On the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., on Jan. 21.

Microsoft’s Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about open source

A significant percentage of Microsoft’s revenue comes from the sale of proprietary software like Office and a little thing called Windows. Despite that legacy, though, the technology giant in the past year has made a point of championing free, open-source software, and yesterday’s acquisition of Revolutions Analytics shows the strategy is still firmly in place.

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VMware backs development streamliner JFrog in $7M round

Turning aside larger investment opportunities from venture capitalists, open-source software build and distribution company JFrog today announced a $7 million Series B investment round led by VMware. The package includes a follow-on investment from JFrog’s Series A leader, Gemini Ventures.

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5 crowdsourcing golden rules

Your startup could avoid spending a lot of money if you crowdsource your needs at the beginning.