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Federal Open Source Is Messy - And That's OK

David F. Carr | Information Week | August 8, 2014

Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere...

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Feds To Open Data Access In A Big Way

John K. Higgins | E-Commerce Times | May 29, 2013

One aspect of the feds' new Open Data Policy presents both an opportunity and a challenge. It specifically calls for improved interoperability as a way to advance open data implementation. "Right now, standards setting for interoperability seems to be nobody's job -- and the federal government has the opportunity to take the lead here," said Hudson Hollister of the Data Transparency Coalition. Read More »

Firefox OS To Fuel Panasonic TVs, Chromecast-Like Devices

Eric Brown | LinuxGizmos.com | January 7, 2015

Panasonic will embed Firefox OS in its 2015 smart TVs, and Matchstick announced a Chromecast-like Firefox OS platform, to be used by Philips/AOC and TCL...

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Fluxday: A no-fuss open source productivity tracker

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways to increase your output: Put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I prefer the latter. If you go online and search for ways to improve your productivity, you'll find many articles with tips and tricks for working smarter and changing your habits. This works really well at a personal level, but when you're looking to get your entire team to be more productive and align everyone in the company toward a collective time-dependent goal, nine times out of ten you will reach the same point: looking for a platform to track employee contributions and time spent on tasks towards achieving smaller goals, and then integrating those to your company's goals...

GitHub and Open Source growth continues to skyrocket

Brandon Butler | NetworkWorld | December 21, 2012

Every day 10,000 new users sign up for GitHub, an online repository for open source projects that already has 2.8 million members. Those users create 25,000 new repositories each day, adding to the 4.6 million already on the site. Read More »

GitHub Finally Takes Open Source Licenses Seriously

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | July 15, 2013

The Internet's favorite source code host responds to criticism that it's failing its users over licensing Read More »

GitHub Improves Open-Source Licensing Polices

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 18, 2013

GitHub, the popular open-source development community site, is finally getting its licensing act together. It's high time since Black Duck has found that 77-percent of GitHub projects have no declared open-source license. Read More »

GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together By Crowdsourcing Software

Michelle Juergen | Terra | May 26, 2013

Even GitHub uses GitHub: Co-founder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner recently experienced in a very meta way the power of his online hosting service for software-development projects (and the largest open-source community around). [...] Read More »

GitHub's Wild West Approach To Licensing Has Hidden Costs

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | July 16, 2013

The GitHub generation doesn't seem to like the bother of licenses, but is it prepared to stomach the costs? Read More »

GitHub: How An Open Source Programming Tool With A Funny Name Could Help Revolutionize Medical Research

Joyce Lee | The Health Care Blog | July 28, 2013

Most people I work with in medicine have never heard of GitHub . For the unfamiliar, GitHub is an online repository, which is an essential tool used by computer programmers to store their programming code.  It has a number of virtues, including giving users the ability to track multiple versions of their code... Read More »

Global Learning XPRIZE: Bringing Literacy To Millions Of Kids With Open Source

Jono Bacon | Open Source Delivers | September 24, 2014

This week we are launching the Global Learning XPRIZE complete with Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.  This is a $15 million competition in which teams are challenged to create open source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic in 18 months without the aid of a teacher...

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Google Glass Moves With Speed Thanks to Open Source

I recently got a Google Glass device through the Explorer Program. Once I got it in my hands, I linked it to my associated Gmail account and G+ account. Then, I got started. One of the first things I noticed was that I was presented with many open source software tools to work with. This was exciting. And, I soon learned that it was thanks to these open source resources that Glass development can be done quickly and successfully. Read More »

Got the Writing Bug? An Introduction to Bibisco

A couple of years ago, when I started tinkering with long-form fiction writing, I attended some events for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Among the attendees there was a lot of talk of using Scrivener as a tool for organizing your writing, and as a place to keep your details. I looked into it, but it was kind of pricey—and the license was such that to use it on my Windows PC and my MacBook, I'd need to buy it twice, which did not appeal to me at all. So I muddled along for a year or so, starting my novel with a pair of LibreOffice Writer documents: one for the novel, and one for my notes on people, places and things, along with some ASCII sketches and a folder full of pictures and scans of drawings I'd made...

Governments embracing use of Drupal

Adrian Bridgwater | ComputerWeekly | October 21, 2012

The public sector's global use of open source technology is growing. Famed tech speaker Clay Shirky has been filmed for a TED talk saying that Germany is now publishing its laws on the GitHub online open source hosting repository and that the US state of Utah is also making its legislation available in Github so that individuals can see how the laws are being amended over time.

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Governments Get Open On GitHub

Phil Johnson | ITWorld | October 22, 2013

A new GitHub site aggregates and showcases the open source repositories managed by governments and civic minded hackers Read More »