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Swiss Assembly Wants Access To Source Code Of e-Gov Software

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission (EC) | June 28, 2013

Thirteen members of the Swiss parliament are asking the government to demand the right to adapt the source code of GEVER, the record management system commissioned by the government and under development since 2008. [...] Read More »

Talend & Neo Partnership: Open Source Solutions for Big Data

Christopher Tozzi | The Var Guy | June 26, 2013

NoSQL databases are a driving force in the evolution of Big Data. That could have important implications for Oracle (ORCL), as we wrote last week. Read More »

The (Awesome) Economics of Open Source

Successful open source software companies "discover" markets where transaction costs far outweigh all other costs, outcompete the proprietary alternatives for all the good reasons that even the economic nay-sayers already concede (e.g., open source is simply a better development model to create and maintain higher-quality, more rapidly innovative software than the finite limits of proprietary software), and then-and this is the important bit-help clients achieve strategic objectives using open source as a platform for their own innovation. With open source, better/faster/cheaper by itself is available for the low, low price of zero dollars. As an open source company, we don't cry about that. Instead, we look at how open source might create a new inflection point that fundamentally changes the economics of existing markets or how it might create entirely new and more valuable markets.

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The Coming Push For Open Source Everything

Paul Venezia | InfoWorld | July 22, 2013

When we can no longer trust proprietary hardware or software, open source becomes the only option Read More »

The Days of Proprietary Software Platforms are Numbered

Nick Heath | ZD Net | June 14, 2013

The days of businesses relying on locked-down operating systems and platforms tightly controlled by commercial organisations are numbered, according to Hadoop creator Doug Cutting.

Proprietary software platforms put businesses at the mercy of the platform vendor, often locking them into accepting regular price hikes, Cutting told ZDNet. Read More »

The Future Of Big Data : Open Source v. Proprietary |#BigDataSV

Alan McStravick | SiliconANGLE | February 17, 2014

In last week’s companion to SiliconANGLE’s #BigDataNYC, theCUBE broadcast live from Silicon Valley, highlighting the ongoing maturity of Big Data for 2014 and beyond. John Furrier welcomed theCUBE alumni Bruno Aziza and Rishi Yadev for one of the more interesting conversations centering on the method and business model that will further advance the adoption of Big Data in the Enterprise. Read More »

The Impact (Or Lack Thereof) Of Mobile Computing On Life Science R&D

Alex Clark | Pistoia Alliance | August 29, 2012

The computing transformation being effected by mobile computing may not be one we fully appreciate while burying our heads and thumbs in the latest cool app or game. Yet this transformation is likely the most important since the introduction of the personal computer... It’s that the transformation marks a complete change to the underlying platform. Read More »

To Master Tech You Must Master Software - And Open Source - Even If You're Apple

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | September 26, 2012

But there is a corollary: To master technology you must master open source. The real leaders in tech are understanding that to go it alone and develop software in a company cloister is foolish, expensive and time intensive.
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Two Deep Dives Into Open Source EHR

Denise Amrich | ZDNet | June 28, 2013

If you're interested in implementing a powerful EHR environment but don't want to pay commercial prices, this article contains some great resources. [...] Read More »

Why Implanted Medical Devices Should Have Open Source Code

As medical implants become more common, sophisticated and versatile, understanding the code that runs them is vital. A pacemaker or insulin-releasing implant can be lifesaving, but they are also vulnerable not just to malicious attacks, but also to faulty code. For commercial reasons, companies have been reluctant to open up their code to researchers. But with lives at stake, we need to be allowed to take a peek under the hood. Over the past few years several researchers have revealed lethal vulnerabilities in the code that runs some medical implants. 

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Why Open Source Is a Safe Choice for Government Agencies

Eddie Garcia | GCN | October 14, 2015

Already prevalent in big data applications and many other software solutions regularly employed by agencies, open-source technologies are a natural fit for the public sector. Their ability to combine distributed peer review and transparency drives software innovation at an accelerated pace and at a significantly lower cost.

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Why We're Releasing Our Design Data To The Open-Source Community

Shamal Faily | Webinos | September 4, 2012

There is an on-going debate about whether open-source software is more secure than closed-software, or vice-versa. Read More »

Will Open Source Drive CRM Growth?

Stefanie Hoffman | Channelnomics | December 28, 2012

Open source has its share of challenges, but its biggest fans extol the platform as open, malleable, flexible and cost-effective. Nowhere are these qualities more in demand — or lauded — than in the customer relationship management (CRM) market. [...] Read More »

Windows Is Dead, Google Killed It

Farhad Manjoo | Business Insider | September 3, 2013

Windows is dead. Let’s all salute it — pour out a glass for it, burn a CD for it, reboot your PC one last time. Windows had a good run. For a time, it powered the world. But that era is over. It was killed by the unlikeliest of collaborations.... Read More »

“I Want to Know What Code Is Running Inside My Body”

K McGowan | Backchannel | February 11, 2016

At age 33, Marie Moe learned that her heart might fail her at any moment. A computer security expert in Norway, she found out she has a fairly common heart condition that disrupts her normal pulse, so she had to get a pacemaker. The surgery was quick and uncomplicated. Just a few weeks later she was able to travel to London for a course on ethical hacking...

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