Open Source Application Software Companies http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en 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 What the Hack? Tracing the Origins of Hacker Culture and the Hacker Ethic http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/042915/open-source-history-tracing-origins-hacker-culture-and-ha <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What inspires open source programmers, defines their culture and sets the open source world apart from that of proprietary software development? That&#39;s an important question for understanding what drives the creation of monumental platforms such as Linux, OpenStack and Hadoop.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/042915/open-source-history-tracing-origins-hacker-culture-and-ha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/042915/open-source-history-tracing-origins-hacker-culture-and-ha#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000 72891 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Open source legend Richard Stallman</p> A Linux User Reminds Himself Why He Stopped Using Windows http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linux-user-reminds-himself-why-he-stopped-using-windows <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Last month, I wrote about my <a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an">life using Linux</a> for the past ten years. This week, I started using Windows again -- and was reminded why I switched to Linux in the first place. Here&#39;s what I learned.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linux-user-reminds-himself-why-he-stopped-using-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linux-user-reminds-himself-why-he-stopped-using-windows#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:15:00 +0000 102941 at http://thevarguy.com How Linux Conquered the Data Center http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-linux-conquered-data-center <div class="field-byline"> Scott Fulton III </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the people who worked to create the original Linux operating system kernel remember this time with almost crystal clarity, as though a bright flashbulb indelibly etched its image on the canvasses of their minds. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-linux-conquered-data-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-linux-conquered-data-center#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:13:00 +0000 102921 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Images What Blockchain Means (Hint: Not Just Bitcoin), and Why You Should Care http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-means-hint-not-just-bitcoin-and-why-you-s <div class="node-body article-body">If you haven't been paying much attention to blockchain -- the distributed database technology made famous by Bitcoin -- it's time to start. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-means-hint-not-just-bitcoin-and-why-you-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-means-hint-not-just-bitcoin-and-why-you-s#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:40:00 +0000 102821 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock SDN, Blockchain and Beyond: The Spaces Where Open Source Is Thriving Today http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/sdn-blockchain-and-beyond-spaces-where-open-source-thrivi <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What are the newest frontiers that open source software is conquering? Black Duck&#39;s latest open source &quot;Rookies of the Year&quot; report, which highlights areas like blockchain and SDN, provides some interesting insights.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/sdn-blockchain-and-beyond-spaces-where-open-source-thrivi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/sdn-blockchain-and-beyond-spaces-where-open-source-thrivi#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:07:00 +0000 102651 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I&#39;ve been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:51:00 +0000 102441 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock