Open Source

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Nominations open for 2018 Red Hat Women in Open Source Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. — October 9, 2017 —<p>Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it is …

Red Hat

Facebook re-licenses React under MIT license after developer backlash

A major barrier to the adoption of Facebook’s React front-end library has been its license. Facebook chose to use a BSD-derived license that contained some troubling terms surrounding patent litigation.<p>But this is no longer an issue, as Facebook has announced it intends to re-license React – and …

JavaScript

A Smaller, Cheaper RISC V Board

Early this year, the world of electronics saw something amazing. The RISC-V, the first Open Source microcontroller was implemented in silicon, and we …

Arduino

WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said the community will be pulling away from using Facebook’s React JavaScript library over concerns about a patent clause in Facebook’s open source license.<p>In a blog post explaining the decision …

Patents

Former UK.gov IT man and Python king's guide to neural networks

<b>Interview</b> If you're going to learn about neural networks, you could do worse than learn it from someone who got five A levels (all grade As), has his …

Machine Learning

Facebook and Microsoft collaborate to simplify conversions from PyTorch to Caffe2

Facebook and Microsoft announced ONNX, the Open Neural Network Exchange this morning in respective blog posts. The Exchange makes it easier for machine learning developers to convert models between PyTorch and Caffe2 to reduce the lag time between research and productization.<p>Facebook has long …

Machine Learning

Red Hat: The Next Cloud Giant

Red Hat is transforming itself into a strong player in cloud computing.<p>Strong customer growth for hybrid cloud portends a bright future.<p>Red Hat may …

Hybrid Clouds

BEST Free and Open Source Software for Game Developers

Game development can be very expensive and time-consuming, so it is encouraging to know you can find tools that offer professional grade …

Google’s Blockly enhances block-based programming

Google has released a new version of its open source library Blockly. The update brings code generation in new programming languages to enhance …

Programming

New open source tool for journalists and designers to weave interactive stories

<i>Odyssey.js is a project funded by the Knight Prototype Fund developed by mapping company CartoDB. Today it is releasing the beta version of an open</i> …

Storytelling

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M5Stack Open-Source Modular Electronic Prototyping Platform (video)

Developers makers and hobbyists that are looking for a quick way to prototype electronic projects may be interested in an open source modular …

Olimex Teres Open Source Laptop Kit Launches For $240

The development team over at Olimex has created a new open source laptop kit in the form of the Teres I, which has been designed to provide an …

Laptops

Going Beyond Hello World Containers is Hard Stuff

22 Oct 2015<p>Share:<p>In my previous post, I provided the basic concepts behind Linux container technology. I wrote as much for you as I did for me. …

Strange Appfellows: Ford and Toyota Form Open-Source Software Consortium

It has been four years since Ford cocked a few eyebrows in the tech community by opening up its AppLink software—the code that allows mainstream phone apps to play nice with the automaker’s Sync infotainment system—to the coding community. That move toward open source was made to generate more …

Trucks

How “open source” seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that NASA astronauts grew and ate in space. For nearly 20 years, Morton’s work was limited only by his imagination …

Agriculture

Open-Source Parametric CAD in Your Browser

Until recently, computer-aided design (CAD) software was really only used by engineering companies who could afford to pay thousands of dollars a …

Convert that Cheap Laser Engraver to 100% Open-Source Toolchain

LaserWeb is open-source laser cutter and engraver software, and [JordsWoodShop] made a video tutorial (embedded below) on how to convert a cheap …

Arduino

Open source challenger takes on Google Translate

Researchers have released an open source neural network system for performing language translations that could be an alternative to proprietary, …

Machine Learning

In 2017, If You Want To Innovate, You Will Have To Collaborate

It's a new era for innovation.<p>Steve Jobs is, in many ways, the prototype for how many innovators see themselves. Brash and headstrong, he had an unfailing commitment to his vision and steamrolled anyone who dared to stand in his way. While he had failures as well as successes, no one can deny that …

Innovation

Prusa Introduces Optimized Slic3r Prusa Edition Software

There’s some good news for Prusa fans emerging this week! That likely comes as little surprise, as the open-source RepRap 3D printer company has been …

C++

UK's GCHQ Spy Agency Launches Open Source Data Analysis Tool

<b>The U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) on Monday announced the launch of a new open source web tool designed for analyzing and</b> …

Crowdfunding powerful open hardware that is truly open and respectful of your rights

Crowd Supply (previously) is an extremely effective platform for funding open source hardware development, boasting twice the success-rate of …

Open Source Movement

Mastodon is an open source, decentralized version of Twitter

So, you want to share your thoughts on social media, but you’re tired of the way apps like Facebook and Twitter monopolize your posts and feed. It …

Disney Open Source

Universal Scene Description (USD)<p>Universal Scene Description (USD) is the first publicly available software that addresses the need to robustly and …

Why Open Beats Closed

The history of business has been defined by rivalry. Great companies, such as GM and Ford, Coke and Pepsi, General Electric and Westinghouse were locked in mortal combat and the choice for customers was binary. Strategy was a zero-sum game. You either won or lost. There was no in-between.<p>Businesses …

Innovation

MySQL founder tries a new software licensing model

When it comes to open-source licenses, developers have their fair share of choices (GPL, BSD, MIT, Apache, etc.), all of them with their own pros and cons. The same goes for commercial licenses. MySQL founder Michael “Monty” Widenius and his co-founder David Axmark, however, came up with a …

Software

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research lab releases open source fastText on GitHub

Every day, billions of pieces of content are shared on Facebook. To keep up with the data, Facebook has been using a variety of tools to classify text. Traditional methods of classification, like deep neural networks are accurate, but have serious training requirements.<p>In an effort to classify both …

Machine Learning