free and open source software (FOSS)

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U.S. Digital Services and Playbook: "Default to Open"

About this time last year, I laid out some trends I saw for the coming year in government take up of open source software. Looking back now, it appears those trends are not only here to stay, they are accelerating and are more important than ever. In particular, I wrote that "open source will continue to be the 'go to' approach for governments around the world" and that "increasingly, governments are wrestling with the 'how tos' of open source choices; not whether to use it."... Read More »

Uganda Adopts Free And Open Source Software For E-Governance

Hillary Muheebwa | Intellectual Property Watch | December 19, 2014

The population in Uganda has been growing rapidly. The country now has 35 million people. In order to provide quality services to its citizens and to improve the national competitiveness through administration innovation, the government has adopted free and open source software as the preferred mode of operation for electronic government (e-government) services and platforms. Read More »

Visual Search Goes Open Source

Press Release | Zappen | August 17, 2017

Visual Search is now open source. Zappen® and Yes Exactly, Inc.® today announced a FOSS production-ready framework for mobile application development utilizing computer vision, image recognition, and augmented reality (AR) technologies. Previously, working implementations of visual search have only been available through proprietary APIs such as that offered by Google Lens (still in beta)...

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What is the Role Of the 'Open Source' Movement in Healthcare?

Every so often, we need to go back and remind ourselves why the open source movement is so important. We need to revisit and ask questions about the role of the open source movement in improving healthcare. How does the non-profit open source movement relate to companies operating in the for-profit marketplace?

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IDLELO7

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 22, 2016 - 2:00am - August 27, 2016 - 2:00am
Location: 
IDLELO7 Secretariat Information Access Center, Ministry of ICT Building,
Plot 10/12 Parliamentary Avenue
Kampala
Uganda

The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) is pleased to announce the African Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and the Digital Commons (IDLELO) 2016. As part of the efforts to promote FOSS in Uganda in line with the Draft Free and Open Source Software policy and Strategy, National information Technology Authority (NITA-U) has identified hosting of an Open Source Conference in Uganda as one of the promotion activities for Open Source in the region...

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Humanitarian Free And Open Source Software - The Benefits Of "Doing Good"

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
December 1, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Hugh Dempster Building
6245 Agronomy Rd, Room 110
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

The University of British Columbia will hold a one-night event on Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) intended for an audience of Computer Science instructors and students. Heidi J.C. Ellis, a professor at Western New England University, will give a presentation entitled “Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software - The Benefits of ‘Doing Good’”. The abstract for her talk can be found on UBC’s website. Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) affords students ___ opportunities for learning and provides a number of ways for students to participate, as Ellis will show during her presentation...

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OpenExpo 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 1, 2017 - 11:00am - June 2, 2017 - 12:30am
Location: 
LA N@VE
Calle Cifuentes, 5 28021 Villaverde District
Madrid
Spain

OpenExpo 2017 is a conference designed for professionals and companies interested in topics related to open source software and open world economy, such as open data, open innovation, and free software. More than 3,000 attendees are expected to attend this one-day event, including open source developers, experts and hackers, as well as representatives for major companies and institutions, suppliers, and users of all levels. As the largest event in Spain related to open source software, free software, and open world economy, OpenExpo 2017 aims to promote sharing, discovery, and evaluation of industry trends and solutions...

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