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Mar
18th

Black Duck Highlights Up-and-Coming Open Source Projects

Author: The VAR Guy | Files under syndicated

You already know the big-name open source companies, like Red Hat, Docker and Talend. But what are the up-and-coming businesses in the open source space? A new report from Black Duck offers some vital insight, with special…


Mar
11th

ICANN Stewardship Transition Plan Sent to US Government

Author: IT World | Files under syndicated

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has submitted Thursday a plan for ending U.S. oversight of key technical Internet functions in favor of a global multi-stakeholder governance model. The plan was finalized this week at an ICA…


Mar
9th

Microsoft Finally Joins Open Source Eclipse Foundation

Author: InfoWorld | Files under syndicated

The software giant was a holdout for years, but is now an official member. In a move that would have been unheard of a few years ago, Microsoft has joined the open source Eclipse Foundation. 


Mar
9th

How Postgres and Open Source Are Disrupting The Market for Database Management Systems

Author: Forbes | Files under syndicated

Open source database management systems (OSDBMSs) have matured into viable alternatives to proprietary, commercial solutions. It comes as no surprise that OSDBMSs are not-so-subtly pushing proprietary solutions to the periphery. According to Gartner’s The State of Open Source RDBMS, 2015, the OSDBMS market is worth $562 million and has grown 31% year over year since 2013.


Mar
4th

Tech Firms Grapple With How to Make Open Source Pay

Author: Linux.com - All Content | Files under syndicated

Issue gains currency, as private investors pour money into open-source startups. …Open-source projects underpin services offered by companies such Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., and Uber Technologies Inc, and open-source-based opera…


Feb
25th

Linux Foundation’s Emily Ratliff Among BusinessInsider’s Most Powerful Engineers

Author: Linux.com - All Content | Files under syndicated

Humanity’s engineering feats are really pretty astounding when you take a minute to think about them, and as February 21 – 27 is National Engineer’s Week, it’s a good time to ponder these wonders. 


Feb
25th

Japan Mulls Over Bitcoin as a Legal Currency

Author: ZDNet | Files under syndicated

If Bitcoin should be made into a legal currency, the ramifications over the change will be huge for banks, businesses and users.


Feb
22nd

Study: Linux Desktop Should Have About 40% in a World Without Windows Piracy

Author: Softpedia | Files under syndicated

A connection has been found between the software piracy and the adoption of Linux systems, according to a study published at the University of Oslo.


Feb
11th

Russian Government to Switch to Desktop Linux?

Author: Linux.com - All Content | Files under syndicated

The Russian government is reported to be contemplating dropping Microsoft Windows and adopting Linux as the operating system for agency PCs according to its internet czar, German Klimenko.


Feb
3rd

Countries Making the Most Impact on Tech Innovation

Author: IT World | Files under syndicated

A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ranks nations based on the impact their economic and trade policies have on global innovation. Here’s a look at who came in first and last and a few in-between.