Tags: Open Source Software

Linux Kernel 4.15 Gets a Slightly Bigger Second RC, Linus Torvalds Isn't Worried

The development cycle of the upcoming Linux 4.15 kernel continues with the second Release Candidate, which was announced this past weekend by Linus Torvalds.  Linus Torvalds kicked off the development of Linux kernel 4.15 last week when he announced the first Release Candidate milestone, which...
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​'Big Four' Linux Companies Shift Open-Source Licensing Policies

Red Hat, Facebook, Google, and IBM commit to providing a fair cure period to correct open-source GPLv2 software license compliance issues.' The GNU Public License version 2 (GPLv2) is arguably the most important open-source license for one reason: It's the license Linux uses. On November 27, three...
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10 Advantages of Open Source for the Enterprise

Selecting technologies means committing to solutions that will support an active, growing business over the long term, so it requires careful consideration and foresight. When an enterprise bets on the wrong horse, the result is often significantly higher development costs and reduced flexibility,...
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Linux Foundation Open Source Summit Talk: “Developing an Open Source Strategy — The First 90 Days”

“Open source culture” is something many of us who work with the open source community, either directly or indirectly, believe we have a handle on. There’s a general presumption that it should center around the concept of sharing ideas, and contribute to a broader ideal of building better software. ...
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open source savings
Using open source software can significantly reduce an organization’s development costs in a number of proven ways.

6 Reasons Why Open Source Software Lowers Development Costs

In some organizations, faster development is the primary motivation for using Open Source Software (OSS.) For others, cost savings or flexibility is the most important factor. Last week, we detailed how OSS speeds development. Now let’s explore how open source software reduces development costs....
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OSLS 2017
Walmart engineers Andrew Mitry and Megan Rossetti discussed the company’s approach to creating an open source culture at Open Source Leadership Summit 2017.

5 Tips on Enterprise Open Source Success From Capital One, Google, and Walmart

Some of the world’s largest and most successful companies gathered this week at Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe to share best practices around open source use and participation. Companies from diverse industries -- from healthcare and finance, to telecom and high tech -- discussed the...
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From Food to Sofas: How Open Source is Changing the World Beyond Software

The term open source software has existed since 1998. Before that, the only people who spoke about open source were in the intelligence community, where open source was a specialist term that referred to publicly available intelligence information. This usage played a role in inspiring the...
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4 Ways to Open Up your Project's Infrastructure

Open source isn't just about opening up your code—it's also about building a supporting infrastructure that invites people to contribute. In order to create a vibrant, growing, and exciting project, the community needs to be able to participate in the governance, the documentation, the code, and...
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Best Open Source Management Tools

Open source software provides an attractive alternative to more costly commercial products, but can open source products deliver enterprise-grade results? To answer this question we tested four open source products: OpenNMS, Pandora FMS, NetXMS and Zabbix. All four products were surprisingly good....
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Linus Torvalds Announces the Sixth RC of Linux Kernel 4.9, Only Two More to Go

That's right, the sixth RC of Linux kernel 4.9 is now ready for public testing, and, according to Linus Torvalds, it's a fairly normal patch and things have stayed pretty calm since last week's RC4 milestone. As for the changes, Linux kernel 4.9 RC6 ships with RDMA updates, GPU fixes, minor build...
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