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Date: Thursday, April 3rd
Time: 2pm EST â€“Â What time is this for me?
The annual Future of Open Source Survey provides a report on the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends. Now in its eighth year, this annual survey is supported by over 30 open source software industry leaders and collaborating organizations, compiling results from hundreds of respondents from the open source community.
The 2014 Future of Open Source Survey is now live!
Take the survey to help shape this yearâ€™s results:Â https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014-future-open-source
The 2013 survey received 800+ responses and the results have received over 100,000 views onÂ Slideshare! Donâ€™t miss this live panel discussion on the industryâ€™s hottest trends and the 2014 survey results, featuring:
Follow the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtagÂ #FutureOSS.
View last year's Future of Open Source Survey results webinarÂ panel discussion with real-world insights from industry experts at Black Duck, North Bridge, Forrester Research, Hortonworks, Thomson Reuters and Acquia.Register Now
Todayâ€™s technology companies increasingly rely on open source software to create better software and services faster. IDC reports that 30% of the deployed code in the Global 2000 is open source software, and it is likely many times higher in resource-strapped startup environments. Â However the day-to-day practice of using open source is often uncontrolled, particularly in startup companies, and can potentially create unknown legal and operational risks with a companyâ€™s software assets. The last thing a startup wants is the pressure of producing a clean bill of material for their software assets when theyâ€™re in the heat of acquisition discussions, which can negatively impact value and timing.
Join Peter Bell, General Partner at Highland Capital and Matt Jacobs, Senior Corporate Counsel at Black Duck to gain perspective on the importance of knowing whatâ€™s in your code, and the strategies and processes for evaluating open source and software assets within corporate mergers & acquisitions. Â
Attend this webinar to learn:Â
Date: Wednesday, March 5th
Time: 11:30am EDTÂ -Â What time is this for me
Open source software is fundamentally changing the economics of development. Â According to Gartner 99% of Global 2000 companies will incorporate open source into their operations by 2016. Â And software has become an increasingly important part of products of Enterprises beyond traditional â€śtechnologyâ€ť companies, ranging from chemical companies like Monsanto to car companies like General Motors to consumer appliance companies like Bosch.
Â Any company developing software will use open source software and needs to ensure compliance with the terms of OSS licenses.Â These challenges are compounded by the spread of software development outside of the IT department. All kinds of companies need to manage the elements of open source that impact their business. It is not just about understanding whether a license is permissive or reciprocal. Even the most popular license differ in a variety of ways.
Join us asÂ Karen Copenhaver, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation and Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI)Â as they:
Best-in-class organizations are utilizing up to 80% open source code to rapidly deliver solutions.Â As the amount and frequency of new open source increases within your code base, ensuring that the right binaries show up in your build is becoming more and more challenging.
Please join us as Baruch Sadogursky, Developer Advocate at JFrog and Dave Gruber, Director of Developer Programs at Black Duck review the challenges associated with managing increasing open source use and present automated approaches to gain visibility and control of your binaries. You will learn:
ServerspecÂ provides a simple approach to testing your server configurations, independent of any configuration management tools. Using serverspec, you can write RSpec tests for checking your serversâ€™ configuration. It tests your servers'Â actual stateÂ throughÂ SSH access, so you don't need to install any agent software on your servers and can use any of the leading configuration management tools includingÂ Puppet,Â Chef, CFEngineÂ and more.Â2013 RecipientsView this project on www.ohloh.net
XPrivacy can prevent applications from leaking privacy sensitive data and can restrict the categories of data an application can access. This is done by feeding an application with no or fake data. There are several data categories which can be restricted, including contacts and locations. For example, if you restrict access to contacts for an application, an empty contact list will be sent. Similarly, restricting an application's access to your location will result in a fake location being sent.2013 RecipientsView this project on www.ohloh.net
Docker isÂ an open source project that automates the deployment of lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more.
Docker really got our attention. Few projects outside the highly corporate-sponsored arena garner this level of excitement and attention. While Docker was started by a small, commercial firm previously known as dotCloud, this project has quickly grown roots and turned the heads of the big guys, including RedHat and Google. Â But more importantly, Docker provides developers with an important advancement in the way they build scalable applications for the cloud â€“ the ability to create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. This level of portability offers companies plenty of options for where their apps will run, while allowing developers to have freedom of choice in the languages and tools used to build them.2013 RecipientsView this project on www.ohloh.net
GhostÂ is dedicated to one thing: publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customizable and completely open source. It allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even (gasp) fun to do. It's simple, elegant, and designed so that you can spend less time messing with making your blog work - and more time blogging. Â Â
InfluxDB isÂ a time series, events, and metrics database. It's written in Go and has no external dependencies. Once you install it there's nothing else to manage (like Redis, HBase, or whatever). It's designed to be distributed and scale horizontially, but is useful even if you're only running it on a single box.
Paul Dix started a project called ErrPlane, focusing on monitoring and metrics. As he traveled around trying to get traction with ErrPlane, he began to realize that other competing projects were all writing their own time-series database to handle the type and volume of data needed. So he and his partner made a big decision to stop working on ErrPlane and shift their focus to building a specialized, time-series database.Â Paul and team worked quietly for one month, and then decided they needed some feedback to continue, so they did a talk at a NY Ruby Meet-up. One of the attendees posted it up on Hacker News. Oâ€™Reilly Radar picked it up and the story went to the top. When Paul saw people talking about InfluxDB at a DevOps conference in Australia and another in Japan, they knew they were onto something solid. As of this writing, the project is only 3 months old, with the first commit Sept 23rd. Â2013 RecipientsView this project on www.ohloh.net
OpenIoT began as a research project partially funded by the European Commission with a goal of enabling a new range of open large scale, intelligent IoT (Internet of Things) applications according to a utility cloud computing delivery model. The project focuses on mobility aspects of internet-connected objects (sensor Networks) for energy-efficient orchestration of sensor data harvesting and data transmission into the cloud.Â OpenIoT integrates ontologies and semantic structures, in order to enable semantic interactions and interoperability between the various objects, which means a significant advancement over the existing syntactic interactions offered by GSN and AspireRFID projects.Â2013 RecipientsView this project on www.ohloh.net
Project Tox,Â also known as Tox, isÂ an instant messaging application aimed to replace Skype. Itâ€™s no surprise that this project got some big traction this year given all the privacy and security related events that have taken place. With the rise of governmental monitoring programs, Tox aims to be an easy to use, all-in-one communication platform (including audio and videochats in the future) that ensures their users full privacy and secure message delivery.Â2013 RecipientsView this project on www.ohloh.net
OpenDaylight's objective is to provide a fully functional SDN platform that can be deployed directly, without requiring other components. It is focused on building an open, standards-based SDN controller platform that is suitable for deploying in a variety of production network environments. In addition to a modular controller framework, OpenDaylight is expected to include support for a number of standard and emerging SDN protocols, network services such as virtualization and service insertion, well-defined application APIs, and data plane elements including physical device interfaces and virtual switch enhancements.2013 RecipientsView this project on www.ohloh.net
Today's technology companies are increasingly utilizing free and open source software (FOSS) to help enable innovation in their development organizations. However the day to day practice of using FOSS is often uncontrolled, potentially creating unknown legal, business and operational risks arising from the unique obligations found in many open source licenses. As a result, acquiring companies are now focusing more heavily on open source and third party code in their due diligence practices to uncover issues before M&A transactions are completed.
Join Andrew Hall, Intellectual Property Attorney at Fenwick and West LLP and Matthew Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck to gain insights on defined strategies and processes for evaluating open source and software assets within the scope of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Attendees will learn:Â
This annual review will highlight the most significant legal developments related to open source software in 2013, including:
Gain insights into these important legal developments from two of the leading open source legal experts, Karen Copenhaver, Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation, Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI).View Now
Topics Include Open Source Compliance - from Risk Mitigation to Competitive Advantage
BURLINGTON, MA andÂ YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, November 26, 2013 â€“ Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software (OSS), today announced that President and CEO Tim Yeaton will be a keynote speaker at the Linux Foundationâ€™s Open Compliance Summit and Enterprise Userâ€™s Meeting, scheduled for December 11-13, 2013 in Yokohama, Japan. Yeaton, a frequent speaker at open source industry events, will discuss the growth of open source use â€“ and re-use â€“ in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.
â€śIn our customer base in Japan, and in the larger global software development industry, weâ€™ve seen open source adoption growing at a tremendous rate and changing the competitive dynamics of entire industries for the better,â€ť said Yeaton. â€śAnd particularly in Japan, weâ€™re also beginning to see growing interest in a trend we call Inner Sourcing, which brings the collaborative development model of the open source community into the corporate software development organization.â€ť
The Enterprise Userâ€™s Meeting, December 11, 2013, encourages collaboration and interaction between Japanese enterprise users and the rest of the global Linux community.Â The Open Compliance Summit, December 12-13, 2013, provides a forum for legal and compliance specialists in the open source industry to discuss best practices, and address and mitigate common compliance challenges.
â€śIn Japan, as in the US and Europe, Black Duckâ€™s strong relationship with the Linux Foundation is helping drive visibility of the benefits of open source use,â€ť said Shoken Kim, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Black Duck. Â â€śOpen source and Linux platforms are driving the most important innovations in embedded software development and in enterprise IT in Japan and Asia. Our business in the Asia-Pacific region, which is growing with the support of our six partners, is proof of the importance of OSS to the regionâ€™s businesses.â€ť
â€śTraditional IT barriers to OSS adoption â€“ concerns about quality, security, support â€“ are falling away rapidly,â€ť said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation. â€śWe see open source producing innovation at an unprecedented rate, influencing the evolution of todayâ€™s most significant technology trends, including mobile, cloud, big data, social media.Â Working with Black Duck and like-minded companies, we are actively supporting these developments and significantly improving the pace of innovation.â€ť
For more information on the upcoming Linux Foundation Enterprise Userâ€™s Meeting, visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/enterprise-users-meeting-japan, the Open Compliance Summit, visit http://events.linuxfoundation.jp/events/open-compliance-summit/program/about. And for more information on Black Duck, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.
About Black Duck Software
Offering award-winning software and consulting, Black Duck is the partner of choice for open source software adoption, governance and management. Enterprises of every size depend on Black Duck to harness the power of open source technologies and methods. As part of the greater OSS community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through Ohloh.net, and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, St. Louis, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency, visit http://www.blackducksoftware.com and follow us at @black_duck_sw.