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4 Open Source Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces

Peer-to-peer marketplaces have been booming, and PwC predicts the market will go from $15 billion in 2013 to $355 billion in 2025. This means that a lot of marketplaces will be developed in the next years. However, until recently, you didn't have many choices if you wanted to create a marketplace like Airbnb, Blablacar, or Drivy. You either developed an expensive proprietary solution like the incumbents do, or you used a hardly customizable SaaS solution, and that approach isn't scalable...

As Open Source Goes Mainstream, Institutions Collaborate Differently

Alex Howard | TechRepublic | November 14, 2014

18F has quietly become the bleeding edge of the US federal government's adoption of open source software. Read about the benefits and challenges of open source going mainstream...

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Choosing An Open-Source CMS, Part 1: Why We Use Drupal

Robert L. Mitchell | Computerworld | February 13, 2013

Of the open-source content management systems (CMSs) available today, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are, according to Web technology tracker W3Techs, by far the most popular. But how do companies choose which to use?
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Choosing An Open-Source CMS, Part 2: Why We Use Joomla

Robert L. Mitchell | Computerworld | February 19, 2013

In this, the second installment of our three-part series on finding the best open-source content management system (CMS) for your needs, we asked two organizations that use Joomla to explain why they felt that Joomla was the best choice for them, how the transition went, and whether they're happy with the results.
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How Andrew Krzmarzick Uses Open Source To Empower Citizens In Government

As the Community Manager of GovLoop—a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals, including Federal CTO Todd Park—Andrew Krzmarzick suspects his role is pretty similar to leading an open source project. The open source way guides the company's decisions, communications, and interactions. And open source solutions enable them to empower citizens around the country (and the world!) who don't want to wait for their cities to make updates to a page or build apps and resources that makes their lives easier. Read More »

How NASA Is Using WordPress To Promote Open Source Technologies

Sarah Gooding | WPMU | June 10, 2013

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration has been a leading global pioneer in science and technology since its inception in 1958, boldly going where no man has gone before. [...] But did you know that NASA is also an active participant in the open source community? Read More »

How the Open Source Makers Revolution is Continuing…

Dan Thornton | The Way of the Web.Net | June 29, 2012

If you’re not considering ways to be involved with open source hardware and software, and the implications it has, then you might find you’re not only being left behind by competitors, but by your customers… Read More »

Knight Prototype Fund: When Storytelling Meets Civic Action

Desiree Everts | Idea Lab | July 17, 2014

Sixteen winners of the Knight Prototype Fund are set to receive $35,000 to help bring their ideas even closer to fruition. The Knight Foundation on Wednesday announced the most recent winners of its fund, which looks to support early-stage media ideas in an effort to push them closer to a formal launch...

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Linux Foundation Releases Business Open Source Basics eBook

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZD Net | February 15, 2017

Want to know how your business can get the most from open source? This free ebook can help. Developers know that open source is great. Even Microsoft is now on the open-source bandwagon. But, outside of the IT department, many companies don't understand why and how open source can help their businesses. The Linux Foundation has the answers you need in its new free Open Source Software Basics ebook. "Organizations have begun to realize that as they adopt more open-source software, they need to establish processes for everything from selecting software -- to deploying it, to ensuring license compliance," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin at the Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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Making Telework Work: Tips From WordPress Founder

Brittany Ballenstedt | NextGov | July 27, 2012

Federal agencies increasingly are learning to operate with a distributed workforce, thanks to the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act and other efforts to expand technology and flexible work options for federal employees. So what are the keys to making those efforts successful? Read More »

Ministry of ICT and NITA Uganda Urge on Adoption of Open Source Software

Nathan Ernest Olupot | PC Tech | August 22, 2016

Ministry of ICT and NITA Uganda Urge on Adoption of Open Source Software
Increased awareness, integration and adoption of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Uganda, both by government and the private sector is key to improved service delivery by government, reduced cost of public service deliver as well as improve competitiveness of Uganda’s ICT and ICT Enabled Services (ITES), Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Uganda’s ICT and National Guidance Minister has said...

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New Open-Source Tool Makes It Easy To Tap Into Docker, The Cloud’s Next Big Thing

Klint Finley | Wired | August 12, 2014

...[N]ow Docker has a helper of its own, an open-source project called Panamax that makes it easier to use Docker on the cloud.  Docker packs applications into software “containers,” which contain everything required to run the application...

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No Longer Why Open Source, But How To Do Open Source

Mark Hinkle | Open Source Delivers | May 7, 2014

Fifteen years ago I spent a good deal of my time evangelizing open source software...Today I spend more time educating perspective open source participants on how they can leverage open source to reduce development costs, improve operational efficiency and drive customization for their own purposes.

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Nothing Good Is Free: How Linux and Open Source Companies Make Money

David Gerwirtz | ZD Net | November 18, 2016

We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways. Last week's article on Linux for older hardware set a new record for Linux-related articles, in that I did not get even one threatening letter. I did, however, get a bunch of email asking business-related questions about Linux and open source...

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Open Source Enlightenment Needed to End 'Dark Ages' of Health IT

Tony Shannon | Digital Health | January 11, 2017

Your article - "Whatever happened to Open Source in 2016?" highlights the brief vogue that open source recently enjoyed in the NHS – 2014-15 – and now seems to have lost. It raises some good questions and important issues, though I sense some broader perspective may be worth adding here. It’s worth remembering that healthcare is a well-established science – the first medical school established in the 9th century.  While information technology is still a young science – the first MSc in software engineering dates from 1979...

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