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ONAP Project moves on code release; names new members, directors

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  • Big, open hypocrites? Open source big data analytics brings out the Beauty and the Beast in tech

    The virtues of open source have long been shouted from the rooftops by all those that invested in it, both financially and spiritually, and really, that’s what the DataWorks Summit in Munich has been pushing.

    There’s a belief that the open source way of working can play a key role in fundamentally changing the way that the technology industry operates, and it’s one that seems to be resonating with vendors and customers alike.

  • Companies, colleges using open-source platforms for financial literacy

    A growing coalition of companies, colleges and research institutions is trying to tackle financial literacy as a societal problem.

    "This is not an issue that's just about poverty," said Beth Coco. Last year, she left her post as entrepreneur-in-residence at University at Albany's Small Business Development Center to head a financial literacy program through SEFCU.

  • Building a Secure Bootloader for the Intel Quark Microcontrollers D2000 and SE C1000 [Ed: Impossible. No secure boot is possible on anything Intel because it comes with a back door: the ME.]
  • Firmware Management for MCUs: The Quark Bootloader Approach - Daniele Alessandrelli, Intel [Ed: Intel talking about "security" is like Microsoft talking about "love", Google talking about "good", and Facebook about "privacy"]
  • Unlocking Business Value with Open Source GIS

    It has been estimated that 50 to 80 percent of modern enterprises aren’t using their location data to aid in making business decisions. And yet, the global geographic information system (GIS) market is anticipated to reach $14.6 billion by 2020, signaling massive opportunities for growth. At the same time, organizations are moving away from proprietary software and the burden of single-vendor lock-in towards more flexible and budget-friendly open-source solutions. The concurrent rise in GIS and open source is creating new ways for organizations–to make the most of the geospatial data at their disposal and turn it into actionable insights, particularly those in the fields of energy, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, finance and government.

  • Boundless Names Jim Reiss as Vice President of Sales

    Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today announced that Jim Reiss has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Reiss will be responsible for leading the Boundless sales organization and driving rapid growth in revenue and customers.

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    Jim has extensive open source experience, pioneering one of the first embedded Linux offerings in the market and more recently, helping grow and see the successful acquisition of Zend Technologies, the global entity behind the open source PHP web-programming language. He has both inside and enterprise sales leadership experience and is passionate about driving a healthy sales funnel using his broad experience in demand generation, go-to-market strategies and customer-centric sales methodologies.

  • Slovakia amends law to create public record system

    The government of Slovakia is about to amend its eGovernment Act, to allow for the creation of a central system for managing public records. Slovakia intends to have this central system in place by 2020.

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    The new systems will help improve and harmonise eGovernment services and procedures. The central system should especially reduce costs. The use of the centralised public records system is to be made mandatory. Public administrations that already have public record solutions in place will be given time to transition to the new, central system. They will be able to choose to integrate their system directly with the central portal, or use local copies of the central registry.

  • Clones welcome in scientific hardware

    In the inaugural issue of the Journal of Open Hardware I review emerging business models for open source hardware. Many of these models are borrowed from the free and open source software industry and will no doubt be familiar to you. However, traditional companies should also take a close look at adding open source hardware to their strategy.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Pinterest

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Pinterest -- “the world’s catalog of ideas” -- is built on open source, according to Jon Parise, technical architecture lead and open source program lead at the company. In this interview, Parise explains how adopting open source has changed the company and helped the company’s engineers design software that is more modular, reusable, and well-documented from the outset.

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Why the latest Linux Foundation flame war is a waste of time for open source advocates

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For those who miss the inane religious debates of the early open source (I mean, free and open source) world, take heart: The ridiculous name calling and finger pointing is alive and well. For a perfect case study, take free software advocate Christine Hall's bizarre misreading of an innocuous Linux Foundation article entitled Five Legal Risks For Companies Involved in Open Source Software Development, since pulled down in the wake of weeping, wailing, and GNU'shing of teeth. Not content to leave roadkill well enough alone, the HackerNews community took up the battle, that debate overrun with words like "taint," "freeloading," and "locked up."

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Why you should become an open source sustainer

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Sustainers educate the public through blog posts, talks, and social media about the digital infrastructure that they use every day and for the most part, take for granted. They convince the companies that they work for to donate money, infrastructure, developer time, and source code to the community at large. They also reach out to companies they don't work for and evangelize about the benefits of helping open source projects live and grow. They don't give up until they have a solution.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • AT&T engineers flip switch on multisupplier open source white box

    Specifically, on March 28, AT&T engineers completed what they believe to be a first in the telecom industry: live field trials of a multisupplier open source white box switch carrying customer traffic. “What this means is we used a common, uniform open network operating system across multiple merchant silicon chips to build a piece of network equipment that met our stringent real-world data needs,” the operator explained in a press release.

  • Open source routing project gets a vital technology infusion

    Open source networking proponents have uncorked an updated routing protocol project designed to give white box, virtualized environments of all sizes fast and reliable communications.

    The project, now called the Free Range Routing (FRR) offers a full-on IP routing protocol suite for Linux/Unix platforms and includes protocol daemons for BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP. The FRR groupsays that the technology’s integration with the native Linux/Unix IP networking stacksmakes it applicable to a wide variety of applications from connectinghosts/virtual machines/containers to the network, advertising network services, LAN switching and routing, Internet access routers, and Internet peering.

  • Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that’s growing like crazy

    Eugen Rochko was annoyed with Twitter. The company had made a series of changes that he thought eroded the value of the service: limiting how big third-party applications could grow, for example, and implementing an algorithm-driven timeline that made Twitter feel uncomfortably similar to Facebook. Most people in Rochko’s situation fired off an angry tweet or two and moved on. Rochko set about rebuilding Twitter from scratch.

  • Fae is a new open-source content management system based on Rails

    INE, a San Francisco- and Portland-based brand agency, is open sourcing the content management system (CMS) it has developed in-house to build sites for brands like Anchor Brewing, Kimpton Residences at Seafire, Prūf Cultivar (“Elevated Cannabis”) and others.

    It’s no secret that there is already a plethora of other CMS systems on the market and that it’s hard to stand out in this crowded field. FINE, however, believes that Fae, as this new CMS engine is called, stands out for a couple of reasons — largely because of its focus on being lightweight and highly customizable. And because FINE has been using it to build its own customers’ sites, it should also be pretty battle-hardened at this point.

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Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

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