Article: Top 6 Open-Source Networking Projects For a Cloud-Native World

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Top 6 Open-Source Networking Projects For a Cloud-Native World

With the ever-growing popularity and advantages of cloud and containers, organizations are increasingly adopting cloud-native applications and container-based infrastructure for running their business applications. To efficiently manage cloud infrastructure, networking tools play an important role. Having the right set of networking tools can help the network admin manage and operate the cloud-native apps.  Here are some open-source networking projects network administrators can use for their cloud-native worlds:

  1. Project Calico
  2. Cilium
  3. Envoy
  4. Jaeger
  5. Flannel
  6. Kuma

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Article: NASA’s next lunar rover will run open-source software

Code, Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Software, Open Source

NASA’s next lunar rover will run open-source software

In 2023, NASA will launch VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover), which that will trek across the surface of the moon and hunt for water ice that could one day be used to make rocket fuel. The rover will be armed with the best instruments and tools that NASA can come up with: wheels that can spin properly on lunar soil, a drill that’s able to dig into extraterrestrial geology, hardware that can survive 14 days of a lunar night when temperatures sink to ˗173 °C.

But while much of VIPER is one of a kind, custom-made for the mission, much of the software that it’s running is open-source, meaning it’s available for use, modification, and distribution by anyone for any purpose. If it’s successful, the mission may be about more than just laying the groundwork for a future lunar colony—it may also be an inflection point that causes the space industry to think differently about how it develops and operates robots.

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Article: 3D Geometry Visualization Engine for Industry 4.0 Goes Open Source

Innovation, Materials, Open Manufacturing, Open Source, Open Space

3D Geometry Visualization Engine for Industry 4.0 Goes Open Source

Zea, a company specializing in Web-based 3D geometry visualization for Industry 4.0, has announced that the Zea Engine is now open source. For the Montreal-based company founded in 2015, its business model’s evolution will enable software developers to fully benefit from the advantages of open source in terms of innovation.

Zea is a web solutions company which solves real-time 3D visualization problems in design, manufacturing, and construction. Building on extensive computer graphics and 3D animation experience, Zea reinvents the way users experience 3D models. The developed tools leverage high-performance WebGL, WebXR, cloud computing, and the latest software technologies enabling users to collaborate more effectively and make 3D technical communication fast, easy, and open.

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