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$99 Supercomputer Parallella Now Fully Open Source Hardware

Saurav Modak | Muktware | July 3, 2013

While there is a open source alternative for almost every useful closed program out there, open source hardware are however rare. Parallella [...] had promised earlier that they will make their hardware open source. The campaign is now over and now it seems that they have fulfilled their promise. Read More »

.NET Foundation Adds New Governance Model, Projects

Darryl K. Taft | eWeek | November 16, 2014

The .NET Foundation is moving to a new governance model to help with its oversight of Microsoft's open-sourcing of the .NET development environment...

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10 Predictions For Open Source In 2014

Jack Wallen | TechRepublic | January 1, 2014

The year 2013 was a solid year for open source. There were plenty of highs and certainly a few lows. However, I believe that Linux -- continuing to build on its solid groundwork -- will have the best year yet in 2014. Read More »

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Alex Williams | TechCrunch | April 7, 2013

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent. Read More »

10 Things The Open Source Community Got Right In 2013

Jack Wallen | Techrepublic | December 24, 2013

The year 2013 was one of the best years for open source in recent memory. It seemed like every month of the year brought yet another announcement either by or for the community that celebrates all things Linux and open source. [...] Does this mean Linux has finally made its way to mass acceptance? The answer is that it's very, very close. Let's take a look at the 2013 successes before we draw our final conclusion. Read More »

10 Years Of Defending Linux's Legalities: Groklaw

teven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | May 28, 2013

Ten years ago, SCO decided to sue IBM and started a series of legal attacks on Linux. Their cases were pathetically weak, but CIOs and CFOs didn't know that. Read More »

100 Million Reasons For Open Source Compliance

Jim Gatto | Law of the Level | May 19, 2017

This is another recent example of a lawsuit, between competitors, where open source issues will play a prominent role....The growing use of open source and the increasing number of enforcements for non-compliance with open source licenses highlights the need for well-thought out open source policies. To help companies understand these policies,we have prepared a guide on “Open Source Policies — Why You Need Them And What They Should Include.”

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100 Million Reasons For Open Source Compliance

James Gatto | Law of the Level | May 19, 2017

CoKinetic Systems Corporation filed suit against Panasonic Avionics Corporation, seeking damages in excess of $100 million, in part, for violation of the GPL v2 open source license. CoKinetic alleged that Panasonic blocked competitors from having the ability to develop software for Panasonic’s In-flight Entertainment (IFE) hardware by refusing to distribute the source code for its open-source Linux based operating system. CoKinetic alleged that this software controls the basic functions of Panasonic IFE hardware systems...

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15 Blockchain Whitepapers Awarded Winners of US Department of Health and Human Services Challenge

Luke Parker | Brave New Coin | August 30, 2016

A challenge held by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  to encourage Blockchain use in the Health Information Technology field resulted in 15 winning whitepapers. The Department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) first announced the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-Related Research” challenge in July...

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2012 to Be Year of Linux Domination

Jay Lyman | The 451 Group | January 5, 2012

I expect to see nothing but continued strength for Linux and open source in cloud computing in 2012. The cloud continues to be the biggest disruptor and opportunity for Linux providers. 2012 got off to an interesting start with Microsoft’s efforts to support for Linux on Azure, which highlights just how pervasive Linux has become in cloud computing.

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2015: Open Source Has Won, But It Isn't Finished

Glyn Moody | Open Enterprise | January 1, 2015

At the beginning of a new year, it's traditional to look back over the last 12 months. But as far as this column is concerned, it's easy to summarise what happened then: open source has won...

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22 Years Later, The Linux And Open Source "Cancer" Is Wonderfully Benign

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | August 27, 2013

Linux just turned 22 and the open source revolution it sparked is just getting started, two experts suggest. Read More »

3 Open Source Alternatives to MATLAB

For many students in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, economics, and other fields with a heavy numeric component, MATLAB is their first introduction to programming or scientific computing in general. It can be a good tool for learning, although (in my experience) many of the things that students and researchers use MATLAB for are not particularly demanding calculations; rather they could easily be conducted with any number of basic scripting tools, with or without statistical or math-oriented packages. However, it does have a near ubiquity in many academic settings, bringing with it a large community of users familiar with the language, plugins, and capabilities in general...

3 Open Source Alternatives to MATLAB

For many students in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, economics, and other fields with a heavy numeric component, MATLAB is their first introduction to programming or scientific computing in general. It can be a good tool for learning, although in my experience many of the things that students and researchers alike use MATLAB for are not particularly demanding calculations that easily could be conducted with any number of basic scripting tools, with or without statistical or math-oriented packages. However, it does have a near ubiquity in many academic settings, bringing with it a large community of users familiar with the the language, plugins, and capabilities in general...

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3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools

Ellis Booker | InformationWeek | May 29, 2013

Come December, about 500 Indonesian schools will be running openSUSE Edu Li-f-e (Linux for Education). Read More »