#open source

It really does take a village

What makes an open source project succeed?

What sets up an open source project for success? Is it a dedicated community? Star power? A clever name and an even cleverer concept? It turns out that behind almost every great open source project is the support of a great organization or enterprise.

Interview with Peter Hunn and Houman Shadab, founders of

Introducing the Accord Project: “The future of law will be revolutionized by legaltech”

We’ve been so focused on the benefits blockchain has on the finance sector that we’ve forgotten about the legal industry. Enter the Accord Project, the world’s first consortium for smart legal contracts. It’s worth your attention because it seems to be the place where legal and tech come together. We invited Peter Hunn and Houman Shadab, founders of to tell us more about the Accord Project and the aim of this initiative.

Teaching robots their ABCs and 123s

Top 5 open-source tools for machine learning

These days, it seems that tech companies can’t hire their AI or ML specialists fast enough. So if you’re looking to upgrade your skillset or just fiddle around with a cool new tool, we’ve got you covered with our top 5 picks for the best open-source tools for machine learning.

Standardization is not a bad word

It’s time open source focused on usability

Open source is slouching towards individualization as every new framework or open source architecture has its own particular API, layers, or even wire protocol. In this article, Yaron Haviv explains why the open source community needs to work towards collaboration and standardization for the good of us all.

No such thing as a free lunch

Who should fund open source projects?

Open source was originally meant to help us break free from the shackles of proprietary software. But coding and maintaining an open source project is basically a full-time job. Volunteering time and experience means the community thrives, but who benefits from all this unpaid labor? And how do we foot the bill for all of these servers, anyways?

Monitoring a Kubernetes-backed Microservices Architecture with Prometheus

Prometheus and Kubernetes – a match made in open-source heaven

As many startups of the last decade, SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby on Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. The microservices initially ran on an in-house container management and deployment platform. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes. In their talk at the DevOpsCon, Fabian Reinartz and Björn Rabenstein demonstrated the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud, monitoring a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.