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Should people have the right to examine the source code of medical devices implanted in their bodies?

Karen Sandler , Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on implantable medical devices. (Sandler has a defibrillator.) She's wants the FDA to collect and examine the source code used in such devices, and make the code publicly available. Should people have the right to examine the source code of medical devices implanted in their bodies?Read more

An open farewell to Vivek Kundra

Friends – Vivek Kundra, the Federal CIO, is leaving government for academia, and today a new Federal CIO was named . Below, you’ll find a letter from...Read more

Teaching Open Source has a POSSE

Microphone static crackles. Hi, everyone–Mel Chua here, reporting in. I'm recovering from POSSE , the Professors' Open Source Summer Experience,...Read more

A case study: Why open data is cool

A case study for municipal open data. The heat is scorching! Residents across Ontario, Quebec and parts of the US are trying to stay cool. Many seek...Read more

Has social media changed sharing?

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We like to highlight the values of the open source way like collaboration, meritocracy, transparency, and sharing here on opensource.com. We share...Read more

Poll: Your favorite open source conferences

After you vote, tell us why you made your choice and tell us about your favorite open source conferences.Read more

What is the most important open source / free culture conference?

After you vote, tell us why you made your choice and tell us about your favorite open source conferences.Read more

Logo creation the open source way: New POSSE logo announced

Whoa. Thanks for all the feedback on the POSSE logo from everyone who voted and chimed in. Your comments are very useful. The final results, in order...Read more