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An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


Grouparoo snares $3M seed to build open source customer data integration framework

Creating a great customer experience requires a lot of data from a variety of sources, and pulling that disparate data together has captured the attention of companies and big and small from Salesforce and Adobe to Segment and Klaviyo. Today, Grouparoo, a new startup from three industry vets is the next company up with an open source framework designed to make it easier for developers to access and make use of customer data. The company announced a $3 million seed investment led by Eniac Venture...
Tags: Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Marketing, San Francisco, Tech, Customer Experience, SaaS, Taskrabbit, Eniac Ventures, Evan, Leonard


Gretel announces $12M Series A to make it easier to anonymize data

As companies work with data, one of the big obstacles they face is making sure they are not exposing personally identifiable information (PII) or other sensitive data. It usually requires a painstaking manual effort to strip out that data. Gretel, an early stage startup, wants to change that by making it faster and easier to anonymize data sets. Today the company announced a $12 million Series A led by Greylock. The company has now raised $15.5 million. Gretel founder and CEO Alex Watson says th...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Data, Gm, Aws, Watson, Greylock, Gretel, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Ramaswamy, Recent Funding, Alex Watson


Zilliz raises $43 million as investors rush to China’s open source software

For years, founders and investors in China had little interest in open source software because it did not seem like the most viable business model. Zilliz‘s latest financing round shows that attitude is changing. The three-year-old Chinese startup, which builds open source software for processing unstructured data, recently closed a Series B round of $43 million. The investment, which catapults Zilliz’s to-date raise to over $53 million, is a sizable amount for any open source business around th...
Tags: Open Source, Asia, Developer, China, Tech, Open Source Software, SaaS, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Linux, Mongodb, Oracle, Data Management, Linux Foundation, Shenzhen, Milvus


Solo.io announces service mesh platform aimed at enterprise customers

Solo.io, a Cambridge, MA service mesh startup, announced some big changes to its approach today with a full-stack platform of services aimed squarely at the enterprise. The culmination of this will be Gloo Mesh Enterprise, a new product that will be available in Beta by the end of the year. Service meshes are part of a cloud native, containerized approach to development that enable micro services to communicate with one another. Idit Levine, founder and CEO at Solo, says that she began by creati...
Tags: TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Cambridge, Solo, Levine, PitchBook, Cloud Native, Idit Levine, Solo.io, Gloo Mesh Enterprise, Gloo Edge


Tim Berners Lee’s startup Inrupt releases Solid privacy platform for enterprises

Inrupt, the startup from World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, announced an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform today, which allows large organizations and governments to build applications that put users in control of their data. Berners-Lee has always believed that the web should be free and open, but large organizations have grown up over the last 20 years that make their money using our data. He wanted to put people back in charge of their data, and the Solid open source proje...
Tags: Open Source, UK, Enterprise, Privacy, Tech, Bbc, Mit, National Health Service, Belgium, Data Privacy, Sdk, World Wide Web, Tim Berners Lee, Berners Lee, Bruce, John Bruce


The Linux Foundation wants to help combat COVID-19 with free, open source apps to tell people when they've been exposed to the virus

People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street in Kiev Reuters Linux Foundation launched a public health unit in July to use open source software to combat the coronavirus pandemic and future epidemics. The foundation now has two apps: COVID Green, which is built by NearForm developers in Ireland, and COVID Shield, which is built by Shopify developers in Canada. Currently, contact tracing apps are not widely used, but the general manager of the initiative is optimistic t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Open Source, Mobile, Science, Enterprise, Washington, US, Trends, Canada, Ireland, Oxford, Oxford University, Shopify, Linux Foundation


Armory nabs $40M Series C as commercial biz on top of open source Spinnaker project takes off

As companies continue to shift more quickly to the cloud, pushed by the pandemic, startups like Armory that work in the cloud native space are seeing an uptick in interest. Armory is a company built to be commercial layer on top of the open source continuous delivery project Spinnaker. Today, it announced a $40 million Series C. B Capital led the round with help from new investors Lead Edge Capital and Marc Benioff along with previous investors Insight Partners, Crosslink Capital, Bain Capita...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Autodesk, Armory, Mirantis, Marc Benioff, JPMorgan Chase, Amazon Microsoft


If the ad industry is serious about transparency, let’s open-source our SDKs

Erick Fang Contributor Share on Twitter Erick Fang is the chief executive officer of Mintegral, where he oversees management, customer relationships and product development for this global mobile advertising platform. Year after year, a lack of transparency in how ad traffic is sourced, sold and measured is cited by advertisers as a source of frustration and a barrier to entry in working with various providers. But despite pro...
Tags: Open Source, Column, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Opinion, Marketing, Tech, Sdk, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Iab, General Data Protection Regulation, Mintegral, Erick Fang, Open-source Components, Open-source Startups


Bionic leg goes open source

As progress continues on the hardware behind bionic prosthetics, the need for robust and safe control systems increases. The challenge is that the researchers working on these systems often are limited to testing in simulation or spending the time and money to build their own prosthetics for testing. — Read the rest
Tags: Open Source, Video, News, Robotics, Prosthetics, Bionics


Altinity grabs $4M seed to build cloud version of ClickHouse open source data warehouse

Earlier this month, cloud data warehouse Snowflake turned heads when it debuted on the stock market. Today, Altinity, the commercial company behind the open source ClickHouse data warehouse announced a $4 million seed round from Accel along with a new cloud service, Altinity.Cloud. “Fundamentally, the company started out as an open source services bureau offering support, training and [custom] engineering features into ClickHouse. And what we’re doing now with this investment from Accel is we’re...
Tags: Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, SaaS, Snowflake, Databases, Intel NUC, Vmware, Cto, Accel, Hodges, Data Warehouses, Robert Hodges


Element acquires Gitter to get more developers on board with the open Matrix messaging protocol

Some interesting news for lovers of open, decentralized communications tech: Element, the company behind the eponymous Matrix -based Slack competitor (formerly known as Riot) has acquired developer-focused chat platform, Gitter, from dev services giant GitLab, which picked it up back in 2017. The acquisition means Gitter’s community of some 1.7M users will be migrating to Matrix, the underlying decentralized comms protocol also made by Element — assuming they stick around for the ride with ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Open Source, Apps, Europe, London, Microsoft, France, Tech, Eu, Mozilla, Hodgson, Skype, Messaging Apps, Gitlab, Riot


Five years after creating Traefik application proxy, open source project hits 2B downloads

Five years ago, Traefik Labs founder and CEO Emile Vauge was working on a project deploying thousands of microservices and he was lacking a cloud native application proxy that could handle this kind of scale. So like any good developer, he created one himself and Traefik was born. If you go back five years, the notion of cloud native was still in its infancy. Docker has been doing containers for just a couple of years, and Kubernetes would only be released that year. There wasn’t much cloud nati...
Tags: Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Balderton Capital, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Traefik, Traefik Labs, Emile Vauge, Vauge, Containous Today, Conde Nast eBay Classifieds


Progress snags software automation platform Chef for $220M

Progress, a Boston area developer tool company, boosted its offerings in a big way today when it announced it was acquiring software automation platform Chef for $220 million. Chef, which went 100% open source last year, had annual recurring revenue (ARR) of $70 million from the commercial side of the house. Needless to say, Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta was happy to bring the company into the fold and gain not only that revenue, but a set of highly skilled employees, a strong developer community an...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Open Source, Chef, Enterprise, Developer, Boston, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sap, Dfj, Crunchbase, Exit, Progress


MIT CSAIL grad launches machine learning platform with $10M Series A

Manasi Vartak, founder and CEO of Verta, conceived of the idea of the open source project ModelDB database as a way to track versions of machine models while she was still in grad school at MIT. After she graduated, she decided to expand on that vision to build a product that could not only track model versions, but provide a way to operationalize them and Verta was born. Today, that company emerged from stealth with a $10 million Series A led by Intel Capital with participation from Gener...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Open Source, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Intel Capital, Csail, Recent Funding, Verta, Sweat Equity Ventures, Machine Learning Models, ModelDB


China is building a GitHub alternative called Gitee

The technological decoupling between the U.S. and China has been a boon to Chinese firms from chipmakers for smartphones and electric vehicles through to software that are the backbones of millions of businesses’ daily operations. Chinese companies might have established a firm grip on internet services for consumers, but many fundamental technologies undergirding hardware and enterprise software remain in the hands of Western companies. As tech businesses become increasingly entangled in broade...
Tags: TC, Open Source, Asia, Microsoft, China, Tech, Crimea, Tencent, Huawei, Github, Financial Times, Shenzhen, Iran Syria, Google China, Kaifu Lee, Wang Chenglu


How Open Source Software Is Changing IP Risk In The Software Supply Chain [Sponsored]

Companies need to commit to being aware of how they use open source software and what the legal and business implications of that use might be.
Tags: Open Source, Law, Intellectual Property, White Papers, Fossa, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel


Aarogya Setu iOS code open sourced on OpenForge on Aug 10

You’re reading it here first: The team behind Aarogya Setu quietly open sourced the iOS version of the app on OpenForge, the government’s own open source platform, on August 10. People can’t raise issues on the platform yet as “pull requests” are currently disabled. MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh told MediaNama about this development earlier this morning. The repository only has one “commit” right now, from Rajeev Arkvanshi, a senior iOS developer at NeGD. It is not clear how the government will consi...
Tags: Travel, Ios, Open Source, News, Microsoft, NIC, Singh, Abhishek Singh, Medianama, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Digital India Corporation, Rajeev Arkvanshi, Android Bug Bounty Programme


Stacklet launches cloud governance platform with $4.4M seed investment

Stacklet co-founders Travis Stanfield and Kapil Thangavelu met while both were working at Capital One several years ago. Thangavelu helped create the Cloud Custodian open source cloud governance project. The two eventually got together and decided to build a startup based on that project and today the company launched out of stealth with a $4.4 million seed investment from Foundation Capital and Addition Ventures. Stanfield, who is CEO at the young startup, says that Cloud Custodian came about a...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Foundation Capital, Capital One, Recent Funding, Sid Trivedi, Thangavelu, Cloud Governance, Stacklet, Travis Stanfield, Kapil Thangavelu


Stacklet launches cloud governance platform with $4M seed investment

Stacklet co-founders Travis Stanfield and Kapil Thangavelu met while both were working at Capital One several years ago. Thangavelu helped create the Cloud Custodian open source cloud governance project. The two eventually got together and decided to build a startup based on that project and today the company launched out of stealth with a $4 million seed investment from Foundation Capital and Addition. Stanfield, who is CEO at the young startup, says that Cloud Custodian came about as Capital O...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Foundation Capital, Capital One, Recent Funding, Sid Trivedi, Thangavelu, Cloud Governance, Stacklet, Travis Stanfield, Kapil Thangavelu


Mozilla lays off 250

Mozilla today announced a major restructuring of its commercial arm, the Mozilla Corporation that will see about 250 employees lose their jobs and the shuttering of the organization’s operations in Taipei, Taiwan. This move comes after the organization already laid off about 70 employees earlier this year.  The most recent numbers from 2018 put Mozilla at about 1,000 employees worldwide. Citing falling revenues because of the global pandemic, Mozilla’s executive chairwoman and CEO Mitchell Ba...
Tags: Firefox, TC, Open Source, Tech, Web Browsers, Taiwan, Mozilla, Taipei, Baker, Taipei Taiwan, Mitchell Baker, COBRA, Personnel, Mozilla Corporation, Web Assembly, COVID


Microsoft launches Open Service Mesh

Microsoft today announced the launch of a new open-source service mesh based on the Envoy proxy. The Open Service Mesh is meant to be a reference implementation of the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) spec, a standard interface for service meshes on Kubernetes that has the backing of most of the players in this ecosystem. The company plans to donate Open Service Mesh to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to ensure that it is community-led and has open governance. “SMI is really reson...
Tags: Google, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Software, Computing, Mesh, Free Software, Kubernetes, Kong, Kuma, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Native Computing Foundation


Harness makes first acquisition, snagging open source CI company Drone.io

Harness has made a name for itself creating tools like continuous delivery (CD) for software engineers to give them the kind of power that has been traditionally reserved for companies with large engineering teams like Google, Facebook and Netflix. Today, the company announced it has acquired Drone.io, an open source continuous integration (CI) company, marking the company’s first steps into open source, as well as its first acquisition. The companies did not share the purchase price. “Drone is ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Harness, Jyoti Bansal, Crunchbase, Exit, Developer Tools, Google Facebook, Rydzewski


Kubermatic launches open source service hub to enable complex service management

As Kubernetes and cloud native technologies proliferate, developers and IT have found a growing set of technical challenges they need to address, and new concepts and projects have popped up to deal with them. For instance, operators provide a way to package, deploy and manage your cloud native application in an automated way. Kubermatic wants to take that concept a step further, and today the German startup announced KubeCarrier, a new open source, cloud native service management hub. Kuberm...
Tags: Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Scheele, Sebastian Scheele, Loodse, Kubermatic, Kubecarrier


How to Get iOS 14's Hidden Back Tap Controls on Your Android

iOS 14 and Android 11 will add new “back tap” gesture controls when they roll out later this year, but you can get the feature early on any Android device running Android 7.0 or higher right now. (iPhone users can install the iOS 14 beta for an early taste of the back-tap life, too). Read more...
Tags: Open Source, Accessibility, Lifehacks, Android 11


A time capsule of computer code is buried deep in the Arctic

Buried underground near the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the Arctic World Archive safeguarding humanity's books, documents, and data.The Archive includes the massive GitHub library of software code behind the world's open-source applications.Information in the vault is stored on special media said to be durable for 1,000 years. For a place that's so cold, Norway's Svalbard archipelago is downright hot when it comes to safeguarding some of humanity's most precious stuff. We've written before ab...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Future, Data, Library, Computers, Innovation, Arctic, Brazil, Noaa, Norway, Open-source, Rembrandt, Github, Munch, Svalbard


Puppet announces $40 million debt round from BlackRock

Puppet, the Portland, Oregon-based infrastructure automation company, announced a $40 million debt round today from BlackRock Investments. CEO Yvonne Wassenaar says the company sees this debt round as part of a longer term relationship with BlackRock . “What’s interesting, and I think part of the reason why we decided to go with BlackRock, is that typically when you look at how they invest this is the first step of a much longer term relationship that we will have with them  over time that has...
Tags: TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Ipo, Funding, Tech, CMO, Portland Oregon, Cto, Blackrock, Crunchbase, Puppet, Kearns, Wassenaar


New Acquia platform looks to bring together developers, marketers and data

Acquia, the commercial company built on top of the open source Drupal content management system has pushed to be more than a publishing platform in recent years, using several strategic acquisitions to move into managing customer experience, and today the company announced a new approach to developing and marketing on the Drupal Cloud. This involves bringing together developers and marketers under the umbrella of the new Acquia Open DXP platform. This approach has two main components: “Wha...
Tags: TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Marketing, Tech, Vista, Customer Experience Management, Drupal, Cochrane, Vista Equity Partners, DXP, Marketing Cloud, Acquia, Buytaert


Google launches the Open Usage Commons, a new organization for managing open-source trademarks

Google, in collaboration with a number of academic leaders and its consulting partner SADA Systems, today announced the launch of the Open Usage Commons, a new organization that aims to help open-source projects manage their trademarks. To be fair, at first glance, open-source trademarks may not sound like it would be a major problem (or even a really interesting topic), but there’s more here than meets the eye. As Google’s director of open source Chris DiBona told me, trademarks have increas...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Open Source, Enterprise, Developer, Open Source Software, Computing, Linux, Michigan, Linus Torvalds, University Of Michigan, Gerrit, PERL, Miles Ward, SADA