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The Hyperledger Project is an open source consortium focused on development issues for blockchain, the distributed database of 'permanent' time-stamped records.
A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, "to leave the Drupal project.
While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with open source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work - filament, ...
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi, securing your Raspberry Pi, services for securing your email, making things cheaper with ...
Portland, OR and London, United Kingdom--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2017) - Puppet, the standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us, has been awarded the Best DevOps tool for open source at ...
A bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger's Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week, alongside a release of a demo of the technology.
Microsoft's embrace of open source software continues, with Azure Service Fabric making the first tentative foray into the open world.
We also see that volunteers for these groups/organizations are usually the first to bring an open source tool or project to the table as a potential solution.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, sent out a note this past week arguing that companies that "don't jump on the open source bandwagon" risk being "left behind." SAS's PR team, by contrast, put out a report offering helpful guidelines: Make sure ...
We're looking for big answers from big thinkers this week, in the first episode of our series on the American Condition. Pick one: the American Experiment (A) has run its course, (B) is catching its breath after a half-century of agitation and much ...
Mashape owes its popularity to Kong, the API management solution it open sourced in 2015. While there are numerous other open source API management tools, such as WSO2's API manager, Tyk, and Netflix's Zuul, Kong appears to be the most popular one ...
They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy.
NPM Inc.'s NPM Orgs tool, which has been available as a paid service for javascript and Node.js development teams collaborating on private code, is now ...
The latest issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine features a special report on open-source robotics hardware and its impact in the field.
As much we all complain about email, for most of us, email is still our primary conduit for online communication. That said, numerous hacks and revelations about government surveillance have made it clear that email is also one of the most vulnerable ...
This enterprise shift toward open source has been a boon for companies such as Red Hat, which provides open source software licensing and support services.
Having watched a fair number of people attempt to engage both the open source Initiative's licensing evaluation community and the Apache Software Foundation's legal affairs committee, I'd like to offer some hints and tips for succeeding when it's your ...
IBM unveiled its "Blockchain as a Service" today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The linux Foundation.
In this week's Top 5, we highlight articles from our Raspberry Pi series to celebrate Pi Day, the IDEs of March, and Python scripts.
When Docker revealed in December its intent to donate containerd to an open source foundation, Docker CTO Solomon Hykes said that containerd addresses the same needs as CRI-O, namely that the open source community wanted more say in the ...
For many years, GIMP (which stands for "GNU Image Manipulation Program") has been the favorite image-editing software for proponents of free, open-source programs. These users appreciated the program's ability to manipulate GIMP's scripts and code ...
18F, the General Services Administration's tech incubator, has announced the release of the U.S. Web design Standards - easy-to-implement, open source code to allow government developers to quickly create or update websites. Version 1.0 of the library ...
Bloq, a startup dedicated to developing enterprise-grade blockchain software, has launched an initiative to support open-source projects in the bitcoin and blockchain industry. The initiative, called BloqLabs, appears to be an extension of Bloq's prior ...
If you're looking for free and open source designs to replicate on your desktop 3D printer, you have about two million choices.
The first release runs on the Ropsten Testnet, and developers and open source communities are encouraged by Status to experiment and provide feedback.
The second questions is, more broadly: What are the reasons you use open source software? You'll notice that, although there is a fair amount of overlap here, the general tone is different, with some sentiments receiving more emphasis, and others less.
LinkedIn today has contributed Flashback, its internal Internet mocking tool, to open source. Flashback is a proxy server that enables users to capture, store and replay Internet transactions, so no Internet connection is required to test connections ...
The open source movement is hotter than ever, giving IT teams a growing array of alternatives to proprietary solutions. The rise of cloud, containers, and software-defined technologies has helped fuel the trend.
"open source is at the core of Bloq's DNA, as both a patron and developer," said Schildbach. "I'm grateful for Bloq sponsoring work in open source blockchain software." Paul Sztorc is an economist at Bloq and chief architect behind Drivechains, a ...
Open-source platform eases voice-controlled applications. March 16, 2017 // By Julien Happich. The Matrix Voice is a Raspberry Pi-based or stand-alone dev board that allows makers and advanced industrial hardware developers alike to create voice ...
Google is one of the biggest champions of open source. Not only does the search giant use open source software in its products, but it contributes to the community too.
Yesterday, GitLab -- maker of an open source competitor to GitHub -- announced it had acquired Gitter, a Slack-like chat service aimed mainly at software ...
First, there is the school that says open source code is less secure because anyone can examine it. In theory, the ability of hackers to look deep under the hood of a software program by inspecting the source code could help them find security ...
GitLab, a startup that provides open source and premium source code repository software that people use to collaborate on software, is announcing today that it ...
All essential data infrastructure these days is open source. Or rather, nearly all -- Splunk, the log analysis tool, remains stubbornly, happily proprietary.
The biggest change, however, is the adoption of open source. Ten years ago, most organizations avoided using open source. They were fearful of egregious licenses, and many didn't trust software that wasn't built in-house. Today, it is rare to see ...
Benjamin Franklin was known to say, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." There are open source solutions for completing your taxes, such as Open Tax Solver, but what about the other side of that quote? What does ...
Also, the design is open source, meaning that anyone can download the instructions and add improvements - or incorporate upgrades designed by other makers.
The open source Couchbase Mobile platform comprises: the Couchbase Lite NoSQL embedded database for mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices; the Couchbase Server that stores and manages data in the cloud; and the Couchbase Sync Gateway ...
Microsoft and AMD are working together to combine cloud delivery features of AMD's next-gen "Naples" processor with Microsoft's Project Olympus.
Open principles are the best way to lead a workforce composed of four different generations. Posted 09 Mar 2017 Jen KelchnerFeed. 4. up.
GitHub is the great equalizer in the world of searching for and interviewing for a job.
We published 82 articles, including 6 that were a part of our Careers in open source series. We welcomed 9 new authors, and more than 56% of our content was contributed by members of the open source community. Our community moderators contributed ...
They believe if they can leverage the cloud smarts they have built up over the years, mix in a variety of open source projects and productize some of the tools they have created in-house to manage their own massive cloud, they can carve out a ...
A recent survey from SAS produced evidence of confusion as to what the benefits of open source are compared to proprietary solutions, with a hybrid approach (typically 60% proprietary and 40% open source) most commonly believed to deliver the best ...
At the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, California, today, Microsoft showed off the latest iterations of Project Olympus, its open source data center server design. Until now, the servers in Microsoft's data centers have all used Intel x86 ...
What steps you need to take - and what mistakes you need to avoid - if you want to launch an open source software startup.
Nolan Lawson is burning up the free/open source web with an essay called What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer, where he describes the contradictory and negative experiences of trying to please hundreds of people who are just trying to get ...
When open source first started to become mainstream in the 90s, there was a good deal of debate about what 'free software' meant.
Google Summer of Code, which is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development, was initiated in 2005.


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The Free Software Directory is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The project was started in September of 1999, and UNESCO joined our effort in April of 2003. We catalog useful free software that runs under free operating systems particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants.
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The case for a developing country to adopt an open source software (OSS) driven Information Technology strategy is a compelling one. In a wider context IT is about the production, flow and control of information in a modern state and the rules which govern such activities are thus fundamental to its economic development. Software is a driver of those rules. OSS under these circumstances cannot be viewed as a mere product choice. It reflects more fundamentally an alternative strategy for building, maintaining and changing the rules that govern information flows in the economy.
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