Category Archives: Open Source

Open Source NYC meets up

The Open Source NYC Meetup in Boyle Software's workspaceWe 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.

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Let’s Talk GitHub!

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.

That’s why we are thrilled to be hosting a Meetup for Open Source NYC at our office next week to talk about this very topic. Continue reading

Open Source Survey Results

OSI Keyhole LogoHere 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.

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Coming Soon – More Open Source AI

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

The Return of Lavabit

Lavabit logoThis 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.

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