See the following -

Cost, Speed, Agility: The Open Source Business Advantage

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | August 9, 2011

Do you enjoy paying recurring license fees? Like being locked into a vendor's solution? Have fun wasting time as your team works around bugs and limitations? Find yourself happy when two of the fifty features you suggested are adopted and scheduled for release in six months? Then I suggest that you continue with your proprietary software solution (and good luck with that). Read More »

Creating Shared Value

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | March 9, 2011

Well it looks like Kitware is on the leading edge again, this time for our business practices. Read More »

CrisisCamp Shows How Open Source Tech Can Respond to Disasters

John Kennedy | Silicon Republic | February 10, 2012

Ireland’s first CrisisCamp on 26 February at NUI Galway will show how open source software and hardware can be used to build and use technology tools to help respond to disasters and crises, such as the earthquake in Haiti.

Read More »

Cumulus Networks Unveils 'Cisco Killer'

Paul Venezia | InfoWorld | June 19, 2013

Startup's Debian-based Linux distribution for commodity switching hardware aims to upend networking's status quo Read More »

Data Management: Precision Agriculture Can Learn From Healthcare

Kelby Kleinsasser | PrecisionAg | May 2, 2013

In my brief foray into Healthcare Information Technology (IT), it took only a couple of weeks to discover that the challenges they faced were harshly reminiscent of what we’re facing in Ag Information Technology. Read More »

DCMTK 3.6 Released

Stephen Aylward | Kitware Blog | January 10, 2011

Our friends at OFFIS have just announced the release of DCMTK 3.6. This is exciting news for the medical imaging community and particularly for those who use Kitware's open-source medical imaging projects such as CTK and Slicer. Read More »

Debunking The Oatmeal and the Perception of Linux as Difficult to Use

Jim Salter | | February 10, 2012

The Oatmeal made a webcomic that's been reformatted and recently passed around Facebook and other social media. It's titled “How To Fix Any Computer” and pokes fun at Windows, Apple, and Linux each in its own way. And although I love The Oatmeal, this comic’s screed on Linux promotes a myth that needs to be dispelled. The "How to fix Linux" instructions begin:

Read More »

Department of Defense Makes EHR Software Free and Open

Staff Writer | | May 22, 2012

A downloadable, open source version of the military’s electronic health record software that is used for troops on the battlefield will be available through the nonprofit organization, Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA). Read More »

Designing Ushahidi: Events and Personas

Heather Leson | Ushahidi | July 3, 2012

This is the first in a series of blog posts about upcoming Ushahidi software development changes. Today, we’ll focus on the overall design, continue to explore the user base and features requested by the various groups from election monitoring to crisis/emergency response to civil society. We’re looking for more input in person and virtually as we continue down this road. Read More »

Developers: We Warned Apple About iOS Maps Quality

Josh Lowensohn | CNET | October 9, 2012

To the casual observer it might appear that Apple was caught off guard by just how bad its in-house maps app was. But the company had plenty of warning. Read More »

DISA Revises Software Guideline Clarifying Open Source Rules

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | January 4, 2012

The Defense Information Systems Agency has updated the Application Security & Development Security Technical Implementation Guide, clarifying a commonly-misunderstood Defense Department policy that many saw as a hurdle to open source software use at DoD.

Read More »

DoD and VA Interagency Program Office Awards iEHR System Integration Contract To Systems Made Simple

Press Release | Systems Made Simple (SMS) | October 9, 2012

Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS), a leading provider of IT systems and services to support critical architecture, data, and application challenges in the healthcare industry, today announces its contract award to provide management and technical support services for the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) initiative. Read More »

DoD Thinks That Open Source Is the Bomb!

Phil Odence | Open Source Delivers | February 1, 2012

The U.S. federal government is not always the zippiest, most progressive organization in the world. With that backdrop, it is impressive to see the push being made to remove barriers to the use of open source software. Makes one proud to be an Amuhrcan! (for those who remember Lyndon B.)

Read More »

DOD, VA Ask Vendors to Describe Existing Apps for iEHR

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | July 27, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments want vendors to tell them about services and products they can offer to meet the current and future technical needs for the integrated electronic health record (iEHR) as it prepares to roll out its initial version. Read More »

DoD, VA Joint E-health Record Ahead of Schedule

Esther Carey | Federal News Radio | July 2, 2012

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are ahead of schedule on the development and implementation of an integrated electronic health record system, said Barclay Butler, director of the Defense-VA interagency office. Read More »