Oracle open-sources Java machine learning library


Looking to meet enterprise needs in the machine learning space, Oracle is making its Tribuo Java machine learning library available free under an open-source license. With Tribuo, Oracle aims to […].

NGA and DigitalGlobe Release Powerful Application To Community Under Open Source License


Sharing the application with the open source community helps accelerate its potential to become the standard for storing, enriching and analyzing massive amounts of raster data in a distributed cloud environment. DigitalGlobe feels the open source community can drive innovation that helps us better mine our imagery and derived information layers to support emerging defense and intelligence mission requirements,” said Frazier. license. By Bob Gourley.


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OpenSearch: AWS rolls out its open source Elasticsearch fork

Tech Republic Cloud

After Elastic decided to relicense Elasticsearch under the non-open source Server Side Public License, Amazon Web Services open sourced the old code into its own fork, OpenSearch

NSA Releases A New Technology to Open Source Community


Here is their press release : NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community. The software is “open source,” which means its code is available to the public – in this case, through the Apache Software Foundation. Posting the code to open source forums allows the private sector and others to examine the agency’s research up close, and potentially benefit from it through additional enhancements and applications.

My take on open source licenses :


My take on open source licenses. Open Source licensing can be a confusing and daunting task. Most developers simply adopt licenses of other popular projects. I wanted to shed some light on the most popular licenses and provide some guidance on which one should be used and when. Both licenses are very similar. The BSD license is a bit more specific on how the copyright notice needs to be displayed. Open source.

NGA Continues To Engage With Open Source Community Via GitHub


They are: geoevents: The GeoEvents project is a dynamic and customizable open source web presence that provides a common operational picture to consolidate activities, manage content, and provides a single point of discovery. Analysis Big Data CTO DoD and IC Configuration Management Distributed revision control Django Geoint Geoint Symposium Git GitHub MITRE Corporation NGA Open Source Programming By Bob Gourley.

Linux Foundation unveils new permissive license for open data collaboration

Venture Beast

The Linux Foundation has announced a new permissive license designed to help foster collaboration around open data for AI projects. Read More.

what every open source project needs


In the last few years open source has transformed the software industry. From Android to Wikipedia, open source is everywhere, but how does one succeed in it? While open source projects come in all shapes and sizes and all forms of governance, no matter what kind of project you’re a part of, there are a set of fundamentals that lead to success. What Every Successful Open Source Project Needs. Open Source is taking over the world.

Open19: The Vendor-Friendly Open Source Data Center Project

Data Center Knowledge

Its licensing framework is one of the key differences between LinkedIn’s data center tech foundation and OCP. Design Featured Hardware LinkedIn Open SourceRead More.

Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

Data Center Knowledge

Duma is drafting a bill to restrict government agencies from buying licensed software, giving preference to open-source software. Read More. Europe Government IBM Microsoft Oracle Technology

Create an Effective Governance Policy for Open-Source Software

Smarter With Gartner

Over 90% of organizations that responded to a Gartner Research Circle survey use open-source software (OSS) in their enterprise, including for mission-critical workloads. Team members who participate in open-source projects can also create legal risks that reach beyond the domain of IT.

My take on open source licenses


Open Source licensing can be a confusing and daunting task. Most developers simply adopt licenses of other popular projects. I wanted to shed some light on the most popular licenses and provide some guidance on which one should be used and when. BSD & MIT Both licenses are very similar. They are very liberal and allow for sub-licensing meaning that any derived works may be released under a different (commercial or otherwise) license

What Might Be Missing from Your Open Source Evaluation

Information Week

When implementing open source software, look beyond the license terms to understand who is driving change on the software

Dispute between Elastic and AWS highlights ongoing battle over open source business model


Open source software (OSS) started as a reaction to companies like Microsoft and Oracle making “unfair” profits on software, so developers created Linux and MySQL and made them available to anyone for free. AWS is profiting from open source, and Elastic is very mad.

Aerospike Open Sources in-Memory Database, Raises $20M Series C

Data Center Knowledge

Flash-optimized in-memory NoSQL database SDK and database server now available under open source licenses Read More. Enterprise aerospike database flash in-memory

Google’s VR painting app is getting the axe, but it will live on as an open-source project

The Verge

Google is ending development on the virtual reality painting app Tilt Brush — one of the most well-known VR applications — and making it open source. But shifting things to open source seems like a meaningful compromise for the people who still use these products every day.

Docker launches new business plan with changes to the Docker Desktop license

Tech Republic Security

Docker announced a new subscription plan for enterprises and free access to Docker Desktop for personal use, educational institutions, non-commercial open-source projects and small businesses

What is the total cost of owning a database?

Venture Beast

Open source or proprietary? License fees? How much does a database cost? It depends. Support contracts? Here are some of the factors. Read More.

Down the rabbit hole, part 2: To ensure security and privacy, open source is required

Network World

First, let me start by saying none of this is about open source or free software. Licensing of software, while extremely important, is not the focus here. I am currently embarking on a quest to make my entire life as private and secure as possible—while still having a good time and enjoying the fruits of the modern world. In this article, I won’t go into why I am doing this. For that, see my article introducing this endeavor.

Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud


An Open Microsoft: Azure HDInsight Available for Linux ( Big Data Companies Cloud Computing Companies CTO Ambari Apache Apache Ambari Apache Hadoop Apache License bdutil Big Data cloud GitHub Google Google Cloud Google Compute Engine Google Storage Hadoop Hortonworks MapR Open Source By Charles Hall. Hortonworks'' Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud.

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Don't believe the hype, AGPL open source licensing is toxic and unpopular

10 Things

Despite Black Duck's attempts to hype the AGPL, there are very good reasons to believe it's not the ideal open source license

Alluxio: A virtual distributed storage system orders of magnitude faster than others


Open source software is critical to the modern enterprise software landscape. Alluxio is open source under the Apache license, and we are committed to maintaining this model. Alluxio is one of the fastest growing open source projects in the Big Data ecosystem. With three years of open source history, Alluxio has attracted more than 250 contributors from over 100 companies. Big Data Companies Apache Hadoop Cloud Computing Open Source

Our Freemium Future: Development teams take advantage of free, entry-level versions of software 


Either home-grown or licensed from a vendor who billed you for maintenance at periodic intervals? These days, there’s a spectrum of choices: software code you can download, customize, and use for free (open source) at one end of the spectrum; pre-built software you can buy on perpetual license and install on-premises and customize at the other end of the spectrum; and, in the middle, software you can rent with a recurring subscription (SaaS).

AWS debuts OpenSearch project following spat over Elastic licence


AWS has unveiled the OpenSearch project – a community-driven open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana – in response to Elastic changing its licensing terms for these at the start of the year over what it regarded as AWS exploiting its open-source code.

- Microsoft vs Open Source

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

In this environment, it sure is tempting to chuck Microsoft’s Office and web products and their complicated Enterprise and Select Agreements in favor of open source equivalents. Microsoft’s licensing costs are a large part of our budget, as are the maintenance and licensing costs we pay to Oracle, IBM, ESRI, and many other vendors. And the software for open source is on the web and freely available for such hackers to view!

Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

David Linthicum

Oracle’s previous licensing agreement recognized that an AWS virtual CPU is a single thread of a core that runs two threads. Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld's beginner's guide to Docker. ]. But Oracle's new cloud licensing policy says an AWS virtual CPU is now considered a full core unless hyperthreading is enabled. Guess what?

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Feds' demand for software standards could boost enterprise security

Network World

The goal of an SBOM is similar, listing all the proprietary, open source, and licensed components being used in a particular piece of software, so that a buyer can review it and check whether any of those components are outdated or insecure.

Hortonworks Named a Leader in Big Data Hadoop Distributions Report


Hortonworks is a rock when it comes to its promise to offer a 100% open source distribution. All of the technology built into HDP is an Apache open source project. For example, Hortonworks acquired XA Secure, a company with a commercially licensed security solution, and contributed the code to Apache as Apache Ranger. Customers value Hortonworks' approach to open source innovation.". Katie Kennedy.

The best ecommerce WordPress themes for your online store

Mashable VR

It’s free, open-source, and allows you to create your own website without needing to be fluent in programming languages (though if you are well-versed in them, you can definitely still use it). Regular license: $59. Regular license: $59. Regular License: $59.

EA is releasing the source code for two classic Command and Conquer games

The Verge

EA plans to release the source code for its classic real-time strategy games Command and Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command and Conquer: Red Alert , the studio announced today. The open sourced assets can also be used in tandem with a new map editor that’s part of the collection, he added.

The Role of SDK in eBook Reader Development


How do SDKs differ in terms of licensing. It is critical to note the license used by a particular SDK before downloading one. So, if you choose an SDK that uses the wrong kind of license, your efforts can go to waste since you won’t be able to publish the software.

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WordPress founder says Apple blocked iOS update in echo of Epic Games fiasco

Mashable VR

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg took to Twitter to air his grievances on Friday: I am a big believer in the sanctity of licenses. Open source relies on licenses and copyright.)

DARPA Open Catalog: A repository of DARPA-sponsored software and publications


Some context from that site: Welcome to the DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. The DARPA Open Catalog organizes publically releasable material from DARPA programs, beginning with the XDATA program in the Information Innovation Office (I2O). XDATA is developing an open source software library for big data. A description of the project is followed by the applicable software license.

GitHub says it will now operate in Iran after receiving sanction exemption

The Verge

Today we are announcing a breakthrough: we have secured a license from the US government to offer GitHub to developers in Iran. Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

The Sovrin Ecosystem

Phil Windley

—Evernym is a commercial software vendor that developed the initial technology for Sovrin and continues to be a large contributor to the open source code that Sovrin is based on. Hyperledger Indy —Indy is one of the open source code projects in Hyperledger, an open source code effort sponsored by the Linux Foundation. The Government of British Columbia is building software to use Sovrin credentials for business licensing.

The original Barcode Scanner app, seemingly mistaken for malware, is getting review-bombed

The Verge

T]his is such an old well-known app that I think anyone informed would guess it can’t be this app: it’s open source, for one.

Students of color are getting flagged to their teachers because testing software can’t see them

The Verge

Proctorio, a piece of exam surveillance software designed to keep students from cheating while taking tests, relies on open-source software that has a history of racial bias issues, according to a report by Motherboard. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Software Is Assembled


It's estimated that, 85% of modern applications are made up of third party components, and those third party components may include the free and open source software or commercial off the shelf software developed by external individuals or organizations.

Steps That Ensure Greater IT Efficiency


Pursue an Open Source Policy. Juggling aspects such as licensing and compatibility can be a pain. Thankfully, open source software eliminates many of these types of concerns. Not only will an open source policy save businesses money, but extensive documentation and compatibility built into most of these offerings makes an IT employee’s life much easier with respect to troubleshooting and installation.

ePUB.js vs Readium.js – A Detailed Comparison of 2 ePUB Readers


They allow users to access digital books using an app, device, or online service to easily open, read, and navigate the content. As a comprehensive reference system for ePUB that promotes digital publications for the Open Web, ePUB.js

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source


Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S.

FBI used facial recognition to identify a Capitol rioter from his girlfriend’s Instagram posts

The Verge

They searched these pictures on the web using “an open source facial recognition tool, known to provide reliable results,” and this led to a public Instagram page apparently belonging to Randolph’s girlfriend which contained “numerous images” of the suspect.

Comparing X.509 Certificates with SSI

Phil Windley

Alice proves her name and date of birth using a verifiable credential representing her driver's license. Although standards, open source code, and multiple vendors exist, they are unproven compared to X.509.