• GitHub has published the results of their 2017 open source survey that highlights many of the challenges the open source industry is currently facing. They “collected responses from 5,500 randomly sampled respondents sourced from over 3,800 open source repositories on GitHub.com, and over 500 responses from a non-random sample of communities that work on other […]

  • The National Plant Genetic Resources Centre (NPGRC-Tanzania), in collaboration with Hivos, Bioversity International, Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Africa and other partners are currently implementing a project to explore the possibility of an open source seed system. Their goal is to combat the threats climate change poses by providing greater availability and diversity of four […]

  • IBM, Google, and Lyft have worked together to produce Istio, an open source microservices platform built for developers. The release of this project is part of an effort from these three companies to develop better software to connect, secure, manage, and monitor microservices platforms between platforms, sources, and vendors. From the announcement: We continue to […]

  • A partnership between Intel and the Broad Institue of MIT and Harvard will soon result in the release of the Genome Analysis ToolKit (GATK) under and open source license. Version 4 of the software will include a large number of improvements in addition to being open source. More than 45,000 researchers use GATK worldwide. Read […]

  • Aleph Objects, the maker of Lulzbot 3D printers, and IC3D Industries have partnered to produce what they claim is the first ever open source 3D printing filament. There is a lot of open source 3D printing technology available after the expiration of patents related to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), but most of the open source […]

  • Toyota has announced that the infotainment system in their new Camry sedans to be sold in the US will run Automotive Grade Linux (AGL).  Toyota has been working on this platform along with 10 other automakers because it makes it much easier to customize infotainment systems that have well-developed features. The Camry models that run […]

  • 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 […]