Topic: open source software

Intel’s RealSense and Google’s Project Tango, CII’s Badge Program, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 build—SD Times news digest: Aug. 19, 2015

Google and Intel are teaming up to provide 3D capabilities to Google’s Project Tango smartphone. Project Tango is an Android smartphone designed to track 3D motion in real time. Intel recently announced it would be providing Project Tango and RealSense technology in an Android smartphone developer kit. The developer kit will enable indoor navigation and … continue reading

The battle between open-source and proprietary software for drone development

Open-source software is helping move along the drone industry with easy access to code, software, designs, and features that can be shared, modified, redistributed and implemented into developers’ applications and hardware. But proprietary software is also trying to mold the industry by providing advanced hardware and software solutions, as well as new technologies. So which … continue reading

CII’s Census Project to identify essential open-source projects

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has announced a new project to help determine which open-source projects are critical to Internet infrastructure, and in need of additional support and funding. The Census Project is an experimental tool meant to gather metrics and prioritize projects for CII review. “The Census Project aims to become an excellent framework for … continue reading

From the Editors: When did open-source software get so scary?

In the beginning, open-source software was meant as a way for developers to scratch each other’s back. If you created a functionality, you released it into open source so that some other developer didn’t have to start from scratch. In the 1960s and early 1970s, “No one thought about rights to the software, let alone … continue reading

Navigating through an open-source world

Open-source software is becoming the backbone of the software development industry, helping to spur innovation, reduce time to market and lower costs. According to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, almost every device or piece of software we use today contains some open-source code. “There are hundreds and thousands of products and services … continue reading

Core Infrastructure Initiative funds three new open-source projects

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is turning its focus to three new open-source projects. And the Foundation itself has announced the initiative will be providing more than US$450,000 in financial support to help those projects provide better security. “While each project we’re announcing funding for today is quite different, each is critical to … continue reading

StackEngine’s Container Application Center for Docker, and Black Duck’s free vulnerability plug-in—SD Times news digest: June 18, 2015

StackEngine has announced a new end-to-end container application-management solution. The Container Application Center for Docker is designed to help enterprises transition from the costs and inefficiencies of virtualization to containerization, according to the company. It features VMware-like control and security; Docker-enabled freedom, flow and collaboration; and container-native enterprise heterogeneity and security. (Related: Container Summit: Melding … continue reading

Open source is on top of the ‘TODO’ list

Open-source software comes in many different shapes and sizes, and some are better maintained than others. Because of this, organizations need to spend time, money and resources to ensure the quality of source code, and not every company has the ability to do so. A new project aims to change this. Dubbed TODO (which stands … continue reading

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