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. Both licenses are very similar. This is the most popular Open Source license.

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. license. By Bob Gourley.

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. By Bob Gourley.

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.

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.

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. By Bob Gourley.

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

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

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

- 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. And the software for open source is on the web and freely available for such hackers to view!

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

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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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.

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).

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.

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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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 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. Summary: Sovrin is a vibrant ecosystem with many players.

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.

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.

How to find the best low-code development platform: Ask these 9 questions

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Does the tool generate proprietary code or open-source code? Is the tool based on open source software or is it completely proprietary?”. Don’t assume that all licensing structures are created equal. Is support included with the license?,”

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A Tale of 3 Cloud Strategies - Part III


To recap how I’ve been tracking some of the evolution: In Part I (back in 2013) we observed AWS experimenting with expansion by reaching down into the enterprise by licensing its APIs (remember Eucalyptus?)

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The Business Case Justification for PaaS

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Reduction of operating expense – a shift to open source, operational efficiencies, platform consolidation. These efforts focus on containerizing applications to retire server farms, software licenses and the costs associated with them. It is often desirable to change some application level components during brownfield application migration such as moving from commercial to open source software, which may require application changes.

IntelliDyne’s ITAC Published Top 10 Tech Trends In 2015 For Government Enterprise Infrastructure Management


LPTA Vs. Best Business Value – With Shared Services and Pay-Per-Use licensing, LPTA decisions will be judged on business metrics such as business impact, network efficiency and real-time reporting as part of a new evaluation paradigm. By Katie Kennedy.

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Life-Like Identity: Why the Internet Needs an Identity Metasystem

Phil Windley

Once you open that app and log in, she is now visible, and you exchange greetings. So, while things like passports and driver’s licenses fit this bill, so do things like membership cards, boarding passes, school report cards, invoices, purchase orders, and store receipts.

Malware and Antivirus Systems for Linux


Programmers who develop Linux do not ignore the existence of the virus, but in the beginning they make “open” operating system and there are literally thousands of possibilites for it to be attacked, since it’s vulnerable at this stage. Clamtk is licensed under the GPL license.

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5 Reasons Consumer Innovations Outpace the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

He is an avid experimenter and is always coming up with new perspectives on how to leverage open source tools, data visualization and new UI concepts and open APIs. Open Source is Mistrusted. cc licensed flickr photo shared by Alex Osterwalder.

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Scott Lowe

The CNCF blog has a great article written by an Alibaba software engineer (Xingyu Chen) on some performance optimizations for etcd that have been contributed back to the open source community. These look interesting, but be aware that they are not licensed with an open source license. Additionally, the wording of the license for these extensions has caused some consternation (at least, among the folks I follow on Twitter).

Analyst One Announces Top Analytical Technologies List


H2O is the open source math & machine learning platform for speed and scale. ClearStory Data is making it easy for business users to find, combine and interactively analyze big, diverse data across first-party and third-party sources for immediate insights. Datameer’s Hadoop-based Big Data Analytics solution makes it easy for business users to discover insights in any data, regardless of its structure, size or source.

Managing FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 with a Local GUI Console.

IT Pros Rock!

BUT … the community has heard your requests to provide a local GUI tool for basic management and configuration of Hyper-V Server 2012, and on our CodePlex Open Source repository, you’ll find a newly updated tool for Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Server Core! Corefig is a free Open Source tool that you can download from CodePlex and install locally on your Hyper-V Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 Server Core hosts. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK!

Weekend Reading: Amazon Aurora: Design Considerations for High Throughput Cloud-Native Relational Databases.

All Things Distributed

Soon after the launch of Amazon Relation Dabase Service (RDS) AWS customers were giving us feedback that they would love to migrate to RDS but what they would love even more was if we could also unshackle them from the high-cost, punitive licensing schemes that came with the proprietary databases.

Greenplum: Pushing The Boundaries Of The New Data Science.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Greenplum Chorus Goes Open Source. That's right: the world's leading collaboration and productivity environment for data science professionals is now open sourced.    In this case, the motivation was clear: to create an open ecosystem around Chorus.

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Low-Code Development 101: Understanding the Basics

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

It’s a common source of problems in many businesses. This opens the door to technological improvements, as IT can finally focus on areas that can push the business forward. Second, closely examine the security options before licensing any development tool.