Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OSS: iBitcome, Marc Andreessen, Tidelift, ELCE and More

  • New Open Source Protocol to Allow Bitcoin–Ethereum Blockchain Transfers

    According to the whitepaper, the OFGP uses the Byzantine Fault Tolerant Raft technology. It enables constant fast speed for transfers between blockchains. Moreover, this technology will help the Mallow protocol scale up as its developers add more features and cryptocurrencies in the future.

    iBitcome and emphasize the open source nature of their protocol. The organisations give users the freedom to build their own gateways and encourage competitors to come up with similar solutions.

    They believe that Mallow will open a new era in digital trading. The protocol ensures transparency in the transfer process. Thus, there will be an increased number of transactions on and between the public blockchains.

  • Open-source software will eat everything in its path, says VC

    Technology entrepreneur Marc Andreessen once famously declared that software will eat the world. Joseph Jacks (pictured), founder general partner of OSS Capital, has a different twist on Andreessen’s opinion. He believes that open-source software will simply eat everything.

    Developments in the open-source space over the course of 2018 alone could lead some to agree with Jacks’ point. In January, Red Hat Inc. announced that it would acquire Kubernetes solutions provider CoreOS Inc. A month later, the open-source enterprise content management firm Alfresco was purchased by a Boston-based private equity firm.

  • Why one company is paying developers to write more open source code

    There's never been a better time to be a developer, with a smorgasbord of no-cost, innovative open source software and low-cost, innovative cloud "hardware" at your disposal. Whether building software for use or sale, developers have been loading up on open source, with Forrester Research positing that only 10-20% of new code in applications is proprietary. Yes, really.

    While that's great, it also overlooks a looming problem: Not all open source software is created equal. Or, rather, not all open source software is maintained equally. While some projects, such as Linux, come with big vendors like Red Hat to ensure disparate components are polished and up-to-date, a new wave of software like, for example, React may depend on hundreds or thousands of components, without anyone bothering to ensure they're secure, up-to-date, etc.

    It's potentially a big problem. Or, as Tidelift sees it, a big opportunity.

  • What’s The Business Model Of Open Source Software Companies Like Pivotal & RedHat

    How do companies that provide and package open source tools stand on this ‘open-source’ business model? Do they really capture the tech market on this basis? In this article, we discuss how popular companies like the recently IBM-acquired RedHat and Pivotal that follow an open-source business model have sustained in the long run.

  • A summary of my participation at OSS EU / ELCE 2018

    ELCE 2018 has been a key event each of my 3 years at Codethink. It is an interesting conference from the technical and business point of view. This year the event was collocated again with several others, like the Open Source Summit Europe (OSS EU). It took place in Edinburgh, UK, I city I find particularly beautiful and enjoyable.

    CIP, the Linux Foundation Initiative for Civil Infrastructure, has the event as a key milestone. The group organises a booth and a face to face meeting of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) the day before the event starts. So for me ELCE is a day longer. The other main task for me at this event is supporting Codethink business development and community engagement actions, since I represent the company at the Linux Foundation.

    During the CIP TSC face to face meeting, I did a short presentation of one of the projects I am putting effort on lately: BuildStream. I also described the project among several people I know during the event, asking them to try out the integration tool and provide me feedback. The tool has matured quite a lot the last few months and I am interested in collecting feedback from experienced developers and software integrators.

  • ARCore and Arkit: What is under the hood : Anchors and World Mapping (Part 1)

    Some of you know I have been recently experimenting a bit more with WebXR than a WebVR and when we talk about mobile Mixed Reality, ARkit and ARCore is something which plays a pivotal role to map and understand the environment inside our applications.

    I am planning to write a series of blog posts on how you can start developing WebXR applications now and play with them starting with the basics and then going on to using different features of it. But before that, I planned to pen down this series of how actually the "world mapping" works in arcore and arkit. So that we have a better understanding of the Mixed Reality capabilities of the devices we will be working with.

  • Cloud Native DevOps: Four Horsemen of the Operations Apocalypse [Ed: This may look like a legit article, but it's a sponsored (by the company covered) buzzwords salad. This site is like a PR apparatus of the Linux Foundation and others.]

    Finally, Edwards warns that you should challenge that aforementioned conventional wisdom and bring Operations into your digital transformation strategy — it has of DevOps, after all — and take time to understand how the four horsemen are undermining Ops work. Focus on taking down silos and limiting queues for them as well. Encourage them to focus on self-service Operations as a Service (OaaS) as much as possible.

  • MIT/GNU Scheme 10.1 released
  • Subscription models, traditional techniques and open-source initiatives: Here is your weekly journalism news update

More in Tux Machines

digiKam 7.7.0 is released

After three months of active maintenance and another bug triage, the digiKam team is proud to present version 7.7.0 of its open source digital photo manager. See below the list of most important features coming with this release. Read more

Dilution and Misuse of the "Linux" Brand

Samsung, Red Hat to Work on Linux Drivers for Future Tech

The metaverse is expected to uproot system design as we know it, and Samsung is one of many hardware vendors re-imagining data center infrastructure in preparation for a parallel 3D world. Samsung is working on new memory technologies that provide faster bandwidth inside hardware for data to travel between CPUs, storage and other computing resources. The company also announced it was partnering with Red Hat to ensure these technologies have Linux compatibility. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • An introduction (and how-to) to Plugin Loader for the Steam Deck. - Invidious
  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.