Apple's programming language is opening itself up to the masses, meaning more apps on more platforms, and more tools in the hands of developers.
Software, hardware, interfaces and audio: OSVR has new partners in the fold in advance of its June launch, and a plan to seed some headsets to universities.
Q&A: Years ago, Microsoft's CEO described open source as a cancer. Times have changed. Just ask 22-year Redmond veteran and open-source proponent Mark Hill.
3D Robotics and other drone makers have joined Intel and Qualcomm in an effort to formalize the creation of open-source hardware and software for the unmanned aerial vehicles.
The software Google's browser uses to show PDF files has been proprietary for years, but now it's an open-source project called PDFium that others can scrutinize or use themselves.
Microsoft's decision to open-source more of its .Net platform didn't happen overnight, or even in the past few weeks. It was a move years in the making.
A new program aims to build deeper security mechanisms into open-source software. Perhaps it will keep security experts from contracting with nefarious hackers or the NSA instead.
Web giant adds patents related to software used to manage data centers to the patent collection it's making freely available to anyone, without fear of legal repercussion.
The software giant, hoping to get more developers writing PC applications to use its motion-sensing controller, is offering some pieces of code under an Apache 2.0 license.
Now that the U.S. government has wimped out on building a Death Star, a Kickstarter project has emerged to raise funds to construct the deadly spaceship using open-source hardware and software.