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UK hospital uses open source patient records system

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The 600-bed Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton (UK) has switched to using OpenMaxims, a patient record solution made available under the AGPL, an open source licence. This marks the first deployment of OpenMaxims, announces IMS Maxims, the UK-based firm that is developing the software.

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VirtualBox 5.0.8 Has Better systemd Support, Debian and El Capitan Fixes

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On October 20, Oracle announced the immediate availability for download of the eighth maintenance release of their open-source and cross-platform VirtualBox virtualization software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems.

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OpenStack and Servers

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  • Oracle reworks OpenStack for a containerized world

    It's been just over a year since Oracle first released an OpenStack version tailored for its namesake Linux distribution, and on Tuesday it followed up with a key update reworked specifically for today's containerized world.

    Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2 is the first commercially available OpenStack implementation that's packaged entirely as Docker instances, Oracle said, meaning that enterprises don't need to install components individually.

  • New Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Now Available
  • We are now on Freenode with #openstackindia
  • Teradata Leverages Hadoop and the Internet of Things with New Software Tools
  • Q&A: Apcera SVP Neeraj Gupta on the Cloud and More

    Apcera’s platform is mostly written in Go language. We are strong proponents of open source and have open sourced some of our products and key components. One notable open source product from Apcera is NATS (http://www.nats.io), our high-performance, simple and scalable cloud native message bus that powers some of the largest cloud platforms in production today. Not only is the product completely open source, but we also open sourced the website and documentation itself. Another notable open source product from Apcera is Kurma (https://github.com/apcera/kurma/), a next generation execution environment for a containerized host. Kurma is built on the notion that everything is a container. It is an operating system that allows containers to be managed and orchestrated by other processes.

ownCloud 8.2 brings more control on-premise

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ownCloud, Inc., the maker of the open source file sync and share (EFSS) software with the same name, today announced its new hybrid cloud enterprise file sync & share model.

The new model allows customers to choose their cloud storage services and still have control over it and manage the control plane, including encryption keys, on-premise. The new model is part of ownCloud 8.2, the latest version of the company’s flagship EFSS solution.

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The Impact of Netflix’s Open Source Software Development

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Much of Netflix’s success can be attributed to the open source environment that it has created for its products and services. Since Netflix began to realize the benefits of making its software available through open source, the company has released more than 50 projects for input on its Github page. And due to its open source preference, usage and success in code software development, Netflix has assisted in legitimizing open source as a powerful tool for many organizations.

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Open Source Survey Cites Value

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Open source practices have been revolutionizing the way we build software for a while now. Besides providing a wealth of low-cost and well-built components, open source software has been the catalyst behind some of the most exciting new technology developments of our time: cloud computing, software-defined networking, online software delivery and more. Open source practices are also beginning to impact hardware engineering via initiatives such as the maker movement, 3D printing and low-cost platforms such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

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France’s citizens vote in favour of open source

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France’s citizens are in favour of their public administrations’ use of free and open source software. France should also implement this type of software in education, according to the results of a public consultation on France’s Digital Republic bill (La République numérique). After twenty days of public debate and voting on proposals, the consultation ended on Sunday. La République numérique - the Digital Republic - drew 147,710 votes, received 8501 proposals and attracted 21,330 participants.

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AllSeen Alliance Adds Security Updates to Open Source IoT Platform

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The AllSeen Alliance claims to have made open source Internet of Things (IoT) development more secure with the latest update to its AllJoyn IoT framework, Security 2.0. The new feature brings authentication, device authorization and encryption enhancements to the platform.

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An OpenBSD History Lesson to Mark the Open Source OS's 20th Birthday

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OpenBSD, the open source Unix-like operating system that today mostly lives in Linux's shadow, turns 20 this month. To mark the occasion, here's some historical background on one of the only major "open source" operating systems to have survived without embracing the GNU GPL license.

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ownCloud Server 8.2 is here

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And on time following the new three month release cycle! The previous release, ownCloud Server 8.1, was all about stability, performance and security. Now, more work has been put in the user experience. That shows in the new sidebar, the new gallery app and refreshed style but for system admins, there's a large number of new control points as well.

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Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

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