch, with completely new source code — is legally safer than forking, the case of Oracle suing Google over the Dalvik VM, with patents it recently acquired with Sun as its weapon, casts the Java situation in a very different light.

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