Open Source

Red Hat’s new CEO says his appointment won’t change the company’s ongoing “open hybrid cloud” strategy. Paul Cormier, a long time Red Hat employee who took over as CEO following Jim Whitehurst’s departure to new owner IBM, used this year’s virtual keynote to recommit the open source giant to meeting

Red Hat today announced Paul Cormier as its new president and CEO, effective immediately. Cormier takes the reins of the open source giant following long time CEO Jim Whitehurst’s move to new Red Hat owner IBM earlier this year. Cormier joined Red Hat in 2001 and is credited with pioneering

Technology leaders in every organisation need to understand the value and disruptive potential of open source code, and encourage their developers to work across different projects, according to Sam Hunt, APAC VP of GitHub, Microsoft’s US$7.5 billion open source hosting company.   Hunt told Which-50 open source software has become fundamental

In the Norwegian town of Svalbard there is a vault containing over 900,000 seeds of the world’s most valuable plants and crops. The vault, more than 100 metres within a mountain, opened in 2008 to preserve the seeds in any sort of large scale crisis or doomsday scenario. Next year,

GitHub announced it is releasing native mobile applications for iOS and Android, and unveiled a new approach to open source security during its annual developer event in San Francisco this week. From today a mobile version of GitHub is available through a public beta with android “coming soon”. The mobile

Software developers aren’t introverts writing closely guarded code in a dark room. At least not anymore. The rise of open source has shown software development is fundamentally a collaborative, community endeavour where millions of developers share and build on each other’s work. That’s according to GitHub CEO Nat Friedman who

Microsoft Australia’s technology chief, Lee Hickin, today declared the company’s commitment to open source software while speaking at an event hosted by one time adversary and open source giant, Red Hat. Microsoft has evolved into an open source company as it transformed, Hickin said, and around half of the services

Red Hat is now officially part of IBM. The acquisition finally closed overnight after getting the green light from EU regulators at the end of June. IBM announced its intention to buy Red Hat in October 2018 in an all cash deal worth US $34 billion, making it one of

Red Hat announced the latest version of  its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, this week along with the news that the service will for the first time be integrated with a public cloud, in this case Microsoft’s Azure. Both companies said making the seperate Azure version of OpenShift, named Azure Red Hat

This week Red Hat announced several new releases of its open source software products and signalled it is betting big on an “open” hybrid cloud future. According to the open source giant it is an environment where public cloud providers will not be able to match its hybrid offerings, despite