We have been thrilled to play host to the Open Source NYC Meetup a couple of times in recent months at our HQ at 42 West 24th. Last week’s Meetup featured a compelling discussion of intellectual property law as it relates to open source development. Topics ranged from the problem of proprietary platforms constructed upon open source foundations to more nuts-and-bolts issues like licensing. Back in July the discussion was all about GitHub in the wake of its acquisition by Microsoft, with people from GitHub as well as GitLab there to answer questions and share their insights.
Over the past year I’ve spent a fair amount of time working on projects in the computer vision domain. I recently became aware of a couple of announcements about OpenCV and TensorFlow that are pretty exciting and I wanted to share. Continue reading
A little over a month ago, Microsoft acquired GitHub – the go-to versioning platform for many in the open source community. We shared a few of our thoughts about this news when it happened, but we’re really interested to hear if other folks think this may change their approach to using GitHub.
Here are the results of our recent, internal, UN-scientific survey of open source packages that we’ve used in the recent past. Its a long, sorted, de-duped list, but neither comprehensive, nor hierarchical. Still it gives a sense of the breadth and scale of the open source code in almost all modern software development projects these days. Enjoy.
In the age of RESTful APIs and single-page applications the traditional Java Servlet-based web-applications with server-side page rendering and server-side HTTP session tracking no longer look sexy. Nonetheless, the technology is still quite popular and is used widely. Continue reading
The Linux Foundation recently announced a new open source AI project in collaboration with AT&T and Tech Mahindra. The Acumos Project is expected to launch in early 2018 and will “expedite innovation and deployment of AI applications, and make them available to everyone.” according to Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. Continue reading
Generally finding bugs is a problem, unless you can get paid for doing it! This week, The Tor Project announced a new bounty program for folks who can find bugs in Tor and Tor Browser. Earn up to $4,000 per bug depending on the severity.
Details are available at HackerOne, so sign up for an account and start trying to break stuff!
Many people have heard of HTTP/2 protocol, but not everyone knows how to use all its features.
Lets take a look at some 🙂
This past Friday, when most of the world was watching (or actively not-watching) the events in Washington, D.C., the formerly shuttered, Snowden-affiliated webmail service Lavabit announced it was re-launching with a new generation of email privacy and security.
If you’re unfamiliar with the history, here’s the gist: Lavabit formed in 2004, in part because of privacy concerns around email. They launched as an email service with significant protection and encryption capabilities and served a relatively small group of folk for almost a decade.