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  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Codidact [Ed: "In order to get involved, users can jump onto the forum, head to GitHub or use Discord to discuss ideas." So to  participate in 'open' you must adopt malicious software that is proprietary.]
  • Tencent Open-Sources High-Performance Graph Computing Framework ‘Plato’ [Ed: Tencent puts its code in proprietary software of Microsoft as if it  doesn't know how unwise that is]
  • Alibaba Cloud opens source code for machine-learning platform Alink [Ed: This only makes sense if one considers Microsoft's collaboration with the Chinese government spying on a lot of people]
  • Alibaba Makes Its Artificial Intelligence Platform Open Source [Ed: Alibaba gives its code to proprietary software of Microsoft where developers are censored and spied on]

    The move to GitHub will make lives easier for big data specialists in the machine learning sector, and no doubt provide some useful ecosystem links to the Chinese giant.

    Alibaba Cloud has made the core codes of its Alink data processing platform open-source to help widen the development opportunities for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    The algorithm platform has been made available on Microsoft-owned GitHub, the world’s largest developer community. The platform offers a broad range of algorithm libraries that support both batch and stream processing, which is critical for machine learning tasks.

    Data analysts and software developers can access the codes on GitHub to build their own software, facilitating tasks such as statistics analysis, machine learning, real-time prediction, personalised recommendation and abnormality detection.

  • Duke University Introduces an Open Source Tool as an Alternative to a Monolithic LMS

    Developed by Duke’s Learning Innovation and the Office of Information Technology, Kits – now released as an alpha version – evolved from a home-grown group management solution and it was developed outside the LMS. “It brings together the centralized student access points of the LMS with the flexibility and power of an app-based system.”

    Currently, eight applications are included on Kits, and three more are expected to arrive this year. Learning analytics are in the roadmap, too. The integration was done via LTI standard or API. In addition, Kits comes with a “custom link” option that allows both instructors and students to add any share-by-link application.

  • Altibase Celebrates Its 20th Birthday as an Enterprise Grade Open Source Database [Ed: Seems unclear if it's open at all or just a trap]

    "We have built that client base, in part, by competing head-to-head with such juggernauts as Oracle, IBM and MS – and winning. Simply put, Altibase is a viable alternative to mega legacy database," he adds.

    "But being just an attractive alternative no longer suffices. To continue our success, we are adapting to two major changes currently taking place in the database market," Paul says.

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