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.
Microsoft has been a big contributor to Linux over the past several years, primarily focusing on improving support for its Hyper-V hypervisor. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that in becoming a member, “Microsoft is better able to collaborate with the open source community to deliver transformative mobile and cloud experiences to more people.” [Source]