Article: Accelerating Innovation — Uniting Research & Open Source

Innovation, Open Space

Accelerating Innovation — Uniting Research & Open Source

Open-source software (OSS) underpins all major cloud platforms and a large number of cloud-based services today. Core technologies that power cloud computing –Linux, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Docker, to name a few –are developed in open communities. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation supports innovation in OSS for cloud computing and has sponsorship and participation from practically all major players in the cloud ecosystem.

A recent survey [1] of 3,440 professional developers and managers showed the widespread influence of open source, both in cloud technology and as an essential in-demand and growing skill in the industry. For example, 69% of respondents thought that contributions to open-source projects result in better professional opportunities.

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Article: What is open source?

Open Source

What is open source?

It’s difficult to overstate the role that open source plays in today’s technology-centric world, given that it intersects with just about every piece of software. Data from Synopsys, the company behind open source security management platform Black Duck, indicates that 98% of codebases contain at least some open source code.

But open source software is not only eating the world, as the popular expression goes, it’s also devouring the solar system — recent GitHub data showed that almost 12,000 GitHub developers contributed to the code that made the very first Martian helicopter flight possible on April 19, 2021. Chances are, though, most weren’t even aware that their contributions were used in the historic NASA mission.

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Article: The benefits of serverless for the banking and financial services industry

Money, Open Governance

The benefits of serverless for the banking and financial services industry

The financial services industry, like many industries, is currently undergoing a radical shift. In addition to the change to all-digital transactions, customers have come to expect comprehensive services that are able to meet their needs when, where and how they want them. In order to keep up with rapidly changing customer demands and remain compliant with industry regulations, financial services organizations must have the right IT infrastructure and processes in place.

And, as cloud-native—and more specifically, Kubernetes-native—development techniques continue to become the norm, the way developers at financial institutions work must also change, to a cloud-first approach. More and more, implementing a serverless architecture is what makes sense for financial organizations as they continue to transform their focus more on customer demands than IT infrastructure.

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Article: DataStax collaborates with NetApp to adopt and manage high scale, cloud native data

Free, Libre, Open Software

DataStax collaborates with NetApp to adopt and manage high scale, cloud native data

DataStax announced a collaboration with NetApp to deliver full lifecycle management for cloud native data in its DataStax Enterprise database as well as open source Apache Cassandra clusters. As part of this partnership, the two companies have worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.

With companies adopting more cloud native applications, managing data and storage at scale becomes more important. DataStax Enterprise is a massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native database built on Apache Cassandra – an open source, scale-out database that runs across multiple cloud instances and locations.

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Article: The future of farming could be based on Linux

Food, Open Provisioning

The future of farming could be based on Linux

The Linux Foundation has just launched an open source digital infrastructure project specifically designed to tackle the challenges of the global agriculture sector. The AgStack Foundation looks to promote collaboration among all key stakeholders in the global agriculture ecosystem, including private business, governments, and academia.

It also hopes to build free and open digital infrastructure for data and applications tailored to enhance the efficiency of agriculture across the world. “The global Agriculture ecosystem desperately needs a digital makeover. There is too much loss of productivity and innovation due to the absence of re-usable tools and data…. AgStack will help every stakeholder in global agriculture with free and open digital tools and data,” said Sumer Johal, Executive Director of AgStack.

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Article: Linux Foundation launches open source agriculture infrastructure project

Food, Open Provisioning

Linux Foundation launches open source agriculture infrastructure project

The Linux Foundation has lifted the lid on a new open source digital infrastructure project aimed at the agriculture industry. The AgStack Foundation, as the new project will be known, is designed to foster collaboration among all key stakeholders in the global agriculture space, spanning private business, governments, and academia.

As with just about every other industry in recent years, there has been a growing digital transformation across the agriculture sector that has ushered in new connected devices for farmers and myriad AI and automated tools to optimize crop growth and circumvent critical obstacles, such as labor shortages.

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Article: A redux of the Linux movement in open source pharma

Drugs, Open Health

A redux of the Linux movement in open source pharma

Thirty years ago, a 21-year-old student at the University of Helsinki put out a message on a bulletin board, “i am doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big or professional..),” and asked for feedback.

Little did he know that these few words would be the beginning of a gigantic revolution that would transform digital life around the world. This was the birth of the free operating system that came to be known as Linux, named after the kid, Linus Torvalds, who invented it.

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Article: Red Hat Introduces Open Source StackRox Community – Cluster Security for Kubernetes

Innovation, Open Space

Red Hat Introduces Open Source StackRox Community – Cluster Security for Kubernetes

Red Hat today introduce the StackRox community, the upstream project that will work to open source and manage the code that powers Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes. The goal is to support innovation within an industry traditionally dominated by proprietary security solutions.

“Customers, partners and other interested contributors can learn more about joining the community at stackrox.io,” Red Hat said in its announcement. The company said that since acquiring StackRox in February 2021 it has worked through the various considerations, both technical and legal, involved in the open sourcing process. “

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Article: How Open-Source Projects Help Companies Scale

Free, Libre, Open Software

How Open-Source Projects Help Companies Scale

According to a recent survey, companies that use databases as a service have grown to 45%. Interestingly, half of the large companies employ more than one open-source database service.

Open-source projects such as Linux or Kubernetes come once in a decade and change the course of industries. Open-source software has launched many billion-dollar ventures. Open-source enables developers around the world to collaborate on a common goal. Benefits of the open-source market.

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Article: 5 top open-source infrastructure projects

API, Open Infrastructure

5 top open-source infrastructure projects

Open source is at the heart of many technologies pushing enterprise infrastructure forward, and here are of the five most important. Open source software has been a key underpinning of enterprise IT for years, so it’s no surprise that it’s helping to drive the infrastructure part of the equation forward just as much as application development.

Some projects are much more influential than others, and here are five that are doing the most to help enterprise infrastructure keep pace with the demands of an ever-more sophisticated operating environment.

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