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Open Source: On the Wrong Side of History

By Dick Weisinger

There have been more about-face comments in the news lately from Microsoft about the good which Open Source offers. Steve Ballmer, then CEO at Microsoft, said in 2000 that “Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property

Open Source: Outdated Components Threaten Security

By Dick Weisinger

Open Source software has become ubiquitous. A study by Synopsys found that 99 percent of the 1250 commercial products investigated contained at least one open source component. In fact, the average application has 445 open-source components. But the Synopsys report

Code Development: Microsoft Continues to Reinvent Itself with NPM Purchase

By Dick Weisinger

What a turn-around from the Microsoft of a decade ago! Microsoft’s GitHub recently agreed to acquire npm, the Javascript package manager. This is after Microsoft acquired GitHub in 2018 for $7.4 billion. Microsoft plans to integrate npm into the GitHub

Open Source: As Adoption Grows so Does the List of Known Vulnerabilities

By Dick Weisinger

The number of vulnerabilities identified in Open Source software projects nearly increased by 50 percent in 2019, according to a study by White Source Software. What’s causing the rapid discovery of security issues? It seems to be primarily visibility. Open

Open Source: Applying Innovation to the Slow-Moving Energy Industry

By Dick Weisinger

The energy and utility industries are known to be conservative and slow moving in adopting new technology. Cooperatively sharing information is something that utilities don’t do. But that is changing. As sustainable energy sources, like solar and wind become more