Topic: open source

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Qiskit

Qiskit is an open-source framework for creating and running programs on quantum computers. The project was launched by IBM four years ago as an effort to introduce more programmers to quantum computing.  Since then, IBM has updated the SDK to better meet users’ needs and have provided pulse-level control to help programmers understand and work … continue reading

Google unveils logic programming language: Logica

Google introduced the open-source Logica programming language this week. It is designed to compile to SQL and run on Google BigQuery with experimental support for PostgreSQL and SQLite.  According to the company, the language was created to make it easier for developers who have to deal with the challenges of SQL. The challenges with coding … continue reading

New Linux research division launches to explore open source ecosystems

The Linux Foundation has launched a new research division to look at the impact of open source. Linux Foundation Research aims to broaden the understanding of open source projects, ecosystems, and impact by looking at open source collaboration. “As we continue in our mission to collectively build the world’s most critical open infrastructure, we can … continue reading

Amazon announces OpenSearch, an open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

In response to Elastic changing its open-source software licenses on Elasticsearch and Kibana, Amazon has introduced the OpenSearch project. The project is a community-driven, open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. Amazon announced earlier this year it would be creating and maintaining an Apache License, Version 2.0 fork of the open-source products.  “We are making a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Gradle 7.0 released, Cloudflare Pages now GA, and Microsoft acquires Nuance

The latest release of the Gradle build tool is now available. Gradle 7.0 enables file system watching by default to make incremental builds faster and expands support for building projects with Java 16 as well as Apple Silicon support. When the file system is enabled in the new version, Gradle keeps what it learned from … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: C# standardization

Microsoft has announced C# standardization is now open sourced. The work for C# standards will now happen in the open under the .NET Foundation while the ECMA C# standards committee, TC-49-TG2 is still responsible for creating the proposed standard for the C# language. “Moving the standards work into the open, under the .NET Foundation, makes … continue reading

4 reasons the future of cloud-native software is open source

Over the last several years, cloud-native development has transformed the way we think about software development. To speed up release cycles, build more powerful applications, and deliver superior user experiences at scale, more and more dev teams are embracing this modern approach to software development and building applications entirely in the cloud.  According to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AsyncAPI joins Linux Foundation, LG closes mobile phone business, and Python 3.9.4 and 3.8.9

AsyncAPI is joining the Linux Foundation to make sure AsyncAPI stays neutral and is driven by those who are dedicated to the product. The project aims to unify all of the API specifications and to enable developers to use its tooling together with their existing OpenAPI, GraphQL, and gRPC definitions. Another goal is to enable … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PHP moves to GitHub, OSI’s statement on Stallman, and Ian Kelling joins FSF board of directors

The PHP programming language team has announced its repositories on GitHub are now canonical and changes should be pushed directly to GitHub rather than to git.php.net. This change follows two malicious commits that were pushed to the php-src repo. “While investigation is still underway, we have decided that maintaining our own git infrastructure is an … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Open MCT

The Open Mission Control Technologies (Open MCT) is NASA’s open-source project for mission control software. It was developed at NASA’s Ames Research Center in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a next-generation mission control framework for data visualization.  NASA currently uses it for data analysis on spacecraft missions, and to support the development of … continue reading

A look at the budget for Google Chrome’s Web Framework & Tools Performance Fund

Open Collective launches Funds to financially support open-source communities

Open Collective is trying to make working full-time for an open-source project an alternative to a career developing for a for-profit company. It believes the steps to achieve this goal include eliminating friction between projects, the communities that support them, and the corporations that depend on them.  It is introducing Funds to its open funding … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft Team’s new bug bounty program, FSF’s board statement on governance, and Open Source Initiative’s election hacked and remediation

Microsoft announced bug bounty awards for Teams desktop client security research under the new Microsoft Applications Bug Bounty Program.  The program includes five scenario-based awards for vulnerabilities that have the highest potential impact on customer privacy and security and also general bounty awards for other valid reports for the Teams desktop client that don’t qualify … continue reading

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