Topic: open source

Contrast Security announces new program to financially support open source developers

Contrast Security has announced a new sponsorship program to support open source developers.  Under the new Open Source Software Sponsorship Program, developers working on open source projects will be financially supported. According to the company, this will help accelerate time-to-market of those projects as well.  Contrast Security explained that while open-source software has many benefits, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kangas

Kangas is an open-source tool provided by Comet, provider of an MLOps platform for machine learning teams.  According to Comet, the tool is intended to help teams explore, analyze, and visualize large-scale multimedia data.  Kangas offers users a Python API for logging large tables of data as well as a visual interface for performing complicated … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ballerine

Ballerine is an open-source infrastructure for user identity and risk management that helps companies verify customer identity by composing verification processes through modular building blocks, components, and third-party integrations. “The goal is to allow any company to manage user identity and risk in a way that suits them and their unique changing needs,” the project’s … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source of the Week: Stargate

Stargate is a data API gateway built on top of Apache Cassandra. The API gateway was created as a way to let developers work in frameworks and structures familiar to them without having to know all the particulars of the underlying database.  Stargate v2 is now generally available with more flexible deployments and makes it … continue reading

KubeCon Keynote Address stresses the importance of supporting maintainers and upstream commitments

The resilience of the Cloud Native community was emphasized this morning as Priyanka Sharma, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) gave the Keynote Address and opening remarks at KubeCon CloudNativeCon North America 2022. She began her talk by applauding the ways in which the community has continued to thrive despite the tumultuous … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: KataOS

Google announced that it open-sourced several components for its secure operating system called KataOS as part of an effort to build verifiably secure systems for embedded hardware.  Google Research aims to solve this problem by providing a secure platform optimized for embedded devices running ML applications.  SeL4 is the microkernel for the project because it … continue reading

PostgreSQL 15 is now available

The team behind the open-source database PostgreSQL today announced the release of PostgreSQL 15. According to the project maintainers, this release builds on the performance improvements of recent releases with gains for managing workloads in both local and distributed deployments, including improved sorting. PostgreSQL 15 is intended to improve the overall developer experience with the … continue reading

NSA’s and CISA’s recent security guidance: The good and the bad

The NSA and CISA released the guide “Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Developers” last month and while David Wheeler, the director of open-source supply chain security at the Linux Foundation and OpenSS, welcomes it, he said there are some questionable requirements.  The guide covers aspects of security such as how to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BigCode

The BigCode initiative’s aim is to build state-of-the-art large language learning models (LLMs) to build code in an open and responsible way. Code LLMs enable the completion and synthesis of code from other code and natural language descriptions, and enables users to work across a wide range of domains, tasks, and programming languages.  The initiative … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Luos

Luos is an open-source lightweight library that enables developers to develop and scale their edge and embedded distributed software.  Developers can create portable and scalable packages that they can share with teams and communities and the project’s engine encapsulates embedded features in services with APIs, providing direct access to hardware.  Remote control enables users to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Umami

Umami was built as an open source, privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics that lets users gather the data they need while respecting user privacy. Because it doesn’t collect any personal information, doesn’t use cookies, and doesn’t track users across websites, it doesn’t require users to display a cookie notice.  All data is anonymized and makes … continue reading

Akka switches to Business Source License version 1.1

Lightbend announced that it is switching the license for Akka, a set of open-source libraries for designing scalable, resilient systems that span cores and networks. The project ran on the Apache 2.0 license which has become increasingly risky when a small company solely carries the maintenance effort even though it is still the de facto … continue reading

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