Open Source Application Software Companies http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en Why Does Open Source Really Matter? It's about Control, Not Code http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/why-does-open-source-really-matter-its-about-control-not- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Why is open source software so popular today? You might think it&#39;s about money, open standards or interoperability. But the most important factor behind the success of open source is its ability to offer control.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/why-does-open-source-really-matter-its-about-control-not-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/why-does-open-source-really-matter-its-about-control-not-#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:26:00 +0000 106471 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Past, Present and Future of the GPL in Open Source Software http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-gpl-open-source-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today, many programmers and companies are passing on the GPL in favor of alternative open source licenses./p> </p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-gpl-open-source-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-gpl-open-source-software#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:41:00 +0000 105791 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Predictive Policing and Software Freedom: Should the Police Use Open Source? http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/predictive-policing-and-software-freedom-should-police-us <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Open source software is now widespread almost everywhere, from servers to smartphones. But there&#39;s one place where open source is still not common: The world of policing. </p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/predictive-policing-and-software-freedom-should-police-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/predictive-policing-and-software-freedom-should-police-us#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:58:00 +0000 105671 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Docker Downsides: Container Cons to Consider before Adopting Docker http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Like any technology, Docker is not a silver bullet. It has its downsides, and it&#39;s important to understand them if you&#39;re considering migrating to Docker.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Fri, 26 May 2017 17:08:00 +0000 105361 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock What Blockchain and Open Source Software Share in Common http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-and-open-source-software-share-common <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wondering what makes Bitcoin and other blockchain-based technologies so popular?</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-and-open-source-software-share-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-and-open-source-software-share-common#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 23 May 2017 20:21:00 +0000 105171 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The History of Ubuntu Linux, Canonical's Open Source OS http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/history-ubuntu-linux-canonicals-open-source-os <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Ubuntu, the open source operating system developed by Canonical, will soon officially be thirteen years old. </p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/history-ubuntu-linux-canonicals-open-source-os" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/history-ubuntu-linux-canonicals-open-source-os#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 23 May 2017 18:29:00 +0000 104821 at http://thevarguy.com What Do Open Source and DevOps Have in Common? A Lot, Actually http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-do-open-source-and-devops-have-common-lot-actually <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DevOps and open source are both key trends in the software world today. But they are rarely discussed in tandem. Perhaps that should change, because DevOps and open source have much more in common than their proponents may realize.</p> <h3>Defining DevOps and Open Source</h3> <p>Before discussing how DevOps and open source are related, let&#39;s define these two terms.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-do-open-source-and-devops-have-common-lot-actually" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-do-open-source-and-devops-have-common-lot-actually#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Thu, 18 May 2017 16:05:00 +0000 104971 at http://thevarguy.com Docker Chairman Steps into CEO Role http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-chairman-steps-ceo-role <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Singh, co-founder of Concur and member of SAP's executive board, joins the container company as CEO. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-chairman-steps-ceo-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-chairman-steps-ceo-role#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 03 May 2017 20:41:00 +0000 105081 at http://thevarguy.com With LinuxKit, Docker Learns to Love Open Source Once Again http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linuxkit-docker-learns-love-open-source-once-again <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thanks to Docker and LinuxKit, Linux and open source are closer to conquering the world than ever—sort of. Here&#39;s how Docker hopes to use <a href="https://github.com/linuxkit/linuxkit">LinuxKit</a>, a new Linux Foundation project, to sneak Linux into Windows servers, Mac laptops and even IoT devices.</p> <p>Docker announced LinuxKit earlier this month at DockerCon in Austin. LinuxKit is a set of tools for building a Linux subsystem that can run inside a container.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linuxkit-docker-learns-love-open-source-once-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linuxkit-docker-learns-love-open-source-once-again#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 01 May 2017 16:51:00 +0000 104851 at http://thevarguy.com 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