• 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 […]

  • The Linux Foundation has announced new financial support for seven projects under the R Consortium: an open source foundation that supports the R programming language community. R is a programming language that excels at data analysis, modeling, and visualization, and it’s popularity is expected to grow along with demand for big data services. The Linux […]

  • The MIT Media Lab is a cross-disciplinary research lab that has produced work in wearable computing, tangible interfaces, treatment of neurological disorders, advanced imaging technologies, and more. The organization has previously relied on an internal committee to approve all requests to make software code open source, but they have now announced they will begin approving […]

  • With 4th quarter 2015 revenue hitting $544 million, Red Hat has become the first open source based company to produce $2 billion in revenue in a single year. Only four years ago, Red Hat became the first company to hit $1 billion in revenue, so this demonstrates remarkable growth for the company. Subscription revenue for […]