Open Source Myths Busted20161215180000

Open Source Myths Busted

Michael BlanchardDecember 15, 2016, ,
The world is flat. Global warming doesn’t exist. And the Phlogiston theory has been disproven. These ideas seem crazy by today’s standards...
Deconstructing Open Source Language Licensing20161213183000

Deconstructing Open Source Language Licensing

With the majority of companies using open source, it’s important to understand the underlying licenses associated with the software and projects...
Go and The Open Source Languages Company20161115170000

Go and The Open Source Languages Company

Sheila LouisNovember 15, 2016, , , ,
If you read my post on Ruby last week, you already know that in our latest company iteration, we knew we wanted to continue and renew our commitment t...
Ruby and The Open Source Languages Company20161108170000

Ruby and The Open Source Languages Company

At ActiveState we have been in the open source languages space (serving the communities of Python, Perl, and Tcl) for almost 20 years. We’re now in ou...
Tipping Point in Open Source Security20161019170000

Tipping Point in Open Source Security

In the past couple of years we have seen some of the biggest security issues in open source, including Heartbleed, Shellshock, and POODLE. More recent...
ActiveState 2016 Open Source Survey20160929170000

ActiveState 2016 Open Source Survey

We had a tremendous response to our first open source survey and on behalf of ActiveState I’d like to thank the 867 people who gave their time and tho...
Fast Security Is Not Always High Security: Today’s OpenSSL News20160926172515

Fast Security Is Not Always High Security: Today’s OpenSSL News

Einstein said that our physical theories should be as simple as possible, but not simpler. The same is true of security: security policies should move...
Open Source: Great Power Comes With Great Responsibility20160531200000

Open Source: Great Power Comes With Great Responsibility

The recently completed Future of Open Source survey by North Bridge and Black Duck continues to highlight the incredible strength of open source softw...
How to Prevent IT Disasters with Off-the-Shelf Solutions20160526190916

How to Prevent IT Disasters with Off-the-Shelf Solutions

Large software projects are like catnip to corporations and governments. There’s something irresistible to them about wanting to create and build a sy...
Coming out of the Shadows: Getting Buy-in From Your IT Dept20160512161500

Coming out of the Shadows: Getting Buy-in From Your IT Dept

Jennifer LawlerMay 12, 2016, , ,
Ahhh…the elusive “blessing” of the IT Department… desperately sought, rarely bestowed. In a previous blog my colleague, Michael, defined S...