Open Source Think Tank

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Black Duck Fully Integrates Open Source Consulting Capabilities

Press Release | Black Duck Software | October 15, 2013

Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, today announced the full integration of the Olliance Group – now known as Black Duck Consulting – into the company. [...] Read More »

Black Duck Software Announces Next Generation OSS Logistics Solution to Manage and Optimize Open Source

Press Release | Black Duck Software | June 26, 2014

Black Duck Software, the leading OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the adoption and management of open source software (OSS), today announced the release of Black Duck ® Suite 7 software that helps companies maximize the benefits of open source while managing the associated operational, legal, and security risks. Read More »

Heartbleed, an Apache License Business Model Failure?

The two year old HeartBleed bug that was recently discovered in OpenSSL and that affects millions of internet users, reveals a similar problem that could have a serious impact on the way we look at open source software. Companies such as Cisco have built expensive applications on top of OpenSSL. Security consultants have been paid good money to guarantee that OpenSSL was safe. But the OpenSSL project itself was driven by a core of only four unpaid volunteers.

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Is Use of the Open Source GPL License Declining?

A little while ago I saw an interesting tweet from Stephen O'Grady at RedMonk on the state of open source licensing, including this graph. This graph shows how license usage has changed from 2010 to 2017. In reading it, it is clear that usage of the GPL 2.0 license, one of the purest copyleft licenses around, has more than halved in usage. According to the chart it would appear that the popularity of open source licensing has subsequently shifted to the MIT and Apache licenses. There has also been a small increase in GPL 3.0 usage. So, what does all this mean?

On Making Standards Organizations and Open Source Communities Work Hand in Hand

Benjamin Cabe | LinkedIn Pulse | May 25, 2016

Did you know that the Eclipse Foundation is home to many open source implementations of industry standards? From IETF to ISO to oneM2M or OASIS, we have many open source projects that provide industrial-grade implementations that anyone can use to evaluate a given standard, or to effectively use it in their commercial solution. We do believe that open source is key to the adoption of standards, and in a presentation I gave last week at an Open Source Think Tank organized by IEEE, I shared some thoughts on what makes a standard successful, as well as how Eclipse has proved with recent success stories that open source and open communities are a key factor.

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OSEHRA 2014 Summit Shows the Future for Open Source EHR's— US Government IT Procurement

The recent 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT, held September 3-5 in Bethesda, MD, was a huge success and clearly marks a watershed moment for open source health information technology (HIT), as well as a transformation in the way that US government agencies procure technology. The Summit featured more than 120 speakers addressing 90 separate sessions over three days. According to Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA, “this Summit demonstrated solid growth in both the depth and breadth of the OSEHRA Community.” Read More »

OSEHRA Is On the Move

OSEHRA is on the Move. As we clear the hurdles of establishing Governance structure, clarifying Vision, implementing work Processes, and employing our IT Infrastructure and Development Tools, we simultaneously are preparing ourselves for the long run with the Open Source community. April 2012 was a busy month. We began the month by convening our first meeting of the OSEHRA Board of Directors; General (Retired) James Peake, Mr. Michael O’Neill and Dr. John Halamka. This inaugural Board meeting marks our official emergence as an independent organization with its own governing board. We will publish the meeting minutes on our web-site.

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Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon To Speak At Open Source Think Tank

Press Release | Red Hat | March 18, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon will be a featured keynote speaker at Open Source Think Tank on March 21, 2013... Read More »

The Free Software Foundation: 30 Years In

The Free Software Foundation was founded in 1985. To paint a picture of what computing was like back then, the Amiga 1000 was released, C++ was becoming a dominant language, Aldus PageMaker was announced, and networking was just starting to grow. Oh, and that year Careless Whisper by Wham! was a major hit. Things have changed a lot in 30 years. Back in 1985 the FSF was primarily focused on building free pieces of software that were primarily useful to nerdy computer people. These days we have software, services, social networks, and more to consider...

VA To Invest Billions in Open Source Transition

The open source strategy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was the focus of the recent Open Source Think Tank Conference in Napa, California held April 12-14. This conference, sponsored by the Olliance Group and now on its 7th year, has become one of the premier open source gatherings in the world. Top IT leaders of the VA came to the conference to ask for the advice of the open source community in finalizing the VA's strategy for the future of its world-class electronic health record (EHR) system, VistA.

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Olliance Group To Hold 7th Annual Open Source Think Tank Focusing on Industry-Driven Community Innovation

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
April 12, 2012 - 9:00am - April 14, 2012 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Silverado Hotel and Spa Napa, CA
United States

Olliance Group, a Black Duck company, and DLA Piper are sponsoring the upcoming Open Source Think Tank 2012 conference. The conference will be held April 12-14, 2012 in Napa, California. The exclusive, semi-annual conference brings together CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, legal experts, investors and senior executives involved in the commercial application of open source, mobile and cloud computing technologies to discuss the current state and future direction of open source.

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