Author Archives: Wayne Jackson

How Your Software Is Like a Car: It’s Just the Way Software is Made


April 17, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
Automobile Supply Chain

Just like automobile manufacturers, software “manufacturers” need to apply supply chain management principles for both efficiency and quality. They need to be prepared to conduct a rapid and comprehensive “recall” when a defect is found. And today’s modern development practices make this, well, challenging to say the least.

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Are we doing enough to prevent future “bleeding hearts”?


April 11, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
Heartbleed Bug

As the HeartBleed bug wreaked havoc on the internet over the past few days, we at Sonatype began thinking about the lessons learned from this recent scare and how, collectively, we can develop a process for mitigating the next major exposure.

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Who Really Wrote Healthcare.gov?


December 23, 2013 By
Wayne Jackson
Healthcare.gov

Opening a Dialogue About Supply Chain Risk Management in a World Powered by Open Source Software. As Marc Andreessen famously observed, “software is eating the world”. The proliferation of software is, indeed, transformational – it is everywhere, in laptops, of course, but also in cars, planes, phones, pacemakers, insulin pumps, refrigerators, thermostats, you name it. […]

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The Next Step in Transforming Software Development


September 19, 2011 By
Wayne Jackson

Today we announced Sonatype Insight™, a new product line designed to help application development organizations gain better visibility and control over their use of open source components. This is an exciting step in the evolution of Sonatype. From our early beginnings with the Apache Maven project, to our leadership on such key projects as Nexus, […]

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Our Focus on Advancing Hudson and Making Great Software


February 1, 2011 By
Wayne Jackson

Sonatype’s perspective regarding the Hudson Project is pretty simple: we have been and will continue to be committed to advancing Hudson and making better software available to the community of Hudson users. Very recently, Sonatype completed significant development in the evolution of Hudson’s core architecture. The benefits of these changes include better leveraging of industry […]

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Why Nexus Moved to the Affero General Public License


January 4, 2011 By
Wayne Jackson

When Sonatype originally chose the GPL license for Nexus, our goal was to provide an innovative OSS repository management technology to the community while also allowing Sonatype to grow a commercial product (Nexus Professional) by adding enterprise features on top of an open source core. At that time, Sonatype decided to use the GPL license […]

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