Topic: open source

SD Times news digest: Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 now available, GitHub Container registry generally available, MongoDB achieves FedRAMP status

Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 helps organizations quickly create new cloud-native applications without having to abandon their existing environments and IT investments.  One new feature is IPv6/IPv4 dual stack and IPv6 single stack support, which provides applications with interoperability and communications for environments that use IPv6 and IPv4 such as in Cloud-Native Network Functions. Also, OpenShift … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Dynatrace announces Davis Security Advisor, Nylas raises $120 million in Series C funding, W3C makes Web Audio API an official standard

The new Davis Security Advisor automatically contextualizes and prioritizes application vulnerabilities to reduce enterprise risk by empowering DevSecOps teams to make more informed real-time decisions.  Davis automatically monitors all software libraries in preproduction and production and removes false positives. It then aggregates vulnerability data and prioritizes remediation tactics.  “Manual processes and piecemeal solutions that don’t … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: page-fetch

Page-fetch is a new open-source tool created by the Detectify Security Research team that helps hunt for prototype pollution issues.  One of the most common places for prototype pollution — the ability to inject properties into existing JavaScript language construct prototypes — is in processing the query string. Detectify’s solution can already find issues that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Grafana 8.0 released, Sentry custom dashboards, and Synopsys acquires Code Dx

Grafana 8.0 introduces new alerts that centralize alerting information Grafana managed alerts and alerts from Prometheus-compatible data sources within one UI and API.  Grafana Labs also introduced a new data source: Alertmanager, which is in alpha and includes built-in support for Prometheus Alertmanager.  Also, data sources can now send real-time updates to dashboards over a … continue reading

Understanding the new “open” licenses

The Commons Clause was one of the first licenses that came out to try to combat cloud providers. It made headlines and caused an uproar in the open-source community when Redis Labs announced it was switching to the license. Under the clause, users do not have the right to sell the software, meaning third parties … continue reading

The battle of open-source licenses

Earlier this year, Elastic reignited the open-source licensing debate when it announced it would be changing its license model to better protect its open-source code. Over the last couple of years, a number of companies — including Redis Labs, MongoDB, Cockroach Labs, and Confluent — have been switching their open-source licenses to avoid what they … continue reading

open source community

Open source is a community, not a brand

It’s no longer a question of why should you use open source. The tables have turned and businesses are asking themselves why aren’t they using open source? But an even bigger question has been left unanswered, and that is how are they using open source? Are they staying true to the open source meaning?  As … continue reading

Project Reaqtor

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

The .NET Foundation announced the release of Project Reaqtor, an open-source set of framework components for building distributed event processing systems across cloud and devices. The project came out of a collaboration from the foundation, Microsoft and Endjin. According to the foundation, the project has been 10 years in the making and is an evolution … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GCC updates its copyright assignment policy, AWS introduces global clusters to Amazon DocumentDB, and the Swan Lake beta release of Ballerina

The GCC Steering Committee updated its copyright assignment policy by relaxing the requirement to assign copyright to all changes to the Free Software Foundation (FSF). The project will still continue to exist under the GNU General Public License v3.0 and will now accept contributions with or without an FSF copyright assignment.  The change is consistent … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Spectral Preflight released, Amazon Location Service, and Agora App Builder

Spectral’s newly released Preflight solution is an open-source tool designed to help developers defend against supply chain attacks by automatically verifying and safely executing a user’s CI and third-party scripts.  The solution queries popular anti-malware services to verify and block binaries if they contain malware.  “Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated, with a variety of tools, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Cloudera to be acquired for $5.3 billion, Kofax’s new low-code capabilities, and new .NET Foundation open-source projects

Cloudera has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) and KKR for $5.3 billion in cash, which will result in Cloudera becoming a private company.  “This transaction provides substantial and certain value to our shareholders while also accelerating Cloudera’s long-term path to hybrid cloud leadership for analytics that … continue reading

feature requests

Angular team announces new process for feature requests

Angular announced a new automated feature request process that it will implement over the next few weeks after the team found that a large portion of requests among its three main repos were feature requests.  In the new process, an Angular team member will review a ticket manually and identify it as either a feature … continue reading

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