Open-source repository SourceHut is pulling the plug on software projects that tap into cryptocurrency and blockchain. In a post published on Monday, Oct. 31, SourceHut founder and creator Drew DeVault said he would ban projects associated with these technologies, citing their use in “get-rich-quick” schemes and other types of scams.
Hot on the heels of KubeCon+CloudNativeCon, Rancher Labs announced the acceptance of K3s by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). It’s joining the likes of OpenTelemetry, Network Service Mesh, Longhorn and 30 other projects in the Sandbox. At first glance, it comes across as yet another open source project joining
In the software industry, open source has become a way of life. If not quite the de facto choice for enterprise software at every level (proprietary vendor-closed software isn’t going away any time this decade), then we can at least say that we’re seeing major organizations embrace a high degree
17 years ago ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a cancer. That statement still casts clouds of doubt over the company and a lingering anxiety among Linux and open source enthusiasts. But hey, Ballmer loves Linux now! So does Microsoft!
Whether or not one chooses to believe it, Microsoft continues to bang that drum with both actions and words; most recently at the 2019 Red Hat Forum in Australia.
Microsoft Australia CTO Lee Hickin addressed the attendees with a message about the company’s transformation and its continued commitment to open source.
In attendance was ZDNet, which captured some key quotes: “We’re in an amazing place right now with a leader like Satya who really understands what it means to think about where we need to be for our customers, to really transform the company from being essentially the proprietary software company, to being an open source company,” he said.