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Back From The OpenClinica German Users Group Meeting

Rob Rittberg | OpenClinica | October 9, 2013

Last month, OpenClinica users throughout Germany converged in Berlin for the very first German OpenClinica Users Group Workshop entitled: OpenClinica – an Open-Source Clinical Data Management System for Clinical and Translational Research.

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How Maker Communities Align with Open Source

The maker movement intersects deeply with open source. When I think of open source I normally think of the most hardcore bleeding-edge software or hardware development. But the maker movement has a long-established sharing culture, which really is nothing less than pure open source. The source code is a little different, however. For example, consider Nicole Curtis, the maker celebrity and TV star of Rehab Addict...

How to Use Libraries.io Data from Millions of Open Source Projects

What if we applied the techniques Google applied to index the internet back in 1998 to the world of open source software? That's exactly the thought Andrew Nesbitt had in 2014 which lead to the creation of Libraries.io, an open source project for indexing other open source projects. This month Libraries.io released metadata on over 25 million open source projects. You can download it right now from Zenodo, but what can you do with it? To understand what is contained within this dataset, I'll take a quick look at how it's collected. Everything in Libraries.io begins with package managers. We index project metadata from 33 package managers, filling in gaps from their source repositories where we can. We parse project manifests—a gemfile, package.json, or similar—that includes code from other projects and stores the links between them...

Mozilla Contributor Creates Diabetes Project for the Masses

I recently founded my own open source project, Glucosio, to bring open source diabetes management and research software to the masses. My years of contributing to open source projects and observing various structures has really come in handy being a project leader now. I'm very excited about the future of Glucosio, but most importantly about the future open source and how that will play out in health and medicine. There is a lot of potential for software innovation in healthcare, and I think we will soon see a startup disrupt healthcare and medicine with open source solutions...

Open Source Isn’t Just About Code – Other Ways In Which You Can Contribute!

Talking to developers and reading about open source I often get the feeling that the general notion is that open source is just about code and commits...Sure, code is what ultimately ships and has a direct impact on the users of an open source project, so yes commits and code are important. But it’s by no means the only way you may contribute to a project. Projects mostly are a whole ecosystem, which is about more than just code. Here are a couple of other ways you may contribute to a project.

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Opensource.com Publishes 18 Interviews with Speakers of the Upcoming OSCON Conference

For those of you who have not noticed yet, the folks at Opensource.com just completed the publication of an entire series of interviews with speakers at the upcoming O/Reilly OSCON conference. This conference is one of the most important and interesting open source conferences of the year and the wide variety of interviews conducted which show the depth and breadth of the conference topics. `

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OSEHRA Community Responds to the Federal Government's Proposed Open Source Policy

The OSEHRA community today submitted a response to the "Draft Open Source Policy for Federal Agencies" released by the White House on March 10. The policy was open for comments through today. This is a major milestone for the OSEHRA community as well as the open source community as a whole. Currently the US Government spends nearly a hundred billion dollars a year on software purchased from the private sector or procured from government contractors. Most of this software acquisition ends up in failure. President Barack Obama has made it a priority to shift technology acquisition policies to solve this problem and restore technology innovation by embracing open source.

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OSEHRA Proposes Visionary Open Digital Health Platform for the VA

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recently released a Request for Information (RFI) calling for advice on how to build an open, "interoperable digital health platform." The RFI received 40 responses. Only one of those was publicly released, the one from OSEHRA. That the open source EHR organization was the only one that has been open in their submissions, by itself, tells a story. There are some in the VA proposing replacing the open source VistA EHR with a "Commercial" lock-in product. Proprietary EHR vendors are circling the VA like sharks smelling blood in the water, and they don't want the public to know what they are up to...The OSEHRA response below. Note that several dozen OSEHRA member companies and associates participated in drafting this response.

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Silicon Therapeutics Announces Recipient of the First Open Science Fellowship

Press Release | Silicon Therapeutics | May 26, 2017

Silicon Therapeutics, an integrated computational drug discovery company creating novel small molecule therapeutics for diseases with challenging protein targets, is pleased to announce that the first Open Science Fellowship will be awarded the laboratory of Dr. John D. Chodera at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The fellowship is designed to advance the open science movement within the drug discovery industry, facilitating access to scientific knowledge, methods, and data. Patrick Grinaway, a graduate student in the Chodera Lab, will lead the development efforts of the project, entitled “Development of efficient open source free energy-based lead optimization algorithms"...

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Standing Out With Open Source

John Noerenberg II | Open Source Delivers | March 26, 2013

All companies, regardless of size, know differentiating themselves from their competition is a key to their success. [...] When FOSS becomes a key component of an enterprise’s business, minor annoyances for a small organization become major problems which must be solved in order to do Open Source “right”. Read More »

UK Health Service Nurtures Open Source Communities

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) is nurturing a growing number of communities of software developers working on open source solutions. NHS’ Code4Health team is now supporting 17 communities that bring together health care providers, developers and supporters. Examples include Open Odonto, open source software for dentistry, and openMAXIMS, guiding the development of an open source electronic patient record system for the NHS. A third community working with Code4health is openEobs, a project that helps clinicians and managers ensure safer patients, safer wards and safer hospitals.

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Why Isn't All Government Software Open Source?

The federal government is the single largest purchaser of code in the world. So why is this code — taxpayer-funded and integral to the day-to-day working of our democracy — so often hidden from public view? There are two sides to answering that question: Why does the government so often build on closed platforms, and once built, why isn’t the code released to the public? Read More »

Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
November 17, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The IBM Center for The Business of Government is a successful advocate for the improvement of the effectiveness of government business that focuses on the future of operation and management. Recently, the center published a scholarly work comprised of case studies in healthcare entitled “Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work.” It was written by a team of distinguished academics including Donald E. Wynn, Jr., Ph.D., Renee M.E. Pratt, Ph.D., and Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., and OSEHRA was one of two cases chosen for analysis.

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OpenExpo 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 1, 2017 - 11:00am - June 2, 2017 - 12:30am
Location: 
LA N@VE
Calle Cifuentes, 5 28021 Villaverde District
Madrid
Spain

OpenExpo 2017 is a conference designed for professionals and companies interested in topics related to open source software and open world economy, such as open data, open innovation, and free software. More than 3,000 attendees are expected to attend this one-day event, including open source developers, experts and hackers, as well as representatives for major companies and institutions, suppliers, and users of all levels. As the largest event in Spain related to open source software, free software, and open world economy, OpenExpo 2017 aims to promote sharing, discovery, and evaluation of industry trends and solutions...

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