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Announcing the New Microsoft and Open Source Partner Community

Openness Team | Microsoft Blog | July 12, 2016

At Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2016, we announced the Microsoft and Open Source Partner Community, a Lithium-powered platform for you to easily collaborate with the vast and diverse ecosystem of partners who build and sell open source solutions on Microsoft Azure. Our goal with this community is to open the lines of communication for system integrators, solution providers and independent software vendors to connect with each other and with Microsoft product teams directly...

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Concerns Linger About Corporate Involvement In OpenStack Foundation

Paula Rooney | ZDNet | September 19, 2012

The official debut of the independent OpenStack Foundation was welcomed by most as a big step forward to establishing an open cloud but the inclusion of two big league proprietary vendors, namely VMware and Cisco, has raised a few eyebrows. Read More »

Eclipse Updates Four Key IoT Projects, Launches a New One

Darryl K. Taft | eWeek | June 16, 2016

The Eclipse Foundation announced new releases of four open-source IoT projects to accelerate IoT solution development. The Eclipse Foundation, which has been leading an effort to develop open-source technologies for Internet of things application development, announced that the Eclipse Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group has delivered new releases of four open-source IoT projects the group initiated over a year ago. The four projects, hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, are Eclipse Kura 2.0, Eclipse Paho 1.2, Eclipse SmartHome 0.8 and Eclipse OM2M 1.0. These projects are helping developers rapidly create new IoT solutions based on open source and open standards...

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Google Joins PwC in Bid to Modernize DOD’s EHR Infrastructure

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 15, 2015

Google, Inc. will be joining PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) and its partners in a bid to win the favor of the Pentagon as it seeks to modernize its EHR infrastructure.  The PwC team, which also includes DSS, MedSphere, and General Dynamics Technology, is facing stiff competition from its rivals, but hopes its open-source offering will become even more attractive to the Department of Defense with the backing of the tech giant’s significant resources and experience. Read More »

Google Joins VistA Team Proposing Open Source EHR for the Department of Defense

Google has thrown its hat into the EHR ring by joining the team led by PwC which is proposing that the Department of Defense (DoD) upgrade their current EHR to Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), a customized application built for the DoD and based on VistA, the open source EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...Google’s participation has enormous implications for both the DoD’s EHR and to the healthcare industry as a whole. By choosing the open source EHR team, Google...has sent a clear message to the world that VistA is the best option for the DoD.

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Google, PwC Bidding for $11B DoD Health System Modernization Project

Jaikumar Vijayan | eWeek | January 18, 2015

When Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers announced a business partnership last October, they described the move as an effort to jointly compete for large projects leveraging PwC's consulting experience and Google's Cloud Platform technologies. Last week, the two companies followed through on that announcement with PwC including Google in a team that is bidding for a massive $11 billion health system modernization effort at the U.S. Department of Defense.

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OKFest in Finland to Study Benefits of Open Knowledge and Open Development

The Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest) happens this September 17-22 in Helsinki, Finland with the theme Open Knowledge in Action. OKFest will explore the benefits of opening up knowledge and information, look at the ecosystems of organisations that can benefit from openness, and discuss the impact that more transparency can have in our societies. OKFest will run 13 key Topic Streams, one of which will focus on the topic of ‘Open Development’.

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Open Library Foundation Established

Press Release | FOLIO, Open Library Foundation, OLE | September 9, 2016


The Open Library Foundation has been established to promote open source projects for libraries and to foster and support contribution, distribution, and sustainability of the benefits of these projects. The foundation provides the infrastructure for librarians, developers, designers, service providers, and vendors to collaborate with innovative open source technologies and develop transformative solutions for libraries...
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OpenMRS Releases 2016 Annual Report - Shows Explosive Growth of Open Source EHR

Press Release | OpenMRS | March 23, 2017

OpenMRS®, a free and open source health IT software platform built by volunteers around the world, is marking the start of its second decade by releasing its second annual report, for 2016. The document highlights the achievements of the open source community in the past year, improvements to the OpenMRS software, and lays out the strategic goals for 2017. For over 10 years, people around the world have leveraged OpenMRS to improve health status and achieve health equity through the use of health information technology. OpenMRS is a global leader in open technologies and open standards in healthcare...

PwC Announces Google, Inc. is on the PwC Team Bidding for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program

Press Release | PwC | January 15, 2015

PwC US today announced Google Inc. is a part of the PwC team in the bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract. The DHMSM program will replace and modernize the Military Health System (MHS), which currently supports more than 9.7 million beneficiaries, including active duty, retirees and their dependents.

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The New Learning Center, Free eBooks, And More

Jen Wike | OpenSource.com | April 25, 2014

Opensource.com focused on stories about open source tools and systems for libraries and other open educational content from April 14 - 18. And before you curl up with your favorite book, we've got new eBooks for you to download and some discoveries from our Open Library Week that you'll want to bookmark—or 3D print.

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Why Southeast Asia Should Embrace the Open Source Movement

Thomas Gorissen | e27 | October 21, 2015

In the last five years, Southeast Asia has grown to become a big consumer of modern web technologies to create digital products and services. More and more tech companies from the US are opening offices here and many with the goal to build engineering and development offices for their regional needs.

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LibreCon 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 29, 2015 (All day) - October 30, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Santiago de Compostela
Spain

LibreCon 2015 takes over from the previous four editions of LibreCon and the Free Software World Conference, planning an event whose main goal will be the creation of business and employment in all sectors of society, through free technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. With this goal always in mind, LibreCon 2015 wants to show the benefits of a sector that is successfully surviving the overall economic crisis. Open Technologies in general and Free Software in particular, are a real alternative which offer increased competitiveness, great savings and development of local economies to worldwide business and government. This year, LibreCon will deal with consumer electronics and the automotive industry (entertainment systems, connected car), the Internet of Things and new education. There will be an area reserved for e-Commerce.

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Open Source Summit North America

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 11, 2017 - 2:00am - September 14, 2017 - 2:00am
Location: 
JW Marriott LA Live
900 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States

Open Source Summit North America is a technical conference containing three events in one: LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen. Over 2,000 attendees are expected to gather for three days to network with other open source professionals, collaborate and share information, and learn about the latest open technologies. Open Source Summit North America is one of three international summits (Japan, North America, and Europe) being presented by The Linux Foundation in 2017. The summit draws a variety of attendees, including developer, operators, and community leadership professionals...

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