Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary
Every year, Coverity scans large quantities of code and evaluates it for defects. They've just released their latest report, and the findings were good news for open source.
Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site
It was reported when heartbleed was discovered that only passwords would be at risk and private keys were still safe. Not anymore. Cloudfare launched the heartbleed challenge on a new server with the openSSL vulnerability and offered a prize to whoever could gain the private keys. Within hours several researchers and a hacker got in and got the private signing keys. Expect many forged certificates and other login attempts to banks and other popular websites in the coming weeks unless the browser makers and CA's revoke all the old keys and certificates.
5 lessons for any open source business transitioning to a revenue-based model
In a recent article on Opensource.com, I introduced Data Geekery, the company behind jOOQ, and talked about the challenges we faced when transitioning our products from open source to a revenue-based business model last year. Our team learned a lot about running a business in general as well as making a big transition in our structure. Here, I'll share the top 5 lessons we learned that every open source business making this kind of change should know.
Will Patent Trolls Descend on The Emerging Cloud Computing Scene?
Those who abuse the patent system, often dubbed patent trolls, are starting to focus on the cloud computing scene. This shouldn't come as a surprise, of course. They've targeted Android and many other technology platforms that have found success and earned large user bases. Could patent trolls have a deleterious effect on the rise of cloud computing frameworks such as OpenStack and CloudStack this year?
Coding adventures and contributing to open source with CodeCombat
The Centre for Open Software Innovation (COSI) was established in 2009, as the University of Waikato's leading research centre on computer science theory and practice. It is the purpose of COSI to:
- Inspire and extend open development practice in computer science;
- Innovate (open) systems, theories and tools to improve processes and products;
- Excel at core computer science theory and practice as the foundation for innovation;
- Be community leaders at the local, national and international levels through effective communication and openness.