Open Source Application Software Companies http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en Open Source Licenses: How They're Similar, How They're Different http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-licenses-how-theyre-similar-how-theyre-differ <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>People talk of open source software as if all open source programs were made the same. In fact, there are several dozen different kinds of open source software licenses (some would prefer to call them free software licenses). If you want to understand the open source landscape today, you need to know what the major software licenses are and how they differ.</p> </div> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-licenses-how-theyre-similar-how-theyre-differ#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:23:00 +0000 104311 at http://thevarguy.com Microsoft's Docker Strategy: The Future of Windows Containers http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/microsofts-docker-strategy-future-windows-containers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In case you haven&#39;t noticed yet, Microsoft is placing a big bet on Docker containers. How does Microsoft see Docker fitting into the Windows world? Here&#39;s an overview of Microsoft and Docker&#39;s past, present and future.</p> <h3>A Brief History of Docker and Microsoft</h3> <p>When Docker containers were born in 2013, they were very much a Linux-only technology. At the time, Docker depended on LXC, a container framework for the Linux kernel, to run.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/microsofts-docker-strategy-future-windows-containers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/microsofts-docker-strategy-future-windows-containers#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:51:00 +0000 104361 at http://thevarguy.com The Past, Present and Future of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-canonical-and-ubuntu-linux <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From a rethinking of mobile strategy to a change in the CEO office, big changes are afoot at <a href="http://canonical.com">Canonical</a>, the company behind <a href="http://ubuntu.com">Ubuntu Linux</a>. Here&#39;s what they could mean for the future of the open source company and the software it produces.</p> <p>As regular readers of The VAR Guy (which at one time had an entire sister site devoted to Ubuntu) know, Canonical is a relatively major company in the open source space.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-canonical-and-ubuntu-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-canonical-and-ubuntu-linux#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:10:00 +0000 104551 at http://thevarguy.com Open Source History: Why Didn't BSD Beat Out GNU and Linux? http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/062615/open-source-history-why-didnt-bsd-beat-out-gnu-and-linux <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you use a free and open source operating system, it&#39;s almost certainly based on the Linux kernel and GNU software. But these were not the first freely redistributable platforms, nor were they the most professional or widely commercialized. </p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/062615/open-source-history-why-didnt-bsd-beat-out-gnu-and-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/062615/open-source-history-why-didnt-bsd-beat-out-gnu-and-linux#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000 77271 at http://thevarguy.com How Docker Containers Help Save Money http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-docker-containers-help-save-money <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By now, you probably know how popular Docker containers are with technical folks. But do you understand the business case for Docker? Do you know how containers help save companies money? If not, read on.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-docker-containers-help-save-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-docker-containers-help-save-money#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:11:00 +0000 104051 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Docker at Four: The State of the Docker Ecosystem from 2013 to Today http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-four-state-docker-ecosystem-2013-today <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Docker containers turned four years old this month. If you were paying attention to Docker in its early days, you know that the Docker ecosystem today looks nothing like it did then. Here&#39;s how the Docker world has evolved since Docker&#39;s launch in 2013.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-four-state-docker-ecosystem-2013-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-four-state-docker-ecosystem-2013-today#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:41:00 +0000 103781 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Mashape, Creator of Top Open Source API Management Tool Kong, Raises $18M http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/mashape-creator-top-open-source-api-management-tool-kong- <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik | Data Center Knowledge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mashape, a rising star in the quickly growing API management space, has raised its second funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/mashape-creator-top-open-source-api-management-tool-kong-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/mashape-creator-top-open-source-api-management-tool-kong-#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:01:00 +0000 103721 at http://thevarguy.com Meet Microsoft, the New Face of Open Source Data Center Hardware http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/meet-microsoft-new-face-open-source-data-center-hardware <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re running a cloud platform at Microsoft’s scale (30-plus regions around the world, with multiple data centers per region) and you want it to run on the best data center hardware, you typically design it yourself. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/meet-microsoft-new-face-open-source-data-center-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/meet-microsoft-new-face-open-source-data-center-hardware#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:14:00 +0000 103551 at http://thevarguy.com Data Center Knowledge Nine Funny Quotes about Free and Open Source Software http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/nine-funny-quotes-about-free-and-open-source-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Open source programmers are celebrated for the software they create. But they don&#39;t often get the credit they deserve for one trait: Being funny. With that in mind, here&#39;s a list of some of the more entertaining statements made by members of the free and open source software community.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/nine-funny-quotes-about-free-and-open-source-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/nine-funny-quotes-about-free-and-open-source-software#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:20:00 +0000 103281 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock 7 Free Operating Systems Not Based on Linux, Windows or OS X http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/7-free-operating-systems-not-based-linux-windows-or-os-x <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>GNU/Linux is not the only game in town when it comes to alternative operating systems.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/7-free-operating-systems-not-based-linux-windows-or-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/7-free-operating-systems-not-based-linux-windows-or-os-x#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:20:00 +0000 95261 at http://thevarguy.com