Opensource.com

See the following -

Top 5: Legal Issues In Open Source In 2014

David Perry | Opensource.com | December 23, 2014

The most-read articles this year on Opensource.com demonstrated a strong interest in the changing aspects of complicated issues. For example, the top two stories this year both relate to a complex series of cases involving a dispute between Versata and Aperiprise surrounding alleged violations of the GNU General Public License (GPL)...

Read More »

U.S. Digital Services and Playbook: "Default to Open"

About this time last year, I laid out some trends I saw for the coming year in government take up of open source software. Looking back now, it appears those trends are not only here to stay, they are accelerating and are more important than ever. In particular, I wrote that "open source will continue to be the 'go to' approach for governments around the world" and that "increasingly, governments are wrestling with the 'how tos' of open source choices; not whether to use it."... Read More »

We Cannot Do Modern Science Unless It's Open

Open is about sharing and collaboration. It's the idea that "we" is more powerful, more rewarding and fulfilling than "I". I can't promise jobs, but I do know that open is becoming very big. Governments and funders are pushing the open agenda, even though academics are generally uninterested or seriously self-interested... Read More »

What Blockchain and Open Source Communities Have in Common

One of the characteristics of blockchains that gets a lot of attention is how they enable distributed trust. The topic of trust is a surprisingly complicated one. In fact, there's now an entire book devoted to the topic by Kevin Werbach. But here's what it means in a nutshell. Organizations that wish to work together, but do not fully trust one another, can establish a permissioned blockchain and invite business partners to record their transactions on a shared distributed ledger. Permissioned blockchains can trace assets when transactions are added to the blockchain. A permissioned blockchain implies a degree of trust (again, trust is complicated) among members of a consortium, but no single entity controls the storage and validation of transactions.

Read More »

What Next-Generation Leaders Expect: The Choice To Work Openly

Earlier in this series on talent management, I argued that emerging, talented leaders need space to flow to those places in the organization where they add value based on their unique talents and intrinsic motivations. If the organization's management and senior management set the right examples, extend trust, and listen, they can greatly accelerate the organization's transformation to a more open culture. But talent needs access to an organization's cliques and inner circles, its boards and executive teams, to really kickstart the kind of collaboration and mutual learning that will move the organization forward and create sustainable succession.

Read More »

Why Linux is Critical to Edge Computing

Edge computing is a model of infrastructure design that places many "compute nodes" (a fancy word for a server) geographically closer to people who use them most frequently. It can be part of the open hybrid-cloud model, in which a centralized data center exists to do all the heavy lifting but is bolstered by smaller regional servers to perform high frequency-but usually less demanding-tasks. Because Linux is so important to cloud computing, it's an ideal technology to learn if you intend to manage or maintain modern IT systems.

Read More »

Why Public Libraries Need to Support Open Source

People turn to public libraries for answers, and a lot of times libraries are superb at providing them. But when it comes to providing answers about open source, libraries have an uneven track record. What can we do to make this better so that more people can turn to their public library to learn about open source software, hardware, and principles? Right now, if you walked into my public library and pelted me with questions about open source—like, "What is it?" "How does it work?" "How can I use open source?"—I'd rattle off answers so fast you'd be walking out with a new tool or technology under your belt. Open source is a big world, so of course there are some things I don't know, but guess what?...

Women Interns Rocking Open Source at Xen Project

With mid-term evaluations just around the corner for many technology-focused summer internship programs, here's a closer look at how the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPW) are helping mentors as well as interns. Read More »

Luis Ibáñez to be Interviewed in vxJourney Program

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
May 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Luis Ibáñez, one of the best known advocates of open source solutions in healthcare will be interviewed Thursday, May 1, by Fabian Lopez in the popular vxJourney weekly webinar. Ibáñez a contributing author to Open Health News as well as other publications, in particular Opensource.com, will talk about the VistA course that he has been teaching at the State University of New York at Albany.

This article, written by Ibáñez outlines the backround and story behind the course. The interview will provide a golden opportunity for those who wish to learn more about the SUNY project. Read More »

Roger A. Maduro Discusses Special Report-VistA: The EHR of Record

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
May 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Have you ever heard the following questions...Does anyone other than the VA use VistA?.... and by the way, how many VA healthcare facilities are there? Where else is it installed? Who else uses VistA, or one of its derivatives?

Roger A. Maduro, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Open Health News (OHNews) will discuss the special report, VistA: The EHR of Record during an interview with Fabian Lopez, host of the popular vxJourney weekly webinar. Maduro will also discuss the VistA Installations GIS map & Database v1.0. This map developed with real data provided by users and companies related to the implementation and development of VistA. It shows where the award-winning open source VistA EHR has been implemented. Be ready to be surprised by this great effort.

Read More »

Ibáñez to Discuss Teaching the RDF Framework for use in Medical Data Sharing During vxJourney Program

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
May 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Luis Ibáñez, one of the best known advocates of open source solutions in healthcare will be interviewed Wednesday, May 14, by Fabian Lopez in the popular vxJourney weekly webinar. Ibanez will be discussing the importance of teaching the Resource Description Framework (RDF) in college courses. RDF is a framework that facilitates the consistent representation of data and is a core element of what is called the Semantic Web. It's use in the context of sharing medical information is highly relevant for personal EHRs, health care exchanges, patient registries, and public health research.

Read More »

Adding Value to VistA legacy systems

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
May 28, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Eddie Brito, Manager of vxVistA Administrative Products will be giving a presentation on the benefits and enhancements to VistA provided by several add on applications. Brito's talk will be hosted by Fabian Lopez during his popular vxJourney webinar series. Brito will talk about the following VistA enhancement applications:

  • vxPatient Picture provides a patient picture capture process that will improve the service level to your customers and will provide an extra layer of validation and verification to improve the quality of care.
  • vxPatient Search Tool allows clinicians to identify and isolate text data within a patient’s record in real time.
  • vxImmunizations allows clinicians to document all immunizations, including actual dosages, CVX codes, and manufacturer of immunizations.

Read More »

Community Leadership Summit 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 6, 2017 - 10:30am - May 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States

The Community Leadership Summit 2017 is a free conference designed to foster community and collaboration by bringing together community leaders, managers and organizers, as well as the projects and organizations, to discuss building effective communities through community management, relations and online collaboration. The event is designed with an "open summit" nature to allow for a wide-ranging set of topics and also for active attendee participation. The Community Leadership Summit will be held the weekend before OSCON in the same venue and will feature a number of speakers from the open source community in a mixed format that includes keynotes, unconference sessions, and panel discussions...

Read More »