Topic: open source software

Report: The benefits of open-source software go beyond cost

Open-source adoption is not slowing down within enterprises. A recent report found 95% of enterprises are taking open source seriously, with 75% of them reporting that open-source software is extremely important to their IT strategies. That number is up from 69% last year. The 2020 State of Enterprise Open Source by Red Hat is based … continue reading

2020 Software Supply Chain Must-Knows

Open source software is taking the world of software development into new frontiers and changing the way industries create and consume software. However, there is a learning curve with open source use and businesses need to not only be able to trust the open source software being used in their solutions, but they need to … continue reading

Organization-backed projects vs. smaller, independent projects

Open-source projects come in all different shapes and sizes. Some projects have just the project creator and maintainer, while other projects have thousands of developers. Additionally, some projects are independently managed and other projects are backed by large organizations. While open-source projects are meant to promote innovation, how each project goes about it will be … continue reading

The ethical side of open source

When developers contribute, collaborate, or obtain open-source code, they look at how the code will help bolster their other projects as well as ensure they are complying with any open-source licenses. One thing that doesn’t get enough attention is the ethics of that open-source project, according to Heikki Nousiainen, CTO and co-founder at Aiven, an … continue reading

The realities of running an open-source community

There is no question that open source is the backbone of software today. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, explained that about 80% of all software written is open-source software. The benefits of using open-source software is immeasurable, but it’s not the code itself that makes open-source software an invaluable resource.  According to … continue reading

OIN, IBM, Microsoft and the Linux Foundation team up against open-source patent trolls

The Open Invention Network (OIN) is strengthening its fight against patent trolls. The organization has announced it is partnering up with IBM, Microsoft and the Linux Foundation to protect open-source software from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), or patent trolls. The OIN was created to provide patent non-aggression cross-license in the “Linux System.” “Open source development … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Is open source the great equalizer?

If you had told me 25 years ago that open source would be the predominant force in software development, I would’ve laughed. Back then, at my industrial software gig, we were encouraged to patent as much IP as possible, even processes that seemed like common-sense business practices, or generally useful capabilities for any software developer. … continue reading

Node.js 12 is now available

Node.js was upgraded to version 12, which includes faster startup and better default heap limits, as well as many upgrades and new features. The Node.js Long Term Support (LTS) release will come out in October this year. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. In Node.js … continue reading

Redis Labs switches open-source licensing model

In response to the negative reaction to its move to a Commons Clause licensing model, Redis Labs today is introducing the Redis Source Available License (RSAL) for Redis Modules. Redis Modules are add-ons to the Redis database. Last year, the company caused a lot of controversy and confusion when it included the Commons Clause with … continue reading

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

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