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Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All

Barb Darrow | Fortune | August 23, 2016

Here’s a burning question for the tech universe: Could Microsoft, which built its Windows cash cow on proprietary or closed-source software, reverse course and open-source Windows itself? That would be roughly akin to CocaCola COKE -0.80% posting its top-secret formula online. Crazy, right? Maybe not, although the very notion would have been unthinkable not too long ago...

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Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Cade Metz | Wired | February 15, 2012

But in 2009, Olson founded Cloudera — the first outfit to commercialize Hadoop, the open source data-crunching platform based on Google’s software infrastructure — and he dropped the GPL in favor of the Apache license, a license that doesn’t require contributions back to the community. You might think that such licenses would stunt the growth of the open source world. But Olson believes the opposite is true.

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Open-source Cloud Frameworks: A Work in Progress

Robert L. Scheier | Computerworld | May 7, 2012

Among other advantages, Cloud Foundry makes it easier to scale an application by adding more instances without downtime, Miles says. Because of the way it works with other open-source software, new features can be added in minutes rather than hours.
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Open-Source Systems You May Have Taken for Granted: 10 Examples

Chris Preimesberger | eweek.com | October 4, 2013

A key moment in IT history took place in Mountain View, Calif., on Feb. 3, 1998. That was the day a small group of Silicon Valley software developers (which included Dr. Larry Augustin, now CEO of SugarDB, Eric Raymond and Christine Peterson) sat down to decide that there needed to be an actual name for a new software development genre. The now-familiar term "open source" was first coined at this meeting.

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OpenShift Commons Gathering Event Preview

We're just two months out from the OpenShift Commons Gathering coming up on November 7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, co-located with KubeCon and CloudNativeCon. OpenShift Origin is a distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment. Origin adds developer and operations-centric tools on top of Kubernetes to enable rapid application development, easy deployment and scaling, and long-term lifecycle maintenance for small and large teams. And we're excited to say, the 1.3 GA release of OpenShift Origin, which includes Kubernetes 1.3, is out the door! Hear more about the release from Lead Architect for OpenShift Origin, Clayton Coleman...

OpenStack Celebrates 3 Years Of Building Open Source Cloud Platform

Thor Olavsrud | CIO | July 19, 2013

The project to deliver a ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds has become one of the fastest growing open source projects in history. Read More »

OpenStack Foundation Launches To Promote Open Cloud

Christopher Tozzi | The VAR Guy | September 21, 2012

It’s official: OpenStack, the open source cloud platform, has formed an independent entity, the OpenStack Foundation, to promote the project and open source cloud computing more generally. Here’s the scoop, and what it means for the open source channel. Read More »

OpenStack Founding Engineers From NASA And Rackspace Join Nebula

Press Release | Nebula | September 19, 2012

Nebula, the cloud systems company dedicated to enabling all enterprises to easily, securely and inexpensively deploy on-premise private cloud computing infrastructures, has recruited top NASA founding engineers of OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system, and fastest growing open source project in history. Read More »

OpenStack Reaches Milestone With Launch Of Foundation

Brandon Butler | Network World | September 19, 2012

Sept. 19, 2012 will go down as a big day for OpenStack... Read More »

Organizing Open Source Efforts at NASA

Rikki Endsley | Linux.com | January 12, 2012

Eshagh says that the idea behind the NASA code site is to highlight the Linux and open source projects at NASA. "We believe that the future is open," he says. Although NASA uses a broad array of technology, Linux is the default system and has found its way into both space and operational systems.

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OSEHRA Announces 2017 Open Source Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | October 28, 2016

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that registration for its 2017 Open Source Summit: Succeeding with the New Federal Open Source Policy, to be held June 13-15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, is now available.  DSS, Inc., a leading health IT corporation and active participant in the OSEHRA community, will be returning as Conference Sponsor. “Our Summit continues to be a unique community forum for open source activities, and a great example of public-private partnership,” said Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA.

OW2 Announces OW2con'12: “The Open Source Alternative”

Press Release | OW2 | July 19, 2012

Today, at the O'Reilly OSCON Open Source Convention, OW2, the global open source community for open source infrastructure software and applications platforms, announces OW2con'12, the fourth edition of the community's annual conference, to be held in Paris, November 28-29, 2012. Read More »

Pharma Not So Big On Cloud For Clinical Trials

Chris Anderson | Government Health IT | December 26, 2012

Big pharma is notoriously slow-footed when it comes to changing its business model. Some would argue it is a major reason why so many pharmaceutical companies are struggling as their blockbuster drugs go off patent. In short, there is an institutionalized caution to embracing the kind of change moving to the cloud presents.

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Pittsburgh Makes Successful Migration From Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | January 4, 2012

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced the city has successfully transitioned its email service from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps for Government. According to the announcement, the city will save an estimated 25 percent in email support costs.

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Precision Medicine: Analytics, Data Science and EHRs in the New Age

John Andrews | Healthcare IT News | August 15, 2016

The promise of genomics and personalized care are closer than many realize. But clinical systems and EHRs are not ready yet. While policymakers and innovators play catch-up, here’s a look at what you need to know. Considering how fast technology advances in the healthcare industry, it seems natural that a once-innovative concept could become obsolete in the span of, say, a dozen years. Knowledge, comprehension and capabilities continue moving forward, and if the instruments of support don't keep pace, it can cause a rift to appear. If nothing is done, it can exacerbate into a seismic event...

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