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A-Frame VR
Build virtual reality experiences in your browser with WebVR and A-Frame.

Opening Up Virtual Reality Development with WebVR

“Virtual reality (VR) is nothing new — people have been experimenting with it for decades. But only recently, we have come to terms with having commercial hardware like Oculus or HTC Vive to experience and enjoy VR content within our home,” says Rabimba Karanjai, a full-time graduate researcher and...
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Vault7 WIkileaks document release reveals CIA hacking techniques and vulnerabilities. Tech industry leaders have shared thoughts and comments in the wake of major security concerns.

This Week in Open Source News: Vault7 Wikileaks Details & Industry Comments Emerge, Updates to Skype for Linux & More

This week in open source news, the massive Wikileaks document release prompts industry leaders to comment, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reviews the latest updates and features for Skype for Linux, and more! Keep reading to stay on top of this busy OSS news week! 1) CIA "Vault7" leaks involving...
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The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Hart

Hart is a medical software technology company that improves the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data. Founded in 2012, the startup develops HartOS, an API platform that allows healthcare providers and their vendors and partners to use health...
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Open Source Project Management Can Be Risky Business

The Linux kernel is the core of all Android devices, and nearly a third of all Internet traffic rides on just one openly developed project, Netflix. (Read the excellent article in Time magazine about this.) How does the choice of using open source software as part of a project plan affect the...
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Chris Ferris OSLS
Good governance and a truly open and collaborative environment are crucial for blockchain tech, says Christopher Ferris, CTO of open technology at IBM and member of Hyperledger’s leadership, at Open Source Leadership Summit.

Why Open Collaboration Is Crucial for Blockchain Tech

The one-year-old Hyperledger Project has already come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions. That was the clear message from Christopher Ferris in his keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February....
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Open source software offers more flexibility because it’s vendor neutral, there are no contractual limits on deployment, the source code allows customization, and open source communities support development and maintenance.

Why Using Open Source Software Helps Companies Stay Flexible and Innovate

Companies that use Open Source Software (OSS) find that it offers the most flexibility of any third-party software alternative. You are, for example, never locked into a vendor, their costs, their buying structures, or their re-distribution terms. Open Source enables vendor independence. In...
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A successful open source compliance program involves establishing a clean compliance baseline for your product or software portfolio.

Establishing a Clean Software Baseline for Open Source License Compliance

One of a company’s first challenges when starting an open source compliance program is to find exactly which open source software is already in use and under which licenses it is available. This initial auditing process is often described as establishing a clean compliance baseline for your...
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Stormy Peters
Stormy Peters explains that culture is about how we work, how we think, and how we interact with each other, in her keynote at LinuxCon Europe.

Shaping the Culture of Open Source Companies

With all of the discussion about source code contributions in open source, sometimes we don’t spend enough time talking about the culture. In her keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Stormy Peters points out that when we say the word "culture," we sometimes think only about diversity or hiring more women,...
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How Linux Conquered the Data Center

In 1998 Red Hat was continuing to gather together names of new allies and prospective supporters for its enterprise Linux.  Several more of the usual suspects had joined the party: Netscape, Informix, Borland’s Interbase, Computer Associates (now CA), Software AG.  These were the challengers in the...
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The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: VMware

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility and has been active in open source development for many years. The company has steadily increased its open source involvement through Linux Foundation projects such as ONAP, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Cloud...
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