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Open source received some inciting financial commitments from the folks at Fastly -- and non-monetary help is also flowing freely. Read on to learn the details of the latest open-source industry news.

November put a shining spotlight on the progress open-source technology offers with significant announcements from industry leaders.

Mozilla believes the high-tech industry has lost its soul by putting profits ahead of people and is going to try and do something about it. It has announced Mozilla Ventures, a US$35 million venture capital fund to finance early-stage startups producing products and technologies that advance values ...

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced the legislation that seeks to address open source software risks in government. The proposed Bill, S. 4913, now awaits action by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Cloud-native microservices platform Lightbend wants open-source licensing to better meet developers’ needs and is doing something to make that happen. However, the replacement fix is not a traditional open-source license. Rather, it transitions there in time.

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Canonical and Microsoft reached a new agreement to make their two cloud platforms play nicer together. Meanwhile, Microsoft apologized to open-source software devs. But no apology was rendered for BitLocker locking out Linux users. Get caught up on the latest OSS news.

GitHub gets the heave-ho by a software developer group. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old developer takes on the maintainer role of the near-abandoned Unity desktop. The start of the summer season brought new and old Linux developments to the forefront.

Microsoft continues to supplement its Windows and cloud platforms with more of its own “borrowed” Linux roots. The developing symbiotic “WindLux” integration could spawn an open-source hybrid of Windows on Linux. Might this be a new pathway for the growing popularity of cross...

HP’s new Dev One, powered by System76’s popular Pop!_OS Linux distribution, empowers developers to create their ideal work experience with multiple tools to help them perform tasks at peak efficiency not available on other computing platforms.

Automation will claim more than 11 million U.S. jobs over the next decade, according to a new report by Forrester. That's the bad news. The good news is that at the same time automation will create 9.63 million new jobs, for a net job loss for the period of 1.42 million jobs. The report noted that f...

An unintended consequence of Russia's invasion into Ukraine is the loss of technical talent that will impact supply chain and software innovation for years to come.

The ongoing tech real estate boom shows vendors planting their flags in smaller cities where home prices are more affordable, and commuting is less a gladiatorial sport. Studies suggest that much of the higher salaries people command in big cities gets eaten up in housing costs, so moving to smaller...

The average salary for a tech worker reached US$104,566 in 2021, yet nearly half still feel they're underpaid. The hot recruiting market could be contributing to workers feeling underpaid, maintained Brittany Nisenzon, metro markets manager with Robert Half, a global staffing company.

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