Open Source

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter Unite to Make More Portable Data

The tech companies are joining forces to allow users to download and transfer data more easily.

DHS Looks to Improve Cyber Capabilities for Financial Services

The Homeland Security Department’s innovation unit is seeing how open-source technology can defend from emerging threats.

Microsoft Has Agreed to Buy GitHub for $7.5 billion

The acquisition of GitHub will likely strengthen Microsoft’s cloud services offerings.

A New Open-Source Framework for Government Projects

Louisville, Kentucky is making the infrastructure for analyzing historic Waze data available to anyone who partners on the process.

DHS Funds Tech to Root Out Malware in Government Mobile Apps

The tool, developed with Red Hat, is one of several the department is touting at the RSA Cybersecurity conference.

Defense Department (Re)Launches Open Source Software Portal

The Code.mil open source initiative got a makeover and a new website: Code.mil.

The Source Code for the iPhone Leaked Online

Researchers believe the code to be real, and could be a significant security leak

What Happens When You Can't Share or Access Your Own Data?

Agencies can avoid vendor lock-in with hybrid open source software.

White House Launches Revamped Website

The new site is designed to match private sector quality, a senior administration official says. 

Outraged Programmers Forced a Rare Concession From Facebook on Its Open-Source Software

Facebook’s open-source software is wildly popular among developers and has been used to build countless websites.

Pentagon Launches Open-Source Experiment

Code.mil would let the public contribute to unclassified code written by federal employees.

Education Dept. Builds Show and Tell Space for Developers

There's a new GitHub repository for anything built with Education Department data.