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Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking A Voice

Joao Medeiros | WIRED UK | December 2, 2014

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to communicate, had an AMD processor and asked him if he preferred instead a "real computer" with an Intel micro-processor...

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Open Access 2015: A Year Access Negotiators Edged Closer to the Tipping Point

It’s the year many negotiators got seriously tough on double dipping – charging for both the ability to read (via subscriptions) and for publishing (author processing charges, or APCs). Last year it was France getting tough on the toughest negotiator: Elsevier. This year, the Netherlands took it right to the brink of cutting Elsevier loose. It was summed up by a January headline: “Dutch universities dig in for long fight over open access.” Coming into the new year, other nations were taking up positions about the future they want to see too...Here’s a month-by-month roundup of some of the major action...

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Open Science Leaps Forward In 2014

Marcus D. Hanwell | Opensource.com | December 23, 2014

We have had quite a year of open science at Opensource.com in 2014! I couldn't hope to cover every article we published over the year, but I will highlight some of my favorites...

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Open Source: A Platform for Innovation

Mark Hinkle | Wired | November 13, 2013

This year the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Peter W. Higgs and François Englebert “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles” referred to as the Higgs boson. Read More »

OpenStack Foundation

Mark Collier | OpenStack | October 5, 2011

Tomorrow at the OpenStack Conference in Boston, Lew Moorman will discuss Rackspace’s intention to form an OpenStack Foundation in 2012, which will be responsible for Project Governance and ownership of the OpenStack trademark. This marks a major milestone in the evolution of OpenStack as a movement to establish the industry standard for cloud software. Read More »