Topic: open source software

Going to school on open-source security

Open-source software forms the backbone of most modern applications. According to the 2018 Black Duck by Synopsys Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report, 96 percent of the 1,100 commercial applications that the company audited for the survey contained open-source components, with each application containing an average of 257 open-source components. In addition, on average, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: The open-source ripple effects of IBM + Red Hat

When it was announced earlier this week that IBM would be acquiring the open-source giant Red Hat, it seemed like a win-win. IBM would get the developer support they have been lacking, and Red Hat would get a new line of resources and support to grow their vision. However, the acquisition affects more than Red … continue reading

MongoDB introduces the Server Side Public License for open source

Open-source developers are tired of being taken advantage of by technology giants. Larger companies with practically unlimited resources are swooping into open-source projects, leveraging the work for their own monetary gain, and leaving smaller companies to fend for themselves. Recently, a group of disgruntled developers and companies took to the Commons Clause as a way … continue reading

Storj Labs to create revenue opportunities for open source

Storj Labs announced a new Open Source Partner Program this week designed to generate revenue for open-source projects and companies. The way the programs works by generating revenue as users of open-source partner software store data in the cloud, Storj Labs explained. This new program can be looked at as an open source and cloud … continue reading

How the Apache License allows open source to thrive

Open source is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and so is the Apache License. The Apache License is a permissive free software license that is currently in its third iteration. The license allows customers to use intellectual property for any purpose, such as modifying or distributing it. According to Roman Shaposhnik, member of the Apache Software … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GNOME

The GNOME Foundation has announced it is moving to GitLab. GNOME is a free and open-source software desktop project. According to GitLab, GNOME is one of the older and largest free software projects. While the project is known for its desktop, it has a “history of producing critical pieces of software infrastructure: common parts of … continue reading

npm acquires ^Lift Security for its Node Security Platform

Npm, Inc. has announced it is acquiring ^Lift Security and its Node Security Platform. ^Lift Security is an application security and penetration testing solution provider. The acquisition is meant to add to npm’s initiatives of improving the security of open-source software, as well as creating products that enable companies to securely develop JavaScript. According to … continue reading

Cross-platform development will dominate open-source this year, GitHub says

GitHub is identifying key open-source project trends to be on the lookout this year based on its contributor, visitor and star activity data. The company took the top 100 projects with the largest increase in contributors, identified the top 100 projects with the most visitors, and took into account the top 100 projects with the … continue reading

The history behind Christine Peterson’s term ‘open source software’

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of open-source software. More specifically, tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the term “open source.” The phrase was coined by Christine Peterson, the cofounder and past president of the nontech public interest group Foresight Institute. After 20 years, Peterson is revealing more insight into how the use of the term open-source … continue reading

Report: Majority of Java apps are susceptible to hack attacks

Java developers should be more aware of the open source software components they put in their applications if they want to avoid a security breach. A new report release by Veracode, a CA Technologies company, revealed 88% of Java apps include at least one vulnerable component, and about 53.3% of Java apps rely on a … continue reading

Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

NSA

The NSA launches GitHub account

The government agency known for its secrecy is shedding some light on its work this week. The National Security Agency (NSA) has joined GitHub with more than 30 open source projects as part of the NSA Technology Transfer Program. “The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) works with agency innovators who wish to use this collaborative … continue reading

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