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ITU Signs Off Network Spec For Personal Medical Devices

Simon Sharwood | The Register | December 22, 2013

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has signed off a new standard for communication between personal medical devices. Read More »

Joi Ito: Open-Source Hardware Is a No Brainer

Barb Darrow | GigaOM | January 11, 2012

Open-source hardware is on its way, and it will foster a new era of innovation, according to MIT Media Lab director Joichi “Joi” Ito. The emergence of freely available hardware designs and near-free components will unleash the same sort of technology innovation that open-source software kicked off a decade or so ago, Ito said Tuesday.

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Joint Staff Dumps Oracle And PeopleSoft Planning Software For Open Source

Bob Brewin | Nextgov.com | September 25, 2014

...NAVSEA said in a contract notice it plans to issue a new contract to MYMIC LLC of Portsmouth, Virginia, for open source planning software to “reduce the high cost of licenses, technical support and custom modifications” with Oracle and PeopleSoft...

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LA Moves To Drupal To Improve Website Management

Patience Wait | Information Week Government | September 9, 2014

Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration...

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Life Science and IT Organizations Invest in the tranSMART Foundation to Advance Translational Medicine Research

Press Release | The tranSMART Foundation | January 14, 2015

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced that 20 life sciences and technology organizations have made substantial commitments by joining its Membership Program. Read More »

Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce Issue Joint Statement Making Commitment to Open Source Healthcare Interoperability

Josh Mandel | Microsoft Industry Blog | August 13, 2018

Interoperability is an overlapping set of technical and policy challenges, from data access to common data models to information exchange to workflow integration – and these challenges often pose a barrier to healthcare innovation. Microsoft has been engaged for many years on developing best practices for interoperability across industries. Today, as health IT community leaders get together at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in Washington, DC, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined with Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce in support of healthcare interoperability...

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MySQL at the Core of Commercial Open Source

Matthew Aslett | The 451 Group | September 26, 2011

Oracle last week quietly announced the addition of new extended capabilities in MySQL Enterprise Edition, confirming the adoption of the open core licensing strategy, as we reported last November. Read More »

News Flash: Oracle Still Hates Open Source Software

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | October 15, 2013

It's no wonder that Google, Red Hat and others have been abandoning Oracle's most visible open-source project, MySQL. Read More »

NHS Grows A NoSQL Backbone And Rips Out Its Oracle Spine [United Kingdom]

Gavin Clarke | The Register | September 9, 2014

Open source? In the government? Ha ha! What, wait ...?....

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NIST to Release New Guidance for Strengthening Hospital Cybersecurity

Bill Siwicki | Healthcare Finance News | April 18, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is poised to deliver new cybersecurty guidance, according to NIST fellow Ronald Ross. NIST offers a security framework that was developed for the federal government that helps organizations understand, select and implement security controls. Ross likened the NIST framework, developed for the federal government under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, to a very large catalog of privacy and security controls to safeguard the enterprise form hostile cyberattacks...

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NYC Opens The Books, And The Source Code, On Checkbook 2.0

Susan Miller | GCN | June 17, 2013

Last week, New York City Comptroller John C. Liu unveiled the Checkbook NYC 2.0 website and announced that the source code for the financial transparency website would be available to developers on GitHub,  which will allow other government organizations to use Checkbook to build similar sites. Read More »

Open Source Databases Keep Chipping Away At Oracle’s Empire

Klint Finley | WIRED | January 7, 2015

The three fastest growing databases of 2014 were all open source, according to a new report from DB-Engines, a site that tracks popularity in the rapidly changing database marketplace...

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Open Source Makes Inroads into Government IT

Jack Clark | ZDNet UK | September 6, 2011

Departments across government are making use of open-source products for server management and workspace IT, according to the results of Freedom of Information requests released by the BBC on Monday. However, proprietary stalwarts such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and VMware had much more of a foothold in the organisations polled. Read More »

Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All

Barb Darrow | Fortune | August 23, 2016

Here’s a burning question for the tech universe: Could Microsoft, which built its Windows cash cow on proprietary or closed-source software, reverse course and open-source Windows itself? That would be roughly akin to CocaCola COKE -0.80% posting its top-secret formula online. Crazy, right? Maybe not, although the very notion would have been unthinkable not too long ago...

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Open-Source Development: The History Of OpenOffice Shows Why Licensing Matters

Richard Hillesley | TechRepublic | October 2, 2012

Governance and licensing aren’t glamorous but getting them right is vital to open-source software’s long-term health. Read More »