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Labour plans overhaul of 'anti-innovation' UK tech regulation
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Policy & legislation

Labour plans overhaul of 'anti-innovation' UK tech regulation

Labour's shadow innovation minister blasts successive governments' "wholly inadequate" and "wrong-headed" approach to regulation
7 Feb 2023
Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug
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open source

Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug

Researchers at Trellix and GitHub have patched nearly 62,000 affected projects so far
24 Jan 2023
How to download from GitHub
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Development

How to download from GitHub

Learn how to download from GitHub and hone your developing skills
9 Dec 2022
Establishing an OSPO is 'the next big evolution of the tech workplace'
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open source

Establishing an OSPO is 'the next big evolution of the tech workplace'

GitHub says having an open source programme office is essential to getting the most out of open source projects in an organisation
10 Nov 2022
GitHub Copilot for business ‘expected to boost enterprise adoption’
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Software

GitHub Copilot for business ‘expected to boost enterprise adoption’

GitHub says its new business offering for its legally beleaguered AI pair programmer is the development that businesses and large enterprises have bee…
10 Nov 2022
GitHub launches private vulnerability reporting to secure the software supply chain
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Security

GitHub launches private vulnerability reporting to secure the software supply chain

The new platform aims to simplify vulnerability disclosure and minimise instances where researchers avoid reporting out of personal convenience
10 Nov 2022
Windows vs Linux: What's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: What's the best operating system?

Comparing software, performance, usability, and security across both systems to final end the Windows vs Linux debate
24 Oct 2022
Organisations are scaling back their open source software due to security fears – Anaconda
Open Source
open source

Organisations are scaling back their open source software due to security fears – Anaconda

Latest report reveals that 40% of professional respondents dialled back usage in the last year, while talent shortages and education remain top concer…
15 Sep 2022
Meta passes PyTorch ownership to Linux Foundation in a bid to improve transparency
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open source

Meta passes PyTorch ownership to Linux Foundation in a bid to improve transparency

The widely-used framework will also fall under a newly-formed PyTorch Foundation, with a governing board composed of tech giants such as Google Cloud …
13 Sep 2022
Akka to move away from open source licence, citing funding needs
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Business operations

Akka to move away from open source licence, citing funding needs

Enterprise customers will have to pay for the widely-used toolkit, with current versions losing all updates and support from October
8 Sep 2022
Open source sabotage sparks fears of backlash
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cyber warfare

Open source sabotage sparks fears of backlash

A developer’s protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine may have much wider ramifications
17 Aug 2022
Google and SkyWater partner on open source chip design platform
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Hardware

Google and SkyWater partner on open source chip design platform

SkyWater also announced $15 million in funding from the US Department of Defense
29 Jul 2022
Nutanix accused of violating open source licence in object storage product
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open source

Nutanix accused of violating open source licence in object storage product

MinIO claims it has tried and failed to resolve the issues with the company for three years
21 Jul 2022
Red Hat appoints Matt Hicks as CEO
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business management

Red Hat appoints Matt Hicks as CEO

Paul Cormier will move to chairman as the open-source giant continues its hybrid cloud push
13 Jul 2022
Intel rolls out Open Source AI Reference Kits for enterprises
Artificial Intelligence
artificial intelligence (AI)

Intel rolls out Open Source AI Reference Kits for enterprises

The kits are intended to help developers and data scientists build or add to existing AI applications
13 Jul 2022
What is open source?
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Software

What is open source?

The benefits and drawbacks of open source software and how its vendors make their money
30 Jun 2022
Databricks announces major contributions to flagship open source projects
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open source

Databricks announces major contributions to flagship open source projects

The Data and AI specialist will contribute new Delta Lake features and enhancements to the Linux Foundation
29 Jun 2022
Open source giant Red Hat joins HPE GreenLake ecosystem
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automation

Open source giant Red Hat joins HPE GreenLake ecosystem

Extended partnership will make it easy for GreenLake customers to work with Red Hat’s open source solutions, HPE says
28 Jun 2022
SolarWinds details 'next generation' software development process
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Software

SolarWinds details 'next generation' software development process

The open source approach, which will be shared with the wider community, is a direct response to the SUNBURST cyber attack in 2020
23 Jun 2022
Red Hat and Samsung agree landmark software deal to develop next-gen storage
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open source

Red Hat and Samsung agree landmark software deal to develop next-gen storage

The partnership is a first for Samsung as the companies commit to developing memory software designs that can keep up with emerging tech
25 May 2022
Open source packages with millions of installs hacked to harvest AWS credentials
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hacking

Open source packages with millions of installs hacked to harvest AWS credentials

Two popular open source packages used by Python and PHP developers have been quietly compromised with successful attacks already being reported
24 May 2022
Google unveils new Assured Open Source Software service
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open source

Google unveils new Assured Open Source Software service

New offering aims to protect enterprise customers using the same end-to-end security capabilities that Google uses for its own OSS portfolio
18 May 2022
Linux Foundation unveils ‘World of Open Source’ research initiative
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open source

Linux Foundation unveils ‘World of Open Source’ research initiative

The timely research series is targeted at the European open source community
16 May 2022