Open Source


Top 7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Software Composition Analysis Solution

Your open source usage is out of control. Sure, it’s helping you develop your product faster and getting new releases out the door in days instead of months, but now your code base is made up of 60% or more open source components. And that percentage is only growing. The application layer continues to be the most attacked, so you know you need to stay on top of vulnerabilities.


Splunk Now Top Contributor to OpenTelemetry

Editor’s note: This post is a collaboration between Tim Tully, Splunk CTO, and Spiros Xanthos, Splunk’s vice president of product management for observability and IT Ops and previously the founder and CEO of Omnition. My love for the open-source software movement began with Linux in the ’90s and grew during my time at Yahoo! in the early days of Hadoop.


Celebrate Open Source Day with Gravitons on September 4th!

I was going through a row of photography books in an antique store when I got a call from Bucky Moore, our lead investor and a board member. “Let me know if you need anything from me. This is getting serious,” he said. He seemed concerned. It was Sunday, March 22nd, right after the shelter in place order went in effect here in California. The next day, COVID-19 was no longer just in the news, it was everywhere.

How Open Source Helps Bring Back Product Obsession

Did you know that one of the Sauce Labs co-founders created Selenium and that Appium was incubated in Sauce Labs? Open source is in our DNA! When a company relies heavily on open source, it is a common practice to develop strategies and long term goals to manage the relationship between the company’s products and the open source ecosystem.

Announcing the Elastic Contributor Program

Open source contributions are foundational to Elastic — from Elasticsearch’s Apache Lucene core to the addition of open source Logstash and Kibana to form the Elastic Stack you’ve come to know and love. Over the years, the Elastic community has created over 90 Beats, shared use case tutorials like those from Volvo, T-Mobile, and Microsoft, and presented at hundreds upon hundreds of meetups.


Mattermost-Jitsi: Open source, self-hosted alternatives to Zoom and Slack

Mattermost and Jitsi—open source, self-hosted alternatives to Slack and Zoom—now integrate! With the Mattermost Jitsi plugin, Mattermost users can now instantly launch secure Jitsi voice, video and screen-sharing calls, either on-prem with the self-hosted Jitsi software or via the cloud with Jitsi Meet.


Simplify License Compliance

Today managing your licenses with Cloudsmith has become incredibly simple. Now, with the help of our License Compliance UI, not only can you update the license associated with a package without needing to modify a package, plus you can also view statistics of how your overall licenses appear across all packages within a repository. Don't believe me?

Open Source Grafana Tutorial: Getting Started

Open source grafana is one of the most popular OSS UI for metrics and infrastructure monitoring today. Capable of ingesting metrics from the most popular time series databases, it’s an indispensable tool in modern DevOps. This OSS grafana tutorial will go over installation, configuration, queries, and initial metrics shipping. Open source grafana is the equivalent of what Kibana is for logs (for more, see Grafana vs. Kibana).


Get paid to write open source software working from home

Open source companies are amazing places to work for engineers. Your work is showcased to the world through private open source companies like GitLab and HashiCorp (makers of Terraform and Vault), and through public ones like Elastic, GitHub, and RedHat—all of which have enormous impact.