So, does your company do open source? Really? I'm not talking about using open source. I'm asking if your company takes open source philosophy to heart by walking the walk. I doubt there's any decent- sized company that doesn't use open source. But how many do open source in a business setting? Does your company *do* open source, like, within?
For those of us that have worked for years in open source, rumors in the press of IBM “breaking its open source patent pledge” were met with a bit of dismay. IBM is one of the top contributors to the Linux kernel and dozens of critical open source projects. For more than a decade IBM has been a good citizen in the open source community.
This sort of confirms a suspicion I have had for some time that while we could potentially build much larger projects using open source than is possible with the proprietary model (just based on licensing costs) we still don't have the tools and t
Two major trends in enterprise computing this year show increasing overlap: big data processing and open source cloud adoption.
To Hortonworks, the software company behind open source Apache Hadoop, the connection makes sense.
When it comes to defining open source, licensing is a critical topic since it's the license that helps to make an application or effort open. But for Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, it's not necessarily the only key success factor for open source projects.I have come to b ...
SXSW: Bug Labs Says Content Will Drive Open Source Hardware
The company’s sensors, Linux modules and other parts make DIY electronics projects easier and more accessible than ever. But will open source hardware really democratize production of a million geeky gadgets?