• The open source movement has created an incredible amount of value for the software industry, but unfortunately it is still a major challenge for developers to get paid for their work, with many contributing their time and skills freely. Assembly is a new startup that recently received $2.9 million in funding to launch a platform […]

  • A small group of students in the Netherlands have built and tested a 3D printer that uses a MIG welder to printer in metal. The fused deposition modeling printer works similar to the hobbyist thermoplastic printers that are becoming common, but is still limited in its resolution and speed. The group has successfully printed and […]

  • The Apache Software Foundation is celebrating their 15th year during ApacheCon Europe this week, and is recognizing the achievements the organizations has accomplished in that time. Apache powers nearly half of the Internet and includes a large number of companies including Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, GP, IBM, Microsoft, and Yahoo. More from Global News Wire

  • The UK government has joined the likes of Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Paraguay in committing to the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) which focuses on providing transparency in government contracting practices. The project plans to promote disclosure and participation in public contracting through an easy-to-understand data standard that is open and machine-readable. OCDS was […]

  • UAE Exchange is the largest money transfer and foreign exchange company in the region by a number of metrics and their IT team has struggled to keep up with the company’s rapid growth.The centralized structure the company relied on was no longer adequate to support the company so they began searching for new solutions. After […]

  • Ushahidi – This project allowed people to report human rights violations anonymously and has been adapted for things like earthquake response and mapping radiation in the wake of the Fukishima disaster. OpenMRS – Software that helps medical professionals track disease outbreaks to curb the spread of epidemics. Mifos – An application that helps impoverished populations […]

  • If you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time, it has probably started to become apparent that open source is hitting the mainstream in both development and usage. The US Government has even begun embracing open source wholly with 18F at the center of open source adoption. This trend has been a response […]

  • The Government of India recently announced a major effort to expand open source in the country’s governance. The government appears to be setting themselves up for success, at least initially, but there are still some major considerations that must come into effect if the government wants to achieve sustainable success. The government must also make […]

  • Unicode figures for digital text communications have been standardized for a while, but the images used along with it have not, leading to a situation where many developers were using emoticon images without proper permissions. Rather than fighting a shaky legal landscape, Twitter decided to make their own HTML and graphic standards for Unicode graphics […]

  • Cisco has made OpenSOC, a framework that uses big data analytics to detect threats, open source. The OpenSOC framework uses many elements of the Hadoop ecosystem including Storm, Kafka, and Elasticsearch to provide full-packet capture indexing, storage, data enrichment, stream processing, batch processing, real-time search, and telemetry aggregation. This tool is part of an effort […]