Actualité Open Source et logiciels libres

Color is launching a high-capacity COVID-19 testing lab and will open-source its design and protocols
Genomics health technology startup Color is doing its part to address the global COVID-19 pandemic, and has detailed the steps it’s taking to support expansion of testing efforts in a new blog post and letter from CEO Othman Laraki on Tuesday. The efforts include development of a high-throughput lab that can process as many as […] | 3/31/20 5:38 AM
Libra rival Celo launches 50-member Alliance For Prosperity
Some Libra Association members like Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase are double-dipping, backing a competing cryptocurrency developer platform. Launching today with over 50 partners, non-profit The Celo Foundation’s ‘Alliance For Prosperity’ offers a way for developers to build decentralized mobile apps that are based on Celo’s blockchain platform and USD stablecoin. The open-source Celo platform is […] | 3/11/20 1:00 AM
Faire tourner Android 10 sur un iPhone ? C’est possible grâce au projet open source SandCastle
Des développeurs sont parvenus à exploiter le jailbreak de l'iPhone pour y installer Android 10. ... | 3/5/20 3:02 AM
Mirantis co-founder launches FreedomFi to bring private LTE networks to enterprises
Boris Renski, the co-founder of Mirantis, one of the earliest and best-funded players in the OpenStack space a few years ago (which then mostly pivoted to Kubernetes and DevOps), has left his role as CMO to focus his efforts on a new startup: FreedomFi. The new company brings together open-source hardware and software to give […] | 2/24/20 12:22 PM
Deviceplane wants to bring over-the-air updates to Linux edge devices
Deviceplane, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2020 class, is developing an open-source toolset to manage, monitor and update Linux devices running at the edge. “We solve the hard infrastructure problems that all these companies face, including network conductivity, SSH access, orchestrating and deployment of remote updates, hosting, application monitoring and access and security […] | 2/24/20 7:37 AM
Netflix passe au codec open source AV1 pour des contenus plus beaux sur Android
Netflix vient d'annoncer un peu de changement au niveau de son service sur mobile avec la gestion du nouveau codec AV1. L'objectif est de proposer une meilleure qualité d'affichage sur les appareils mobiles. | 2/6/20 9:10 PM
Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 2 of 2)
In part two of a survey that asks top VCs about exciting opportunities in open source and dev tools, we dig into responses from 10 leading open-source-focused investors at firms that span early to growth stage across software-specific firms, corporate venture arms and prominent generalist firms. Where top VCs are investing in open source and […] | 2/5/20 11:34 AM
Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 1 of 2)
The once-polarizing world of open-source software has recently become one of the hotter destinations for VCs. As the popularity of open source increases among organizations and developers, startups in the space have reached new heights and monstrous valuations. Over the past several years, we’ve seen surging open-source companies like Databricks reach unicorn status, as well […] | 2/5/20 10:43 AM
Zimbabwe : une technologie open source pour faciliter l'accès aux formations via les smartphones
Academy of Robotic, une start-up britannique dirigée par le Zimbabwéen William Sachiti, expert de l'intelligence artificielle, a lancé une technologie open source destinée à faciliter l'accès aux formations via les smartphones en Afrique. Dénommée « Trees of Knowledge » cette technologie permet à partir d'une connexion wi-fi diffusée depuis un arbre ou un point de repère rural, de donner accès à des contenus éducatifs préchargés. Ainsi, toutes les personnes dans un rayon d'environ 100 mètres peuvent accéder (...) - 02. Février 2020 / 28. Logiciel libre | 2/4/20 12:55 PM
HPE acquires cloud native security startup Scytale
HPE announced today that it has acquired Scytale, a cloud native security startup that is built on the open-source Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) protocol. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Specifically, Scytale looks at application-to-application identity and access management, something that is increasingly important as more transactions take place between […] | 2/3/20 10:32 AM
Skymind Global Ventures launches $800M fund and London office to back AI startups
Skymind Global Ventures (SGV) appeared last year in Asia/US as a vehicle for the previous founders of a YC-backed open-source AI platform to invest in companies that used the platform. Today it announces the launch of an $800 million fund to back promising new AI companies and academic research. It will consequently be opening a […] | 1/30/20 10:28 PM
Cortex Labs helps data scientists deploy machine learning models in the cloud
It’s one thing to develop a working machine learning model, it’s another to put it to work in an application. Cortex Labs is an early-stage startup with some open-source tooling designed to help data scientists take that last step. The company’s founders were students at Berkeley when they observed that one of the problems around […] | 1/23/20 7:32 AM
Dfinity launches an open source platform aimed at the social networking giants
When Dfinity raised $102 million in funding in 2018 at a $2 billion valuation in a round jointly led by Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital, it was thought of as a step change in the world of blockchain technology. In an area that was  synonymous generating a lot of headlines around cryptocurrency speculation, this was […] | 1/22/20 11:33 PM
Linux Sénégal Meetup chez ISI Keur Massar
LinuxSenegal est une communauté regroupant des passionnés des nouvelles technologies, en particulier, de tout ce qui est Open Source. Cette communauté organise des événements durant lesquels nous faisons des Présentations, des Ateliers, des Install Party, des conférences... Nous vous informons que nous organiserons un Meetup le Samedi 28 Décembre 2019. Nous vous prions de remplir ce formulaire ci-dessous si toutefois vous avez une présentation ou un atelier à faire. (...) - Manifestations / 35. Manifestation | 12/21/19 7:54 AM
Hugging Face raises $15 million to build the definitive natural language processing library
Hugging Face has raised a $15 million funding round led by Lux Capital. The company first built a mobile app that let you chat with an artificial BFF, a sort of chatbot for bored teenagers. More recently, the startup released an open-source library for natural language processing applications. And that library has been massively successful. […] | 12/17/19 5:26 AM
Robocorp announces $5.6M seed to bring open-source option to RPA
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been a hot commodity in recent years as it helps automate tedious manual workflows inside large organizations. Robocorp, a San Francisco startup, wants to bring open source and RPA together. Today it announced a $5.6 million seed investment. Benchmark led the round, with participation from Slow Ventures, firstminute Capital, Bret […] | 11/4/19 4:50 AM
Hackers can steal the contents of Horde webmail inboxes with one click
A security researcher has found several vulnerabilities in the popular open-source Horde web email software that allow hackers to near-invisibly steal the contents of a victim’s inbox. Horde is one of the most popular free and open-source web email systems available. It’s built and maintained by a core team of developers, with contributions from the […] | 10/31/19 5:50 AM
Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates
Suse, the newly independent open-source company behind the eponymous Linux distribution and an increasingly large set of managed enterprise services, today announced a bit of a new strategy as it looks to stay on top of the changing trends in the enterprise developer space. Over the course of the last few years, Suse put a […] | 10/8/19 8:01 PM
Programmer who took down open-source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds
On Friday afternoon Chef CEO Barry Crist and CTO Corey Scobie sat down with TechCrunch to defend their contract with ICE after a firestorm on social media called for them to cut ties with the controversial agency. On Sunday, programmer Seth Vargo, the man who removed his open-source components, which contributed to a partial shutdown […] | 9/23/19 2:49 AM
Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests
Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/ICE. Eventually it led to an influential open source developer removing a couple of key pieces of software from the project, bringing down some parts of Chef’s commercial business. Chef intends […] | 9/20/19 11:27 AM