open source
14 Aug

Huawei announces rival open source foundation

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


Most Web browser extensions remain on the shelf

There are thousands of Web browser extensions, yet only a handful are downloaded and installed by users.

7 Aug

What IBM’s Red Hat acquisition means for SA

The $34 billion deal is expected to bring strong penetration of open source multi-cloud offerings to local organisations and third-party providers, say analysts.


Apple deepens its open source credentials

Long regarded as an open source community shirker, Apple has has boosted its OS credentials by joining the Data Transfer Project.

Jul 24, 2019

Open for business

Modern leaders value open source for its flexibility, which enables them to match their software to their specific company requirements.

Jul 18, 2019

IBM reconfirms commitment to open source with two announcements

Hot on the heels of acquiring Red Hat, IBM has made two announcements that reconfirm its commitment to open source.

Jul 9, 2019

IBM completes $34bn Red Hat acquisition

The computing giant acquires all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190 per share in cash.

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.

Jun 26, 2019

Good news, bad news in new open source software report

The supply of open source component releases grew 75% over the past two years, Sonatype report shows.

Jun 18, 2019

CERN ditches Microsoft for open source

The Large Hadron particle collider operator says no to Microsoft's licensing fees increase.

Jun 11, 2019

Smart teams essential for success in the digital age

Obsidian Systems’ Muggie van Staden believes the recipe for success in today’s economic environment is teamwork and technology.

May 22, 2019

Red Hat and the rise of RHEL

Red Hat has just released its new RHEL 8 operating system, which is firmly focussed on the developer.

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