Synopsys acquires Black Duck Software

Synopsys officially announced the acquisition of Black Duck Software this week. The companies first entered into an agreement that would enable Synopsys to acquire Black Duck early last month. According to Synopsys, the acquisition of Black Duck will help provide its customers with visibility into open source software. Black Duck provides automated solutions that detect … continue reading

Open source for commercial software development: Handle with care

Over the last 10 years, open source has drastically transformed the way enterprises acquire and deploy software to support their operations. As general counsel for an open source and commercially licensed software company, I have been asked by hundreds of customers to review their use of open source software (OSS) and compliance with licensing terms. … continue reading

GitHub Open Source Friday, TypeScript 2.4 and Datameer’s SmartAI — SD Times news digest: June 28, 2017

GitHub wants to get more people involved in the open-source community. The company has announced Open Source Friday, a new initiative designed to make it easier for individuals and organizations to contribute to open source. With Open Source Friday, GitHub wants teams, departments and companies to spend a few hours every Friday working on their … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bit

We all loved Lego’s growing up as kids, and for some of us adults, our love for Lego’s never went away. A new open-source project named Bit wants to bring that Lego-like mentality to software development. Bit is a new project that enables developers to use code components as Lego bricks to build applications. “It … continue reading

NSA

The NSA launches GitHub account

The government agency known for its secrecy is shedding some light on its work this week. The National Security Agency (NSA) has joined GitHub with more than 30 open source projects as part of the NSA Technology Transfer Program. “The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) works with agency innovators who wish to use this collaborative … continue reading

Oath makes first Yahoo open source contribution with Bullet

Oath is releasing its first solution into open source, thanks to the recently announced acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon. The company announced the contribution of Bullet, Yahoo’s real-time query engine. Oath is a subsidiary of Verizon, and home to more than 50 media and technology brands. Just this week, Verizon announced it has officially completed … continue reading

CoreOS Fest: Container analyzer Clair 2.0 released

CoreOS wants to make container contents more visible and verifiable with the latest release of its open-source vulnerability static analysis solution for containers. The company announced Clair 2.0 at its CoreOS Fest conference this week. Clair was first released in November 2015 to help developers understand what was going on inside their container images. It … continue reading

Npm 5.0.0, OpenAI Baselines, Twilio Functions, and Raspberry Pi teams up with CoderDojo — SD Times news digest: May 26, 2017

The package manager for JavaScript npm reached version 5.0 this week. It includes some new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes that aim to make life easier for users. “This release marks months of hard work for the young, scrappy, and hungry CLI team, and includes some changes we’ve been hoping to do for literally … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Daytona

Yahoo is releasing a new automated performance testing and analysis framework into open source this week. The company announced Daytona, an application-agnostic framework that enables developers to build customized test, analyze performance, and capture trends. “With Daytona, we are now able to integrate all our load testing tools under a single framework and aggregate test … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CockroachDB

The open-source, cloud-native SQL database, CockroachDB, has officially reached version 1.0 this week. CockroachDB was first put on our radar in 2015 when it made Black Duck’s list of Open Source Rookies of the Year. The project first entered beta in March of 2016. “The launch of 1.0 marks our graduation from beta to a … continue reading

How Google’s OSS-Fuzz is securing open-source software

Google released OSS-Fuzz five months ago with a mission to make open-source projects stable, secure and reliable. Since then, the continuous fuzzing solution has found more than 1,000 bugs with 264 of them flagged as potential security bugs. “OSS-Fuzz has found numerous security vulnerabilities in several critical open source projects: 10 in FreeType2, 17 in … continue reading

GitPitch

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: GitPitch

GitPitch is taking developers out of Powerpoint and Keynote, and giving them a new solution to create interactive slideshow presentations. GitPitch is an open-source project for developers using GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket. It enables developers to turn PITCHME.md markdown into online and offline presentations. “You can use it to promote, pitch or present anything from … continue reading

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