News Category: Open Source Practices

The (Awesome) Economics of Open Source

By lowering barriers to innovation, open source is superior to proprietary solutions for enabling continued positive economic growth. ... Successful open source software companies "discover" markets where transaction costs far outweigh all other costs, outcompete the proprietary alternatives for...
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Call for Code
Learn more about IBM’s open source initiatives, including the Call for Code.

How IBM Is Using Open Source for a Greater Good

Dr. Angel Diaz is the face of open source at IBM as Vice President of Developer Technology, Open Source & Advocacy. At the recent Open Source Summit in Vancouver, we spoke with Diaz to talk about the importance of open source at IBM and how it’s changing the world around us. LF: What’s the...
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Why You Need To Understand Your Software Supply Chain

Every company uses software, obviously. There isn’t a technology industry keynote that passes without a besuited evangelist telling us that ‘every business is a technology business’ – and they may even pepper in the old ‘hey Uber has no cars, Amazon has no bookstores’ chestnut if they really want...
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Lights, Camera, Open Source: Hollywood Turns to Linux for New Code Sharing Initiative

In looking to code smarter, faster and more efficiently, developers across the globe and industries are turning to open-source components that allow them to add powerful features to their work without having to write everything from scratch themselves. One of the latest groups to embrace the Open...
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Open Source Summit
Don’t miss Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe, October 22 – 24 in Edinburgh.

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Premier European Open Source Event of the Year | Register Now to Save $150

See why you need to be at Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe next month! Hurry — space is going quickly. Secure your spot and register by September 22 to save $150. Here are the Top 10 Reasons you’ll want to be at this event: Timely Cutting-edge Content...
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Mozilla Identifies 10 Open Source Personas: What You Need to Know

Participating in open source communities—or in any open organization, for that matter—means collaborating with others who might not operate the same way you do. Their motivations may differ. Their governance models might seem foreign. Their goals might not immediately speak to you. So if you're...
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Open Source Eases AT&T’s Technical Burden

At this week’s AT&T Spark event in San Francisco, where Amy Wheelus, vice president of Network Cloud at the carrier, explained that AT&T was an “open source-first shop.”  AT&T’s embrace of the open source community was echoed by Wheelus’ colleague Catherine Lefèvre, associate vice...
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10 Ways to Learn More about Open Source Software and Trends

When Forrester released its 2016 report “Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation,” some people in the open source community were surprised by the results. They weren’t surprised that 41 percent of enterprise decision makers called open source a high priority and planned to increase use...
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The Hidden Benefit of Giving Back to Open Source Software

Companies that contribute to open source software and use it in their own IT systems and applications can gain a competitive advantage—even though they may be helping their competitors in the short run. Open source software is software whose code can be adopted, adapted and modified by anyone. As...
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Linus Torvalds
At Open Source Summit, Linux creator Linus Torvalds sat down with VMware's Dirk Hohndel to discuss hardware, code complexity, kernel maintenance, and more.

Open Source Summit: Innovation, Allies, and Open Development

August was an exciting month for Linux and open source, with the release of Linux kernel 4.18, a new ebook offering practical advice for enterprise open source, and the formation of the Academy Software Foundation. And, to cap it off, we ended the month with a successful Open Source Summit event...
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