Author Archives: Wayne Jackson

Sonatype Closes $30 Million Financing


February 4, 2016 By
Wayne Jackson
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At Sonatype, we know that two things are true: Security, quality, and speed are critical to modern software (business) success, and The world’s best software starts with the world’s best components. That’s precisely why our Nexus Software Supply Chain Automation solutions automatically and continuously infuse the highest quality components into every aspect of software development […]

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Software Supply Chains: DevOps Lessons Learned from Southwest Airlines


November 23, 2015 By
Wayne Jackson
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I was talking to a new business acquaintance the other day and had a really interesting exchange. It went something like this: Him: So, what does Sonatype do? Me: We work in the software development realm doing this new thing called Software Supply Chain Automation. Him: What does that mean? Me: Well, modern software is, […]

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[Part 3] Code, Cars, and Congress: A Time for Cyber Supply Chain Management


December 16, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
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  On December 4th, 2014, U.S. Congressional Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced H.R. 5793, the “Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014.” The legislation will ensure all contractors of software, firmware or products to the federal government provide the procuring agency with a bill of materials of all third […]

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[Part 2] Code, Cars, and Congress: A Time for Cyber Supply Chain Management


December 8, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
Cyber space with hexadecimal code as digital background

On December 4th, 2014, U.S. Congressional Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced H.R. 5793, the “Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014.” The legislation will ensure all contractors of software, firmware or products to the federal government provide the procuring agency with a bill of materials of all third party and open source components […]

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Code, Cars, and Congress: A Time for Cyber Supply Chain Management


December 5, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014

On December 4th, 2014, U.S. Congressional Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced H.R. 5793, the “Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014.” The legislation will ensure all contractors of software, firmware or products to the federal government provide the procuring agency with a bill of materials of all third party […]

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Part 2: The Internet of Everything: Code, Cars, and More


July 24, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
Bill of Materials

In part one of my blog, It’s Just the Way Software is Made, I discussed the realities of how software is made, the birth of agile development, and the advent of component-based software development. Today, we will drive down the software supply chain to understand where your software has really coming from. I’ll also discuss why it’s important for us to instill high quality standards and governance policies in our “parts” ecosystem.

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Part 3: The Internet of Everything: Code, Cars, and More


July 21, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
Component Complexity

In part two of my blog ‘A Closer Look at Today’s Software Supply Chain’, I discussed why human-speed supply chain management can’t keep pace with today’s agile software development practices and why high quality software components are not simply a given. In this final segment, I will share a real world story on how thousands of organizations sourced one “bad part” named Bouncy Castle in 2013.

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Part 1: The Internet of Everything: Code, Cars, and More


July 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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The 2014 Survey: Marked by an Industry Shock Wave


June 20, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
2014 Open Source Survey

Wow! What an amazing turnout we had for our 4th annual survey: 3,353 participants this year brings us to over 11,000 participants in the four years we’ve run this survey. I would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all who participated! The survey started with a bang and was quickly followed by a shock wave. Just a week after our 2014 survey kicked off this year, the tech world was thrown off by the announcement of the Open SSL bug dubbed Heartbleed.

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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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