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Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records

Ken Terry | Information Week HealthCare | January 30, 2013

Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project. Read More »

Cornell Freshman Uses Big Data and Predictive Models to Improve Cancer Diagnoses

Press Release | Cornell University | September 6, 2017

Abu Qader ’21 is just settling into his room at Mary Donlon Hall. Like any new Cornell freshman, he’s been spending lots of time joining clubs and hanging out with new friends on his floor. But unlike lots of freshmen, Qader is also running a company, GliaLab, which is developing software that can improve the accuracy of breast cancer diagnoses, especially in developing countries. He’s been featured by both Google and TedX Teen, talking about his work and his passion for combining computer science and health care...

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Couchbase and the Future of NoSQL Databases

Couchbase is a NoSQL, document-oriented database for building interactive applications. Trends in the open source database industry show positive growth as NoSQL is used for web, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In this interview, Arun Gupta, VP of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase, shares his views on how open source has made an impact on the database industry, and the challenges that lie ahead for the NoSQL industry. Also, find out which open source tools and methodologies Couchbase has adopted...

Data Scientists Need Their Own GitHub. Here are Four of the Best Options

Jordan Novet | Venture Beat | March 1, 2016

Imagine if a company’s three highly valued data scientists can happily work together without duplicating each other’s efforts and can easily call up the ingredients and results of each other’s previous work.That day has come. As the data scientist arms race continues, data scientists might want to join forces. Crazy idea, right?...

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Data.gov Moving To An Open Source Platform

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | December 19, 2012

The team that manages Data.gov is well on its way to making the government data repository open source using a new back-end called the Open Government Platform, officials said during a Web discussion Wednesday. Read More »

District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2)

District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) is a free and open source health management data platform used by multiple organizations, including the European Union (EU), and governments worldwide. It is currently being deployed in 54 countries. DHIS2 is a development project by the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) and is used for aggregate statistical data collection, validation, analysis, management, and presentation...

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Docker And The Rise Of Open Source

Aaref Hilaly | LinkedIn | November 18, 2014

There’s never been a phenomenon like Docker. Eighteen months ago, the company took its core technology, which enables IT people to move software easily between different machines by enclosing it in “containers”, and made it open source...

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DoD Announces the Launch of “Code.mil,” an Experiment in Open Source

Press Release | U.S. Department of Defense | February 23, 2017

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the launch of Code.mil, an open source initiative that allows software developers around the world to collaborate on unclassified code written by federal employees in support of DoD projects. DoD is working with GitHub, an open source platform, to experiment with fostering more collaboration between private sector software developers and federal employees on software projects built within the DoD. The Code.mil URL redirects users to an online repository that will house code written for a range of projects across DoD for individuals to review and make suggested changes...

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Don't Believe the Hype, AGPL Open Source Licensing Is Toxic and Unpopular

Matt Asay | Tech Republic | September 5, 2017

Reading Black Duck Software's newest paean to the Affero General Public License (AGPL) ("The Quietly Accelerating Adoption of the AGPL"), one could be forgiven for thinking AGPL is rocking the open source licensing planet. After all, Black Duck executive Phil Odence laced his post with fancy charts showing explosive growth of the license, ultimately declaring the AGPL "very popular," and a license his firm sees frequently in audits. Maybe, maybe not...

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Download Hosts Withdrawing

Simon Phipps | Computerworld | June 21, 2013

Fewer and fewer services offer open source projects the ability to host downloads of their binaries. Should we be worried? Read More »

Even Cities Are Jumping On The Open Source Bandwagon

Alyssa Hertig | Motherboard | August 7, 2014

When most people think “open source” they think of software Github projects and hackers determined to code for the Greater Good. But it’s also a wholesale philosophy that can be applied to many aspects of society—like running a city...

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Facebook Rebooting Their Open Source Contributions

Jason Hibbets | OpenSource.com | April 7, 2014

Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects.

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Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research Lab Releases Open Source FastText on GitHub

John Mannes | Tech Crunch | June 18, 2016

Every day, billions of pieces of content are shared on Facebook. To keep up with the data, Facebook has been using a variety of tools to classify text. Traditional methods of classification, like deep neural networks are accurate, but have serious training requirements. Read More »

FDA Starts Beta-testing 'The Most Advanced Bioinformatics Platform in the World'

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotechIT | November 16, 2015

The FDA has started testing the precisionFDA platform it developed with DNAnexus. The closed beta test phase is the precursor to a more widespread rollout of the system, which the CEO of DNAnexus has described as being "the most advanced bioinformatics platform in the world." DNAnexus was enlisted by the FDA to help with the project in August...

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FDA’s Public Data Project To Get An Upgrade Under $1.2M Contract

Whitney Blair Wyckoff | Fed Scoop | January 29, 2015

In an ongoing effort to improve openFDA, San Francisco-based Iodine will work on making the portal more user friendly...

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