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Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold Member

by Kent Weare on  Jun 17, 2017 1

At the recent Cloud Foundry Summit, Microsoft announced they have joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold member. In addition to joining the foundation, Microsoft is also extending its support for the open source cloud platform by including back-end integration with Azure Database (PostgreSQL and MySQL) and cloud broker support for SQL Database, Service Bus, and Cosmos DB.

How to Build Open Source Communities

by Ben Linders on  Jun 08, 2017

Seeing programming as a social activity changes how we build communities around programming. We should focus on building a community, and not on building a codebase, argued Ash Furrow at Craft. He suggested using a code of conduct, moving long or heated discussions into a Skype call or Google Hangout, avoiding fixing easy issues yourself, and distributing power and responsibilities.

GitHub Surveys Open Source: Documentation, License, Usage at Work

by Abel Avram on  Jun 03, 2017 1

GitHub has conducted a survey on open source projects, publishing the results they found analyzing the data collected. They were interested in how developers relate to open source, what the role of documentation is and the level and impact of negative interactions appearing in projects.

Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy to Extend DevOps Tools Capability

by Helen Beal on  May 31, 2017

Red Hat has announced the acquisition of Codenvy, an Agile and cloud-native tools provider. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

Google, IBM and Lyft Open-Source Microservice Service-Mesh Istio

by Abel Avram on  May 27, 2017

Google, IBM and Lyft have open sourced Istio (Greek word for “sail”), a framework for managing, securing and monitoring microservices.

TensorFlow: Providing Support to a Successful Open-Source Project

by Sergio De Simone on  May 17, 2017

Building a community around an open-source project requires a number of practices regarding support, pull requests handling, licensing, and more, writes Pete Warden, TensorFlow Mobile lead at Google.

GCC 7.1 Released with Full C++17 Support

by Sergio De Simone on  May 06, 2017

The latest GNU Compiler Collection major release, GCC 7.1, brings substantial new functionality, writes GCC maintainer Jakub Jelinek, including experimental support for the current C++17 draft, better diagnostics, and new optimizations.

Hyperledger Steering Committee Approves First Ethereum Project

by Kent Weare on  Apr 23, 2017

In a recent blog post on the Hyperledger project website, Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project, announced that the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee has approved a proposal, submitted by Monax and Intel, to incubate the first Ethereum derived project called Burrow, a permissionable smart contract machine.

Facebook Litho: An Android UI Framework Created for Performance

by Abel Avram on  Apr 19, 2017

Facebook has open sourced Litho, a framework for creating user interfaces in Android applications using a React-like declarative style with scrolling performance in mind.

CodePlex Shuts Down; Migration to GitHub Recommended

by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2017

Microsoft has decided to stop providing free hosting services for open source projects via CodePlex. Instead they have recommend moving to GitHub or other hosting providers.

Swift 3.1 Improves Language, Package Manager, and Linux Implementation

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 31, 2017

Staying true to its plan, the recently announced Swift 3.1 is source compatible with Swift 3.0. Still, it includes a number of changes to the language, the standard library, and improved Linux implementation.

GitHub Steps Up to Recognizing Developers' Creative Rights

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 22, 2017

GitHub’s Balanced Employee Intellectual Property agreement (BEIPA) is an attempt to strike a new balance to assign developers more rights on their intellectual creation outside of work. By making it an open source project, GitHub also hopes to make it reusable and open to outside contributions.

GitLab Aquires Public Chat Software Gitter

by David Iffland on  Mar 17, 2017

The open source git provider, GitLab, has aquired Gitter, a Slack alternative. There are no plans to combine the two products, but Gitter will be open sourced by the middle of 2017. The goal for GitLab is to drive growth by getting in front of Gitter's 800,000+ users.

US Department of Defense Launches code.mil Open Source Effort

by Kevin Farnham on  Mar 07, 2017

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the launch of code.mil, "an Experiment in Open Source." The objective of the project is to allow "software developers around the world to collaborate on unclassified code written by federal employees in support of DoD projects"...

Swift Memory Ownership Manifesto

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 03, 2017 3

According to Chris Lattner, Swift creator and Swift team lead before moving to Tesla, defining a Rust/Cyclone-inspired memory ownership model is one of the main goals for Swift development. Now that Swift 4 has entered its phase 2, the Swift team has published a manifesto detailing how Swift memory ownership could work.

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