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Maintaining Open Source Technology: Foundations, Corporations and Two Guys Named Steve

By Tom Radcliffe, January 19, 2016

This post on Medium by Nadia Eghbal pointing out the precarious situation of open source infrastructure is absolutely spot-on.

Category: open source

Top 7 Blogs for 2015

By Navrup Johal, December 30, 2015

ActiveState Top Blogs 2015It’s that time of year again - our favourite blogs of the year! The selection criterion was simple: which blogs did we remember the most, told an interesting story or were the most entertaining. Without further ado, here they are in chronological order:

An Interview with David Ascher from the Mozilla Foundation

By Kathy Thomas, December 16, 2015

The core philosophy of the Mozilla Foundation is to promote the "values of an open internet to the broader world." So given the recent announcements about open source technology, Google open sourcing TensorFlow and Automattic’s doing the same for Wordp

Enterprises and Open Source: The Important Role of Commercial Distributions

By Bart Copeland, December 1, 2015

I recently did a webinar with Jay Lyman, Research Manager at 451 Research, discussing the trends in open source programming language adoption by enterprises and how they impact the overall business.

ActivePython vs. Open Source Python: What's the Difference

By Jennifer Lawler, November 5, 2015

I recently stumbled upon on old forum question inquiring why someone would use ActivePython instead of Python. That prompted me to write this blog, because it's important to remember that our language distributions are "more" than just the language itself.

Free Dev Tools Software for Your School's Lab or Classroom

By Kathy Thomas, September 24, 2015

Deploy your apps to any cloudThe notion of "developers conquering the world" is not new. Programming is the "it" profession with the demand for coders outstripping supply.

The State of Open Source and Highlights from the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats

By Michael Kanasoot, August 27, 2015

Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat

How time flies, especially in the cloud world. Less than a year ago, Bernard Golden kicked off the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats, a series of monthly discussions with leading thinkers in the industry.

Category: open source

Building a DevOps Strategy and Environment - Fireside Chat

By Michael Kanasoot, August 11, 2015

Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat

The need for accelerated application deployment has given rise to the DevOps movement. However, despite the undoubted benefits that DevOps promises, many IT organizations struggle to understand and get started with a DevOps strategy and project.

Category: open source

ActiveState: What's Next

By Bart Copeland, August 5, 2015

ActiveState: What's Next?People have been asking me, "What's happening to ActiveState now, after the sale of Stackato business (our private PaaS business) to HP?" This is an obvious question when you consider that so much of the ActiveState marketing that has dominated the headlines for the last few years has been Stackato-related. But ActiveState is comprised of a number of businesses. We have an IDE business, a Python business, a Perl business, and a Tcl business.

ActiveState's Stackato (Cloud Foundry & Docker Based PaaS) Acquired by HP

By Bart Copeland, July 28, 2015
I'm extremely happy, actually overjoyed, to announce that HP has acquired the Stackato product from ActiveState! Stackato is our platform (or PaaS) for enterprise IT departments and developers, based on various open source projects, including Cloud Foundry and Docker. Members of the team will be joining HP to help continue to grow Stackato as part of HP’s Cloud business.
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