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Why you should care about RISC-V

Why you should care about RISC-V

If you haven’t heard about the RISC-V (pronounced “risk five”) processor, it’s an open-source (open-hardware, open-design) processor core created by the University of Berkeley. It exists in 32-bit, 64-bit, and 128-bit variants, although only 32- and 64-bit designs exist in practice. The news is full of stories about major hardware manufacturers (Western Digital, NVidia) looking at or choosing RISC-V cores for their product.

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Collaboration in open source license enforcement — a community movement is happening

Collaboration in open source license enforcement — a community movement is happening

[We are reposting on the Red Hat Developers blog this article from the Red Hat blog, which was written by David Levine, assistant general counsel at Red Hat.]

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.”

This was Abraham Lincoln speaking in the mid-1800s but his advice is still relevant today. Litigation is almost always a poor tool for fostering collaboration, whether among neighbors or software developers.

In approaching the topic of open source license enforcement, it is important to consider Lincoln’s advice. Collaboration during open source license enforcement is a key to successful compliance just as it is an important element to success in the software development process. In assessing license enforcement tactics, you need to ask whether they will foster greater collaboration in open source software development. If the ultimate result of excessive or abusive enforcement is that developers and enterprises are turned off from participating in upstream open source communities, the ecosystems will wither and we all suffer as a result.

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Open Source is Everywhere

Open Source is Everywhere

“OPEN SOURCE”- it’s FREE! This is what comes first to mind when someone asks us about our knowledge of Open Source. It was the case with us until someone told us about what exactly Open Source is and its importance in the present IT sector. Today we definitely stand apart from not only our classmates but also from those who believe that open source is just what you do to pass the time and because it’s OPEN SOURCE.

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Open sourcing Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Unified Push Server

Open sourcing Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Unified Push Server

It might be hard to believe, but it has been one year since Red Hat’s acquisition of FeedHenry, a leader in the enterprise mobile app development and mobile backend-as-a-service space.   It’s been a busy and interesting year for our platform. As we continue to add great new enterprise-grade features, we’ve also been working on some important new enhancements in architecture, DevOps and cloud technologies. There’s  more on that to come in the next few months, and as a recognition of that Forrester recently named us a market leader in innovation and strategy ahead all our competitors globally – Forrester Wave-

Being part of Red Hat has brought us into one of the epicenters of the fascinating world of open source.  We don’t just talk, we support and contribute to open source software,  you can almost feel it and smell it every day here at Red Hat. From our open communications to our multi-disciplinary collaboration and publications, we  bring the open source DNA to practically everything we do. Because of this, it will come as no surprise to you that we are working on a methodical and multi-phased approach to open source our Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) under the community name FeedHenry feedhenry.org.  Yes, we’re keeping our memorable name.

Today we are announcing the first open source component, from the AeroGear community-driven project.

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Repost: 6 tips for adopting open source — GCN

Repost: 6 tips for adopting open source — GCN

Red Hat’s David Egts has assembled this handy article on how to get started with open source.

GCN_logoOpen source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the “open source first” model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is among his top priorities this year.

So what’s the best way to increase your agency’s adoption of open source software and keep it secure? Here are six tips to get you there:

1. Standardize on a common platform.

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