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The Cloud and Open Source

This is eventually about the public cloud and Open Source, but — apologies in advance — takes an indirect and long-ish path. In AWS engineering, we develop stuff and we operate stuff. I think the second is more important. We have good hardware and software engineers, and infrastructure that feels pretty magic to me (faves: the racks and networking…
Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup. TechCrunch has learned from a source that the multibillion-dollar sports giant has acquired TraceMe, which…

Open Source Alternative for Zapier

Watch a Short demo (< 3 min) which shows how to create a simple workflowwhich automatically sends a new Slack notification every time a Github repository received or lost a star. Why use n8n? Free / Open Source You can run n8n totally free by yourself because it is Open Source and so free. Easily…
An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm

An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm

China uses facial recognition technology to track Uyghur Muslims. The US military uses drones to kill suspected terrorists—any nearby civilians. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement—which has locked children in cages near the Mexican border—relies on software for communications and coordination, like all modern organizations.Someone had to write the code that makes all of that possible.…

New open source Ada compiler based on LLVM

Presenting the GNAT LLVM project At AdaCore labs, we have been working for some time now on combining the GNAT Ada front-end with a different code generator than GCC. The GNAT front-end is particularly well suited for this kind of exercise.  Indeed, we've already plugged many different code generators into GNAT in the past, including a Java…
The secret life of open source developers

The secret life of open source developers

Ian Turton and Andrea Aime Playlists: 'foss4g2019' videos starting here / audio / related eventsA common question seen on many open source mailing lists is “When will you guys fix my bug? It is critical to my company!” This is often followed by one of the developers replying to say “When you write a fix…

Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software (2007)

When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of “free speech,” not “free beer.” These freedoms are vitally important. They are…
Programmer who took down open source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds

Programmer who took down open source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds

On Friday afternoon Chef CEO Barry Crist and CTO Corey Scobie sat down with TechCrunch to defend their contract with ICE after a firestorm on social media called for them to cut ties with the controversial agency. On Sunday, programmer Seth Vargo, the man who removed his open source components, which contributed to a partial…
The shift toward open source conversational AI – VentureBeat

The shift toward open source conversational AI – VentureBeat

In July, Uber released a new open source AI library called the Plato research dialogue system. A couple of months ago, Cisco open-sourced its MindMeld conversational AI platform, after acquiring the company of the same name in 2017 for $125 million. Why are so many new libraries being announced? There seems to be a trend…
Open source champion Microsoft makes the Linux kernel better with exFAT – BetaNews

Open source champion Microsoft makes the Linux kernel better with exFAT – BetaNews

I'm someone who uses both a Linux-based operating system and Windows 10 daily. You'd think I constantly run into  roadblocks when working between them, but really, that couldn't be further from the truth. Actually, much of the software I use on Linux is also on Windows, such as GIMP, Google Chrome, and LibreOffice. One area…

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How a martial arts gym trained me to build an inclusive...

Ken is an engineering manager at Airbnb building products that enable entrepreneurs to provide hospitality on the platform. Outside of work he enjoys Muay Thai, Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Filipino sticks & knives fighting), cooking, and writing. A wave of unease immediately swept through my body. Constant puffing and growling echoed around me as heavily-tattooed fighters…

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