Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services

Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company to

Google Donates Mod_Spdy To The Apache Foundation

With mod_spdy, Google brought its SPDY protocol, which by now forms the basis of the next version of HTTP, to the popular and open-source Apache web server more than two years ago. That move undoubted

Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta

Google really cares about the web being faster. In 2010 it led a group of contributors in releasing a module for Apache web servers called PageSpeed. Today, the same group has released a version for N

Open Source Search Engine Apache Lucene/Solr Gets Big Update

Today the Apache Foundation released a major update to the open source search engine building tools <a target="_blank" href="http://lucene.apache.org/">Lucene</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://l

Google’s Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster

Google just released the first stable version of <a target="_blank" href="http://code.google.com/p/modpagespeed/">mod_pagespeed</a>, the company's open-source Apache module that can automatically opti

Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Google’s SPDY Protocol

<a target="_blank" href="http://cloudflare.com">CloudFlare</a>, the fast-growing service that aims to make websites faster and safer, today announced this it starting to roll out support for Google's

LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: One Year After the Schism

When I first started using Linux, way back in the last century, one of the biggest challenges was the lack of a decent productivity suite of the sort to which every Windows user is accustomed. The onl

Developers Prefer GPL, Enterprises Prefer Apache

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/gnu-apache.jpg" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/03/08/potential-open-source-license-violations-in-android-and-ios-apps/">OpenLo

Apache httpd is fifteen years old

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/apache-feather.gif" />My buddy <a href="http://twitter.com/rbowen/status/9526901071">Rich tweeted</a> a terse message yesterday afternoon

Twitter: You Say Transparency, I Say Vulnerability

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1256160091_2755v28-max-250x250-215x59.png" width="215" height="59" /> We received a number of tips early this morning that the majority of

Basic Flaw Reveals Source Code to 3,300 Popular Websites

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/picture-12-180x180.png" width="180" height="180" /> A Russian security group has posted <a href="http://habrahabr.ru/blogs/infosecurit

A pony, for your Friday amusement

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/mod_pony.jpg" alt="mod_pony" title="mod_pony" />Here's a little treat for all you Apache admins out there in The Internet: <a href="http: