Tag Archives: open source

Better and Fewer Suppliers (2015 Software Supply Chain Report)

June 17, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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Today I want to focus on the huge ecosystem of open source projects (“suppliers”) that feed a steady stream of innovative components into our software supply chains. In the Java ecosystem alone, there are now over 108,000 suppliers of open source components. Across all component types available to developers (e.g., RubyGems, NuGet, npm, Bower, PyPI, etc.), estimates now reach over 650,000 suppliers of open source projects.

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How a Software Bill of Materials Uncovers Known Vulnerabilities

April 30, 2015 By
Derek Weeks

In two minutes, we can show you a full software bill of materials for your application.  We can also identify any known vulnerabilities in the open source and third-party components within your Java application.  Oh, and by the way, it’s free. That’s right, at Sonatype, we could not be more in favor of the code […]

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Nexus 3: New Milestone Release

February 12, 2015 By
Jeff Wayman

There are those of us that like to stay on the cutting edge of technology, fiddling with the latest and greatest, even if it means the experience might be a little rough around the edges. Yes, that might mean suffering through a bunch of issues despite a warning not to install Mavericks on our main […]

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Rubyists Rejoice – Nexus Supports RubyGem Repositories

December 2, 2014 By
Brian Fox
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We have done it again! Our Nexus development team has been busy this fall.  With Nexus 2.9 in September, we introduced NuGet support for Nexus Open Source.  In October Nexus 2.10 introduced npm support for all Nexus editions.  And now with Nexus 2.11, we are adding Ruby Gem Repository support! We are happy to announce […]

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How Big is a Billion? Open Source Growth Skyrockets

November 10, 2014 By
Derek Weeks

How Big is a Billion? We all remember 1997’s Austin Powers movie with Dr. Evil trying to express a really big number: Dr. Evil: Mr. President, after I destroy Washington D.C… I will destroy another major city every hour on the hour. That is, unless, of course, you pay me… one hundred billion dollars. The […]

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Nigel’s Wake-up Call: Scaling Open Source Governance

November 3, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
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The Wake-up Call They had downloaded over 200,000 open source components in the past year.  And their open source policy…the one established to protect against license risks and security vulnerabilities?  It covered about 3% of them. This is how Nigel Simpson, Director of Architecture at a major media and entertainment company, described his organization’s “huge” […]

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Who is Nigel Simpson? (Lessons of Open Source Governance)

October 28, 2014 By
Derek Weeks

If you are in the midst of creating (or even planning to implement) an Open Source Governance Policy for your organization, then you’ll want to get to know Nigel Simpson. Nigel has been leading an enterprise-wide working group with over 40 members — at a really big entertainment and media company — to define his […]

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Bash 2014 – This Is Not a Party

September 25, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
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I can honestly say that although referred to by the media as Shellshocked, I am neither shocked nor awed. I can’t say that I am a fan of the latest glorification of bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock in a fashion similar to tropical storms, but if it gets more people to pay attention to the exponential growth of our reliance on software I can’t say I am too worked up about it either. One thing that is unarguable is that this just happens to be the latest (and if you are reading this before you have patched stop right now, patch, and then come back to finish).

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What Happened Sept 16th?

September 23, 2014 By
Derek Weeks

We led an invasion last week armed with a flying drone, glowing lightsabers, and the latest knowledge on open source security vulnerabilities. Our mission? Lead, share, educate, moderate, and have some fun. Our coordinates? This year’s AppSecUSA 2014 event in Denver, Colorado. If you were there, you couldn’t miss us. If you weren’t there, don’t fret…they caught the entire thing on video.

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