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Apple, Microsoft, VMware: Everyone's Building Open-Source Software

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | August 29, 2012

In the opening keynote at LinuxCon, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin observed that open source is now key to how all companies use to develop software—and yes he meant Apple, Microsoft, and VMware as well.
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Coders to Learn How to Deploy Humanitarian-Focused Apps on Openstack

Dana and I are passionate about making open source communities inclusive and welcoming. The codeathon is a terrific opportunity for us to be tour guides for women of all backgrounds as they explore open source projects like OpenStack. [Dana Bauer]: I love the humanitarian focus at Open Source Day. Egle and I are demonstrating how to deploy humanitarian-focused applications on OpenStack, and it's exciting to think that some of those apps could be the first steps toward making a difference in the world...

Does OpenStack Need a Linus Torvalds?

Brandon Butler | Network World | October 24, 2012

Linux has Linus. Does open source cloud computing effort OpenStack need a marquee name too? Read More »

Edge computing and the importance of open infrastructure

The "edge" is diverse, dispersed, often independently owned and operated, and comes with a set of constraints not addressed in the average data center. Old sci-fi films painted a picture of how computers would permeate every facet of life in the future. It has come to pass, and it happened almost without us noticing: having PCs at home became commonplace, our mobile phones turned into small smart devices, and our cars began making decisions for us, controlled by thousands of sensors and controllers. Self-driving cars, augmented and virtual reality, smart homes and more all underscore our rapidly emerging dependence on distributed computing infrastructure.

Feeding The Flame Of The Collaborative Development Revolution

Steven J Vaughan-Nichols | Smart Bear | May 22, 2014

Agile, open source, the cloud, and DevOps have all led to a world where everyone should be involved in programming. Yes, everyone...

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Has OpenStack Finally Won Over IBM?

Barb Darrow | GigaOM | February 27, 2012

Updated: Since it launched two years ago, the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack has won over an impressive array of tech backers, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Citrix. But not IBM. Read More »

How OpenStack mentoring breaks down cultural barriers

Victoria Martinez de la Cruz is no stranger to OpenStack's mentorship opportunities. It's how she got her own start in OpenStack, and now a few years later is helping to coordinate many of these opportunities herself. She is speaking on a panel on mentoring and internships later this week at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Spain. In this interview, we catch up with Victoria to learn more about the details of what it's like to be a part of an open source internship, as well as some helpful advice for people on both sides of the mentoring process...

In The Cloud, It's Amazon Vs. The Rest

Dana Blankenhorn | Seeking Alpha | September 25, 2012

VMware (VMW) is just the latest company to join the OpenStack Foundation, an effort to build an open source cloud stack from parts first developed by NASA, then Rackspace (RAX), and now being implemented at the latter. Read More »

Intel Uses Open-Source, OpenStack Cloud to Its Advantage

Sean Michael Kerner | eWeek | September 19, 2013

At LinuxCon, Dirk Hohndel, Intel's chief Linux and open-source technologist, explains why Intel is invested in open source and what his company is doing with the OpenStack cloud.

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Open Source Diversity Efforts Gain Momentum in 2016

If software is pervasive, shouldn't the people building it be from everywhere and represent different voices? The broadly accepted answer is yes, that we need a diverse set of developers and technologists to build the new digital world. Further, when you look at communities that thrive, they are those that evolve and grow and bring in new voices and perspectives. Because much of the software innovation happening today involves open source software, the open source community can be an entry point for new people in technology roles. This means that the open source community must evolve to stay relevant...

Open Source OpenStack Cloud Platform Turns 3

Sean Michael Kerner | Datamation | July 19, 2013

Leaders of OpenStack didn't expect the success they currently enjoy. Read More »

OpenStack Foundation Launches To Promote Open Cloud

Christopher Tozzi | The VAR Guy | September 21, 2012

It’s official: OpenStack, the open source cloud platform, has formed an independent entity, the OpenStack Foundation, to promote the project and open source cloud computing more generally. Here’s the scoop, and what it means for the open source channel. Read More »

Openstack Opens With Cloud Risks At Cloud Expo

Mark Wojtasiak | Seagate | November 6, 2012

I arrived in Santa Clara, CA this morning and headed straight over to Cloud Expo just in time to see Jonathan Bryce – Executive Director Openstack Foundation kick things off with his keynote “Open Cloud: Place Your Bets.” Read More »

OpenStack Reaches Milestone With Launch Of Foundation

Brandon Butler | Network World | September 19, 2012

Sept. 19, 2012 will go down as a big day for OpenStack... Read More »

OSEHRA 2017: Microsoft, OpenStack, IBM Support VistA in the Cloud

This year’s OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit proved to be another major milestone in the transition from locked-in vendor-controlled health information technology to an open solutions approach. One of the major news stories at the summit was the decision by Microsoft to join OSEHRA and collaborate with the Open Health community. Another major presentation was that of Martin Rice, Director of the Division of State System for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Clyneice Chaney, Principal Systems Engineer. In their presentation (video* and PowerPoint*), Rice and Chaney described how CMS is transitioning to an open/modular approach to State Medicaid IT systems.

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