open source

  • The Money In Open-Source Software Crunch Network

    The Money In Open-Source Software

    It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014. Despite the growing popularity of open-source software, though, many open-source companies are… Read More

  • Sonatype Snares $30 Million Investment Led By Goldman Sachs

    Sonatype Snares $30 Million Investment Led By Goldman Sachs

    Sonatype, a company that helps customers create automated, policy-driven software component security, announced a $30 million round today led by Goldman Sachs. The investment was a mix of debt and equity financing and was handled by Goldman’s Principal Strategic Investments Group, rather than Goldman’s venture capital arm, Sonatype CEO Wayne Jackson explained. Although this… Read More

  • Lexumo Lands $4.89 Million Seed Round To Help Ensure Open Source Code Security

    Lexumo Lands $4.89 Million Seed Round To Help Ensure Open Source Code Security

    Lexumo, a Cambridge, Massachusetts cloud service that continuously checks open source code to be sure it has the latest security updates, announced a solid $4.89 million seed round today. The round was led by Accomplice, .406 Ventures and Draper. What has Lexumo created to warrant that kind of financial attention? It indexed all of the open source code in the world and created a cloud… Read More

  • Google Open Sources Its Seesaw Load Balancer

    Google Open Sources Its Seesaw Load Balancer

    Google announced today that it is open-sourcing Seesaw — a Linux-based load balancing system. The code for the project, which is written in Google’s Go language, is now available on GitHub under the Apache license. As Google Site Reliability Engineer Joel Sing, who works on the company’s corporate infrastructure, writes in today’s announcement, Google used to use… Read More

  • Walmart Launches OneOps, An Open-Source Cloud And Application Lifecycle Management Platform

    Walmart Launches OneOps, An Open-Source Cloud And Application Lifecycle Management Platform

    Walmart (yes, that Walmart), is launching a new open source DevOps platform for cloud and application lifecycle management. OneOps, which was developed by Walmart Labs, is meant to help developers write and launch their apps faster and make maintaining them easier. The company first announced its plans to open source the service last year. “Our mission is to give our customers the… Read More

  • MariaDB Raises $9M More, Michael Howard Named New CEO, Monty Widenius CTO

    MariaDB Raises $9M More, Michael Howard Named New CEO, Monty Widenius CTO

    Some more big news for the world of open source. MariaDB Corporation — the startup formerly known as SkySQL and building for-profit solutions on the SQL fork managed by the MariaDB foundation — has raised another $9 million in funding and announced a new CEO, Michael Howard, a veteran executive from the enterprise world. The funding brings the total raised by MariaDB to just over… Read More

  • JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

    JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

    JFrog, a developer of open source software distribution tools, announced a $50 million round today. The investment represents a substantial jump for the company, which previously had raised $10.5 million across two rounds. Investors include Scale Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and Qumra Capital, as well as participation from existing… Read More

  • PipelineDB Releases First Enterprise Version Of Its Streaming SQL Database

    PipelineDB Releases First Enterprise Version Of Its Streaming SQL Database

    PipelineDB announced the release of PipelineDB Enterprise today. The product is the first commercial version of the open-source product the company released last summer. PipelineDB is built on a new way of looking at SQL databases, thinking about streams of data rather than data at rest in big silos, co-founder Derek Nelson explained. He says the company made a big bet on this type of… Read More

  • The Golden Age Of Open Source Has Arrived Crunch Network

    The Golden Age Of Open Source Has Arrived

    In the new economy, it’s not the code that matters — it’s how you use it to connect people to things they need. From 3D printers to Docker, open-source-based innovation is fueling some of the hottest digital capabilities of our time. Finally — the golden age of open source has arrived. Read More

  • Elastic Joins Azure Marketplace As It Strengthens Relationship With Microsoft

    Elastic Joins Azure Marketplace As It Strengthens Relationship With Microsoft

    Elastic announced today that it was deepening its relationship with Microsoft by adding its open source and commercial products to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Elastic (which used to be known as ElasticSearch) has been working with Microsoft for some time. It runs search on MSN.com, is embedded in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and also built into the Azure framework. With today’s… Read More

  • HackerOne Snags Former HP Exec Mårten Mickos As CEO

    HackerOne Snags Former HP Exec Mårten Mickos As CEO

    HackerOne, the bug bounty platform, announced today that it has hired Mårten Mickos as CEO. He was formerly an HP executive and CEO at Eucalyptus and MySQL. Mickos replaces co-founder Merijn Terheggen who will continue to work on key strategic directions for the organization while Mickos takes over the day-to-day running of the company It’s been a tumultuous 14 months for Mickos. Read More

  • Open Network Linux Simplifies Open Compute Project Switch Configuration

    Open Network Linux Simplifies Open Compute Project Switch Configuration

    Big Switch Networks, Facebook and NTT, announced today that they have come together to create a unified operating system called Open Network Linux for Open Compute Project‘s (OCP) switch hardware. While the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, the project is designed to help companies, whether web scale-type companies like Facebook or others looking to take advantage of the… Read More

  • First Data Buys Spree Commerce To Move Into Open Source Payments Technology

    First Data Buys Spree Commerce To Move Into Open Source Payments Technology

    Another move by a large company to up its stakes in the world of open source technologies: Payments giant First Data Corporation has acquired Spree Commerce, an open source storefront platform originally based on Ruby on Rails. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed — we are trying to find out — but Spree’s CEO Sean Schofield says in a blog post confirming the deal that… Read More

  • ProtonMail Open Sources Its Encrypted Webmail Interface

    ProtonMail Open Sources Its Encrypted Webmail Interface

    Secure encrypted email provider ProtonMail, which runs a “zero access” PGP mail service based in Switzerland has now open sourced its webmail interface — meaning all the code that runs locally on the user’s computer is available for inspection. Read More

  • Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project

    Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project

    It’s 2015 and you might think of the mainframe as a vestige of an earlier computing era, but these mega machines still play a role inside large institutions running intensive workloads. And as though to prove its ongoing utility, The Linux Foundation announced it was launching the Open Mainframe Project today, an open source endeavor devoted to helping companies using… Read More

  • IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

    IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

    You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today IBM and Canonical announced that the two companies were teaming up to build one running Ubuntu Linux. The new unit is called the LinuxOne. The announcement comes as part of a broader strategy… Read More

  • Taking The Mystery Out Of SDKs With Open Source Crunch Network

    Taking The Mystery Out Of SDKs With Open Source

    Mobile SDKs are, for most publishers, a necessary evil. Whether you’re trying to integrate analytics, cross-promotion, tracking, monetization or payments, your first step is most often to inject a third-party SDK into your codebase. This much-maligned piece of software drives developers, operations and marketers alike up the wall. Are SDKs quite the dirty word, though? Read More

  • To Expedite Innovation, Give Away Your Code Crunch Network

    To Expedite Innovation, Give Away Your Code

    Open-source software has been a growing phenomenon for more than two decades, but in recent years it has risen in importance in a whole new way: as a key to rapid innovation for startups and corporate giants alike. One example of open-source software being used to increase the velocity of technical innovation can be seen with Airbnb. Read More

  • As Kubernetes Hits 1.0, Google Donates Technology To Newly Formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    As Kubernetes Hits 1.0, Google Donates Technology To Newly Formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Kubernetes, the open-source container management tool Google launched last February, hit version 1.0 today. With this update, Google now considers Kubernetes ready for production. What’s more important, though, Google is also ceding control over Kubernetes and is donating it to a newly formed foundation — the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that will be run by the… Read More

  • Minio Lands $3.3M Seed Round To Build Out Open Source Storage Project

    Minio Lands $3.3M Seed Round To Build Out Open Source Storage Project

    When venture capitalists open their wallets and hand out $3.3 million for a seed round, you have to figure the new company has some industry veterans with startup experience, and such is the case with Minio, an open source cloud storage product being built by veterans from Gluster. Gluster was purchased by Red Hat in 2011 for $136 million. The round is being led by Nexus Venture Partners… Read More

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