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  • What are the pros and cons of open source e-commerce platforms?

    The most notable benefit of open source e-commerce is the availability of free or low-cost products. Open source e-commerce tools such as Reaction Commerce and OpenCart are shopping cart systems that businesses can integrate with e-commerce websites and are available for free. Open source platforms enable organizations to customize e-commerce capabilities to fit their needs -- something a commercial tool may not offer.

    Another benefit of open source platforms is flexible e-commerce hosting. This enables businesses to select where to host a platform and who manages it. For example, a company can designate its internal IT or web team to support the entire platform in any hosting organization they choose, such as A2 Hosting.

  • CI/CD for open-source Kubernetes applications

    Having a continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipeline for a project is almost mandatory nowadays. With cloud-native software in general and Kubernetes applications in particular, developers and operators face new challenges: How do I run my end-to-end tests in a Kubernetes environment? How can I automate the process of testing and releasing my application for different platforms and Kubernetes versions?

    This post will walk you through the different steps needed to set up in a CI/CD system when working with open-source projects, so you and your users can benefit from community contributions, while maintaining the best quality possible in the code.

  • These are the top 25 people who will have the most influence in tech this year, according to a survey of over 30,000 developers

    Richard Stallman started the Free Software Movement in 1983 and developed a free, open source operating system called GNU. Two years later, he founded the Free Software Foundation to advocate for free and open software.

  • Nokia publishes kernel source code for the two-year-old Nokia 2

    Some companies, like Motorola and Google, are quick to release kernel source code for their new phones. Nokia is a mixed bag in this regard, especially since it just now released code for the Nokia 2... which came out nearly two years ago.

  • Wanted! Technical Writers!

    Season of Docs is a new Google-supported initiative that aims to bring together technical writers with open source projects in order to improve their documentation. As with Summer of Code, Google is providing stipends to cover living costs.

    We are all aware of the need for well-written and technically accurate documentation of open source projects, so this new program from Google is very welcome and will hopefully become an annual event. During the program technical writers will spend a few months working closely with an open source community. The idea is that they will bring their technical writing expertise to the project's documentation, and at the same time learn about the open source project and new technologies.

  • Ebay Open Sources Beam [Ed: Omidyar's surveillance platform which is proprietary wants you to think that it is "open". Large companies overuse the label "Open Source" to the point where the public is led to believe everyone is "open" and thus proprietary software no longer exists (but it does, and there are back doors too).]

    eBay has made its distributed knowledge graph store open source. Beam can be used to store RDF-like data and supports SPARQL-like querying. It uses Apache Kafka for storage. Beam was largely written in Go.

    Knowledge graph stores are designed for modeling data that is highly interconnected. In a knowledge graph, data is represented as a single table of facts, where each fact has a subject, predicate, and object.Beam uses an RDF-like representation for data and a SPARQL-like query language.

  • 10 Fastest Growing Projects On GitHub You Can Contribute To [Ed: Analytics India Magazine cannot help itself. Every week it persists with the lie that projects only exist when Microsoft  hosts and controls them, otherwise they don't exist, not even as FOSS.]
  • WSO2 CTO to Present Keynote on Achieving Agility via Open Source Identity and Access Management at KuppingerCole Analysts AG European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019
  • Talend Announces Support for Delta Lake Open Source Project
  • Percona Unveils Stellar Keynote Schedule for Eighth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference

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IBM: OpenPOWER Foundation, Savings and the OpenStack Platform

  • OpenPOWER Foundation | The Next Step in the OpenPOWER Foundation Journey

    Today marks one of the most important days in the life of the OpenPOWER Foundation. With IBM announcing new contributions to the open source community including the POWER Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and key hardware reference designs at OpenPOWER Summit North America 2019, the future has never looked brighter for the POWER architecture. OpenPOWER Foundation Aligns with Linux Foundation The OpenPOWER Foundation will now join projects and organizations like OpenBMC, CHIPS Alliance, OpenHPC and so many others within the Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation is the premier open source group, and we’re excited to be working more closely with them. Since our founding in 2013, IEEE-ISTO has been our home, and we owe so much to its team. It’s as a result of IEEE-ISTO’s support and guidance that we’ve been able to expand to more than 350 members and that we’re ready to take the next step in our evolution. On behalf of our membership, our board of directors and myself, we place on record our thanks to the IEEE-ISTO team. By moving the POWER ISA under an open model – guided by the OpenPOWER Foundation within the Linux Foundation – and making it available to the growing open technical commons, we’ll enable innovation in the open hardware and software space to grow at an accelerated pace. The possibilities for what organizations and individuals will be able to develop on POWER through its mature ISA and software ecosystem will be nearly limitless.

  • How Red Hat delivers $7B in customer savings

    This spring, Red Hat commissioned IDC to conduct a new study to analyze the contributions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to the global business economy. While many of the findings were impressive, including immense opportunities for partners, we were especially excited to learn more about how our customers benefit from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. According to the study, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform "touches" more than $10 trillion of business revenues worldwide each year and provides economic benefits of more than $1 trillion each year to customers. Nearly $7 billion of that number comes in the form of IT savings. Even more exciting? As hybrid cloud adoption grows, we expect customers to continue to benefit given the importance of a common, flexible and open operating system to IT deployments that span the many footprints of enterprise computing.

  • The road ahead for the Red Hat OpenStack Platform

    If you didn't have a chance to attend our Road Ahead session at Red Hat Summit 2019 (or you did, but want a refresher) you'll want to read on for a quick update. We'll cover where Red Hat OpenStack Platform is today, where we're planning to go tomorrow, and the longer-term plan for Red Hat OpenStack Platform support all the way to 2025. A strategic part of our portfolio Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a strategic part of Red Hat's vision for open hybrid cloud. It's the on-prem foundation that can help organizations bridge the gap between today's existing workloads and emerging workloads. In fact, it just earned the 2019 CODiE award for "Best Software Defined Infrastructure." One of those emerging workloads, and more on the rest in a moment, is Red Hat OpenShift.

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