The Linux Foundation-backed R Consortium, created to support the math-and-statistics-centric R language, will soon put its money where its mouth is. The consortium is prepping several new projects designed to advance the language, its implementations, and the culture of development around it. In addition to defining standards and practices for R…
Red Hat is in the enviable position of having become the first open-source firm to break the $2bn revenue barrier. The Linux spinner has reported full-year revenue $2.05bn, an increase of 14 percent from subscriptions, training and services. Net income was up 10 percent to $199m.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has submitted Thursday a plan for ending U.S. oversight of key technical Internet functions in favor of a global multi-stakeholder governance model. The plan was finalized this week at an ICANN conference at Marrakech, Morocco.
The software giant was a holdout for years, but is now an official member. In a move that would have been unheard of a few years ago, Microsoft has joined the open source Eclipse Foundation.
Open source database management systems (OSDBMSs) have matured into viable alternatives to proprietary, commercial solutions. It comes as no surprise that OSDBMSs are not-so-subtly pushing proprietary solutions to the periphery. According to Gartner’s The State of Open Source RDBMS, 2015, the OSDBMS market is worth $562 million and has grown 31% year over year since 2013.
Issue gains currency, as private investors pour money into open-source startups. …Open-source projects underpin services offered by companies such Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., and Uber Technologies Inc, and open-source-based operating systems such as Linux power many corporate servers, financial trading platforms, and Android phones.
If Bitcoin should be made into a legal currency, the ramifications over the change will be huge for banks, businesses and users.