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Why 2018 Was a Breakout Year for Open Source Deals

Klint Finley | Wired | December 23, 2018

At the beginning of 2018, it didn't seem like the open source movement could get any bigger. Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system; websites including Facebook and Wikipedia; and a growing number of gadgets have open source software under the hood-literally, in the case of cars. The world's largest companies, including Walmart and JP Morgan Chase, not only use open source but have released their own open source software so the rest of the world can modify and share their code. Then, in June, Microsoft announced plans to buy GitHub, the platform used by millions of developers and companies, including Google and Walmart, to host popular open source projects, for $7.5 billion.

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Why Isn't All Government Software Open Source?

The federal government is the single largest purchaser of code in the world. So why is this code — taxpayer-funded and integral to the day-to-day working of our democracy — so often hidden from public view? There are two sides to answering that question: Why does the government so often build on closed platforms, and once built, why isn’t the code released to the public? Read More »

With The .Net Foundation, Microsoft Finally Bets Big On Open Source

Owen Thomas | ReadWrite.com | April 3, 2014

For years, Microsoft has flirted with the open-source movement, trying to build bridges with developers that favor publicly released code over proprietary software. This week, the software giant finally made the big moves skeptics of its commitment to open source have been looking for.

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“What Indigo Has Learned”… Transparency And Accountability

Richard Crellin | Indigo Trust | June 24, 2013

Over the past couple of years Indigo has developed a sizeable portfolio of partner organisations and funded projects that attempt to increase accountability and transparency in Africa by utilising ICT. We have found this to be hard work indeed! Measuring impact and selecting projects that will challenge those in power in a constructive yet meaningful way is difficult. As we have reviewed our work however it has become obvious to us that there are some areas in which our money can make a real difference. Read More »

“Write Code! Save Lives!” OpenMRS Meet in Malawi Shows the Way

More recently, I attended the 12th annual International OpenMRS Implementers’ Conference in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe, from Dec. 12 to 16, 2017. At this annual event, volunteers, developers and implementers came together to talk about all things OpenMRS and develop strategies for the evolution and applications of the software....Meeting this determined and committed community has boosted my drive and sense of purpose for writing code. I feel like this is the kind of project that I can contribute code to for many years to come. At the conference, I was reminded of a common Global Health Corps saying: “Once a fellow, always a fellow!”

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VistA / eHMP in the Cloud Project Group Status Update

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Seminar/Webinar
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May 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Established in January 2017, this group will implement and maintain a VistA/eHMP Cloud demonstration site using Microsoft Azure.  The centerpiece of this implementation will be an operating demo of VistA with eHMP, which will serve as a testbed and proof-of-concept.  In addition, facilities will be made available for developer sandboxes and for creation of curated test data in cooperation with university medical and nursing students. This Innovation Webinar will serve as a status update on the groups' progress. Read More »

Open Source Tools for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

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Seminar/Webinar
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October 3, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

OSEHRA is pleased to host this special one-hour Innovation Webinar in conjunction with National Health IT Week. Participants will hear an update from OSEHRA Leadership and Organizational Members on a range of open source software applications and tools. Topics include an update on v5.0 of popHealth® as well as products that are newly engaged within our community like Cedar- an open source tool for testing the strength of eCQM collection systems that receive Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) files.

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2018 Public Health Informatics Conference

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Conference
Date: 
August 19, 2018 (All day) - August 23, 2018 (All day)

It’s been nearly two years since the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) released its multi-article supplement, “Public Health Informatics: A Call to Action,” in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Since then, it’s only become clearer that to effectively serve communities in today’s information-driven world, public health – and its cross-sector partners – must advance and strengthen its capability to transform data into action (e.g., services, interventions, and policies). But forging that capability is no easy feat. Challenges such as underdeveloped information technology (IT) infrastructure, lack of training, and insufficient workforce capacity have made public health informatics seem either intimidating or vastly inaccessible to public health professionals. Despite this, there is a role for informatics within every health department. The 2018 PHI Conference exists to help you learn that role through sessions, workshops, and peer-sharing opportunities that:

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FOSS4G 2018

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Conference
Date: 
August 27, 2018 (All day) - September 2, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania

The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols. FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Bonn, Germany hosted the conference in 2016. Last year Boston, Massachusetts, USA hosted. In 2018, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania will host.

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Open Source Summit North America

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 29, 2018 (All day) - August 31, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Vancouver
Canada

Open Source Summit is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Open Source Summit connects the open source ecosystem under one roof. It covers cornerstone open source technologies; helps ecosystem leaders to navigate open source transformation with the Diversity Empowerment Summit and tracks on business and compliance; and delves into the newest technologies and latest trends touching open source, including networking, cloud-native, edge computing, AI and much more. It is an extraordinary opportunity for cross-pollination between the developers, sysadmins, DevOps professionals and IT architects driving the future of technology.

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OSEHRA 2019 Summit Preview

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Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
June 25, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Yes, this is a shameless promo for the upcoming 2019 OSEHRA Open Source Summit, Open SaaS – Open Source in the Cloud! Join the OSEHRA staff and several of our key presenters for a fast-paced 30-minute look at the highlights of our 2019 agenda. If you’re already registered, this quick review will help you plan your attendance and track choices. If you’re on the fence, tune in to see why you should meet the community at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center on July 9-10.

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