The Linux Foundation and FSFE introduces new OSS resources

The open-source landscape can be tricky to navigate with the different projects, licenses, and compliance requirements. The Linux Foundation and Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) are announcing new resources to simplify free and open-source software license identification and compliance. “We must work more on helping those who want to be part of the free and … continue reading

Black Duck audit highlights risk of open-source security vulnerabilities

Black Duck, a company that serves up information about the latest security vulnerabilities on open source components, released its 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) today. The OSSRA revealed significant risks related to open-source vulnerabilities and license-compliance challenges, as well as high levels of risk in the retail and ecommerce industry. According to … continue reading

Melissa looks to expand from data

Melissa has dropped the ‘Data’ from its name, but wants to leverage its enormous data store to grow into other areas, such as compliance and anti-money laundering efforts. Positioned as a data superstore when it launched 10 years ago, Melissa today wants to be known as “a provider of global intelligence,” according to Greg Brown, … continue reading

A low-power Wi-Fi system for IoT, an open-source e-book for free, and Ruby on Rails updates—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2016

University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers created a Passive Wi-Fi system that demonstrates how it’s possible to generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000x less power than other Wi-Fi chipsets, and 1,000x less power than Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee. “Passive Wi-Fi transmissions can be decoded on off-the-shelf smartphones and Wi-Fi chipsets over distances of … continue reading

SD Times Blog: GitHub’s interesting philosophy on enterprises

Source-code management isn’t exactly selling soda. Neither was Apple Computers, but Steve Jobs didn’t see a distinction between what former Apple CEO John Sculley had done at Pepsi and what he wanted him to do at Apple. That inability to see the difference between the two businesses led to the beginning of the downfall of … continue reading

Chef introduces Compliance tools

Chef is aiming at building out an entire life-cycle-management platform for provisioned systems. Today, the company announced the general availability of Chef Delivery, as well as a new product called Chef Compliance, which includes the fruits of its acquisition of VulcanoSec, a German software security firm. Chef Delivery has been available to select users since … continue reading

VMware, SFC trade barbs over GPL code infringement lawsuit

A war of words has ensued since Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig and the Software Freedom Conservancy filed a lawsuit against VMware over GPLv2 compliance in the company’s ESXi line of enterprise hypervisor operating system products. Expanding upon its initial statement challenging the validity of the lawsuit, VMware has issued a lengthy public statement. In … continue reading

Maximizing open-source compliance with package pre-approval

Catching open-source compliance issues as early as possible is the key to implementing your open-source plans … continue reading

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