Open Source

Firefox 90 Improves Tracking Blocking For Private Browsing

Latest web browser from Mozilla Foundation further improves private browsing thanks to version 2 of the SmartBlock feature

3 months ago

Apple Project Aims To Improve Password Managers

Apple's open source Password Manager Resources project includes site-specific data aimed at improving compatibility of third-party password tools

1 year ago

Microsoft Belatedly Credits AppGet Developer For WinGet

Microsoft acknowledgs its new WinGet package manager is largely inspired by the open source AppGet tool, after its developer pointed…

1 year ago

IBM Targets COBOL Skills Shortage Brought On By Pandemic

US states are struggling to find programmers skilled in 60-year-old COBOL programming language as coronavirus puts pressure on ageing government…

2 years ago

Mozilla Confirms Thunderbird Email Client Move

Thunderbird is go. Thunderbird email client has this week moved to a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation

2 years ago

Microsoft Chromium Edge Browser Released For Windows, MacOS

Edge browser based on the open source Chromium project now available for download across multiple platforms

2 years ago

Facebook Tool To Upload Images, Video To Google Photos

Data portability. Facebook users can now transfer their photos and videos on the social networking platform to Google Photos

2 years ago

Microsoft, IBM Join Forces With Linux Foundation To Fight Patent Trolls

Don't feed the trolls. Partnership to fight 'Patent Assertion Entities', otherwise known as patent trolls

2 years ago

Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat Target Open Source Security With Bytecode Alliance

Partnership of open source players seeks to implement standards for coding outside the browser

2 years ago

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 19.10 ‘Eoan Ermine’

New open source Linux distribution comes with update to Charmed OpenStack and additional support for Raspberry Pi

2 years ago

Microsoft Buys jClarity To Boost Java Performance On Azure

Acquisition is part of Microsoft's growing support for open source technologies on Azure, including Linux and Java

2 years ago

BT Opts For Canonical For 5G Core Build

Open source move for telco as it opts for Canonical as key partner for 5G services delivery

2 years ago

Cloudera Moves To All-Open Source Model In Major Shift

Amidst financial troubles and departure of chief executive Tom Reilly, company says it wants to emulate success of pure open…

2 years ago

Google Unveils Developer Site For Mystery ‘Fuchsia’ Operating System

The open source project runs on Google's custom 'Zircon' kernel, and some have speculated it could be the successor to…

2 years ago

Linux 5.1 Adds Security, Memory Improvements

Latest kernel adds SafeSetID security module, support for using persistent memory as RAM and other essential features

2 years ago

CloudBees Acquires Electric Cloud To Create Developer ‘Powerhouse’

Buyout brings range of software development tools around continuous integration/continuous delivery under one roof

3 years ago

Canonical Launches Ubuntu 19.04

New open source Linux distribution comes with a number of upgrades for open infrastructures

3 years ago

GitHub’s Latest Atom Beta Gets In-Editor Review Comments

The popular text editor now allows developers to manage pull request review comments without leaving the program

3 years ago

Google Partners For Open Source Tech On Cloud Platform

Google announces 'strategic partnerships' with seven open source companies, as CEO questions rivals' attitudes

3 years ago

Toyota Offers Free Access To Hybrid Car Tech

Hybrid car pioneer Toyota offers free access to technology patents, as move to full electric vehicles continues

3 years ago

Microsoft Claims Speed Edge With Open Source Python Type Checker

Microsoft's Pyright runs independently of Python, intended to give it a performance boost over rivals such as Mypy – but…

3 years ago

Mozilla Releases Free File Transfer Service, Firefox Send

Mozilla gives ability for users to send encrypted files up to 2.5Gb in size with launch of Firefox Send

3 years ago

Amazon Web Services’ DocumentDB Takes Aims At MongoDB Workloads

Amazon's new managed non-relational database service raises questions about the future of open source in the cloud era

3 years ago

JavaScript Code Compromises Bitcoin Wallets

Popular JavaScript library injected with malicious code to steal coins from cryptocurrency wallet

3 years ago

Study Finds Lukewarm Corporate Engagement With Open Source

Companies expect developers to use open source tools at work, but few make substantial contributions in return

3 years ago

IBM Spends $34bn To Secure Open Source Giant Red Hat

Big Blue's biggest acquisition sees it acquire open source cloud giant to expand subscription-based software

3 years ago

GitHub Introduces ‘Revolutionary’ Automation Features

Developers will now be able to automate workflow processes by running actions directly on the site — as well as…

3 years ago

EU To Rule On Microsoft GitHub Purchase In October

Controversial proposal by Redmond to acquire GitHub to face European antitrust decision on 19 October

3 years ago

Microsoft Buys Code-Sharing Site GitHub For $7.5bn

The move means changes for developers - but also big Microsoft competitors such as Google, Facebook and Amazon

3 years ago

ARM, HPE, SUSE To Build UK Supercomputer For AI Research

The supercomputer is to be powered by ARM and SUSE Linux and sited in clusters at Edinburgh, Bristol and Leicester…

4 years ago