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.

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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.

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.

Open-sourced Technology Levels the Playing Field Between Tech Giants and Startups


The contest between proprietary technology and open source has been ongoing for a decade.Today, some of the most premium technology is open-sourced and free. Even Google's highly prized Borg software is becoming open-sourced. Great benefits with open-source.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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).

- 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!

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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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.

MOBI to ePUB Conversion Made Easy with These 7 Converters


When it comes to MOBI eBook format, it is specialized for Kindle devices, and since Kindle is not an open-source format, the eReaders which support MOBI are not many. For regular eBook readers, MOBI and ePUB are quite familiar terms.

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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.

Understanding Readium – Features, Architecture and Alternatives


The Open Source Foundation aims to develop technology for expediting the adoption of ePUB3 and the Open Web Platform by the Digital Publishing Industry. It strives to deliver leading-edge functionality that is fully specified, free, open, and interoperable.

The Best eBook Platforms for the Post-Readium Era


Users will still be able to use the Readium source code and Readium Web even if things are coming to an end. Anyone can also use the Readium source code without a commercial license. It’s totally free and permissively licensed.

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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.

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.

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.

The Sovrin SSI Stack

Phil Windley

Summary: The Sovrin Identity Metasystem is based on a sophisticated stack of protocols, implemented in open-source code, backed and supported by hundreds of organizations, large and small, around the world.

Tech Titans To Visit At Geoint: Here is my take on the must-see firms on the expo floor


While there, be sure to ask about: Optensity (say hello to CEO Pam Arya) and Pentaho (great for connecting all info sources in the modern enterprise into an open integration framework). By Bob Gourley. This is a follow on to our post on planning your time at the Geoint Symposium.

The ACLU is suing Los Angeles over its controversial scooter tracking system

The Verge

She added that it’s a “Day One job and a forever job” of city officials to make sure that the “open source tools that we build do not become tools that people can use to invade the privacy of others.”. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images.

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.

Finding the Best ebook Creator | 10 Best ebook creation software


Sigil – Open-source application for eBook creation. Sigil is a free, open-source application that allows users to import and edit eBooks in text, HTML and ePUB format. Steps for eBook creation: Upload the source file (text, PDF, HTML) into the tool.

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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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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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Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on Open vs Closed Systems

Trends in the Living Networks

Continuing our series of conversations between friend and fellow futurist Gerd Leonhard and myself, here are some discursive thoughts on open versus closed systems. Open systems are faster, more viral, have more innovation, and are more fun to work in.

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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).

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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!

Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss


Domain controller software may range from a licensed-based Windows Server to an open-source alternative such as Samba software. Information Technology Blog - - Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss - Information Technology Blog.

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.

Decentralization in Sovrin

Phil Windley

Our goal is for the Sovrin Network to be an open, public, decentralized utility for digital identity. Those three adjectives deserve some explanation: open —The Sovrin network is based on the open-source Hyperledger Indy project. I call this multi-source identity.

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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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.

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.