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Amazon Is Trying to Control the Underlying Infrastructure of Our Economy

Stacy Mitchell | Motherboard | June 25, 2017

We often talk about Amazon as though it were a retailer. It's an understandable mistake. After all, Amazon sells more clothing, electronics, toys, and books than any other company. Last year, Amazon captured nearly $1 of every $2 Americans spent online. As recently as 2015, most people looking to buy something online started at a search engine. Today, a majority go straight to Amazon. But to describe Amazon as a retailer is to misunderstand what the company actually is, and to miss the depth of the threat that it poses to our liberty and the very idea of an open, competitive market...

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Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware And The Linux Foundation Form New Initiative To Support Critical Open Source Projects

Press Release | The Linux Foundation, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware | April 24, 2014

The Linux Foundation today announced it has formed a new project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure. The Core Infrastructure Initiative enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under the community norms that have made open source so successful.

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Hackers Are Coming for Your Healthcare Records -- Here’s Why

Lucas Mearian | Computer World | June 30, 2016

Data stolen from a bank quickly becomes useless once the breach is discovered and passcodes are changed. But data from the healthcare industry, which includes both personal identities and medical histories, can live a lifetime. Cyberattacks will cost hospitals more than $305 billion over the next five years and one in 13 patients will have their data compromised by a hack, according to industry consultancy Accenture. And a study by the Brookings Institution predicts that one in four data breaches this year will hit the healthcare industry...

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HealthCare.gov Gets A Redesign For Obamacare Enrollments 1st Birthday

Rebecca Carroll | Nextgov.com | June 6, 2014

HealthCare.gov is getting a makeover ahead of open season in November, when residents of 36 states may use the site to acquire or change their health care plans...

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How Containers and DevOps Transformed Duke University's IT Department

It's difficult, even in retrospect, to know which came first for us: containers or a shift towards DevOps culture. At Duke University's Office of Information Technology (OIT), we began looking at containers as a way to achieve higher density from the virtualized infrastructure used to host websites. Virtual machine (VM) sprawl had started to become a problem. We favored separating each client's website onto its own VM for both segregation and organization, but steady growth meant we were managing more servers than we could handle. As we looked for ways to lower management overhead and make better use of resources, Docker hit the news, and we began to experiment with containerization for our web applications...

Medicaid’s Data Gets an Internet-Era Makeover

Steve Lohr | The New York Times | January 9, 2017

Jini Kim’s relationship with Medicaid is business and personal. Her San Francisco start-up, Nuna, while working with the federal government, has built a cloud-computing database of the nation’s 74 million Medicaid patients and their treatment. Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income people, is administered state by state. Extracting, cleaning and curating the information from so many disparate and dated computer systems was an extraordinary achievement, health and technology specialists say. This new collection of data could inform the coming debate on Medicaid spending...

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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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OpenEMR Community Releases Monumental Upgrade to their Open Source EHR - Update Ready for Download

Press Release | OpenEMR | April 24, 2018

OpenEMR, the most popular open source electronic health records (EHR) and medical practice management solution, has announced today that OpenEMR version 5.0.1 has been released. A community of more than 50 OpenEMR contributors produced a staggering amount of new features and improvements for OpenEMR 5.0.1. "The amount of new features and improvements in this new release of OpenEMR is simply astounding and showcases the strengths, diversity, talents, commitment, productivity, and good will of the thriving OpenEMR community," said Dr. Brady Miller, an OpenEMR project administrator, and physician. 

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Percona Announces Conference Session Schedule for the Sixth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017

Press Release | Percona | February 23, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced that the conference session schedule for the sixth annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017, taking place April 24-27, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and Advance Registration Discounts can be purchased through March 5, 2017, 11:30 p.m. PST. The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara has a block of rooms reserved for attendees until March 23, but they are going fast...

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Percona Announces Keynote Schedule for Sixth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference

Press Release | Percona | April 18, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced the keynote sessions for the sixth annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017, taking place April 24-27, 2017, at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. This year’s conference features several exciting extracurricular events, including an opening reception sponsored by Booking.com, the MySQL Community Awards ceremony, and book signings hosted by O’Reilly featuring Sveta Smirnov, Laine Campbell, Charity Majors, Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev and Vadim Tkachenko. Sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still available...

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RowdMap, Inc. Speaks at Health:Further Summit on Creating High-Value Care from Open Health Data

Press Release | RowdMap, Inc. | August 16, 2016

Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at RowdMap, Inc., will be speaking on how health plans and physicians and hospitals create high-value care with open data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), thirty cents of every dollar goes to low-value care, or care that has higher risks and costs but does not produce better outcomes. According to researchers, if low-value care were removed, there would be more than enough care to cover the population...

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Tech Giants Back Initiative For Funding Crucial Open Source Projects

Zeljka Zorz | Help Net Security | April 24, 2014

The nonprofit Linux Foundation has announced the Core Infrastructure Initiative, a multi-million dollar project aimed to fund open source projects critical for the global information infrastructure, and a dozen of big tech companies have joined it and will be providing the funds.  Since the discovery of the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug some two weeks ago, the one positive thing brought forth by it is a better understanding of the limitations of open source software development.

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Top 10 FOSS Legal Stories in 2016

The year 2016 resulted in several important developments that affect the FOSS ecosystem. While they are not strictly "legal developments" they are important for the community. For one, Eben Moglen, the general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, stepped down. Eben has been a leader on FOSS legal issues since the late 1990s and has been critical to the success of the FOSS movement. The FOSS community owes him a huge debt of gratitude, and I expect that he will continue to be active in the FOSS community. The success of FOSS adoption was dramatically illustrated when Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation and summarized in the article, Open Source Won. So, Now What? in Wired magazine...

‘Data Marketplace’ Seeks to Apply Precision Medicine to Heart Disease

Neil Versel | MedCity News | November 21, 2016

The American Heart Association has become the latest group to embrace precision medicine, announcing a cloud-based “data marketplace” for promoting collaboration in treatment and research into cardiovascular diseases. The association is collaborating with Amazon Web Services, pharma giant Astra Zeneca and several major research institutes to create the AHA Precision Medicine Platform. These groups announced the platform at the AHA Scientific Sessions meeting in New Orleans last week...

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