Open Source News, Features, and Interviews

  • Mozilla previews next-gen mobile Firefox for Android

    Mozilla has released a preview of its next-generation browser for Android. The new browser is twice as fast at rendering pages as Android Firefox and has anti-ad tracking turned on by default.

    28 June 19 20:00 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • QuantumBlack open sources its data analytics framework

    A new open source framework that aims to make building machine learning pipelines easier for data scientists was released today by QuantumBlack, the data analytics outfit snapped up by McKinsey in 2015 and that has its roots in data work for Formula 1 racing teams.

    05 June 19 23:26 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • What's happening with the Linux sustainable energy initiative? An update from LF Energy

    In the short time since we last interviewed LF Energy's executive director Shuli Goodman - in November 2018, shortly after it was founded - the body, which came out of the Linux Foundation and aims to make energy usage drastically more efficient with an open source framework, has added more than 20 new members and established three projects.

    03 June 19 02:35 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • How does OpenStack fit in to a newly independent SUSE?

    Some of the most prominent messaging that emerged from the recent SUSEcon event, held in Nashville last month, was that it was now the world's largest, independent open source company (particularly in wake of the Red Hat-IBM deal). But what does this spell for its relationship with OpenStack?

    07 May 19 16:00 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Blizzard reduces Overwatch VM footprint by 40% with OpenStack Senlin

    Blizzard Entertainment has turned to OpenStack's Senlin clustering service to help with autoscaling infrastructure for its massively popular first-person shooter Overwatch, accounting for a 40 percent reduction in its virtual machine (VM) usage as a result.

    03 May 19 03:21 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • How OpenStack supports Verizon Media's publications

    A $4.4bn deal in 2015 saw AOL-owned publications transferred to Verizon Media (at that time called Oath, the group was rebranded in January 2019). Despite the long legacy tail, the company now runs the majority of its publications on open source.

    02 May 19 00:02 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • ASX launches developer sandbox for blockchain system

    ASX Limited — the operator of the Australian Securities Exchange — has begun offering its customers access to a development environment for its new blockchain-based replacement for CHESS.

    30 April 19 17:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How Monzo built a bank with open infrastructure

    When UK challenger bank Monzo began building its platform, the team decided it would get running with container orchestration platform Kubernetes "the hard way". The result is that the team now has visibility into outages or other problems, and Miles Bryant, platform engineer at Monzo, shared some observations at the bank at the recent Open Infrastructure Day event in London.

    15 April 19 22:54 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • How open source powers nuclear fusion research at JET

    A carbon-free future is looking brighter as funding was secured this week for the nuclear fusion experimental reactor, JET, which is at the forefront of research into the low-waste alternative to fission.

    05 April 19 00:14 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • What customers need to know about Chef's 100% open source commitment

    Software automation specialist Chef is committing 100 percent of its technology to open source, and is changing the way it goes to market in a bid to focus on large enterprise customers. Here's what customers need to know about the changes.

    04 April 19 01:33 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Inside the new Continuous Delivery Foundation

    Does the world need yet another open source foundation? That is a question that was posed to the founding members of the CDF - the Continuous Delivery Foundation - which recently formed as an addition to the roster of sub-groups beneath the Linux Foundation.

    25 March 19 01:47 Written by By Tamlin Magee