• OpenEMR is an open source electronic health records and medical practice management solution that is widely used in healthcare around the globe. Researchers from Project Insecurity recently uncovered a number of security vulnerabilities including one that allowed attackers to bypass the login page by modifying the URL, potentially exposing patient data. Upon initial glance, this […]

  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a partnership with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, and open source foundation for the motion picture and media industries. Founding members include companies both the technology and the media space including Cusco, Animal Logic, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, Disney, Google, and […]

  • TLS is a critical component that’s used to secure content that’s transmitted over the internet; TLS 1.3 incorporates several new features to improve this, but has so far received limited adoption. Facebook seeks to improve TLS 1.3 adoption with the release of Fizz: a robust, performant TLS library built in C++ 14. Read the announcement […]

  • Open Source Pedagogy Research + Innovation (OSPRI) is a department within Duke University that focuses on in the intersection of open source and education innovation. The program partners with off campus companies and organizations to provide real-world learning experiences for students from a diverse range of background. Throughout this process, students who otherwise would never get […]

  • Olabode Anise, and Jordan Wright, two researchers at Duo Security, have released an open source tool to identify bots on Twitter. The researchers gathered data from Twitter using the platform’s API and applied 20 traits they identified as bot behavior. They were able to identify two classifications of bots: a cryptocurrency giveaway scam, and social […]

  • CableLabs and Aricent have announced the launch of a new open source project for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): SNAPS-Kubernetes. From the announcement: The use of cloud-native technologies, including Kubernetes, should provide for even lower overhead and an even better-performing network virtualization layer than existing virtual machine (VM)-based solutions. It should also improve total cost of […]

  • Google has hired a new person to lead the Android Open Source Project: Jeff Bailey. From the Announcement: As Jeff notes in his introduction, he has a history in free and open source software (FOSS). He’s been an avid user, contributor, and maintainer since before the Open Source Definition was inked! Jeff co-founded Savannah, where GNU software is developed and […]

  • After landing the Curiosity rover on Mars, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California built an educational model of the rover to teach robotics principles to high school and university students all over the US. While demonstrating this rover, they routinely received questions about how organizations could build one of their own, so the […]

  • Uber has released Fusion.js under an open source license; it’s a web framework that makes web development easier and produces lightweight, high-performing apps. The seek to address the following problems with this library: Complex configuration and required boilerplate of multiple tools needed for server-side rendering, code splitting, and hot module reloading Lack of good abstractions for […]