open source

  • Microsoft joins the open-source Eclipse Foundation

    Microsoft joins the open-source Eclipse Foundation

    Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Eclipse Foundation — the open source group that’s probably best known for its Eclipse IDE, but which also offers a number of other developer tools. With this, Microsoft is joining other Eclipse sponsors like Google, Novell, IBM, Debeka, and Oracle. Given that Microsoft offers its own IDE in the form of Visual Studio… Read More

  • LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

    LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

    LinkedIn today open-sourced WhereHows, a meta data-centric tool the company has long used internally to make it easier for its employees to discover data the company generates and to track the lineage of its datasets as they move around its various internal tools and services. Now that almost every modern business creates massive amounts of data, simply managing how all this information… Read More

  • IBM Launches Quarks Open Source Development Tool To Build Efficient IoT Apps

    IBM Launches Quarks Open Source Development Tool To Build Efficient IoT Apps

    IBM introduced a new open source development tool today called Quarks, which is supposed to help manufacturers and programmers develop efficient applications based on Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data. Quarks is actually based on the IBM Streams product, a proprietary enterprise tool for processing large amounts of live data, but it’s been designed from the ground up to… Read More

  • 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

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