Open source software

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.  Along the way, the writer has learned

Visualizing Smog Sensor Data with the help of Vert.x, Prometheus, and Grafana – RHD Blog The article shows an end-to-end example of an IoT device sending data in a certain format. A gateway is implemented with the help of the Vert.x framework, which does all the magic of connection handling etc.Finally, the data is stored in a Prometheus time series database and graphed via Grafana.

Linux Foundation launches the Open-source EdgeX Foundry for IoT standardisation Security is the Achilles heel of the Internet of Things, according to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on ZDNet. The lack of common IoT development standards is part of this problem. This is why the Linux Foundation, along with 50 companies, has announced The EdgeX Foundry. The group will build a common open framework for IoT

The common ways software costs to sneak in | We’re used to hearing of software being described as “free as in freedom” and “free as in beer.” But there’s another kind of “free” that doesn’t get talked about as much: “free as in puppy.” This concept is based around the idea that when someone gives you a free puppy, that puppy isn’t really free. There’s

Why the last thing open source needs is more corporate oversight – TechRepublic Well-intentioned people keep proposing solutions to open source governance and revenue models. They’re wrong. Here’s why. According to a new Black Duck survey, developers can’t get enough of open source, ramping up open source adoption by 60% last year. Why the uptick? A whopping 84% cited superior cost savings, ease-of-access, and no vendor lock-in. Open

What to know before you open source your project Before your company makes a project open source, make sure you’re ready for all your new responsibilities to the community that forms around it. It’s the ecosystem, stupid With so much innovation happening in open source projects, why not take advantage of it across your product and supply chain?

The fun and semi-useless toys of Linux There are several minor tools and applications out there that keep popping up in my toolkit. You might not call any of them “killer apps,” but darn it, they’re fun to play around with and they sometimes take you in interesting directions. This collection has computer art, image manipulation, fractals and music.

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better At the beginning of August—the 10th, to be exact—the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project (and sixth open movie). Cosmos Laundromat is a 10-minute short film animation for grown-ups. It’s also the Blender Institute’s most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. The

How to launch a community project on GitHub | GitHub has become a fairly central part of many open source projects. Although many people focus on the code-hosting aspect of GitHub, the platform also includes comprehensive features for issue management, code review, and integration with many other tools and platforms. For new open source projects, however, getting started and ensuring that GitHub repos are