An update of what is going on with the open source agenda at NASA, and how The Apache Foundation fits in.
Ushahidi is a global organization that empowers people to make a serious impact with open source technologies, cross-sector partnerships, and ground-breaking ventures. They are thinking about what it means to balance the potential social good of wider dataset release with the potential risks that... Read more
The Dutch Data Prize is awarded by the Research Data Netherlands (RDNL). This year the Dutch Data Prize for 2014 was awarded to the Dutch Song Database and DINED. Learn more about these open source projects.
Open source tools give journalism organizations and journalists on a limited budget the ability to get the information that they need.
Milind Bhandarkar gives a talk about open source and big data at Great Wide Open 2014
Open source software in healthcare has been instrumental for sharing common tools and increasing adoption of emerging medical information technology (IT) standards. By leading the effort to digitize health data, imaging informatics has set the precedent for the adoption of the technology industry's... Read more
The wiki The Open Data Day wiki (sans logo, so a little rough around the edges) is now live and ready for action. The wiki is where organizers can list the city in which they’ll be putting together an event and where interested participants can find local events and let people know that they’ll be... Read more
A group of journalists are announcing the launch of their breakthrough open source solution for the problem many writers and journalists have of how to take data in PDFs or images and easily convert it to a spreadsheet or other usable format.
Chris Lehmann is the principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I love reading his education-related tweets because of his many interesting ideas, insights and observations. There's another side to Chris, though. Chris is a rabid sports fan, and he'll unleash a... Read more
GOG.com wins points for openness by being a distributor of DRM-free games, but now they're going even further by choosing to protect their customers' data over the convenience of a faster checkout. After the wide security breach of the Playstation Network, GOG surveyed its users about the issue--"... Read more