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#open source

How open source software, shared purpose and cross sector collaboration are creating a new template for CSR in the form of social innovation

Technology as a Source for Good

At this time of year, the tech community pays tribute to Ada Lovelace, a female icon and the world’s first programmer. She’d be pleased to learn that centuries later women are still following in her footsteps, pushing boundaries and even mobilising communities to develop software that has a social impact. That’s exactly what Alexandra Machado, the head of Red Hat’s Social Innovation Programme, has been doing. Here she explains how non-profit organisations are using open source software to address some of the world’s pressing issues.

Interview with Jan Wildeboer, EMEA Open Source Evangelist at Red Hat

“The Open Source Way has proven itself as the leading way to develop software solutions”

The modern world of software development is characterized by open source. Today, around 80 percent of IT stacks in companies worldwide are composed of open source software (OSS). Jan Wildeboer, EMEA open source evangelist at Red Hat, explains in our interview how this has come to be, and why it would be wise to increase this figure. And not only does he go into the definition of OSS, he also clarifies the differences between free and open source software. Lastly, he introduces the new “Culture-as-a-Service” concept that he is currently developing at Red Hat.

Help speed up the process

GitLab is open sourcing 18 features for the DevOps lifecycle

The DevOps tool GitLab offers paid and free versions, and now 18 additional features will be moved to the open source editions Core/Free. The developer community can contribute to the according issues and speed up the process—so now is the time to take a look and see which of the features you find most important.

Securing open source secrets

How security keeps up when developers drive open source

Over the past thirty years, the shift from proprietary, to freemium, to open source software has changed decision-making within companies. Now, the bottom-up decision-making models are commonplace, but often security teams are left on the outside looking in. This article examines four use cases to empower developers with open source secrets management.

Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: Best open source picks from GitHub in February 2020

It’s that time of the month again, time to browse the GitHub trending page and pick the best, coolest, or most impressive open source projects for the month. In February 2020 we saw a magical TensorFlow.js experiment, an open source note-taking application, a product analysis tool for developers, and more. See what our favorites of the month were.

Open source for better freedom and flexibility

How open source is transforming retail

Studies have shown that companies are turning to open source software more and more. By embracing an open source code, companies can be more agile and implement improved services and tools in response to the individual needs of their customers. See how open source code is changing retail and adapting in the fast-changing world of e-commerce.

Red Hat's 2020 report

Enterprise open source software is growing within innovative companies

Once commonly thought of as simply for programming hobbyists, now open source is widely used in the enterprise. Red Hat conducted an international survey, interviewing 950 IT leaders about their usage of open source code in their business. The survey revealed that open source is rising in the enterprise, and proprietary software is on the decline.

Own your platform

Gitea 1.11.0: Open source self-hosting Git solution gets a new update

Gitea helps you set up your own self-hosted Git service with the use of lightweight Go code. The latest version, 1.11.0, includes a long list of updates, bug fixes, and improvements, including changing the markdown rendering to goldmark, and a new contrib command. Is self-hosting the right solution for you? See how Gitea compares to other Git hosting solutions.

Finding open source solutions

Why I changed my open source project’s license & started offering dual licensing

Open source projects are great, but for some developers, it just doesn’t cut it. Matanya Fischeimer, Founder of vue tables 2, shares why he made the move to a dual-licensing solution. By offering dual licensing, vue tables 2 is available as both free to use software, and as a subscription for companies using it in their commercial applications.

Red Hat states that computer interfaces are not copyrightable

Red Hat fights for software freedom by filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a lower court decision: Oracle v. Google. Red Hat, one of the leaders of the open source community, has emphasized to the USSC that software interfaces should not become subject to copyright protection and are not copyrightable by design. Read the complete amicus brief filed by Red Hat and IBM.