In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Dropbox's open source chat tool Zulip, the FCC comments on open source routers, Linux Foundation's report that open source code is worth billions, and more. Open source news for September 27 to October 2, 2015
Daniel Alvarez—Legal Advisor for Wireline, Public Safety, and Homeland Security at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)—spoke at a forum last week with the North Carolina Technology Association about the FCC’s deliberations on a framework to "protect and promote Internet openness."
In the fallout of the controversial net neutrality order approved by the FCC today, they extend what at least on the surface appears to be an olive branch towards openness: the Open Internet Apps Challenge on challenge.gov. The challenge was launched with today's order approval and saying this... Read more
For decades, first responders have dealt with a lack of interoperable communications products. The 9/11 Commission Report1 and the Katrina Report2 both concluded that the absence of interoperable communications among public safety organizations at the local, state, and federal levels was a serious... Read more