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A Review Of The Printrbot 3D Printer

If you're looking around for 3D printers that are both inexpensive and open source friendly, the Printrbot Simple Kit will probably catch your attention. Read More »

Building An Open Source Hardware Movement

Giovanni Tapang | The Manila Times | September 20, 2012

Last Saturday’s celebration of this year’s Software Freedom Day in UP Diliman was a rewarding experience both for its organizers and the students and enthusiasts that braved the rain and floods to participate... Read More »

Clinovo - Webinar Series - Open Source Technologies For Clinical Trials

Staff Writer | YouTube | November 2, 2012

Marc Desgrousilliers, CTO of Clinovo, talks about open source technologies for clinical trials. Live demo of ClinCapture, Clinovo's open source electronic data capture (EDC) system. The development of open source technology in the clinical arena has been rapidly growing, explained top-tier panelists from leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies at a Silicon Valley BioTalks. They described how open source technologies save time, improve re-usability and simplify the customization of systems to a company's needs.

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Could Obama's Campaign Tech Gurus Fix Let's Ask 'Em!

Tim Murphy | Mother Jones | October 24, 2013

The president's reelection team never had to tackle a project this big—or federal procurement rules... Read More »

Eclipse Foundation Launches Papyrus Industry Consortium Focused on Modeling Tools for Embedded Development

Press Release | Eclipse Foundation | February 23, 2016

The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Papyrus Industry Consortium, a collaboration to create a model-based engineering platform and workbench based on the domain specific and modeling capabilities of the Eclipse Papyrus family of products. The consortium partners will jointly fund the development of the Papyrus platform and tools, consolidate and prioritize requirements from consortium partners and across application domains, and promote Papyrus as an open source solution for MBE...

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Having Already Failed Once, DoD Snubs Open Source For Second EMR Try

Anne Zieger | EMR and EHR | August 28, 2012

In theory, the VA now has everything it needs to standardize and upgrade the open source VistA EMR, especially after forming the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) organization.  But when it comes to bringing that expertise to the DoD’s EMR projects, it seems OSEHRA alone can’t do the trick. Read More »

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 »

Knowledge-Sharing Platforms Emerge From Life Science Research Collaboration

David Raths | KMWorld | March 1, 2013

One of the hottest topics at life science conferences these days is collaboration. For budgetary reasons, pharmaceutical companies that 10 or 15 years ago would have handled every aspect of research and development in-house have externalized those services to academic partners and outsourced service providers. Read More »

New Glossary Helps Break Down Common Open Source Related Terms

Chris Sakkas | | August 23, 2013

A couple of months ago, I wrote the first draft of "A Free, Libre and Open Glossary." I am often frustrated by people using terms like "open source" and "free software" loosely, even though they have fixed and clear definitions. There is a web of terms, many of them using ambiguous terms like "open" or "crowd," that frequently confuse and blur the issue. Read More »

NPR Reports On Open Source 3D Printing

Bryan Behrenshausen | | July 16, 2012

I first encountered 3-D printing in Cory Doctorow's Makers, a science fiction novel set in the wake of economic armageddon. In Doctorow's imagined near-future world, hulking industrial bulwarks are doomed. Malls are deserted. But garages are alight with innovative activity, as heroic, entrepreneurial inventor-doers concoct new gizmos by repurposing abandoned commodities. Read More »

Open Source Government: Code-Sharing Site Hires Federal Liaison

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | March 6, 2013

The computer code sharing site GitHub's first government liaison says he hopes to be a bridge between the government and open source communities on legislation and regulations, not just code. Read More »

Open Source Under The Lens Of An Intellectual Property Lawyer

Jen Wike | | September 12, 2013

Have you ever wondered what, from a business perspective, the world of sharing, free, and open source looks like to a lawyer? Challenging! Chaotic? Creative... Read More »

Webinos Whitepaper On Open Governance

George Voulgaris | Webinos | October 24, 2012

In March 2011 the webinos consortium published a deliverable titled “Industry landscape, governance, licensing and IPR frameworks”.  The purpose of this report was to assess the state of the art of technologies that will be used to realize the webinos platform, to understand related industry activities and to identify appropriate governance, licensing and IPR frameworks for webinos... Read More »

What Is OSEHRA And VistA?

Matthew McCall | Project Blue Button | October 1, 2012

According to the oral history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, of which I have been an attentive listener over the years, once upon a time, innovation ruled the land. VistA, the legendary Electronic Health Record, was born in the basements of VA medical centers, and raised like a child by doting clinicians and wise developers... Read More »

Why The Experts Are Probably Wrong About The Crack-Up

John Pavley | Huffington Post | October 7, 2013

Many technology experts are blaming the software behind for all the problems Americans have encountered while trying to sign up for health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Read More »