Open Source Year in Review Roundups Now Available

by Ostatic Staff - Jan. 25, 2017

The year 2016 was a momentous one for open source. From cloud computing platforms to big data and machine learning toolsets, transformative open source tools made more of a difference than ever for organizations large and small.

Now, some interesting collections of 2016 open source year in review materials are taking shape. Here are a couple of year in review options worth checking into.

Get the Yearbook. In 2015, published the first Open Source Yearbook, which was the product of collaboration between open source communities to collect a meaningful set of stories from the year. Now, based on contributions from 25 writers, the 2016 edition of the yearbook covers even more grouns and showcases more than 100 organizations, projects, technologies, and events.

You can download the yearbook as a PDF for free here.

Year in Review Webinar.  "With the widespread use and adoption of open source software across industries, the need to have visibility into what is in your code is more important than ever," reports the Software Monetization blog. "Do you have an open source usage policy? Can you easily disclose all open source software (OSS) and third party content used in your software?"

As the blog notes, Jeff Luszcz, VP of Product Management for Flexera Software, is hosting a "2016 Year in Review" webinar on open source trends, and you can join it for free. The details are found here, and separate webinars will be available on separate dates coming up in early February.

Guide to the Open Cloud. Cloud computing was, of course, a huge open source story in 2016.  The Linux Foundation's third annual Guide to the Open Cloud is out now, and it can help companies stay informed on the open source cloud technologies and trends that they need to know about. The report includes a list of the most useful, influential, and promising open source projects with which IT managers and practitioners can build, manage, and monitor their current and future mission-critical cloud resources.  Get the report here.