• The Linux Foundation has compiled a report of the companies and individuals who contribute to and influence the Linux Kernel code. The latest report includes kernel releases 3.19 to 4.7, here are some major points from their report: Nearly 115,000 changesets have been merged from 5,062 individual developers, representing 500 corporations. On average, each version […]

  • FastText is a software library designed to help with text representation and classification; facebook has used this tool internally to evaluate the meaning of users posts. The company has released it as open source, and hopes other research and engineering communities will find uses for it. Read more from Facebook.

  • Attic Labs is an startup based in San Francisco. The company has announced they’ve raised $8.1 Million to advance Noms: their own open source database software. Noms differs from other database software by making it possible to fork and sync data in the same way that git allows people to work together on source code. […]

  • Upskill University is an online educational resource that delivers education related to business changes taking place in the communications industry. The program has announced a series of classes on open source technology in the telecommunications industry that will start on August 10th. Here’s the published schedule of classes for this series: Telcos & Open Source […]

  • The British Government Digital Services (GDS) seeks to hire an Open Source Lead to help the UK government advance open source initiatives. The UK government has been receptive to open standards and open source technology over the past few years, so it’s a natural step for them to hire someone to lead this effort. The […]

  • Black Duck Software is a company that provides automated solutions for securing open source software and monitoring compliance. The company has announced the launch of the Center for Open Source Research and Innovation (COSRI) that will fund research to improve innovation, information, and education related to open source software. From the press release: “Through COSRI, […]

  • The Linux Foundation and Dice have partnered to released the 2016 open source jobs report which surveyed more than 400 hiring managers and 4,500 open source professionals to understand the current state of the open source job market. This year’s report illustrates and increased demand for open source talent, and that talent is increasingly hard […]

  • 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 […]