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4 Open Source Drone Projects

Over the past few years, interest in both civilian and commercial use of drones has continued to grow rapidly, and drone hardware sits at the top of many people's holiday wish lists. Even just within the civilian side of things, the list of unmanned aerial devices that fit the moniker of drone seems to be constantly expanding. These days, the term seems to encompass everything from what is essentially a cheap, multi-bladed toy helicopter, all the way up to custom-built soaring machines with incredibly adept artificial intelligence capabilities...

8 open source drone projects

Over the past few years, interest in civilian, military, and commercial drones has grown rapidly, which has also driven the maker community's interest in open source drone projects. The list of unmanned aerial devices (UAVs) that fit the moniker of drone seems to be constantly expanding. These days, the term seems to encompass everything from what is essentially a cheap, multi-bladed toy helicopter, all the way up to custom-built soaring machines with incredibly adept artificial intelligence capabilities. Most people are looking for something in the middle. They'd like a flying vehicle that is large enough to support a decently long flight time, hold a camera or other data capture device, and perhaps be able to control some (or all) of its flight autonomously using pre-programmed coordinates or real-time data.

Alex Polvi Explains CoreOS

Phil Whelan | ActiveState | August 28, 2013

A couple of months ago we interviewed Solomon Hykes about Docker, which is a way to build and manage Linux Containers with a lot of nice features. The next question was: if the full-stack can be provided by a Docker image and everything can be Dockerized, what is the minimum OS we need to run Docker images? Read More »

An in-depth guide to turning a product into an open source project

One occasionally runs into a company trying to build an open source project out of an existing product. This is a nuanced problem. This is not a company that owns a project published under an open source license trying to also ship a product of the same name (e.g. Docker, MySQL), but the situation shares many of the same problems. Neither is this a company building products out of open source projects to which they contribute but don't control (e.g. Red Hat's RHEL). This is a company with an existing product revenue stream trying to create a project out of the product...

Best Of Top 10 Open Source Projects In 2013

Staff Writer | | December 19, 2013

We cover a wide range of open source projects on From beehives to Linux, from the Netherlands to India, featuring a diversity of open source projects is part of our mission. It's a goal we achieved in 2013 and one we'll continue to strive for in 2014. Read More »

Black Duck Announces Open Source Rookies of the Year Winners

Press Release | Black Duck Software | January 28, 2014

Sixth Annual Open Source Rookies Award Recognizes Most Outstanding Projects of 2013; Winners Reflect Interest in Cloud, Internet of Things, Security

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Bringing Creative Science to Healthcare, An interview with DesignMap Partner Audrey Crane

Audrey Crane is one of those people who teeter softly on the balance point between the right brain and left brain. Not exclusively a creative, not exclusively a technicalist. One of those people with a healthy splash of both, which play nicely together to facilitate good design work. She’s brought this balance along with her to DesignMap, where she’s now been Partner since the summer of 2010. DesignMap provides high pedigree UX services to major clients, which have recently included Docker, EBay, HP, Aetna, Salesforce, Bloomberg, and others. For Health Technology Forum’s Common Good Innovation Conference at Stanford this May, DesignMap is sponsoring a workshop called the Healthy Aging Challenge...

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Dell EMC to Join Open Source OpenSDS Project to Advance Storage Interoperability, Contribute Code

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | December 19, 2016

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today welcomed Dell EMC to the OpenSDS Project. The OpenSDS community is forming to address software-defined storage integration challenges with the goal of driving enterprise adoption of open standards. As part of its support for the open source project, Dell EMC is also contributing its first project to OpenSDS, the CoprHD SouthBound SDK (SB SDK), to help promote storage interoperability and compatibility...

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Docker And The Rise Of Open Source

Aaref Hilaly | LinkedIn | November 18, 2014

There’s never been a phenomenon like Docker. Eighteen months ago, the company took its core technology, which enables IT people to move software easily between different machines by enclosing it in “containers”, and made it open source...

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Docker Libcontainer Unifies Linux Container Powers

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | June 11, 2014

At DockerCon in San Francisco, Docker CTO and co-founder Solomon Hykes announced that the company would work as full partners with its former container technology rivals on Docker's key open-source component libcontainer...

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Edge computing and the importance of open infrastructure

The "edge" is diverse, dispersed, often independently owned and operated, and comes with a set of constraints not addressed in the average data center. Old sci-fi films painted a picture of how computers would permeate every facet of life in the future. It has come to pass, and it happened almost without us noticing: having PCs at home became commonplace, our mobile phones turned into small smart devices, and our cars began making decisions for us, controlled by thousands of sensors and controllers. Self-driving cars, augmented and virtual reality, smart homes and more all underscore our rapidly emerging dependence on distributed computing infrastructure.

Hot Programming Trends from 2016

Technology is constantly moving forward—well, maybe not always forward, but always moving. Even for someone who keeps an eye on the trends and their effect on programmers, discerning exactly where things are headed can be a challenge. My clearest glimpse into open source programming trends always comes in the fall when I work with my fellow chairs, Kelsey Hightower and Scott Hanselman, and our fantastic programming committee to sculpt the coming year's OSCON (O'Reilly Open Source Convention). The proposals that we get and the number focused on specific topics turn out to be good indicators of hot trends in the open source world. What follows is an overview of the top programming trends we saw in 2016...

How Containers and DevOps Transformed Duke University's IT Department

It's difficult, even in retrospect, to know which came first for us: containers or a shift towards DevOps culture. At Duke University's Office of Information Technology (OIT), we began looking at containers as a way to achieve higher density from the virtualized infrastructure used to host websites. Virtual machine (VM) sprawl had started to become a problem. We favored separating each client's website onto its own VM for both segregation and organization, but steady growth meant we were managing more servers than we could handle. As we looked for ways to lower management overhead and make better use of resources, Docker hit the news, and we began to experiment with containerization for our web applications...

How Open Source Is Changing the Pace of Software Development new computing architectures and approaches rapidly evolve for cloud computing, for big data, for the Internet of Things (IoT), it's also becoming evident that the open source development model is extremely powerful because of the manner in which it allows innovations from multiple sources to be recombined and remixed in powerful ways. Consider the following examples...

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How Time-series Databases Help Make Sense of Sensors

Infrastructure environments' needs and demands change every year and systems become more complex and involved. But all this growth is meaningless if we don't understand the infrastructure and what's happening in our environment. This is where monitoring tools and software come in; they give operators and administrators the ability to see problems in their environments and fix them in real time. But what if we want to predict problems before they happen? Collecting metrics and data about our environment gives us a window into how our infrastructure is performing and lets us make predictions based on data. When we know and understand what's happening, we can prevent problems, rather than just fixing them...