As of today, Endocode joins the community of OpenChain conformant organisations. Being Open Source license compliant is a hygiene factor that everybody who uses Open Source technologies needs to constantly maintain. It is one aspect of being a good citizen of the Open Source world. However, maintaining compliance throughout the supply chain of a complex product that may include incoming external contributions is not trivial. The OpenChain project aims at making Open Source license compliance simpler and more consistent.
The weekend of the 23rd - 25th of June was a weekend some of us spent at the office. Not because we are trying to avoid doing the dishes at home, but because we had guests. Endocode hosted the German LibreOffice community that gets together every year to exchange ideas, discuss new features and make plans for the future. LibreOffice, as part of the Document Foundation, is an independent, self-gorverning meritocratic entity, formed and kept alive by a large group of Free Software advocates who are happy to donate their time and skills to create the world’s leading free office suite.
Habitat is a new open source community build by the team at Chef. Habitat aims to bring together the different participants in a devops process by acting as a one-stop solution for building, deploying and configuring your applications. Recently, Endocode has been working within the Habitat Community to develop support for crucial technologies that others may wish to use as dependencies in their own plans. In this blog post we describe how we went about building one of these enterprise plans: CrateDB.
Endocode is a company inspired and driven by open source methodologies. It is safe to say that we have touched bases with this company called Red Hat in the past. Founded more than 20 years ago, Red Hat has been busy proving that the open source way of developing and contributing software - collaboratively, transparent and meritocratic - is the future of IT. Today, Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT products, with it’s main areas of technologies being middleware, operating system, virtualization, storage, mobile and cloud computing.
There is another one of those weeks coming up: A week where we are everywhere and spread out at the same time. There will be SAP’s Microservice and Container Summit, the Red Hat OpenShift Commons Gathering co-located with KubeCon, the Chef Meetup and the Endoctus Code Athletics Meetup. It will be a busy week and if you want to meet us and talk about your open source challenges, here is where you find us: