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Why the KDE Project Switched to CMake – and How (continued)

Alexander Neundorf | | June 21, 2006

KDE developer Alexander Neundorf explains the background for the move away from the traditional "autotools"

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Why the Patent System Doesn't Play Well with Software: If Eolas Went the Other Way

Julie Samuels | | February 17, 2012

Everyone take a deep breath: it seems we've had a moment of sanity in the patent wars. Last week, a jury invalidated the dangerous Eolas patents, which their owner claimed covered, well, essentially the whole Internet. 

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Why You Should Document Your Open Source Hardware Project

Simone Cicero | Open Electronics | May 28, 2013

It’s just few months that I’m strongly involved in the open source hardware movement and, despite I still not have a clear idea of how this community is composed. Read More »

Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

Austin Carr | Co-Design | September 11, 2012

Despite consistently glowing reviews from critics and consumers alike, iOS and OS X, Apple’s operating systems which tie Macs and iPads and iPhones together, have rubbed some the wrong way in recent years with their design directions.
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Windows 8 Bugs Hurt Microsoft, Intel Chief Said To Say

Tim Culpan and Ian King | Bloomberg | September 26, 2012

Intel Corp. (INTC) Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s fully ready, a person who attended the company event said. 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 »

With Code.Nasa.Gov, Agency Steps Up Hunt for Its Open-Source Software Projects

Nick Judd | Tech President | January 17, 2012

Over time, NASA releases data from Kepler — an unprecedented look at our universe, other planets and star systems — on a decidedly terrestrial web portal, It's part of a broader effort at NASA to make the agency's work more accessible, which is itself part of the Obama administration's promise to make government more open. Read More »

With GOV.UK, British Government Redefines the Online Government Platform

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | January 31, 2012

The British Government has launched a beta of its GOV.UK platform, testing a single domain for that could be used throughout government. The new single government domain will eventually replace Directgov, the UK government portal which launched back in 2004. GOV.UK is aimed squarely as delivering faster digital services to citizens through a much improved user interface at decreased cost.

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Phil Granof | Open Source Delivers | October 18, 2013

Regardless of one’s political stance, sometimes it is just plain hard to watch the woes of Obamacare. It’s a bit like watching mixed martial arts fighting – it’s often hard to distinguish the winner from the loser. The technology behind the system has continued to be an open wound, and yesterday it just got worse... Read More »

World Bank Promotes Open Data In Myanmar

Clarice Africa | FutureGov | June 27, 2013

More than 120 members from civil society organisations, research institutes and government ministries participated in the recent “Open Development” workshop organised by the World Bank, as part of its on-going efforts to encourage the use of publicly accessible data and research [...] to tackle development challenges. Read More »

Xen To Become Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | April 14, 2013

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Read More »

Yes, I Still Write Code

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | February 8, 2011

Let me start by admitting to an open secret: I still write code. If you are like many people whom I share this secret with, you're probably thinking that's a crazy thing to do. Well I'm not going to argue the point, after all the business folks talk at length about the role of a CEO and management, and believe me it does not include writing software. Read More »

An Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

March 14, 2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This webinar will introduce the ideas behind free and open source software, both for users and for developers. We will tour the basic licence types and discuss the development and membership of communities around free and open source software. We will also look at how to assess open source solutions that you may be considering. Read More »

Making Innovation: Open hardware, Personal Fab and Collaborative Design

Event Details
Open Source Event
May 15, 2012 - 3:00pm - May 16, 2012 - 6:30pm
PARC, A Xerox Company
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA
United States

MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop takes place May 15-16, at PARC in Palo Alto. The Workshop is a one-and-a-half day intensive introduction to the business of making and the makers who are creating these businesses.

Here are some of the topics we'll be discussing:

  • Open source hardware and software are providing standardized components on which to build new applications.
  • New fabrication tools are creating a rapid-prototyping revolution that makes iteration cheaper, faster, and easier.
  • Collaborative design practices are using new tools and tapping new kinds of expertise.
  • Options for manufacturing at scale are improving, as more and more of the process becomes automated.
  • Crowdfunding is helping launch new projects and providing funding to test out new product ideas.
  • Traditional investors are wary of hardware, but hardware-focused incubators hope to soften resistance by helping hardware startups become better prepared for investors.

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CONNECT User Group Meeting At George Washington University

Event Details
Open Source Event
May 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
George Washington University
800 21st St., NW
Washington, DC
United States

The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) will host the first CONNECT User Group Meeting on May 21, 2013! Join FHA and the CONNECT Team for this one-day event that will:

  • Highlight the progress being made to enable successful health information exchange (HIE) between and among federal agencies and other health organizations
  • Introduce new capabilities and features in CONNECT, the dynamic software that enables the secure exchange of health information
  • Address how CONNECT adopters are using it today
  • Discuss how to implement CONNECT
  • Provide a forum for discussion on CONNECT’s architecture and future developments

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