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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.
Shanku Niyogi, GitHub's SVP of Product

He led open source projects in Microsoft’s early days of exploring it. Now he’s returning as GitHub’s new product head

GitHub just hired a new product head Shanku Niyogi, who led open source projects at Google and Microsoft. Niyogi explains why he's joining GitHub.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft buys an open source database startup to give it an edge against Amazon Web Services

Microsoft acquired open source database startup Citus Data. Here's why investing in open source could help Microsoft Azure edge out Amazon.
GitHub CEO Nat Friedman (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (right)

GitHub makes its first major move since Microsoft bought it for $7.5 billion — and it’s something customers have long been asking for

GitHub has launched free, private code repositories — something that customers have long been asking for.

VMware bought the startup founded by the ex-Googlers who created one of the hottest technologies in Silicon Valley

The cloud computing company VMware announced that it would acquire Heptio — a startup cofounded by two of the original co-creators of the mega-popular Kubernetes platform.
HashiCorp founder and CTO Mitchell Hashimoto

This 29-year-old’s side project has officially grown into a $1.9 billion cloud company with a huge new $100 million round of funding

On Thursday, HashiCorp announced it had raised $100 million in funding. This brings the company’s valuation to $1.9 billion.