Topic: oss

Analyst Watch: Is open source the great equalizer?

If you had told me 25 years ago that open source would be the predominant force in software development, I would’ve laughed. Back then, at my industrial software gig, we were encouraged to patent as much IP as possible, even processes that seemed like common-sense business practices, or generally useful capabilities for any software developer. … continue reading

Report: Not all open-source software is created equal

While open-source software is an integral part of software development today, security continues to be an issue. A recently released report revealed a 71 percent increase in open-source security related breaches over the last five years. In addition, 25 percent of organizations reported a confirmed or suspected open-source software related breach.  RELATED CONTENT: Open source … 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

Redis Labs switches open-source licensing model

In response to the negative reaction to its move to a Commons Clause licensing model, Redis Labs today is introducing the Redis Source Available License (RSAL) for Redis Modules. Redis Modules are add-ons to the Redis database. Last year, the company caused a lot of controversy and confusion when it included the Commons Clause with … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Yarn

The open-source dependency management project Yarn is looking to keep with the ever-changing industry with a new focus and plans for the next version and beyond. The team just revealed its roadmap for version 2 (codenamed Berry) along with major changes users can expect in the future. “When the Yarn project started back in 2016, … continue reading

WSO2 reveals plans to support open-source communities in 2019

Open-source technology provider WSO2 is committing itself to solving open-source challenges in 2019. The company revealed its plans to expand open-source communities this year as well as support open-source businesses. The news comes as many other open-source businesses are turning to stricter licenses to tackle open-source business model challenges. RELATED CONTENT: New software licenses aim … continue reading

MongoDB introduces the Server Side Public License for open source

Open-source developers are tired of being taken advantage of by technology giants. Larger companies with practically unlimited resources are swooping into open-source projects, leveraging the work for their own monetary gain, and leaving smaller companies to fend for themselves. Recently, a group of disgruntled developers and companies took to the Commons Clause as a way … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snips NLU

Natural language understanding is a form of natural language processing that enables machine reading comprehension. Common applications of this include AI assistants, chatbots, and voice assistants. “Behind every chatbot and voice assistant lies a common piece of technology: Natural Language Understanding (NLU). Anytime a user interacts with an AI using natural language, their words need … continue reading

Apache Pulsar becomes Top-Level project

The open-source distributed pub-sub messaging system Apache Pulsar is graduating from the Apache Incubator and becoming a Top-Level project. Top-level status at the Apache Software Foundation signifies a milestone in the project’s development, progress and future. “The fact that Apache Pulsar has gone from incubator project to top-level in two short years is a testament … 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

Storj Labs to create revenue opportunities for open source

Storj Labs announced a new Open Source Partner Program this week designed to generate revenue for open-source projects and companies. The way the programs works by generating revenue as users of open-source partner software store data in the cloud, Storj Labs explained. This new program can be looked at as an open source and cloud … continue reading

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