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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds two security projects to its open source stable

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is probably best known for being the home of the Kubernetes container orchestration project, but there plenty of other projects that now fall under the or

MakerBot attempts to embrace the open-source community with its new Labs platform

The topic of open source has been a touchy one for MakerBot over the past decade. The one-time 3D-printing darling was the subject of some serious smack talk when it stopped disclosing machine design

Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support

When it comes to container orchestration, it seems clear that Kubernetes, the open source tool developed by Google, has won the battle for operations’ hearts and minds. It therefore shouldn&#821

Red Hat continues steady march toward $5 billion revenue goal

The last time I spoke to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, he had set a pretty audacious goal for his company to achieve $5 billion in revenue. At the time, that seemed a bit far-fetched. But the company ha

Google, IBM and others launch an open-source API for keeping tabs on software supply chains

Thanks to containers and microservices, the way we are building software is changing. But you probably still want to know who built a given container and what's running in it. To get a handle on this,

Mozilla funds open source projects with half a million in grants

Mozilla has announced the latest recipients of its Open Source Support grants, totaling $539,000. The web tech company regularly helps out smaller projects, and this round in particular favored ones a

Oracle climbs on blockchain bandwagon with new cloud service

Oracle is working hard to be a SaaS vendor that matters, whether with its new autonomous database service or getting involved with blockchain. Today, the database giant announced a new blockchain ser

Walmart Labs open sources its tool for bringing React Native to existing mobile apps

Walmart is placing a big bet on React Native. With Electrode, the company’s Walmart Labs division open sourced the React-based framework that powers Walmart.com’s frontend and today the sa

Microsoft becomes a sponsor of the Open Source Initiative

Microsoft today announced that it has joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium Sponsor. The OSI, which launched in 1998, takes a relatively pragmatic approach to open source and advocates

Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alo

Minio scores $20 million Series A to build a neutral object storage layer

Minio has a plan to become the neutral object storage layer, while still maintaining Amazon S3 object storage compatibility. That may seem like an odd strategy, but as CEO Anand Babu Periasamy, co-fou

Keybase launches fully encrypted Slack-like communications tool — and it’s free

Keybase added to its encrypted tool kit today when it launched Keybase Teams, an open source, Slack-like communications tool with end-to-end encryption. Desktop and mobile versions are available for

WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

Automattic, the company behind the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said it will be pulling away from using Facebook's React javaScript library over concerns about a patent c

Data Artisans announces commercial Application Manager for open source Apache Flink

Data Artisans, the business arm of open source tool, Apache Flink, announced an early-access release of the commercial version of their platform today that includes a new tool for managing streaming a

Reddit teams with Lucidworks to build new search framework

Reddit revealed today that it has teamed with Lucidworks to provide a long-needed, modern search tool for the immensely popular online discussion platform. When you face the kind of scale that Reddit

OpenStack sees new use cases in edge computing and fast-growing interest in China

OpenStack, the massive open-source project that aims to bring the power and ease of use of public clouds like AWS and Azure to private data centers, today launched Pike, the sixteenth major version of

Pivotal-VMware-Google forge container partnership

Pivotal, VMware and Google have teamed up on a containerization project that the companies say should simplify creating, deploying and managing container projects at scale. The companies are taking wh

LinkedIn announces open source tool to keep Kafka clusters running

Today at The Kafka Summit in San Francisco, LinkedIn announced a new load balancing tool called Cruise Control, which has been developed to help keep Kafka clusters up and running. The company develop

Red Hat updates OpenShift container platform with new service catalog

Red Hat issued its quarterly update to the OpenShift platform today, adding among other things, a Service Catalog that enables IT or third-party vendors to create connections to internal or external s

Hyperledger Fabric releases version 1.0 of open source distributed ledger

Hyperledger Fabric, the open source distributed ledger project from Hyperledger, reached a significant milestone today when it released version 1.0. Hyperledger Fabric is a distributed ledger, an open
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