IBM Open-Sources WebSphere Liberty Code

In late September, IBM announced that it would be open-sourcing the code for WebSphere Liberty, an application server intended to facilitate the development of Java apps and microservices. Liberty is intended to allow developers to quickly develop and deploy applications in a variety of environm... [More]

The NSA’s Open-Source Initiative

Earlier this year, the U.S. National Security Agency announced that it was creating a GitHub profile as part of its Technology Transfer Program.  The intent of the program is to facilitate the commercial development of open-source software to engage and benefit the community while producin... [More]

Code.gov Officially Launches

In August, the White House released the Federal Source Code Policy which outlined a two-pronged plan to merge open source ideology with government software development: all newly written federal government software would be available for reuse across all agencies, and all federal agencies would r... [More]

Microsoft Open Sources PowerShell

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they are open sourcing PowerShell, their powerful, task-based command-line shell and scripting language, and bringing it to Linux. This move is part of Microsoft’s larger efforts to orient more of their offerings to be customer-centric, maximizing the utility ... [More]

U.S. Government Goes Open Source

Back in March, the White House released a draft of a Federal Source Code policy for public comment. The purpose of this policy was to “require new software developed specifically for or by the Federal Government to be made available for sharing and re-use across Federal agencies.” In other words,... [More]

Microsoft Azure Expands

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the availability of two new services in its Azure family of offerings. The first is Storm for Azure HDInsight, the 100% Apache Hadoop-based cloud service that features language extensions and on-demand scaling. Storm is an open source stream analytics platform that ... [More]

Microsoft Embraces R

On January 23, Microsoft announced that it would be acquiring Revolution Analytics. With this step, Microsoft is jumping into the world of R, the powerful, open-source programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. The company intends to utilize Revolution Analytics’ ... [More]