Events

Next Boston Meetup: July 19 at Acquia

https://www.meetup.com/OSENMeetup/events/241212309/   Thanks to Acquia and Underscore VC for hosting our next meetup on Wednesday, July 19, at Acquia's corporate headquarters in downtown Boston! Here's the agenda: 6pm: Food and drinks are served 6:30: Evan Klein, Black Duck Software Evan is the Manager at Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research and Innovation and wrote… Continue reading Next Boston Meetup: July 19 at Acquia

podcast

OpenEBS and CloudByte Talk About Containerized Storage

I had the privilege of speaking to Uma Mukkara, COO and co-founder of Cloudbyte, and Kiran Mova, Cloudbyte's VP of Engineering and self-professed open source hacker. Cloudbyte was in the news yesterday as they announced that Evan Powell, former CEO of Nexenta, has taken the reins as Cloudbyte CEO. They also announced the release of… Continue reading OpenEBS and CloudByte Talk About Containerized Storage

news, products

IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

A Curious Case of Internet of Things Last year millions of IoT (Internet of Things) devices were compromised and turned into zombies to launch massive DDoS attacks that brought down a huge chunk of the Internet. Those were  not isolated cases; every week there is a new breach, a new security failure that poses a… Continue reading IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

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Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

From the World Bank Data Blog: in a stunning report from the OpenDRI, an initiative sponsored by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), researchers looked into whether it was possible to quantify the benefit of contributing to and participating in open source communities and found the conservative estimate to be on the order of… Continue reading Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

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Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”

From EnterpriseTech: I came across a link today to a news commentary which asserts that open source software is "a supply chain rife with security vulnerabilities and clogged with outdated versions of widely used software components." I'm often reluctant to give these types of stories too much air time, because they're often rife with FUD,… Continue reading Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”

commentary, supply chain

It’s the Ecosystem, Stupid

I published a bit over at OpenSource.com. Read the full article here. It's a plea to look externally and figure out how your technology relates to all that's happening in the greater ecosystem. There are still way too many companies who suffer from NIH and end up saddled with way too much technical debt. Don't… Continue reading It’s the Ecosystem, Stupid