open source tools

See the following -

Governments Get Open On GitHub

Phil Johnson | ITWorld | October 22, 2013

A new GitHub site aggregates and showcases the open source repositories managed by governments and civic minded hackers Read More »

GSA Envisions 18F Will Be The New Hub Of Digital Innovation

Jason Miller | Federal News Radio | March 19, 2014

The Presidential Innovations Fellows have a new home, and the General Services Administration is building on federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park's vision for the government to act as a lean start-up.

Read More »

How AI, Twitter And Digital Volunteers Are Transforming Humanitarian Disaster Response

Katie Collins | Wired | September 30, 2013

On 24 September a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck south-west Pakistan, killing at least 300 people. The following day Patrick Meier at the [QCRI] received a call from the UN [OCHA] asking him to help deal with the digital fallout -- the thousands of tweets, photos and videos that were being posted on the web containing potentially valuable information about the disaster. Read More »

How IBM’s STEM Uses Big Data To Help Fight Infectious Diseases

Dean Takahashi | MedCity News | September 30, 2013

IBM has teamed up with university researchers to use big data and analytics to predict the outbreak of deadly diseases such as Dengue fever and Malaria. Read More »

Kitware To Develop Advanced Sparse Bundle Adjustment System For The Air Force

Press Release | Kitware | October 9, 2013

Kitware’s sparse bundle adjustment platform will enable more efficient and accurate video analysis by improving camera pose estimation from imagery using advanced algorithms and extensive computer vision expertise. Read More »

Koneki Open-Source Development Tools Simplify M2M Development

Benjamin Cabé | Electronic Design | July 15, 2013

As the first pillar in the M2M IWG effort and the initiative that spawned the entire project, Koneki aims to solve one of the biggest problems for M2M developers: a lack of effective tools for developing embedded applications. Read More »

Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce Issue Joint Statement Making Commitment to Open Source Healthcare Interoperability

Josh Mandel | Microsoft Industry Blog | August 13, 2018

Interoperability is an overlapping set of technical and policy challenges, from data access to common data models to information exchange to workflow integration – and these challenges often pose a barrier to healthcare innovation. Microsoft has been engaged for many years on developing best practices for interoperability across industries. Today, as health IT community leaders get together at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in Washington, DC, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined with Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce in support of healthcare interoperability...

Read More »

New From Netflix: Open-Sourced Gatekeeper To Improve The Delivery Of Web Services

Barb Darrow | GigaOM | June 12, 2013

Netflix is open sourcing yet another tool to augment the Amazon Web Services infrastructure it relies on to deliver streaming media to myriad devices. Read More »

New open source tools available for openEHR archetype development

Press Release | Marand | September 15, 2015

As part of an effort to expand the global openEHR community, Marand has decided to open source ADL Designer, a web -based archetype development tool. The tool allows visual authoring of ADL 2 archetypes and templates including full archetype parsing, validation, flattening and serialisation. Backward compatibility for existing ADL 1.4 archetypes and export to Operational Template (1.4 OPT) is also supported. Previously, Marand had also open sourced ADL2 core libraries to provide a java based reference implementation of the Archetype Definition Language ADL 2.0 and AOM specifications.

Open Door Policy: MS Open Tech’s Gianugo Rabellino On Managing Open Source Projects At Microsoft

Tara Grumm | Openness@Microsoft | January 13, 2014

Gianugo Rabellino is the Senior Director of Open Source Communities at [MS Open Tech] a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation that is focused on advancing Microsoft’s commitment to openness across the company and throughout the industry. With more than 20 years experience in the open source community, [...] Gianugo chatted with us about his perspective on openness at Microsoft, and what it’s like being an integral part of MS Open Tech. Read More »

Open Is the Solution to Improving 21st Century Education

Much of the Internet runs Linux and open source software, yet in most of our schools—whether PK-12 or higher education—Linux and open source software are given short shrift. Linux has made serious inroads on hand-held devices, the desktop, and the Internet of things (IoT) that use platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Galileo, and Arduino. Despite this astounding growth, a relatively small number of secondary and post-secondary schools offer technology training that prepares students for increasingly in-demand technical skills. The growth of the maker movement and the concurrent interest in STEM skills, which include coding and ethical hacking, may provide a much-needed impetus to change this trend. The problem for most schools is finding the mentors and exemplars of this paradigm...

Open Source Machine Learning Tools are as Good as Humans' in Cancer Surveillance According to Regenstrief, Indiana Univ. Study

Press Release | Indiana University | April 21, 2016

Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. They have found that existing algorithms and open source machine learning tools were as good as, or better than, human reviewers in detecting cancer cases using data from free-text pathology reports. The computerized approach was also faster and less resource intensive in comparison to human counterparts.

Read More »

Open Source Maintainers Take Center Stage, Joined by Leaders from GitHub, Red Hat, Google, and JFrog at Tidelift Upstream Event

Press Release | Tidelift | May 18, 2021

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced the schedule for Upstream, a free, one-day virtual event that brings together developers, open source maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work. United by a vision to make open source work better for everyone, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the maintainers behind the open source tools they use every day and learn from industry experts developing with open source at scale. "We don't often stop to think about all the open source libraries, frameworks, and components we depend on until something goes wrong. Upstream aims to change that," said Joshua Simmons, ecosystem strategy lead, Tidelift. "We're honored to have the opportunity to bring together some of the greatest minds in open source and celebrate all of the things that make open source and the people who work on it amazing."

Read More »

Open Source Projects Are Transforming Machine Learning and AI

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly gained traction with the public through applications such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. The true promise of these disciplines, though, extends far beyond simple speech recognition performed on our smartphones.  New, open source tools are arriving that can run on affordable hardware and allow individuals and small organizations to perform prodigious data crunching and predictive tasks.

Read More »

Open Source Resources for major Disaster & Emergency Management Situations

As everyone knows by now, the superstorm known as 'Hurricane Sandy' has caused considerable devastation across the East Coast of the United States and all the way up to the Great Lakes region. The effects of the storm will continue to be felt for days and weeks as major portions of the East Coast are without electricity and flooding is expected to continue for days. Under these circumstances, it seemed appropriate to put together a listing of open source applications that have been successfully used in emergencies and disaster recovery all over the world. In times of man-made crises or natural disasters, there is a range of organizations, websites, open source tools, mobile apps, and more that might be of use to first responders and citizens in general. Check out some of the following resources...

Read More »