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VistA Marketing Ramps Up in Advance of DoD EHR Award

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | January 14, 2015

A marketing campaign aimed at raising the profile of the Veterans Affairs Department's open source electronic health record is in full swing. A non-profit group founded through a VA contract to advance the department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture has stood up a website, Twitter account and LinkedIn group to promote VistA. Read More »

What the History of Open Source Teaches Us About Strategic Advantage

The free software movement started like many other movements: A group of bright, spirited people felt controlled by a greater power and rose up and took matters into their own hands. It's not that different from the American Revolution. The colonists were tired of being controlled by Great Britain, so they declared their independence and started building their own system of government and military, and creating their own cultures. The revolutionaries' methods were disorganized and improvised, but they ultimately proved to be effective. Same goes for the software revolutionaries...

What to Do When People Start Hacking Your Open Source Culture

I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be manipulated by skilled politicians and/or determined agendas. What can we learn from their experience?...

Why 2018 Was a Breakout Year for Open Source Deals

Klint Finley | Wired | December 23, 2018

At the beginning of 2018, it didn't seem like the open source movement could get any bigger. Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system; websites including Facebook and Wikipedia; and a growing number of gadgets have open source software under the hood-literally, in the case of cars. The world's largest companies, including Walmart and JP Morgan Chase, not only use open source but have released their own open source software so the rest of the world can modify and share their code. Then, in June, Microsoft announced plans to buy GitHub, the platform used by millions of developers and companies, including Google and Walmart, to host popular open source projects, for $7.5 billion.

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Why Are Facebook, IBM, Microsoft And Oracle Backing The Fight *Against* The Blind?

Glyn Moody | Computerworld UK | May 17, 2013

One of the more disgraceful examples of the inherent selfishness of the copyright world is that it has consistently blocked a global treaty that would make it easier for the blind and visually impaired to read books in format like Braille... Read More »

Why The Internet of Things Will Be Open

Glyn Moody | Computer World UK | November 10, 2011

One prediction that I feel confident about making is that if the Internet takes off, it will be based on open standards. Even more than the Internet, the Internet of things will have such a huge number of companies involved that it will be impossible for any one of them to impose a proprietary standard. Read More »

Why the Operating System Matters Even More in 2017

Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we'd more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades. An operating system performs a wide variety of useful functions in a system, but it's helpful to think of those as falling into three general categories. First, the operating system sits on top of a physical system and talks to the hardware. This insulates application software from many hardware implementation details...

DockerCon Europe 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 16, 2015 (All day) - November 17, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona,
Spain

DockerCon Europe 2015 is a two-day Docker-centric conference that is organized by Docker, Inc on November 16-17, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the success of the previous editions, DockerCon continues to grow to reflect Docker's blooming ecosystem and community. While we want to preserve the ambiance and simplicity of the first DockerCon, this edition will be by far the largest Docker-centric event happening in Europe. At DockerCon you'll have the opportunity to hear about all of the interesting ways developers, Ops, DevOps and Sysadmins are using Docker. No matter your level of expertise with Docker and the size of your company, we're confident you'll meet and learn from other attendees who share the same use cases and overcame the same challenges using Docker.

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OpenStack Days: Silicon Valley 2016

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 9, 2016 - 10:00am - August 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States

In its third year, OpenStack Silicon Valley features thought leadership keynotes from open source infrastructure disruptors and IT leaders for Fortune 1000 enterprises on the edge of digital transformation. The event format features keynotes and deep dives on the main stage, with sponsored breakouts that go into specific solutions and technologies driving the agile revolution. OpenStack Silicon Valley is a community event, with ways for community members of every size to participate. Join us in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum on August 9-10...

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ContainerCon North America

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 22, 2016 - 9:30am - August 24, 2016 - 11:30pm
Location: 
Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Canada

Linux has been at the center of this with advancements in nearly every aspect of virtualization with Linux containers being the most recent disruptive technology. The Linux Foundation is launching a new conference called ContainerCon to bring together leading contributors in Linux containers, the Linux kernel, and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education. Linux containers are disrupting traditional application development and virtualization models; enabling businesses to explore new, improved methods of deploying their services and products...

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LinuxCon North America

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 22, 2016 - 9:30am - August 24, 2016 - 11:30pm
Location: 
Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Canada

LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform...

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OSCON 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 8, 2017 - 11:00am - May 11, 2017 - 7:45pm
Location: 
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
United States

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is a conference for anyone  who has a passion for open source, from developers and programmers to activists and community leaders. OSCON is designed to share real-world open source practices and ways to successfully implement open source into various projects or workflows.

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Call for Code Hackathon - California Wildfires

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
May 4, 2019 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Calling all Developers, Designers, and Domain Experts! In recognition of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 4, 2019, IBM and 42 Silicon Valley are teaming up to host a one-day hackathon to help developers, engineers, designers, and emergency responders work on projects around Natural Disaster Preparedness and Relief during wildfires with a focus on community health and well-being. The hackathon will be held on the 42 Silicon Valley campus in Fremont, California.

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