Open Source News, Features, and Interviews

  • How to query your Linux system kernel

    What can your Linux system tell you about the Linux kernel it's using? Let's do a little probing and see.

    09 Aug. 18 21:39 Written by Sandra Henry-Stocker
  • How Google decides to open source its technology

    Google has a solid reputation as an engineering organisation with an open source culture, with Googlers contributing a huge amount of code back to the community and projects like TensorFlow and Kubernetes making a mainstream impact.

    06 Aug. 18 09:48 Written by Scott Carey
  • SUSE to operate as independent business following EQT deal

    SUSE, best known for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, will “operate globally as an independent company” following its acquisition by EQT from Micro Focus, according to SUSE chief executive officer Nils Brauckmann.

    03 July 18 09:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Gentoo warning after GitHub hack

    A key Gentoo Linux source code repository should be considered compromised after “unknown individuals” gained access to Gentoo’s GitHub organisation.

    29 June 18 11:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Quantum open source fund launched

    A ‘no-strings’ grant program targeting developers of quantum computing software has been launched with the aim of filling the gaps in the nascent field.

    28 June 18 11:47 Written by George Nott
  • ANZ expands DevOps process overhaul after ‘fantastic’ early results

    ANZ’s digital group will triple the reach of the bank’s DevOps transformation over the next four months after early results confirmed the initiative had produced “fantastic” improvements for 2000 business and technology people since it went live eight weeks ago.

    26 June 18 08:59 Written by David Braue
  • Microsoft buys GitHub for US$7.5b - should developers be concerned?

    Microsoft has acquired GitHub for US$7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Github's 85 million code repositories and 28 million users make it the internet’s largest code repository. Microsoft will hope to accelerate its growth, attract further developers to the Microsoft range of platforms and integrate GitHub with the Azure cloud that is central to the company's strategy.

    05 June 18 09:04 Written by Tom Macaulay
  • How open source supports CERN's Large Hadron Collider

    The 27-kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) buried beneath the France-Switzerland border near Geneva is best known for helping to prove the existence of the Higgs' Boson particle - otherwise known as the God particle - crucial to the Standard Model of particle physics.

    04 June 18 08:35 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • Chipmakers back Openstack-linked Kata containers project

    In 2017, the Openstack Foundation said it would create a new type of container. Now, Kata 1.0 is out, backed by 40-plus partners and support from chip industry heavy hitters: Intel, ARM, and AMD.

    23 May 18 09:26 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • What’s new in Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS

    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS “Bionic Beaver” arrives with a default GNOME desktop and a new minimalist install option for desktop users

    09 May 18 03:35 Written by Serdar Yegulalp
  • IoT: Google unveils 'Android Things'

    Google has launched a spinoff of its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines, following mixed results with Android offshoots for cars, smartwatches and televisions.

    08 May 18 11:03 Written by Reuters