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Armory team

Startup founders who sold their last 3 companies just got $28 million for a fourth, to build a business from a popular project started by Google and N...

The startup Armory builds a business around the open source project Spinnaker. Its CEO explains how it can eliminate a "soul sucking experience."
FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency and Libra logo illustration picture

Facebook had to invent a totally new programming language, Move, for its Libra cryptocurrency project because no other language was up to the task

Facebook launched Move, a programming language specifically designed for blockchain and Libra. Move is an open source project that is now on GitHub.
Mattermost cofounders Corey Hulen and Ian Tien

This open source messaging startup raised $50 million to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams and rope in customers who care a lot about privacy

The messaging app raised $50 million just 4 months after its first funding. And investors aren't scared that it's competing with Slack and Microsoft.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose

Everything you need to know about React, a project started at Facebook that now helps Twitter, Pinterest, and Asana keep their apps looking good and w...

React was originally a project built at Facebook to manage its ads. Now it's used by Pinterest, Twitter, Asana, Uber, and more. Here's how it started.
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, and Aparna Sinha, Google's director of product management for Kubernetes and Anthos

5 years ago, Google gave away a cloud-computing project. Now people love it so much they’re celebrating its anniversary in Spain.

Five years ago, Google engineers open sourced Kubernetes, and 8,500 people at KubeCon celebrated. Google and the Linux Foundation reflect on its legacy.
Jani Eväkallio, VP of Engineering and Formidable’s London office

Programmers are constantly pressured to overwork themselves. These two companies have a brilliant plan to change that.

A program that pays employees $20/hour to contribute to open source projects on their off time has a smart work/life balance twist.
Consuelo Madrigal, Red Hat's brand manager in Latin America, shows off her new Red Hat tattoo.

Red Hat is getting a new logo ahead of its acquisition by IBM, and six employees have already gotten tattoos of it

Red Hat updated its "shadowman" logo after as it prepares to be acquired by IBM. Six employees have already gotten tattoos of the new logo.
Sameer Al-Sakran

VCs just invested $8 million into this startup that gave away its software for free because they noticed how much people loved it

Open source business intelligence startup Metabase had a fast-growing community, and VCs noticed. Now, it has closed $8 million in in series A funding
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk hints that the web browsers in Tesla cars are going to get a lot better, thanks to technology created by Google

Elon Musk says that Tesla cars will get an update to bring a better web browser — potentially fixing a major Tesla driver frustration.
Open Source Initiative board members. Front row, L-R: Simon Phipps (Board President), Josh Simmons (Board Treasurer), Carol Smith (Board Secretary) Back row, L-R: Italo Vignoli, Faidon Liambotis, Molly de Blanc, Richard Fontana, Patrick Masson, Chris Lamb.

A group of women trying to change the sexist culture of open source software have been harassed online

Online harassment and a lack of inclusion are issues in the open source space, and the board elections for the Open Source Initiative showcase this.