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Open source products grant permission to use the source code, design documents, or content of the product. It most commonly refers to the open-source model, in which open-source software or other products are released under an open-source license as part of the open-source-software movement. Use of the term originated with software, but has expanded beyond the software sector to cover other open content and forms of open collaboration.
Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities in Open-Source Software via Hypocrite Commits

The release of a research paper and its aftermath has cause a stir in the linux kennel developer circles with ban being tooled as a redress action. Greg Kroah-Hartman has banned the University of Minnesota from contributing to the Linux Kernel and gone to a great deal of effort to revert and re-evaluate 190 patches that had come from the same University. Is this an overreaction or is it the one and only possible response?...

Google’s Fuchsia breaks Surface – But We still have No Idea what It Is For

Google is often the target of conspiracy theories, but it is the only possible reaction to Fuchsia as there is no explanation as to what it is for, or more precisely what it will be used for. It has now graduated to open source you can contribute to. Why? The Google Open Source Blog says it all, but all isn’t much: “Fuchsia is a long-term project to create a general-purpose, open source operating system, and...

Open Usage Commons opposed

Google has announced Open Usage Commons as an organization to manage trademarks of its open source projects, inviting other open source projects to join. However, the inclusion of Istio as one of the three inaugural projects has prompted immediate criticism from IBM. The Linux Foundation has also raised concerns. Google’s announcement of Open Usage Commons, has the disingenuous title “Announcing a new kind of open source organization”, but by my reading this cannot be considered...

Purism and a Librem life

Purism is the outcome of an increasing concern about the exploitative direction of the tech industry; rising out of this concern through crowdfunding, Purism was launched. Purism’s horn is of being a company dedicated to freedom, privacy, and security. Yeah well, prove it, we’ve heard of “Do no evil” before. The company says it is invested in creating an ethical computing environment, with quality services and products that people will find convenient to use and...

Chromium OS

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GTech BoosterMonday, May 10, 20212 min

An open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. Chromium Project More Information Chromium OS Design docs Releasing the Chromium OS open source project

Flutter goes 1.17

Flutter is Google’s open source mobile UI framework for crafting  native interfaces on iOS and Android and this new release is the first stable release of 2020. Flutter 1.17 includes Metal support for faster iOS performance, new Material components, new Network tracking tooling and is full of fixes – with an unprecedented 6,339 issues closed since the previous stable release. According to Chris Sells, Product Manager, Flutter developer experience, the major focus of this release has been on...

Ontotext open source GraphDB

Ontotext’s GraphDB is a database for managing semantic information, and the latest release, GraphDB 9.0, aims to make it easier for developers to create and operate knowledge graphs by opening multiple integration extension points. A new version of Ontotext GraphDB that’s open source and comes with a range of new plugins is released. GraphDB Workbench, which give developers a way to quickly develop knowledge graph prototypes, was also open-sourced as a separate project. GraphDB is an RDF...

Netflix opens Metaflow

Netflix has open sourced Metaflow, which the developers describe as a human-centric framework for data science. The framework has been used internally at Netflix for the last two years to build and manage hundreds of data-science projects. Metaflow is a Python library that provides a unified API to the infrastructure stack that is required to execute data science projects, from prototype to production. It lets data scientists structure their workflow as a Directed Acyclic Graph...

PayPal makes Hera Open Source

PayPal has made HERA, its High Efficiency Reliable Access to data stores, open source. Hera is a data access gateway that PayPal uses to scale database access for hundreds of billions of SQL queries per day. Hera is made up of a language-specific Hera client library that resides on each application host and allows applications to communicate with Hera efficiently, alongside a centralized Hera proxy service that is fully aware of database configurations and application...

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