Rising Thunder gets a second life as an open-source indie fighter

When developer Radiant Entertainment announced that Riot Games had acquired it last year, the studio also revealed that it was shuttering its indie fighting game, Rising Thunder. But in a Reddit post today, Radiant unveiled Rising Thunder: Community Edition, a free, open-source version of the game that will be available in January 2018 for PC. Before […]

This open-source interview approach will help you avoid unconscious bias

GUEST: The lack of diversity in tech has been front and center this past year. Large tech companies have publicly vowed to fix the problem. But how? One answer is recognizing, acknowledging, and eliminating unconscious bias from the hiring process. Three years ago, Cockroach Labs started the effort to create a more diverse workforce by focusing on building an inclusive environment. […]

Baidu updates its open-source autonomous driving platform

It’s odd that the search engine company known as the “Google of China” says that its open-source autonomous driving platform Apollo is the “Android of the auto industry.” But that’s exactly what Baidu is trying to be with Apollo and it’s racking up partners worldwide (including Ford, Daimler, NVIDIA and others) to make it a […]

VRTK helps devs get started in VR with open-source dev kit

What’s becoming clear in VR development is that with the market split across Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR, the developers of some of the most successful apps like Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption and Raw Data work hard to make their software work well across all three headsets. Even if it is hard to stand out from dozens of apps launching […]

Don’t be scared to open-source your startup’s technology

GUEST: To open source or not to open source? If you’re in the software business, this is a question you’re going to face at one point or another. The sooner you tackle it, the better. The open-source movement is no underground phenomenon; it’s a fully mature and highly effective method of building software systems. You’re […]

2018 Toyota Camry packs an open-source Linux-based infotainment system

Automotive Grade Linux, or AGL, is a division within The Linux Foundation set on developing open-source software for cars that will help support the future of connected cars. The group is made up of more than 100 automakers, suppliers, and tech corporations. We sampled some of the iterations at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. […]