Topic: os

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CommunityBridge

The Linux Foundation is launching a new platform designed to sustain open-source communities. CommunityBridge was announced at this week’s Open Source Leadership Summit. The Linux Foundation plans to launch a number of tools to the open-source community throughout the next two years. The platform is currently being released with Community Bridge Funding to help developers … continue reading

Server Side Public License struggles to gain open-source support

The Server Side Public License (SSPL) is not being welcomed into the open-source community with open arms as its creator, MongoDB, had hoped. But that’s not stopping the SSPL from getting the support it needs. MongoDB first announced the release of the new software license in October as a way to protect itself and other … continue reading

The Commons Clause causes open-source disruption

A group of software companies and developers are going after cloud infrastructure providers for what they claim is an abuse of the open-source software ecosystem. The group says cloud providers are using open-source software for their own commercial benefit without returning anything back to the open-source community, helping sustain those projects, or giving open source … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Finetune

Enterprise AI solution provider Indico has announced a new open-source project for machine learning and natural language processing. Finetune is a “scikit-learn style model finetuning for NLP,” according to its GitHub page. Finetuning refers to a transfer learning approach that is meant to take a model that is trained on one task and adapt it … continue reading

Guest View: In praise of open source

When you think of little social movements that bring about big societal shifts, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t open source. But maybe it should be. The technological revolution that is steadily digitizing every nook and cranny of human activity obviously relies on code, and open-source code underpins much of the recent … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Akka

This week’s open-source project of the week wants to help developers build reactive, concurrent and distributed apps. Akka is a toolkit for message-driven Java and Scala apps. According to the team, with the container market expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2020, developers need a programming model for distributed computing. Distributed computing is the technology … continue reading

Snyk’s Vulnerability Database Works with Google Chrome’s Lighthouse

Snyk, the leading solution for addressing vulnerabilities in open source libraries, announced today it is powering the vulnerable JavaScript libraries audit in Google Chrome’s Lighthouse, in general availability. The integration offers developers critical information about potential libraries that developers might be using that contain security vulnerabilities, increasing awareness and making it easier to take action. … continue reading

Oracle cans Solaris 12

Oracle has never officially said that it had plans to end Solaris, but a new road map found on the company’s Solaris systems pages intimates that Solaris 12 will likely never arrive. That road map, a small PDF on Oracle’s site, shows a focus on cloud deployments and something called Solaris 11.next. According to Oracle’s … continue reading

Ubuntu Core 16 released, UNU AI system makes accurate predictions, and business leaders seek entrepreneurial equality—SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2016

Companies are continuing to embrace the Internet of Things and its solutions, which is why Canonical today released Ubuntu Core 16 for IoT devices with security updates, along with an app store for intelligent devices. Ubuntu Core delivers security, management, operations and upgradability in its developer-friendly platform, according to a company release. With its snap … continue reading

Code search in Atlassian Bitbucket, Ubuntu Xenial Xerus, and Apple’s app developer TV show—SD Times news digest: March 25, 2016

Developers will soon be able to search for code in Atlassian’s Bitbucket Server. The company is inviting users to take a first look at its new code search feature through its early access program. With code search, developers can use the search bar to look for code, set up filters to restrict their search results, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: OSv

Cloud-based virtual machines are proliferating like mad, so it’s about time there was an operating system for them. Created by Cloudius Systems, OSv is a new open-source operating system for virtual machines, designed to execute a single application atop a hypervisor. Written in C/C++, the cloud OS runs Linux applications on hypervisors such as VMware … continue reading

Red Hat’s Atomic command turns Docker images into software-delivery mechanisms

Red Hat is looking to improve upon Docker’s software-delivery mechanism with the Atomic command feature of its Atomic Host operating system for Linux containers. Last month, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) Atomic Host, a version of the enterprise operating system expressly designed to run containers. The “Atomic command” feature defines entry … continue reading

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