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'Privacy Killer' CISPA Is Coming Back, Whether You Like It Or Not

Zack Whittaker | ZDNet | February 8, 2013

Dubbed a "privacy killer" by online activists, love it or hate it, the cyber-security CISPA bill will likely be brought into law—whether it's from the reintroduction of the bill by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, or President Obama issuing (yet another) executive order. Read More »

10 Disappointments For Open Source In 2013

Jack Wallen | TechRepublic | December 30, 2013

[...] Here are 10 of the most disappointing developments for this past year. Some of them were game changers, others were simply thorns in the side of the open source community, and a few may even have spurned a change for the positive within the community. Let's take a look at the cruft that dared to mar the sheen of an otherwise outstanding year. Read More »

10 Predictions For Open Source In 2014

Jack Wallen | TechRepublic | January 1, 2014

The year 2013 was a solid year for open source. There were plenty of highs and certainly a few lows. However, I believe that Linux -- continuing to build on its solid groundwork -- will have the best year yet in 2014. Read More »

10 Things The Open Source Community Got Right In 2013

Jack Wallen | Techrepublic | December 24, 2013

The year 2013 was one of the best years for open source in recent memory. It seemed like every month of the year brought yet another announcement either by or for the community that celebrates all things Linux and open source. [...] Does this mean Linux has finally made its way to mass acceptance? The answer is that it's very, very close. Let's take a look at the 2013 successes before we draw our final conclusion. Read More »

2011: Top Ten FOSS Legal Developments

Mark Radcliffe | Open Source Delivers | January 10, 2012

This year, 2011, was one of the most active years in legal developments in FOSS. This activity reflects the increase in FOSS use: Laura Wurster of Gartner, noted in the Harvard Business Review blog that open source has hit a “strategic tipping point” this year with companies increasingly focused on using “open source” software for competitive rather than cost reasons.

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2012 to Be Year of Linux Domination

Jay Lyman | The 451 Group | January 5, 2012

I expect to see nothing but continued strength for Linux and open source in cloud computing in 2012. The cloud continues to be the biggest disruptor and opportunity for Linux providers. 2012 got off to an interesting start with Microsoft’s efforts to support for Linux on Azure, which highlights just how pervasive Linux has become in cloud computing.

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Annual Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2017 Planned for Santa Clara, April 24-27, 2017

Press Release | Percona | October 18, 2016

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced the success of Percona Live Europe Open Source Database Conference 2016, which took place October 3-5, 2016 at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. Percona also announced that the Call for Papers for Percona Live Data Open Source Database Conference 2017, scheduled for April 24-27, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif., will be open until October 31 2016, and Super Saver registration discounts will be available until Nov 13, 2016. Next year’s conference in Europe will take place September 25-27, 2017, in Dublin, Ireland.

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Big Names Like Google Dominate Open-source Funding

Jon Gold | Network World | January 9, 2015

Network World’s analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion’s share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names. We found 673 companies on the donor rolls of our list of organizations – which was drawn heavily, though not entirely, from the Open Source Initiative’s list of affiliates. Google was the biggest supporter of open-source organizations by our count, appearing on the sponsor lists of eight of the 36 groups we analyzed. ...

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Brian Knappenberger On Capturing The Life And Death Of Aaron Swartz In The Internet’s Own Boy

Jon Dekel | National Post | April 24, 2014

In 1986, the U.S. Congress, spooked by the fictional film War Games — in which a hacker unwittingly almost kicks off the Third World War by breaking into NORAD’s supercomputer — enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Nearly three decades later, that same anachronistic law became the basis of the overzealous prosecution and ultimate suicide of one of the online world’s most prodigious sons.

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Bulgaria Got a Law Requiring Open Source

Bozhidar Bozhanov | The Policy | July 4, 2016

Less than two years after my presentation titled “Open source for the government”, and almost exactly one year after I became advisor to the deputy prime minister of Bulgaria, with the efforts of my colleagues and the deputy prime minister, the amendments to the Electronic Governance Act were voted in parliament and are now in effect. The amendments require all software written for the government to be open-source and to be developed as such in a public repository...

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Cloud makes open source 'inevitable' for Microsoft and others

Julie Bort | Computer World UK | October 11, 2011

It could be that Sam Ramji is just an eternal optimist. While many free software advocates warn that the cloud could kill open source, because users won't have access to the source code, Ramji disagrees. He says that work is going on now to eliminate the legal liabilities of contributing to open source. Read More »

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 »

Continua Health Alliance 2014 Design Guidelines Now Available; First Global Interoperability Standards Ratified By ITU

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance | March 26, 2014

Continua Health Alliance today announced the availability of its most recent 2014 Design Guidelines. Continua is an international non-profit multi-stakeholder group, and the leading organization convening global technology industry standards to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health.

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Coopetition: All's Fair in Love and Open Source

PostgreSQL vs. MySQL. MongoDB vs. Cassandra. Solr vs. Elasticsearch. ReactJS vs. AngularJS. If you have an open source project that you are passionate about, chances are a competing project exists and is doing similar things, with users as passionate as yours. Despite the "we're all happily sharing our code" vibe that many individuals in open source love to project, open source business, like any other, is filled with competition. Unlike other business models, however, open source presents unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to competition...

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...