Topic: os

premium Founding organizations: Creating companies that sustain our open-source community

Open source has a sustainability problem. A question that’s frequently discussed in the web development community is how to make open-source maintainable. As one of many examples, Henry Zhu, the lead maintainer of Babel, one of the most depended-on projects in the JavaScript ecosystem, until 2017 was working on Babel in his free-time while working … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: STL

The Microsoft Visual C++ compiler and libraries (MSVC) team announced this week that it would be releasing its implementation of the C++ Standard Library (STL) into open source.  The project will include all product source code, a CMake build system, and a README for more information.  “Working on the STL in GitHub will allow our … continue reading

Open-source serverless framework wants to pave the way towards serverless 2.0

Lightbend has launched a new open-source serverless framework to take on the next generation of serverless. CloudState aims to go beyond the normal stateless functions most serverless initiatives take on today. RELATED CONTENT: Rethinking the way you build software with serverless According to Jonas Bonér, CTO at Lightbend, today’s current serverless movement focuses a lot … continue reading

PyTorch 1.2 released with new and improved TorchScript environment

The open-source machine learning framework PyTorch is tackling production usage in its latest release. PyTorch 1.2 features an update to the TorchScript environment. TorchScript enables users to create serializable models from PyTorch code and can be saved from a Python process.  The new improvements are designed to make it easier to ship production models, expand … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OutSystems’ new AI capabilities, Google provides Fuchsia OS developer documentation, and FIDO Alliance announces IoT security initiatives

OutSystems added new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to its low-code development platform. According to the company, the new capabilities will enable organizations to implement automation in creating self-service portals and responding to text and voice queries, adding voice-capable functionality for virtual assistants such as Alexa and Siri as well as chatbots.  RELATED CONTENT: … continue reading

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

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