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A Breakdown Of FOSS For Students And Researchers In Academia

This article provides an overview of free and open source software (FOSS) that may be of use to students and researchers in academia, based on my own experience in psychology studies. I use Ubuntu Linux, which is a FOSS operating system, but the software discussed in this article is multi-platform; in other words, it will also run on Apple Mac OSX or Microsoft Windows. There is so much FOSS available that this article only scratches the surface, but hopefully it will give some initial pointers to readers with an academic background but no previous experience of FOSS...

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An in-depth guide to turning a product into an open source project

One occasionally runs into a company trying to build an open source project out of an existing product. This is a nuanced problem. This is not a company that owns a project published under an open source license trying to also ship a product of the same name (e.g. Docker, MySQL), but the situation shares many of the same problems. Neither is this a company building products out of open source projects to which they contribute but don't control (e.g. Red Hat's RHEL). This is a company with an existing product revenue stream trying to create a project out of the product...

Biogears Open Source Human Physiology Engine Showcased At IMSH 2015

Press Release | ARA | January 8, 2015

BioGears® delivers an open source, comprehensive, extensible human physiology engine that serves as a platform for biomedical modeling research and also facilitates the creation of immersive medical education and training technologies. At IMSH, the BioGears® team will interact with over 2,000 professionals from around the globe who will see the latest in technology advancements, attend hands-on workshops and explore professional development opportunities.

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Black Duck Unlocks $59B Opportunity For Enterprises Using Open Source

Press Release | Black Duck Software | July 16, 2013

As enterprises increase their utilization of open source software (OSS) to accelerate development innovation and drive down costs, the importance of having up-front visibility into OSS licenses and their associated obligations takes on even greater importance. Read More »

Choosing the Best License for Your Open Source Software Project

Paul Rubens | CIO Magazine | October 1, 2013

You need sound coding skills to create good software, but the success of an open source project can also depend on something much less glamorous: your choice of software license. Read More »

Considering Open Source Licenses

Phillip Ikuvbogie | A List Apart | September 26, 2017

What stage of development is your project in right now? Have you finished the planning phase? Are you going to work with a team? Will the project be split up into different modules? And so on. The principle of DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) has become an unwritten rule for developers. Instead of always starting from scratch on each new project, find ways to build upon previous work. This will save you time and other resources. In other words, do not reinvent the wheel; put to use the great work that others have perfected and made “freely” available for you to build upon...

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Couchbase and the Future of NoSQL Databases

Couchbase is a NoSQL, document-oriented database for building interactive applications. Trends in the open source database industry show positive growth as NoSQL is used for web, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In this interview, Arun Gupta, VP of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase, shares his views on how open source has made an impact on the database industry, and the challenges that lie ahead for the NoSQL industry. Also, find out which open source tools and methodologies Couchbase has adopted...

CSC Cannot Donate GP Code

Jon Hoeksma | eHealth Insider | October 15, 2012

CSC says that it cannot give away or donate the code for its three primary care software systems without incurring legal obligations. Read More »

Engineering OpenClinica’s Future

We believe all research participants—patients, clinicians, researchers, should have technology that meets the ‘anytime, anywhere’ expectations of a mobile, smartphone enabled world. Based on conversations with the OpenClinica community, many of you share this view as well. We are committed to making sure, at minimum, that OpenClinica’s patient engagement technology ‘just works’ in mobile, real world environments. Wherever possible, we will go beyond that and work to make the participant experience engaging, fun, and inspiring. As transformational as these patient engagement capabilities can be, what we’ve been working on is about more than that. This is about a foundation for the future of the OpenClinica project.

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Five New Open Source Project Management Tools for 2015

Robin Muilwijk | Opensource.com | January 13, 2015

Last year, I covered five of the best open source project management tools, like ProjectLibre and OpenProject. The article struck a chord with readers and continues to prove valuable. So, this year I revisited the tools mentioned in last year's article, taking into account comments and suggestions from readers, and provided an update on where they are today. Read More »

FrontlineSMS, Human Usability, and the Missing Middle Mile

FrontlineSMS started in 2005 with what seemed like a simple, clear ambition: make a tool that makes it easy for offline communities to communicate. The goal wasn’t innovation or profit, it was simply to get a useful tool into the hands of as many people as possible...Looking back, it feels naive to think that it could ever be simple—that delivering usable, open source, multi-channel tools that drive measurable, positive outcomes through text messaging could have ever felt inevitable. Nine years and many iterations (and tens of thousands of users) later, though, we’re more successful than ever—and mostly for unexpected reasons...

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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 »

Health Hack 2014-The Power of Open Source, Open Data, and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

ThoughtWorks, an agile developement and design company, hosted and sponsored (among other sponsors, like Red Hat) the second annual Health Hack in Melbourne, bringing researchers together with technologists at their office in Melbourne’s central business district for 48 hours to create software that solved a problem in the health sciences. All the code developed at Health Hack would be released under an open source license, and in most cases, took advantage of some form of open data...

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How To Choose Your Open Source Hardware License

Simone Cicero | Open Electronics | August 8, 2013

It’s always tricky when you create something: a complex project, a commercial product or just an hack and then you must decide what license you should use for that, for releasing it to the public... Read More »