Article: Why open source adoption in federal IT is poised to accelerate

Open Governance, Standards

Why open source adoption in federal IT is poised to accelerate

In the private sector, adoption of open standards-based technology has been on a roll for years. Federal agencies have been slower to embrace these models, though adoption has been climbing steadily.

Embrace of standards-based technology may be about to accelerate amid increasing recognition in Washington about the need to modernize federal IT systems. The government still heavily relies on proprietary legacy systems that can be expensive to maintain, more vulnerable to cyberattacks and often struggle to meet the expectations of digital-savvy citizens.

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Article: WhiteSource Scores $75M in White-Hot Open Source Security Market

Code, Open Software, Open Source

WhiteSource Scores $75M in White-Hot Open Source Security Market

Open source security startup WhiteSource raised $75 million in Series D funding that its CEO says will allow it to acquire other companies and expand its application security platform. Pitango Growth led the funding round with participation by existing investors M12, Susquehanna Growth Equity, and 83North. This latest investment brings WhiteSource’s total funding to $121.2 million.

The Series D follows three years of growth for the company, which has seen a five-fold increase in customers and 800% revenue growth during that time. “We’re just on the cusp of 1,000 paying customers,” WhiteSource CEO Rami Sass said.

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