• After 4 years of research, Sprint has released C3PO, an open source platform to improve NFV/SDN efficiency. From the announcement: C3PO is an open source NFV- and SDN-based mobile core reference solution designed to significantly improve performance of the network core by providing a streamlined, high-performance data plane for the packet core, tightly coupled to […]

  • OSVehicle is the group behind the open source car hardware platform named the Tabby Evo. The company has now released EDIT: an open source platform for customizing the Tabby Evo for specific purposes. The company looks to solve a number of problems associated with the traditional car manufacturing industry: For most the time to market […]

  • Teradata has released Kylo, a platform for managing data lakes, under the Apache 2.0 license. Kylo evolved from software the company developed over eight years, and it’s built upon Apache Hadoop, Spark, and NiFi. The goal with Kylo is to reduce the amount of time and expertise it takes to build data lakes by simplifying […]

  • The Java “Apache Commons Collections Deserialization Vulnerability” CVE 2015-6420 was first identified in 2015, but it received very little attention in the months after it was announced. Since then, it has been the source of a handful of high profile attacks, including the 2016 ransomware attacks on Baltimore’s Union Memorial Hospital and the San Francisco Municipal network. […]

  • Ladar Levinson received considerable attention in 2013 when he was forced to shut down Lavabit, the email service he provides, as a result of actions from the US federal government related to the email account of Edward Snowden. Instead of being forced to implement back-door that could potentially harm all of the company’s users, Levinson […]

  • Google is preparing for the 13th annual Google Summer of Code (GSoC), and they are now accepting applications for open source organizations to get involved. In this program, students spend 3 months working under the guidance of mentors to expand and improve upon open source software. Last year, the program had 178 open source organizations […]

  • Google has released Draco, an open source compression library to improve the storage and transmission of 3D graphics. From the announcement: Draco can be used to compress meshes and point-cloud data. It also supports compressing points, connectivity information, texture coordinates, color information, normals and any other generic attributes associated with geometry. With Draco, applications using 3D graphics […]

  • D-wave is a company that specializes in quantum computing systems. The complex nature of quantum computing has limited the software field primarily to individuals who have expertise in particle physics, D-wave looks to reduce the barrier to creating software that uses quantum processing with the release of qbsolv: software that greatly simplifies the process of […]

  • The Swedish National Survey is leading an effort to track land ownership in their country using a public blockchain; testing for this is set to begin in March 2017. At this time, the system will be populated with test data and made public, and the public is invited to test out the system from a […]