Article: Tidelift Announces Upstream: New June Event Celebrating Open Source Developers and Maintainers

Open Software, Open Source

Tidelift Announces Upstream: New June Event Celebrating Open Source Developers and Maintainers

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced a new event for those who create and use open source software to build applications. Upstream is a free, one-day virtual event that brings together developers, open source maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work.

United by a vision to make open source work better for everyone, attendees will have the opportunity to meet maintainers behind the open source tools they use every day and learn from industry legends developing applications with open source at scale.

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Article: A new collaboration demonstrates how tech can help understand rare diseases

Cures, Open Health

A new collaboration demonstrates how tech can help understand rare diseases

The Linux Foundation’s open source software will be used to develop gene therapies for rare genetic diseases in the newly announced RareCamp project. Gene therapies for rare genetic diseases is the goal of the newly founded RareCamp software project from the collaboration of The Linux Foundation and the OpenTreatments Foundation.

There are 400 million patients worldwide affected by more than 7,000 rare diseases, yet treatments for rare genetic diseases are an underserved area. More than 95% of rare diseases do not have an approved treatment, and new treatments are estimated to cost more than $1 billion.

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Article: Latest web hacking tools – Q1 2021

Code, Free, Open Software, Open Source

Latest web hacking tools – Q1 2021

We take a look back at some of the best offensive security tools that were launched over the past three months. The coronavirus-induced lockdowns experienced by much of the world over winter has done little to scupper researchers’ desire to tinker and create.

In fact, the past three months saw the release of a variety of new hacking tools to make the lives of penetration testers, bug bounty hunters, and infosec hobbyists that little bit easier. Here’s our roundup of the latest hacking tools for the first quarter of 2021.

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Article: Artillery: Finding open source success between dev and ops

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Artillery: Finding open source success between dev and ops

Given enough cash and luck, you can manufacture a pop phenomenon like One Direction. But if you want to foster a popular open source project, no amount of cash is going to buy success.

Instead, as Artillery.io founder Hassy Veldstra related in an interview, often the best way to create the next big open source project is to pay attention to how enterprises work, and to look for rough edges that can be smoothed out. In the case of Artillery, an open source load testing tool, that meant focusing on the cross-functional interplay between developers and operations as it relates to software performance.

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Article: 3D geospatial visualization for the web

Geospatial, Open Data

3D geospatial visualization for the web

CesiumJS is an open source JavaScript library for creating world-class 3D globes and maps with the best possible performance, precision, visual quality, and ease of use. Developers across industries, from aerospace to smart cities to drones, use CesiumJS to create interactive web apps for sharing dynamic geospatial data.

  • Stream in 3D Tiles and other standard formats from Cesium ion or another source
  • Visualize and analyze on a high-precision WGS84 globe
  • Share with users on desktop or mobile.

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