Open source news for your reading pleasure. August 30 - September 5, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the UK government and its design principles, open source for job interviews, Saudi Arabia and MOOCs, and more!
Kolab fixes groupware problem, secures future of Linux for city of Munich. Will they stay the course?
Three things learned at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival on the state of open data and open access.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we share news on virtual certifications from the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere partnering with Google, government and GitHub, and more!
Pia Mancini discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how Democracia en Red is planning to overcome them
I had a chance to catch up with David A. Wheeler, a long-time leader in advising and working with the US government on issues related to open source software. As early as the late 1990s, David was demonstrating why open source software was integral to the US goverment IT architecture, and his... Read more
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs, and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources. To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch,... Read more
It’s a new year and all indications are that it will be a busy one for reform of abusive patent litigation. What are some of the top events ahead in 2014?
In recent years, open source software projects, and, separately, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) products have begun to significantly disrupt traditional technology vendor business models in government, making it easier and cheaper for governments to procure and implement the software... Read more
We have policies. Now what? In recent years, news of open source or open standards policies dominated our news feeds. Each new policy was hailed as a victory by advocates of open source. While there has been no shortage of successful news stories around open source implementations this year, we’ve... Read more