Popular Self Driving Cars – Open Source Projects

Popular Self Driving Cars – Open Source Projects

The number of open source “self driving cars” projects are growing and all are commendable efforts but also highly ambitious. Over time, the hope is that they will mature enough for us More »

Zorin OS 12.2 Linux Released

Zorin OS 12.2 Linux Released

This week, Zorin OS released the latest upgrade to its popular Linux OS. The Zorin OS 12.2 is designed specifically for Windows users in mind who can migrate to Linux without any More »

Open Source skills are most sought after – Linux Foundation Jobs Report

Open Source skills are most sought after – Linux Foundation Jobs Report

The most sought after category is Developer where a whopping 73% of the employers wanted open source talent More »

4 Git Version Control Alternatives

4 Git Version Control Alternatives

In recent years, Git has become the defacto standard for code management, especially among open source developers. Developed by Linus Trovalds himself, the maker of Linux, it has found a lot of More »

Open Source Entrepreneur – Launching a Project Successfully

Open Source Entrepreneur – Launching a Project Successfully

Being an open source entrepreneur is a long term effort and not just a weekend project. So think hard before you make the jump. More »

 

Category Archives: Open Source

Popular Self Driving Cars – Open Source Projects

The number of open source “self driving cars” projects are growing and all are commendable efforts but also highly ambitious. Over time, the hope is that they will mature enough for us to use them effectively on our roads without risking lives.

As of today, the majority of the commercial projects rely on simulating driving conditions of the North American market. Most importantly, California, where laws are favorable for self driving cars. However, there is a huge potential for such vehicles in Asia and Africa with completely different and at times impossible driving conditions. Those markets may not be ideal for Tesla and Google cars, but open source enthusiast can tinker around and customize it for local conditions.

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Zorin OS 12.2 Linux Released

This week, Zorin OS released the latest upgrade to its popular Linux OS. The Zorin OS 12.2 is designed specifically for Windows users in mind who can migrate to Linux without any learning curve. The look and feel and even the user experience is eerily similar to Windows XP and that has been one of its biggest appeals since its launch.

Zorin OS has been reviewed by us before and it seems to only get better with time. Since its release nearly 9 years ago, it has grown in popularity and has been downloaded well over 17 million times.

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Open Source skills are most sought after – Linux Foundation Jobs Report

Linux Foundation has just come out with its annual jobs report for the year 2017. This year Open Source skills seem to be the most sought after among the 300 employers surveyed.

The trend has been turning in favor of Open source for the past many years, and this year, it seems that majority of the companies want talent that is proficient in some Open Source technology.

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4 Git Version Control Alternatives

In recent years, Git has become the defacto standard for code management, especially among open source developers. Developed by Linus Trovalds himself, the maker of Linux, it has found a lot of following among Linux kernal developers. Recently BOSS Index ranked it among the top 5 most popular open source projects of 2017. So what other alternatives exist for Git?

Here is a list of some of the Git alternatives that are extremely popular among developers. Incidentally, most of them are open source like Git, except for the one from Microsoft of course.

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Open Source Entrepreneur – Launching a Project Successfully

I have been asked several times how do I launch an open source project. To which I ask them, why not contribute to an existing project rather than build one from scratch? Being an open source entrepreneur who is launching a new project is really a long term effort and not just a weekend gig. So think hard before you make the jump.

There are literally thousands of open source software applications that need help in open source community. From drivers, to web and mobile applications, to mission critical systems and operating systems. Even stuff to put the man on Mars has some critical open source components. Yes, open source is rocket science stuff. So why build one from scratch?

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OSSummit – Open Source Summit 2017 is in LA this year

This year OSSummit, (Open Source Summit) will be held in Los Angeles, California. What is significant about this event is that it combines four different conferences under one roof. Namely, LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and Open Community Conference are all combined into Open Source Summit.

This mega event will be the highlight of the open source event of the year in North America. And if it is successful, we might see other smaller conferences focused around open source opting to join in for a piece of a larger audience.

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Firefox Send – Snapchat for files

If you plan to share a file, especially a large one, with someone over the Internet for a limited time and want it to be a secure share,  then Firefox Send is your answer. This experimental application is designed as open source with its code hosted on GitHub.

Firefox Send allows users to upload files (word, pdf, spreadsheets, movies etc) up to the size of 1GB. The files are then encrypted and the link is sent to the end recipient. Who have 24 hours to download before the file disappears. If the file has been downloaded, the file will be destroyed automatically.

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How to setup virtual environment with Python3

Python3 is now becoming extremely popular over the traditional Python2.7. And the reasons are varied but many. For one, the support for data science libraries in v3 is far better and greater than version 2. But for the most important and critical reason is, the popular Python 2.7 is being officially retired by 2020. Which simply means that there will be no official support for it beyond that year. So it’s time to migrate your code to the latest edition. Here in this tutorial, we will show how to setup a virtual environment for Python3 for our development purposes.

In this tutorial, we will use Anaconda. It is an open source software, primarily designed to support scientific and analytic Python (and R) packages. Over time it has grown to support  more than 700 packages in both Python2.7 and Python3.x versions. So along with the usual scientific packages like pandas, numpy, sklearn, we have the traditional offerings like Flask, Pymongo libraries supported natively. Furthermore, with the use of pip within anaconda, we can download all that is available for Python out there.

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Coco – Opensource Blockchain framework from Microsoft

Microsoft has announced the release of open source based Coco framework for Blockchain technology. What’s most exciting is that they have chosen to make it open source and will be available for download from GITHub early next year (2018).

Microsoft vision is to help the ease the adoption of Blockchain by enterprises. Cisco, and Intel will collaborate and partner with Microsoft to make this framework scale-able and hardware compatible.

Blockchain technology is gaining a lot of interest in the enterprises these days. It is widely touted to be used and adopted initially by Healthcare, Finance, Supply Chain, manufacturing, IoT and many more industries in the next few years.

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BOSS Index – Most Popular Open Source Projects

We all wonder which are the most popular Open Source software that we use today? Is Node.js more popular than Python? Which is more sought after; MongoDB or Cassandara? Everyone has their own opinion and reasons to choose one over the other. But which one is at the top of the list? BOSS Index wants to change that with their unique ranking.

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