How open source “selfishness” can lead to burnout

Commentary: Open source isn’t really about kumbaya, but does that necessarily mean it needs to stress out project leads? Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto There’s how open source is “supposed to” work, and how it actually works. The “supposed to” involves “rainbows…

IBM Research releases differential privacy library that works with machine learning

The open-source repository is unique in that most tasks can be run with only a single line of code, according to the company. Image: nantonov, Getty Images/iStockphoto Differential privacy has become an integral way for data scientists to learn from…

Machine learning platform MLflow joins the Linux Foundation

Handing the platform run by Databricks to the vendor-neutral foundation will speed growth, the organizations say. Image: boygovideo, Getty Images/iStockphoto Databricks, the company behind open source end-to-end machine learning (ML) platform MLflow, announced Thursday that it is handing control of…

Is Minds the social networking site we’ve been waiting for?

Jack Wallen interviews Minds CEO Bill Ottman about what sets the open source social media platform apart from competitors. Image: Jack Wallen After I wrote Why it’s time for a new social networking platform and how to make it successful, I…

Databricks’ Delta Engine promises 8 times the speed of Apache Spark

Now in general availability, the new analytics tool for use with the Delta Lake schema could make unwieldy data lakes a thing of the past. Image: iStockphoto/anyaberkut Cloud data analytics firm Databricks announced the general release of Delta Engine, a…

Is low-code/no-code the future of application development?

As popular and robust as these tools and platforms have become, low-code/no-code is not going to replace professional developers anytime soon, experts say. Even though most organizations have been digitizing their business processes for decades, when COVID-19 sent millions of…

Linux: Dell’s top developer laptop now comes with Ubuntu 20.04 out of the box

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is the first system available on the market with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS pre-installed. Dell and Canonical have announced that Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is now available as a pre-loaded option for the Dell XPS 13…