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Congratulations to Nobel Prize Winners, and a Nod to Mass Collaboration

The Nobel Prize for physics was announced today, which went to François Englert and Peter Higgs for the Higgs boson discovery of the subatomic particle that helps define the fabric of the universe, known to many as “the God particle.” This was a highly-anticipated announcement by the science and technology community and is one to be celebrated. Professor Higgs first put forward the idea of the existence of the particle in 1964 while at the University of Edinburgh, but it wasn’t until last year that its discovery was confirmed through the work of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. What happened in those nearly 50 years between theory and confirmation? Many things, including the tireless work of passionate, dedicated scientists. I’d also propose that advances in new technologies and an increasing movement towards collaboration helped bridge idea to…

    

"The Code Warrior" Confirmed to Discuss NSA and PRISM at LinuxCon Europe

Dubbed “The Code Warrior” by Vanity Fair, Mikko Hypponen has been involved in addressing some of the most high-profile computer viruses in history. He has assisted law enforcement in the United States, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases and has written computer security expose’s for Scientific American, Wired, Foreign Policy and The New York Times.

    

Interest is Gathering in Apache’s New Version of CloudStack

Last week, I reported that the Apache Software Foundation has delivered its CloudStack 4.2 open source cloud computing platform. The foundation announced the arrival of version 4.2 online, and has been steadily updating CloudStack ever since Citrix contributed it to Apache and the open source community. CloudStack doesn’t get as much attention as OpenStack does, but a number of organizations use it and like it, and now some positive notices about the new version and its growing usage are arriving.