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How Hackers Beat the NSA In The ’90s and Can Do It Again

Gregory Ferenstein | TechCrunch | June 28, 2013

While the world parses the ramifications of the National Security Agency’s massive snooping operation, it’s important to remember an earlier government attempt at data collection and, more important, how a group of hackers and activists banded together to stop it. Read More »

.NET Foundation Adds New Governance Model, Projects

Darryl K. Taft | eWeek | November 16, 2014

The .NET Foundation is moving to a new governance model to help with its oversight of Microsoft's open-sourcing of the .NET development environment...

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10 Years Of Defending Linux's Legalities: Groklaw

teven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | May 28, 2013

Ten years ago, SCO decided to sue IBM and started a series of legal attacks on Linux. Their cases were pathetically weak, but CIOs and CFOs didn't know that. Read More »

2015: Open Source Has Won, But It Isn't Finished

Glyn Moody | Open Enterprise | January 1, 2015

At the beginning of a new year, it's traditional to look back over the last 12 months. But as far as this column is concerned, it's easy to summarise what happened then: open source has won...

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2017 OSEHRA Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 30, 2017

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce this year’s OSEHRA Leadership Award winners. Numerous individuals were nominated this year and three were chosen through a vote by the OSEHRA community based on their outstanding achievements in health information technology and innovative health care. They were honored in a special ceremony during the 6th Annual OSEHRA Open Source Summit June 13-15, 2017 in Bethesda, MD...

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22 Years Later, The Linux And Open Source "Cancer" Is Wonderfully Benign

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | August 27, 2013

Linux just turned 22 and the open source revolution it sparked is just getting started, two experts suggest. Read More »

3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools

Ellis Booker | InformationWeek | May 29, 2013

Come December, about 500 Indonesian schools will be running openSUSE Edu Li-f-e (Linux for Education). Read More »

5 Civic Projects Aim To Make Data Useful

J. Nathan Matias | PBS.org | July 22, 2013

How can we use data to improve our lives, our communities, and the world at large? At the recent Microsoft Design Expo, students from eight universities showcased design projects along the theme of “making data useful.” Read More »

5 Reasons Professors Should Encourage Students to Get Involved in Open Source Projects

I've been supporting student participation in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) projects for over a decade. I've seen students get motivated and excited by working in a professional community while they learn and mature professionally. Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons...

5 Trends Will Reshape Health IT In 2013

Paul Cerrato | InformationWeek | August 27, 2012

Ultimately the goal of all healthcare--IT included--is to put itself out of business. That may sound a bit strange but medicine's primary objective is to cure disease, or prevent it from occurring in the first place. And as the profession gets better at these two tasks, the public should become increasingly self-sufficient and have less and less need for its services. Read More »

7 Google Ventures Poised To Revolutionize Healthcare

Erica Garvin | HIT Consultant | December 22, 2014

Forget the “sky’s the limit.” Google is reaching for the moon when it comes to healthcare innovation...

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8 Linux Predictions for 2016

Bryan Lunduke | Network World | December 17, 2015

Looking ahead to 2016, I see big things for ChromeOS, Android, and even Microsoft in the Linux world. As 2015 comes to a close, the time has arrived to make predictions for what will happen in the Linux (and broader Free and Open Source Software) world in the year ahead. Will all of my predictions actually come true in 2016? Who knows? But I’m making them anyway!...

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A Look Into The Future

Robert McQueen | The Tech | October 21, 2011

It’s now official: the information age will drastically change the world. Emerging technologies converged at MIT this week in a showcase to demonstrate how untapped industries could radically shape our future. Read More »

A Tour of Google's 2016 Open Source Releases

Open source software enables Google to build things quickly and efficiently without reinventing the wheel, allowing us to focus on solving new problems. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and we know it. This is why we support open source and make it easy for Googlers to release the projects they're working on internally as open source. We've released more than 20-million lines of open source code to date, including projects such as Android, Angular, Chromium, Kubernetes, and TensorFlow. Our releases also include many projects you may not be familiar with, such as Cartographer, Omnitone, and Yeoman...

A Year Of The Linux Desktop

Stuart Jarvis | KDE.org | July 4, 2013

Around a year ago, a school in the southeast of England, Westcliff High School for Girls Academy (WHSG), began switching its student-facing computers to Linux, with KDE providing the desktop software. The school's Network Manager, Malcolm Moore, contacted us at the time. Now, a year on, he got in touch again to let us know how he and the students find life in a world without Windows. [...] Read More »