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The Community-Led Renaissance of Open Source

In a revival and expansion of the principles that drove the first generation of community-led open source commercial players, creators are now coming together in a new form of collaboration. Rather than withholding software under a different license, they're partnering with each other to provide the same kinds of professional assurances that companies such as Red Hat discovered were necessary back in the day, but for the thousands of discrete components that make up the modern development platform. Today's generation of entrepreneurial open source creators is leaving behind the scarcity mindset that bore open core and its brethren. Instead, they're advancing an optimistic, additive, and still practical model that adds missing commercial value on top of raw open source.

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The European Commission To Create Level Playing Field For Open Source

The European Commission (EC) announced on March 27 that it is going to create a level playing field for open source software when procuring new software solutions. Evaluation of open source and proprietary software will take into account their total cost of ownership and exit costs. “For all future IT developments, the Commission shall promote the use of products that support recognized, well-documented and preferably open technical specifications that can be freely adopted, implemented and extended. Interoperability is a critical issue for the Commission, and use of well-established standards is a key factor to achieve it”, the EC announces in a new ten point strategy.

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The National Science Foundation Bets Big On Open Source Platforms

The National Science Foundation (NSF) wants to grow the community of researchers who develop and contribute to open source and enable pathways for collaboration that lead to new technologies that have broad impacts on society...[NSF] just announced US $21 million to fund open source development through a new program: Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (PEOSE).

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Tips for Non-Native English Speakers Working on Open Source Projects

The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication and cultural challenges when participating in the ecosystem. In this article, we will share challenges, how to overcome them, and best practices for easing onboarding of non-native speakers, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack. We are based in Japan, Brazil, and China, and work daily with the huge OpenStack community that is spread around the world. The official language of OpenStack is English, which means we communicate daily as non-native speakers...

tranSMART Foundation Announces Version 16.2 - A Collaborative Effort of the tranSMART Community

Press Release | tranSMART Foundation | February 21, 2017

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source, open-data knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced the newest release of its tranSMART platform, version 16.2. This version includes significant contributions from numerous members of the tranSMART community and provides users with more advanced functionality to enhance their translational research studies...

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WELL Health Technologies Becomes World’s First Billion-dollar Open Source EMR Company

Canadian start-up company WELL Health Technologies (WELL) just crossed the threshold a month ago to become the world’s first billion-dollar open source electronic medical records (EMR) company. WELL, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has accomplished this milestone less than three years after its founding. WELL’s market cap is currently hovering between $1.2 and $1.3 billion. The company has developed a disruptive digital health platform model with an open source EMR core, and a firm focus on improving clinical outcomes by using the technology to assist physicians and patients focus on health and wellness. Its goal is to shift the industry from a highly fragmented and expensive sick-care system to a health care system.

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What Blockchain and Open Source Communities Have in Common

One of the characteristics of blockchains that gets a lot of attention is how they enable distributed trust. The topic of trust is a surprisingly complicated one. In fact, there's now an entire book devoted to the topic by Kevin Werbach. But here's what it means in a nutshell. Organizations that wish to work together, but do not fully trust one another, can establish a permissioned blockchain and invite business partners to record their transactions on a shared distributed ledger. Permissioned blockchains can trace assets when transactions are added to the blockchain. A permissioned blockchain implies a degree of trust (again, trust is complicated) among members of a consortium, but no single entity controls the storage and validation of transactions.

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Why 2017 Will Belong to Open Source

Staff Writer | ETCIO.com | January 18, 2017

A few years ago, open source was the less-glamourous and low-cost alternative in the enterprise world, and no one would have taken the trouble to predict what its future could look like. Fast-forward to 2016, many of us will be amazed by how open source has become the de facto standard for nearly everything inside an enterprise. Open source today is the primary engine for innovation and business transformation. Cost is probably the last reason for an organisation to go in for open source...

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Women Interns Rocking Open Source at Xen Project

With mid-term evaluations just around the corner for many technology-focused summer internship programs, here's a closer look at how the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPW) are helping mentors as well as interns. Read More »

CHAOSScon

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Conference
Date: 
August 28, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Vancouver
Canada

At CHAOSScon, join the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software (CHAOSS) community which tracks and measures open source project health and sustainability. The conference will focus on tools used by several open source projects, communities, and engineering teams to track and analyze their development activities, communities health, diversity, risk, and value. The conference will showcase CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health.

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All Things Open 2020

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Conference
Date: 
October 19, 2020 (All day) - October 20, 2020 (All day)

All Things Open™2020 is a polyglot technology conference focusing on the tools, processes, and people making open source possible. The conference is designed for technologists and decision makers around the topic of open source in the enterprise. The event will feature world-class speakers, content and networking opportunities. Attendees can choose from 45 minute - 1.5 hour tutorial sessions or workshops hosted by some of the best open source experts in the world. The goal is to educate participants so they can make open source work for their companies.

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Community Leadership Summit 2020

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 19, 2020 (All day)

The Community Leadership Summit 2020 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration will discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community. CLS 2020 will be hosted as part of All Things Open 2020 conference. The event will take place Monday, October 19 over the entire day​ and will feature facilitated sessions and discussions on multiple community-focused topics. As everyone is aware, community is vital to the health and ongoing sustainability of open source. It warrants a stand-alone event and in-depth discussion.

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ApacheCon North America 2022

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 3, 2022 (All day) - October 6, 2022 (All day)

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 open source projects and initiatives will hold its annual ApacheCon North America 2022 conference at the Canal Street Sheraton in New Orleans, LA, from October 3-6, 2022.

ApacheCon this year will feature four days of sessions, with seven tracks each day. Tracks will focus on Search, Big Data, Internet of Things, Community, Geospatial, Cassandra, Financial Tech, and many other topics. For the full schedule, see https://apachecon.com/acna2022. Each evening will also feature Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, where communities will have an opportunity for freeform discussion and planning around our various projects.

Keynotes will feature Demetris Cheatham, Senior Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Strategy at GitHub, and William Hurley (Whurley), Technology Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Strangeworks.

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