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Being Thankful for Open Source Software

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At the end of every year I always like to donate some small amount of money to the open source projects I spend the most time using. If everyone donated even 1/10th of the money free software saved them each year to the projects that they use, I have no doubt that a lot more open source software would exist today.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Being Thankful for Open Source Software

    At the end of every year I always like to donate some small amount of money to the open source projects I spend the most time using. If everyone donated even 1/10th of the money free software saved them each year to the projects that they use, I have no doubt that a lot more open source software would exist today.

  • 6 creative ways to use ownCloud

    ownCloud is a self-hosted open source file sync and share server. Like "big boys" Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and others, ownCloud lets you access your files, calendar, contacts, and other data. You can synchronize everything (or part of it) between your devices and share files with others. But ownCloud can do much more than its proprietary, hosted-on-somebody-else's-computer competitors.

  • Freeswitch vs. Asterisk?

    We’ve been experimenting with VOIP in our school, primarily for internal communication. I’ve set up both asterisk and freeswitch servers, and have been quite frustrated with the limitations of both.

    Asterisk only allows one registration to be connected to each extension. Yes, there are ways to work around this restriction (for extension 101, set up multiple extensions – 980101, 981101, 982101, and then set up a ring group 101 that rings those extensions simultaneously), but it’s an incredibly irritating workaround.

  • How Is Fossaegean Doing?

    Since I moved into the island, one of the first things I did was to find out if there were any people around interested in free & open source technologies. Luckily, there was this community called fossaegean, which pretty much stands for Free & Open Source Software Community of the University of the Aegean. However, it was not that active back then.

  • Google will retire Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise, and Debian 7 in March 2016
  • Cloud certification programs, OPNFV networking, and more OpenStack news
  • Survey Shows Hadoop is Rocketing Ahead in Enterprises

    According to a new best practices survey from TDWI there is a big increase in how many enterprises plan to have Hadoop clusters in production. By Q1 of next year, 60% of survey respondents said they will be in production, up from 16% when the report was published earlier in 2015.

    In addition, only 6% of organizations have ruled out Hadoop, down from 27% in 2012, which points to a future for Hadoop as a common enterprise tool.

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  • Zaragoza Going The FLOSS Route

    Again, the key is avoiding the lock-in of the office suite. LibreOffice is so good that’s getting to be easy once the macros are scrapped. Who needs them? Use web-applications or other FLOSS tools and be done with them. The file formats are now not even on the radar, thanks to the thousand or so developers contributing tweaks to the Libreoffice code.

  • Engagement platform for new EU eGovernment Action Plan to be demonstrated in Brussels

    On 15 December, DG Connect is organising its third workshop on the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 at the EC premises in Brussels. At this meeting, the stakeholder engagement platform based on Futurium will be presented in a hands-on session, demonstrating its functionalities and allowing participants to provide feedback.

  • UK updates lists of G-Cloud suppliers

    The UK government has updated its list of G-Cloud suppliers - ICT companies that can provide cloud-based services to government organisations. “The number of suppliers is up 11.2% on the 1,453 suppliers appointed when the sixth iteration was launched in February”, writes Public Technology Net, a UK news site.

    The G-Cloud framework agreement “saves public sector organisations and suppliers the time and cost traditionally associated with individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a ‘call-off contract’ for each service procured through a framework.”

  • Your guide to 7 open eBook formats

    Electronic books, or eBooks, have been around for a long time, but convenient devices upon which to read them are a relatively recent development. Between mobile phones, tablets, and dedicated eBook readers, chances are you have some device in your life that you can use to read an electronic book upon. That's great for leveling up on how much you read, but it begs the question of what open file formats are out there for eBooks, and which ones are best.

  • “Open standards should be a priority” - MITA

    Open standards should be a priority in public administration’s IT projects, says Noel Cuschieri, enterprise architect at Malta’s Information Technology Agency (MITA). Open standards are a strategic part of Malta’s IT policy, Cuschieri says.

Finding the right tool for the job

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I've worked on many projects in my life so far, and almost all of them involve open source somewhere along the line. Below is a brief summary of some of the projects I worked on and the tools I used to work on projects in my own time, outside of work.

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Turris Omnia is an open source router for security-minded geeks

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The Turris Omnia is different from most other routers in a number of ways. The biggest — and coolest — is that it ships with an OpenWrt-based OS that lets you hack it to do just about anything you could do with a desktop Linux system. Use the integrated virtual server for anything you want, like an OwnCloud or Tonido instance or an encrypted chat host.

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IBM latest to open source AI program

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Thomas said IBM has another reason to open-source its machine learning code – it helps the company recruit new AI experts, which are currently in great demand.

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Camunda BPM 7.4: Camunda Releases Latest Version of its Open Source Software

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Besides this, the new Camunda Modeler is an open source tool for creating BPMN diagrams. It is based on the well-known project bpmn.io and targets business users as well as software developers.

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8 projects with LEGO: plastic bricks meet open source

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LEGO bricks: To a parent, they're a virtual minefield, hidden away in the carpet to inflict unimaginable pain from a seemly innocent barefoot step. But to a child, they are a tool for creatively engineering anything the mind can imagine. And for many, they are our first foray into open source. The instructions with a LEGO set start out as rigid rules, and become merely guidelines as children learn to remix, adapt, and extend the "code" which defines the object being built, and then be shared with anyone nearby.

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German aerospace centre in transit to open source

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Germany’s Aerospace Centre DLR is steadily increasing its use of free and open source software. The DLR is already using open source tools for many of its software development projects, and also makes several of its solutions available as open source. In addition, the research institute plans in the long-term to use open source for it PC operating systems, office productivity and collaboration tools.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • #HROS project: putting the open source into HR

    The #HROS project was launched in back in May of 2015 to bring the worlds of human resources (HR) and open source (OS) together, hence the name: HROS.

  • 3 reasons open source needs Open Badges

    The Fedora Badges system, which is interoperable with Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI), lists more than 17,000 contributors who have been issued digital badges. And, at the top of the leaderboard is Kevin, who has been issued 142 badges—less than half of the overall number of badges available! Those badges Kevin has achieved are a mix of Content, Development, Community, Quality, and Event badges, with some easier, and some harder, to obtain.

  • Will Open Source HR Make Life Easier For Companies?
  • Telefonica, Huawei Team on OpenStack-based Cloud Initiative

    Huawei has a new deal with giant Spanish telecom company Telefonica through which the two firms will work on helping enterprises move infrastructure onto Telefonica’s OpenStack-based cloud. It's yet another indicaton of the global phenomenon that OpenStack has become.

  • Portugal offers IT training to government workers

    Portugal’s Agency for Administrative Modernisation (AMA) is offering IT training that is open to all public administration staff members. The courses are intended to help modernise public administrations and to speed up the introduction of eGovernment services.

  • 3 Open Source Alternatives to Using the Google Maps API

    The rise of data mining, mobile applications and social media, among many others, has dramatically changed the face of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and what they can accomplish. This has led to the creation of tools suited to various use cases. The most obvious place to begin when thinking about GIS is the web maps available through the Google Maps API.

How I ended up working in open source healthcare

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I am prepared and excited to take on that challenge, and to make sure my chosen FOSS project, with the wind of open source as a dominate model in the world to drive us, tries to change the world of healthcare IT for the better.

Viva la FOSS!

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