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.
Open source: a slow rise to the top
There was a time open source technology was ignored, if not distrusted, in the enterprise. Not anymore. Now it's the technology the C-suite turns to first. Not only is it more cost-effective, it's also where the cutting-edge breakthroughs are happening.
WhiteSource: New approach needed to deal with open source vulnerabilities
The development of standard practices and centralised location of 'fixes' will go a long way towards resolving open source security issues, says WhiteSource.
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.
InfoFlow, Hortonworks to offer Hadoop skills courses
The partnership will provide Hadoop training courses to local firms in the financial services, telecoms and manufacturing sectors.
SA astronomers go open source for massive MeerKAT data
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory will use open source technology to store and retrieve the huge volumes of data from the MeerKAT radio telescope.
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.