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Open Source Under The Lens Of An Intellectual Property Lawyer

Jen Wike | opensource.com | 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 »

3 Emerging Tipping Points in Open Source

Over the last two decades, open source has been expanding into all aspects of technology-from software to hardware; from small, disruptive startups to large, boring enterprises; from open standards to open patents. As movements evolve, they reach tipping points-stages that move the model in new directions. Following are three things that I believe are now reaching a tipping point in open source. As the name suggests, the open source model has mainly been focused on the source code. On the surface, that's probably because open source communities are usually made up of developers working on the source code, and the tools used in open source projects, such as source control systems, issue trackers, mailing list names, chat channel names, etc., all assume that developers are the center of the universe.

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A Case for Governments Developing Open Source Software

Being a hardcore developer who cares deeply about software, and having worked for local government for the past eight years, I have pondered this question often. On the one hand, a running philosophical theme is that programming is the new literacy, and because software permeates every aspect of our lives, programming amounts to expressing knowledge, just like writing does...software has become the best, most accurate (and sometimes only) expression of business knowledge that an organization possesses.The key point here entails a radical shift in attitude toward in-house development: rather than doing it as a last recourse, in-house development should be the first option to consider...

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An Open Source Approach To Solving The Farm To Table Problem In North Carolina

Margaret Gifford and John Whitehead | OpenSource.com | April 28, 2014

For many people spring means a return to the bounty of fresh, local food from farmers markets. But for the one in five people in North Carolina who are facing hunger, that bounty is not an option. This was the challenge that we—a high-tech marketer and an engineer recently relocated from Silicon Valley—set out to solve in 2009. [...] Read More »

Can Open Science Help Patients And Save Pharma?

Open science research and development hybrid development model can protect pharma company profits while reducing costs of medicines for consumers Read More »

Gathering a Health Care Industry Around an Open Source Solution: the Success of tranSMART

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | May 18, 2015

The role of open source software in healthcare is relatively hidden and uncelebrated, but organizations such as the tranSMART Foundation prove that it is making headway behind the scenes. tranSMART won three awards at the recent Bio‐IT World conference, including Best in Show. The tranSMART Foundation is a non‐profit organization that develops creates software for translational research, performing tasks such as searching for patterns in genomes and how they are linked to clinical outcomes. Like most of the sustainable, highly successful open source projects, tranSMART avoids hiring programmers to do the work itself, but fosters a sense of community by coordinating more than 100 developers from the companies who benefit from the software.

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How The Soul Of Open Source Is Saving Time, Money — And Lives — In Health Care

Rich Roth | VentureBeat | June 19, 2013

The advancements in medicine over the last 50 years are remarkable. Diseases once thought of as terminal are now curable. [...] Our nation’s health care system, however, has not kept pace with modern medicine. Read More »

InnerSource: a practical application of open source techniques within organizational boundaries

Using open source methods within your own company--without offering up your resulting source code to the public--is called InnerSource. A report I wrote for O'Reilly Media titled Getting Started with InnerSource lays out some of the benefits of the open source model and how one company, PayPal, is carrying out both open source projects and InnerSource. Why would you want InnerSource? According to the report, your organization can grow and become more productive in several ways...

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Internal Memo from CIO Roger Baker Sets Oct. 1 Deadline for Open Source Transition at VA

Open Health News has just obtained a copy of an internal memo sent by VA CIO Roger Baker to all the "Under Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries and other Key Officials," of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where he sets a deadline of October 1, 2012 to implement the VA's open source initiative for VistA.

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Join The Movement : Open Source Drug Discovery

Priyank Trivedi | CoolAge | December 25, 2012

OSDD or Open Source Drug Discovery is a community of students, scientists, researchers, academicians, institutions, corporations and anyone who is committed to discovery of drugs in an open source mode. [...] Read More »

On A Mission To Make Linux As Accessible As Possible

This article details the circumstances behind my switch away from proprietary operating systems and my switch to Linux. Like many, I switched out of frustration with other operating systems and not directly because of Linux's open source model. I developed my passion for that after the switch was made. It was August 18, 2011. I had just completed the umpteenth restoration from factory of Windows 7 on my HP laptop. I had just installed the open source screen reader I was using at the time, NVDA, as well as some of the applications I used on a daily basis, such as the Mush-Z MUSHClient...

Open Data Key To Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases

Open data access could promote collaborations among researchers in Africa and help in the fight against malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and neglected tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, also called African trypanosomiasis. At a time when demand for open data in health and drug discovery is dominating the digital space, some researchers say the model could work for Africa and alleviate the sufferings of many from these diseases. Following the call on 23 April this year from the WHO for the disclosure of all results from clinical trials of new medicines, there is a push towards greater transparency.

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Open or Complete?

Dick Davies | Through the Browser | July 2, 2012

For the last five years I have been trying to understand the tension between enterprise or proprietary development and open source development. A prominent example has been the competition between the iPhone and the Android operating system... Read More »

Open Source GIS Challenges Proprietary Vendors: Interview with Paul Ramsey of Boundless

In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that.

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OpenEMR Consortium Unveils Proposal for an Open Source U.S. Coast Guard EHR

Press Release | OpenEMR Consortium | July 5, 2017

...a consortium of OpenEMR vendors united as one to propose an open source solution for a modern, customizable, and cost effective EHR to the USCG.  The OpenEMR Consortium submitted their proposal to the USCG on June 2nd, 2017 and it was released to the public on July 5th, 2017. The proposal is based on the EHR software package, OpenEMR.  OpenEMR is an open source, fully functional EHR software package that is ONC Certified as a Complete EHR.

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