Topic: source code

White House proposes government open-source software

The White House and the federal government will begin to make a major commitment to open-source software this summer. While the government has long used open-source software and tools, a new proposal out of the White House last weekend suggests that governmentally written or commissioned software should be released under free and open-source licenses. The … continue reading

Open Source Initiative celebrates anniversary, history of open source

As a result of companies releasing their code to the public, the importance of having a solid community—one that understands how developers, contributors, businesses and governments interact and communicate—increases. One group has recognized this importance since the beginning, and yesterday it celebrated its 18th anniversary, along with a history of support for open source. The … continue reading

Code Watch: Let’s be clear about code clarity

Code is for communication. Good code is clear code. Clever code is crap. As Abelson and Sussman phrase it in “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs,” “Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.” But we rarely open a source code out of pure intellectual curiosity; rather, we … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Hack

A new typeface designed for source code has developers all excited. Hack, created by programmer Chris Simpkins, is intended for developers to use with any modern font editing tool, and it allows them to customize it for their needs. “No frills. No gimmicks. Hack is hand-groomed and optically balanced to be a workhorse face for … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … continue reading

Moovweb’s Optimize MEO platform, Verizon launches enterprise cybersecurity service, and Microsoft releases Band Web Tiles, Health Cloud APIs—SD Times news digest: July 16, 2015

Responsive design company Moovweb has coined a new mobile development term—Mobile Experience Optimization (MEO)—and has rolled out a platform to go with it. Moovweb Optimize is an MEO platform allowing developers and organizations to customize code usability and user flow within a mobile app experience for contextual use, while using edge caching, post load and … continue reading

VMware, SFC trade barbs over GPL code infringement lawsuit

A war of words has ensued since Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig and the Software Freedom Conservancy filed a lawsuit against VMware over GPLv2 compliance in the company’s ESXi line of enterprise hypervisor operating system products. Expanding upon its initial statement challenging the validity of the lawsuit, VMware has issued a lengthy public statement. In … continue reading

Linux kernel developer and Software Freedom Conservancy sue VMware over GPL violation

VMware has come under fire for an alleged violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). It has been accused of misusing GPL-licensed Linux kernel contributions in its ESXi line of products without releasing the source code, as required by the license. Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig, along with the nonprofit advocacy organization Software Freedom … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 31, 2014—Google I/O source code, an official PHP spec, and custom Android fork for Project Ara

Google releases Google I/O 2014 app source code Google’s source code of its 2014 version of the Google I/O app is now available on GitHub. “If one of the goals of the app is to be useful to conference attendees, the other primary goal is to serve as a practical example of best practices for … continue reading

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