Apache MADlib graduates to Top-Level Project

Apache MADlib, an open-source Big Data machine learning library used for scalable in-database analytics, graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP) today. The project has been well-governed under the Apache Software Foundation’s processes and principles, and its graduation to TLP signifies an important milestone for the Apache MADlib community. “During the incubation … continue reading

Open source for commercial software development: Handle with care

Over the last 10 years, open source has drastically transformed the way enterprises acquire and deploy software to support their operations. As general counsel for an open source and commercially licensed software company, I have been asked by hundreds of customers to review their use of open source software (OSS) and compliance with licensing terms. … continue reading

Black Duck Hub

Black Duck’s Hub Detect, NVIDIA’s Quadro vDWS, and Bitcoin hits new record — SD Times news digest: August 18, 2017

The amount of package managers and CI tools has grown over the years, and as a result, there is an additional need for DevOps automation. With Black Duck’s new release of Hub Detect, the company wants to simplify and streamline open source management for DevSecOps, and simplify integration into a DevOps toolchain. Hub Detect ensures the … continue reading

Java EE

Oracle opens up Java EE

Oracle continues to make progress Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. Specifications are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer. As the delivery of … continue reading

Debian turns 24

Debian turns 24, Google acquires AIMatter, and Code.org’s computer science toolkit — SD Times news digest: August 17, 2017

Debian, an operating system and distribution of Free Software, celebrated its 24th birthday this week. One of the biggest announcements of Debian this year was the release of Debian 9, codenamed Stretch, which adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security support for the old Debian 8 release is … continue reading

Microsoft .NET 2.0

Microsoft releases .NET Core 2.0

Microsoft today announced the release of the open-source .NET Core 2.0, with improved performance, 20,000 more APIs from the .NET Framework world, better cloud debugging and live unit testing. .NET Core is one of the platforms Microsoft developers can use to create cross-platform applications; Core is best-suited for microservices and container architectures, according to Scott … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Awesome Hacking

When we hear the word hacker today, our minds often wander. We end up picturing a creepy person in dark clothing, in a dark room, maliciously gaining unauthorized access to systems in corporations and governments. While hacker is synonymous with “criminal” or “bad-guy/girl,” there are all kind of hackers in the hacker community. A trending GitHub … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault 0.8, YouTrack 2017.3, and Node.js v8.3 ships with V8 6.0 — SD Times news digest: August 10, 2017

HashiCorp released HashiCorp Vault 0.8 with updates to both the open source and enterprise versions, including new plugins, disaster recovery, mount filtered replication capabilities, and multi-factor authentication (MFA). “The previous release of Vault Enterprise introduced multi-datacenter replication, which has enabled many of our enterprise customers to adopt or expand their usage of Vault. The new release … continue reading

Have I been Pwned? PyTorch v0.2.0, and new vulnerability data from Netsparker — SD Times news digest: August 7, 2017

Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and security guru, released 320 million freely downloadable “Pwned Passwords” to shed light on how many real-world passwords have been exposed in data breaches. The service was created after NIST released guidance recommending that user-provided passwords be checked against existing data breaches. “My hope is that an easily accessible … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Ghost 1.0

Ghost, a once tiny prototype idea for blogging, has turned into a fully functional open source blogging platform. The platform today announced its 100th release of Ghost, along with Ghost 1.0, which contains refactors, improvements, and fixes to the entire codebase. The big feature in Ghost 1.0 is a new editor that comes with a … continue reading

Microsoft announces Azure Container Instances

Microsoft announced a new solution designed to make it easier to run containers in the cloud. Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a new Azure service that lets developers get started in seconds without any Virtual Machine management or the need to learn new container orchestration tools. “Containers have fundamentally changed the way developers develop their … continue reading

Developer creates petition to open source Flash specification

Adobe announced its plans to kill Flash, and while most developers and Internet users understand and accept this decision, not everyone wants to see Flash Player disappear forever. Over the last few years, HTML5 has given companies the ability to create rich browser experiences, without the need of Adobe Flash Player. As a result, the … continue reading

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