• At the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego, CA, the Linux Foundation has announced the launch of the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) to advance open source technology for essential services and civic infrastructure like electricity, oil and gas, health care, communications, transportation, and more. From the announcement: The Civil Infrastructure Platform will aim to […]

  • Google has released Walt, a toolset for measuring touch and audio latency on mobile devices, as open source. Previous solutions to measure device latency have mostly focused on providing a single, round-trip number that shows overall latency by either detecting how long audio took to go from the microphone to the speaker, or how long […]

  • The Linux Foundation Hyperledger project is an effort to advance open source blockchain technology. It’s goal is to “build and sustain an open, distributed ledger platform that will satisfy a variety of use cases across multiple industries.” The project has announced the election of a board of directors and technical steering committee that includes representatives […]

  • The Linux Foundation has announced new financial support for seven projects under the R Consortium: an open source foundation that supports the R programming language community. R is a programming language that excels at data analysis, modeling, and visualization, and it’s popularity is expected to grow along with demand for big data services. The Linux […]

  • The MIT Media Lab is a cross-disciplinary research lab that has produced work in wearable computing, tangible interfaces, treatment of neurological disorders, advanced imaging technologies, and more. The organization has previously relied on an internal committee to approve all requests to make software code open source, but they have now announced they will begin approving […]

  • With 4th quarter 2015 revenue hitting $544 million, Red Hat has become the first open source based company to produce $2 billion in revenue in a single year. Only four years ago, Red Hat became the first company to hit $1 billion in revenue, so this demonstrates remarkable growth for the company. Subscription revenue for […]

  • In an effort to expand on their successes in medical research apps with the release of ResearchKit, Apple has released CareKit, a framework for making healthcare apps, as open source. Apple plans to release the software in April, and the company said the software is aimed at making things¬†easier for users to track their health […]

  • 10 years after the Company’s launch Twitter has been valued at $32 billion but has yet to produce a profit. The company has struggled throughout its entire existence to monetize it’s large user base. This editorial explores how it might be possible for Twitter to pursue greater democratization through open source to grow its userbase, […]

  • Senator Daniel Squadron, a senator from New York Stat, has co-sponsored a bill along with Senator Ruth Russel-Thompson to provide a tax credit to open source software developers for writing free software. The senators hope to encourage greater technology development in an effort to create jobs and add to the state’s technology sector.¬† Senate bill […]