Article: Linux Foundation sigstore finds ‘origins’ in software supply chains

Cures, Drugs, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Linux Foundation sigstore finds ‘origins’ in software supply chains

Zuellig Pharma’s eZTracker leverages blockchain to help countries get up to speed with their vaccination programmes and to counter the threat of counterfeit vaccines. Take a peek behind the curtain and learn how the smartphone app, powered by SAP’s blockchain platform, lets consumers verify the authenticity of a drug.

Designed to improves the security of the software supply chain, sigstore is said to enable the adoption of cryptographic software signing backed by transparency log technologies. Software application development professionals will be able to securely sign software artifacts such as release files, container images and binaries.

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Article: Gitpod DevXConf ‘developer experience’: never mind UX, what about DevX?

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Gitpod DevXConf ‘developer experience’: never mind UX, what about DevX?

The company’s software is positioned as a software engineering platform to automate the provisioning of ready-to-code development environments. Alongside some financial updates, the GitPod has detailed what it calls a veritable ‘bevy’ of product features and the first-ever DevX Conf purely focused on improving the developer experience.

About time too eh? Well, to be fair, we do hear a whole lot about so-called User eXperience (UX) with its fancy lower-case upper-case nametag and acronym, so very arguably, we should be thinking about DevX first… otherwise, none of that UX will ever get delivered properly, if at all… right?

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Article: Israeli Startup Offers ‘Monetization Switch’ For Open Source

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Netanel Mohoni (left) and Chen Ravid (right), co-founders of xs:code XS:CODEIsraeli Startup Offers ‘Monetization Switch’ For Open Source

Open source software is free, or, more accurately, Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) is free of charge. In the real world, open source software projects when applied and deployed in commercial (sometimes mission-critical) use cases will often be supplied as the ‘licensed’ version of the original software innovation, which comes at a cost.

Although many commercial use cases do deploy open source licensed software at zero cost, in these cases, it is not uncommon for commercial support contracts to be taken out.

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