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A team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies - places where a stethoscope could mean the difference between life and death. "As far as we know this is the first ...
At the simplest level, open source programming is merely writing code that other people can freely use and modify. But you've heard the old chestnut about playing Go, right? "So simple it only takes a minute to learn the rules, but so complex it requires a lifetime to master." Writing open source code is a ...

Bierweiler wrote in a GCN guest piece published Tuesday that there are four advantages associated with the adoption of enterprise open source and one of those is choice. An open source community offers more options that could help agencies achieve cost savings, meet system requirements and keep ...
Marsh has announced that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world's largest open source blockchain initiative with more than 400 member companies. The EEA seeks to create open industry standards and frameworks for blockchain applications based on the core Ethereum platform.
Of all the AI-related features inside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the portrait mode is arguably the most impressive -- Google manages to produce dramatic-looking depth-of-field effects without relying on dual cameras or other exotic hardware. And now, it's sharing some of those secrets with the rest of the ...
As part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the Defense Department has until June to start moving much of its custom-developed software source code to a central repository and begin managing and licensing it via open source methods. The mandate might prove daunting for an organization in ...

An important aspect of this transformation and modernization is the federal government's embrace of open source, personified by the launch of Code.gov, to support innovation, flexibility and reduce costs. Recently, the Department of Defense unveiled its own new open source software portal -- Code.mil ...
We can all agree that open source revolutionized the software industry. The effect has been profound on every segment from enterprise software to search and social networking. But it wasn't always that way. The late Jim Ready, founding father of embedded open source software, told me once that his ...
Adoption of open source has also grown rapidly with studies showing that 65% of companies are using and contributing to open source. However, many decision makers in those organizations using and contributing to open source do not fully understand how it works. The collaborative development model ...
The latest version of Chef's InSpec open-source project hopes to give those admins another preventative tool. InSpec 2.0, released Monday, helps software development organizations imbue security principles at all stages of the software development process, as opposed to tacking on a security review at ...
Like the Xplained boards, the module is fully open source, from the mainline linux support to the posting of open schematics, design, Gerber, and BoM files for both the SOM and the optional SOM1-EK1 development board. "All of Microchip's Linux development code for the SiP and SOM are mainlined in ...
The linux Foundation announced a new open source project, Akraino , intended to create an open source software stack supporting high-availability cloud services optimised for edge computing systems and applications. AT&T is backing the new project with code designed for carrier-scale edge ...
According to the GitHub's announcement of its findings, the company looked at three different types of activity. It identified the top 100 projects that had at least 2,000 contributors in 2016 and experienced the largest increase in contributors in 2017. It also identified the top 100 projects that received the ...
February sees open source turn 20 years old. Or the OSI definition at least. According to the OSI, the term was coined in Palo Alto by nanotechnologist Christine Peterson during a meeting on February 3rd, 1998 shortly after the announcement of the release of netscape's source code. In those 20 years, ...
Today, most people understand the concept of open source. Many are fascinated by the sexiness of it. open source is the new black. Same as Blockchain is the new black. Blockchain brings the promise of tracking and giving transparency to all transactions and making them tamper-proof since individual ...
Peters insists that the open source community has changed not only how software is developed but how companies collaborate. Pointing to the number of times she has read about things in science fiction books and then gone on to using them in everyday life, she says that even when new solutions are not ...

While much good has come from TensorFlow being open source, like potential cancer detection algorithms, FakeApp represents the dark side of open source. Google (and Microsoft and Amazon and facebook) have loosed immense technological power on the world with absolutely no recourse. Anyone ...
Now a doctoral candidate with Arizona State University's school for the Future of Innovation in Society, she has founded two organizations, works a lucrative career as a technical architect and freelance software engineer and has been selected as a finalist for Red Hat's "women in open source Award.".
Back in October 2017, Googler Felipe Hoffa tried to analyze GitHub PushEvents to understand which companies were most generously contributing to open source projects. By his estimation, Microsoft came out on top in terms of total contributors (about 1,300), compared to second-place Google (about 900 ...
In part, because of the open source Definition, plenty of game-changing software has been developed. However, even before the open source Definition came into being, there was Richard Stallman, who launched the GNU Project, aimed at creating an operating system free from source code restraints.
The ongoing debate on how the federal government processes its spending data continued Tuesday, as the House Oversight Committee approved a bill that would allow agencies to use open source elements for the electronic tracking of grant information. The markup also included a tit-for-tat about the ...
Nothing good is free: How linux and open source companies make money. We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways.
Hot on the heels of Verizon's joining the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), a membership it shares with arch-rival AT&T, the linux Foundation has announced the details of a major shift in the way its telecoms-related open source projects are to be organised. It's combining six major open source ...
We get a lot of awesome projects sent our way via the tip line. Well, mainly it seems like we get spam, but the emails that aren't trying to sell us something are invariably awesome. Even so, it's not often we get a tip that contains the magic phrase "determine Mach number" in its list of features. So to say we ...
Of all the things we expected to come out of the rise of Oculus and the still-burgeoning era of consumer virtual reality, a new fundamental unit of time was not one of them. But that's just what Oculus and facebook have rolled out this week in the form of the flick, a new definition that subdivides a single ...
design'N'Buy AHMEDABAD, India - January 23, 2018 - Design'N'Buy has announced the launch of its flagship product - the AIOD on Magento open source Version 2.2. With the launch of the Web-to-print solution on Magento Version 2.2 , Design'N'Buy offers a complete eCommerce printing solution for ...
Nine of the top 10 open source networking projects have agreed to participate in LFN. The six founding projects of LFN are FD.io, OpenDaylight, ONAP, OPNFV, PDNA and SNAS. Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration for The linux Foundation, told FierceTelecom that ...
As the leader of an open source foundation, I have a unique perspective on the way open source technologies are catalyzing the digital transformation of enterprises around the world. More than half of the Fortune 100 is using Cloud Foundry. If you're wondering why, there are two main reasons: one is the ...
open source is transforming networking. Ever since OpenFlow appeared in 2011 and showed that we could use software to improve networking, open-source software, and not hardware, has blazed the future of networking. There was only one problem. There are far, far too many open-source networking ...
Whilst the creation of these projects and the availability of binaries via Eclipse signals a step on the path, the whole point of an open source project is that the source code is also available. Now code has started to flow into the repositories on Github as well. On January 11th, Dmitry Kornilov announced that ...
Darktable is an open-source software similar to Lightroom with tools for organizing files and processing RAW images. And while the free software has been around since 2009, bringing in a new developer, Peter Budai, allowed the system to expand to Windows platforms as well. After testing a beta version ...
Even if you don't live and breathe open source, I highly recommend you attend at least one conference that fits your schedule and travel budget. The technical know-how you gain can make your life easier, and it's helpful to know what's on the horizon. Sometimes, a single how-to presentation can save you ...
Apple had a number of massive hits in the early 80s as the personal computer revolution was picking up steam. However, the Apple Lisa was not one of them. This computer was an undeniable flop, but it's an important part of technology history. It was one of the first systems to run a graphical user interface ...
Is your organization looking to build out an open source program or are you already managing one? If so, you're probably already considering the kinds of tools and guidance that can make your program a holistic success. That is why, in this article series, we have been covering tools for managing open ...
A range of open-source operating-system solutions are available for those confined to scaled-down dimensions--homing in on the best option does require some research, though. linux has become the de facto open-source operating system (OS), although there are niche alternatives like flavors of BSD ...
As financial institutions experiment with new technologies, more are expected to adopt open-source software in place of commercial applications. Some may even explore open-source development themselves, as it offers access to a wider pool of developers who can not only work out bugs at no charge ...
Red Hat partners with universities to prepare open source skilled workforce Red Hat, the linux firm which makes open source products for enterprises has partenered with more than 100 colleges and universities in the last one year with the aim to train students in open source skills and certify them in ...
One of the key functions of the blockchain is the ability to mark data permanently. This immutability has primarily been used to record currency transactional data, but this ability can theoretically be extended to permanently record other secondary information. It is this ability that holds promise for the ...
open source software is very attractive because you can see what you're getting yourself into and take an active role making suggestions or committing code to help it achieve the desired result. Like any enterprise developer, I want to know if it will solve the problem I am facing - I am not here to evangelize ...
darktable Brings Its Free, open source Lightroom Alternative to Windows. Dec 27, 2017 ... If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to Lightroom for managing and processing your raw photos, there's some good news: the free and open source software darktable is now finally available for Windows users.
Only months after debuting the Freedom U540, the world's first linux-compatible processor based on the open-source RISC-V chip architecture, RISC-V chipmaker SiFive has surprised the open-source community again by unveiling a full development board built around the ISA. Called the HiFive ...
The Defense Department launched the Code.mil website on Tuesday, a new, streamlined portal for its similarly named Code.mil initiative, a collaborative approach to meeting the government's open source policy. The new website was designed to give a more straightforward user experience. The site ...
Many people will look at you blankly when you say "open source", but everyone is using it every day. Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system is a proprietary build of open source code. firefox is based on netscape Navigator, the first open source package to be given that nomenclature.
Every company in the world now uses open-source software. Microsoft, once its greatest enemy, is now an enthusiastic open supporter. Even Windows is now built using open-source techniques. And if you ever searched on Google, bought a book from Amazon, watched a movie on Netflix, or looked at ...
And thus, 20 years ago, the term "open source" was born. The open source Initiative formed shortly after that, and one of the working group's founders -- Bruce Perens -- adapted the Free Software Guidelines he wrote for the Debian linux distro to serve as the official open source Definition.
Next year, the Computer History Museum plans to release the Apple Lisa operating system for free, as open source. Apple Lisa was a famous Apple flop, selling only 10,000 units on a $150 million R&D investment. Former Apple CEO John Sculley forced jobs out of the Lisa project, leading to a conflict ...
open source has taken the world by storm. businesses from across industries are embracing it. Earlier open source was just a tiny revolutionary idea that was not given any hope, but it has now become not just mainstream but possibly the only stream. The world has realized its importance and benefits over ...
Increasingly, as open source programs become more pervasive at organizations of all sizes, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to launch their own open source projects. From Google to Netflix to facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.
Researchers from Zscaler's ThreatLabZ division on Friday released an analysis report on two relatively new open-source ransomware programs, Bugware and Vortex, after tracking recent spam campaigns pushing the strains. In addition to leveraging open-source code, both cryptors are also compiled in ...


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The Free Software Directory is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The project was started in September of 1999, and UNESCO joined our effort in April of 2003. We catalog useful free software that runs under free operating systems particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants.
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The case for a developing country to adopt an open source software (OSS) driven Information Technology strategy is a compelling one. In a wider context IT is about the production, flow and control of information in a modern state and the rules which govern such activities are thus fundamental to its economic development. Software is a driver of those rules. OSS under these circumstances cannot be viewed as a mere product choice. It reflects more fundamentally an alternative strategy for building, maintaining and changing the rules that govern information flows in the economy.
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