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80 percent of enterprises use open source software and nearly all worry about security

A new study reveals that while 80 percent of enterprises are using open source software (OSS) — set to rise to 99 percent in the next year — a mere one percent say they aren’t worried about security. The report…

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IBM makes open source tookit available to fight software supply chain attacks

The power of software supply chain attacks was amply demonstrated by SolarWinds but two years on some organizations are still vulnerable thanks to the use of source code management (SCM) systems. IBM’s X-Force Red ethical hacking team has been able…

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Microsoft changes its policy against the sale of open source software in the Microsoft Store

Having previously upset software developers by implementing a ban on the sale of open source software in its app store, Microsoft has reversed its decision. The company says that it has listened to feedback — which was vocal and negative…

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More than a third of UK government tech workers still not using open source

The UK government committed itself to using more open source software in its Technology Code of Practice published in 2021, but 38 percent of government tech workers in a new study say they still don’t use any open source software…

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Microsoft is giving the Open With dialog a great new design in Windows 11

Many of the changes introduced in Windows 11 have divided opinion, from the central Start button to the non-moveable taskbar. An upcoming change that is sure to go down well, however, is Microsoft decision to give the Open With dialog…

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New online community helps developers contribute to open source projects

Code visibility platform CodeSee is launching a new online community for developers of all skill levels to help them learn, contribute, explore, and connect across the globe. Open Source Hub (OSH) provides developers tools to onboard and understand the massive…

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Lack of software testing leaves businesses open to risk

New research finds 69 percent of UK CEOs think it’s acceptable to release software that hasn’t been properly tested, so long as it’s patch tested later. But this could be putting businesses at reputational and financial risk. The study from…

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Popularity of open source software leads to security risks

The widespread use of open source software within modern application development leads to significant security risks, according to a new report. The research from developer security firm Snyk and the Linux Foundation finds 41 percent of organizations don’t have high…

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Open source security plan aims to deliver on development, patching and more

White House officials, The Linux Foundation, OpenSSF and 37 private sector tech companies have announced a 10-point open source and software supply chain mobilization plan and $150 million of funding over two years. At a summit meeting yesterday several participating…

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How to continue the growth of open source in the UK

Open source adoption rates are growing globally, with non-propriety code proving to be both efficient and cost-effective for a variety of organizations. Approximately 82 percent of IT decision-makers are more likely to choose a vendor that actively gives back to…

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