Topic: oss

The openCypher Project, top executives leave Dell, and Heroku joins with Parse—SD Times news digest: Oct. 23, 2015

Neo Technology is launching a new open-source project to make the graph query language Cypher available to the masses. The project, openCypher, will provide a Cypher language specification, a reference implementation, a technology compatibility kit for vendors, and reference documentation for Cypher releases. Initial supporters of the project include Oracle, Databricks, Tableau, GraphAware, GrapheneDB, Graph … continue reading

Linux Foundation takes on the FOSSology project

The Linux Foundation is taking on open-source license compliance through the FOSSology project. FOSSology is a software system and toolkit designed to help technology companies understand and adhere to open-source licenses. “As Linux and open source have become the primary building blocks for creating today’s most innovative technologies, projects like FOSSology are more relevant than … continue reading

Facebook open-sources software that writes software

Facebook is open-sourcing a piece of software that is designed to write software. Hack Codegen is a library that allows users to generate Hack code, the company’s programming language developed for HipHop Virtual Machine. (HHVM is a virtual machine designed to execute programs in Hack and PHP.) “Being able to generate code through automated code … continue reading

Intel’s RealSense and Google’s Project Tango, CII’s Badge Program, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 build—SD Times news digest: Aug. 19, 2015

Google and Intel are teaming up to provide 3D capabilities to Google’s Project Tango smartphone. Project Tango is an Android smartphone designed to track 3D motion in real time. Intel recently announced it would be providing Project Tango and RealSense technology in an Android smartphone developer kit. The developer kit will enable indoor navigation and … continue reading

The battle between open-source and proprietary software for drone development

Open-source software is helping move along the drone industry with easy access to code, software, designs, and features that can be shared, modified, redistributed and implemented into developers’ applications and hardware. But proprietary software is also trying to mold the industry by providing advanced hardware and software solutions, as well as new technologies. So which … continue reading

From the Editors: When did open-source software get so scary?

In the beginning, open-source software was meant as a way for developers to scratch each other’s back. If you created a functionality, you released it into open source so that some other developer didn’t have to start from scratch. In the 1960s and early 1970s, “No one thought about rights to the software, let alone … continue reading

Navigating through an open-source world

Open-source software is becoming the backbone of the software development industry, helping to spur innovation, reduce time to market and lower costs. According to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, almost every device or piece of software we use today contains some open-source code. “There are hundreds and thousands of products and services … continue reading

Core Infrastructure Initiative funds three new open-source projects

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is turning its focus to three new open-source projects. And the Foundation itself has announced the initiative will be providing more than US$450,000 in financial support to help those projects provide better security. “While each project we’re announcing funding for today is quite different, each is critical to … continue reading

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