“If there were a backdoor in Linux, you’d know it,” said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “The whole world can see every line of code in Linux.”
It’s Christmas-comes-early for geeks.
“One of our engineers built a scale model data center with 48 Raspberry Pi PCs out of Legos for [Oracle's Java conference] JavaOne this weekend.”
Guest Post Joyent says it will “never be the Red Hat of Node.” It’s found other motivations and better ways to participate in open-source software, even as an enterprise-facing corporation.
The course doesn’t just cover how to lock down your work; it explores how to responsibly share what you’ve created with more open licenses and copyright alternatives like Creative Commons.
The good news is that software keeps getting better, with fewer than one error per thousand lines of code. The bad news is that both large open-source projects and small proprietary software projects tend to have worse quality than average.
Pioneering open-source solution vendor Red Hat (RHT) announced today that its board had authorized a $300 million stock buyback program.
We all know open-source software is a good thing and good people give back to their communities. This site just makes it really easy to start following through on those values.
Guest Post Q: Why is Chrome spawning a new browser engine?
A: The WebKit maintainers wouldn’t let us attack Apple directly, by changing WebKit in ways that would make it perform badly on OS X and iOS.
Google pledged to not use its arsenal of patent weapons offensively today, taking a stand on open source and patents that is anti-patent troll, pro-competition, and pro-freedom to create, innovate, and code.
Gestural control interfaces for everyday computing could get a big shot in the arm with this update.
Why is the founder and former president of the Free Software Foundation of Europe currently leading a for-profit software company in the groupware space?
What’s the best new open-source project of them all? GitHub’s got about 10 good guesses on that subject.
The judge in the ongoing Google/Oracle lawsuit over Android and its use of Java has issued a stay. That means the trial will be delayed, and no new date has yet been set.
Editor's Pick This is the second of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. The first installment focused on hardware. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.
Medsphere Systems, a controversial Aliso Viejo, Calif., healthcare-software firm notorious for suing its co-founders last year when they released an open-source version of the company’s code, named a new CEO, a sign that it may be moving to heal old wounds.