Beware open source vendor lock-in

Delegates at the LinuxConf (ZA) were warned about a new, insidious threat to the open source philosophy and movement.


Will big money destroy the open source dream?

There are indications that this is already happening, according to a new research report into open source trends.

25 Sep

GitHub acquisition to boost open source security

GitHub has acquired Semmle, a developer of a code analysis engine that helps spot vulnerabilities.

Aug 14, 2019

Huawei announces rival open source foundation

The Chinese giant is to launch a new open source foundation to potentially rival GitHub.

Jul 8, 2019

Crowdfunding campaign launched to stop EU’s new copyright regulations

Over five million people have already signed up in protest at the EU’s action.


What the new EU copyright law means for open source

The European Union has voted to adopt controversial copyright regulations that could negatively impact the ethos of open source software.

Mar 11, 2019

Massive growth in open source adoption in 2018

A Snyk report reveals how large the growth in development and uptake of open source software has been in the past year.

Jan 25, 2019

Microsoft acquires another open source company

Hot on the heels of its GitHub acquisition, Microsoft snaps up another open source firm, emphasising its commitment to the open source ethos.

Jan 21, 2019

GitHub calls for input on open source sustainability

GitHub wants open source software developers and maintainers to share the difficulties and challenges they face in ensuring the sustainability of their projects.

Nov 29, 2018

Further transformation ahead for open source industry

Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems, weighs in on the four major deals in the open source software arena in the past year and predicts more ahead.


Contributions to GitHub soar. But where are the South Africans?

Egypt and Nigeria are the only Africa countries to make it into the top 10 countries to produce new GitHub sign-ups.

Oct 9, 2018

Microsoft's $7.5bn GitHub deal set for EU approval: sources

The US software giant looks set to win unconditional €EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 billion purchase of the coding Web site.

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