• DARPA has released Memex, a suite of dark web search tools, as open source. The suite is a collaborative project that includes components built by numerous universities, small and large companies, NASA, and R&D firms. There are 40 tools in this release, and the following are a few of the more notable components that make […]

  • Docker, the company behind the rapidly growing open source container project, announced they raised $95 million in a Series D round of funding. This round included a large number of financial services companies including Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capitol; this was a result of the growing popularity of Docker in financial services IT. Docker […]

  • ResearchKit is a new open source framework that can be used to conduct medical research. Apple released it on GitHub and it currently only works on iOS devices, something Apple hopes to address by making it open source. The app is built from three primary blocks: Participant Consent, Surveys, and Active Tasks. The goal is […]

  • Modern agriculture equipment is highly complex and often requires farmers to hire certified technicians whenever there are problems. Many companies have locked down the computers that run their equipment with proprietary software and hardware, and due to the DMCA anyone who modifies the proprietary DRM risks being targeted for copyright infringement. This has led to […]

  • Heartbleed, a bug in OpenSSL, was an extraordinary bug in both its technological and societal impact because it put an incredibly large number of people at risk and spurred a unique approach to cyber-security. It was the first of its kind to receive its own brand and logo, but that was not the only reason […]

  • Bioware has released Orbit, the first open source project released in the company’s history. Orbit is “a modern Java framework that makes it easier to build and maintain distributed, secure, and scalable online services. It is inspired by a variety of existing frameworks and brings some exciting new things to the table.” The company seeks […]

  • Jay is a JavaScript wallet for the cryptocurrency NXT that has been released as open source. It consists of two elements, a server that communicates with the NXT network and a client that runs in any web browse and gives the user access to all of the currency’s capabilities. The client works in a way […]

  • Companies like Facebook have been closely involved with open source software, but as the cost of producing new prototypes continues to decrease open source mentality is spreading into other industries, including hardware manufacturing. The explosion of platforms like the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and numerous 3-D printers has been coupled with the emergence of the maker […]

  • US Patent 6442485 covers a “method and apparatus for an automatic vehicle location, collision notification, and synthetic voice.” It is owned by NovelPoint, who despite not ever creating something from it, has used it to sue more than 90 companies for infringement, the latest round of which includes notable fast food chains including Subway, Buger […]