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Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser

Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat and Fastly today announced the launch of the Bytecode Alliance, a new open-source group that focuses on “creating new software foundations, building on standards such as WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI).”

Mozilla has long championed WebAssembly, the open standard that allows browsers to execute compiled programs in the browser. This allows developers to write their applications in languages like C, C++ and Rust and have those programs execute at native speed, all without having to rely on JavaScript, which would take much longer to parse and execute, especially on mobile devices.

[Source: TechCrunch]

Aqua Security Acquires CloudSploit

Aqua Security has expanded into cloud security posture management (CSPM) with the acquisition of CloudSploit. CloudSploit is the second open source investment by Aqua since August, when the company announced its acquisition of Trivy Vulnerability Scanner. With the addition of CloudSploit and VM Security, Aqua’s customers can effectively manage risk and protect against threats for their multi-cloud environments across the full application stack. Aqua said it has also added new capabilities to its Cloud Native Security Platform (CSP), deepening protection of virtual machines.

[Source: TFiR]

Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain goes Open Source

Huobi Chain, the regulator-facing public blockchain of exchange Huobi Group, is now open source and publicly available to all developers on GitHub, the firm said Tuesday. Nervos, a blockchain development startup, is providing part of the technical infrastructure for the project.

The firms are developing pluggable components for the network that could enable regulators to supervise contract deployments, asset holdings and transfers, as well as the enforcement of anti money laundering regulations, Bo Wang, a Nervos researcher, told CoinDesk.

[Source: CoinDesk]

KDE Plasma 5.17.3 Desktop Environment Released

The KDE Project released today the third maintenance update to its latest KDE Plasma 5.17 desktop environment series to address more issues and update translations.

Coming two weeks after KDE Plasma 5.17.2, KDE Plasma 5.17.3 is here as yet another bugfix release that addresses a total of 43 issues across various core components and apps, including Plasma Workspace, Plasma Desktop, System Settings, KWin, KScreen, Plasma Addons, Plasma Discover, Breeze GTK, Dr Konqi, KDE GTK Config, and xdg-desktop-portal-kde.
Source: Softpedia

KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 Open-Source Software Suite Released with over 200 Changes

The KDE Project released over the weekend the KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 open-source software suite, a monthly update for October 2019 that packs numerous changes and bug fixes.

KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 brings more than 200 hundred changes to the open-source software suite used by the KDE Plasma Desktop environment and the KDE Applications software suite, in an attempt to improve the overall performance, stability, security and reliability of the KDE Plasma desktop and related apps.

Source: Softpedia

CollabNet VersionOne To Connect With SAFe Community At RTE Summit

Amsterdam-based CollabNet VersionOne looks forward to engaging with the global (RTE) and the SAFe community at RTE Summit 2019. The company is all set to demonstrate how its Value Stream Management (VSM) solutions and support of SAFe empowers enterprise IT organizations to scale Agile and DevOps transformations at the two-day summit, starting today at BIMHUIS Amsterdam.
Source: TFIR

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Released for Linux

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is now available on Linux and macOS. The third entry in the rebooted Tomb Raider ‘origins’ series, Shadow pits Lara Croft against the “impenetrable jungles of Central America”, sees her explore underwater environments, and take on a rogue paramilitary organisation known as Trinity. The Linux and macOS ports of the game, which received fairly decent reviews on its console debut, is handled by Feral Interactive.
Source: OMG! Ubuntu

How Open Source Software Is Defining the Future of Mobile Connectivity

Mobile operators face intense pressure to deliver more data, faster connectivity, better coverage and more functionality to end users who are (unfortunately) more demanding than ever. Increasingly, these end users will not be people as we know them but rather Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IDC has projected that by 2025, 60% of the world’s data will be generated by enterprises, double its level in 2017, largely due to the growth in connected devices, sensors, automation and related equipment.
Source: DevOps

LG open-sources Auptimizer, a tool for optimizing AI models

Despite the proliferation of open source tools like Databricks’ AutoML Toolkit, Salesforce’s TransfogrifAI, and IBM’s Watson Studio AutoAI, tuning machine learning algorithms at scale remains a challenge. Finding the right hyperparameters — variables in the algorithms that help control the overall model’s performance — often involves time-consuming ancillary tasks like job-scheduling and tracking parameters and their effects. That’s why scientists at LG’s Advanced AI division developed Auptimizer, an open source hyperparameter optimization framework intended to help with AI model tweaking and bookkeeping. It’s available from GitHub.
Source: Venture Beat

Google Open Sources its Cardboard VR Platform

Low-cost virtual reality (VR) platform Google Cardboard is now available as an open source project to let developers create new VR-powered apps and adapt existing ones to new devices. Google’s announcement comes a few weeks after the discontinuation of its Daydream VR platform.
Source: InfoQ