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CenturyLink contributes 3 projects to open-source community

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FLOSS, The Right Way To Do Policing IT In Belgium (and EU IT)

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  • FLOSS, The Right Way To Do Policing IT In Belgium

    A corollaries to the “no vendor lock-in” part are that organizations have total control of IT and cooperating developers/organizations are united rather than divided by “the vendor”. The world can and does make its own software for less than the monopolists would. There’s just no reason at all that the world should pay multiple times over the cost of developing software when they can do it themselves.

  • Belgium police sharing and reusing web technology

    Belgium’s police forces are increasingly switching to open source web technology. The federal police and already 49 local police forces across the country are using the openpolice.be platform for their websites. In total 126 of police websites in Belgium are reusing and sharing the platform.

  • Ukrainian eGovernment website run by volunteers

    Services provided by Ukrainian ministries and governmental agencies are now accessible online, using the volunteer-run igov.org.ua eGovernment portal. The site is an of Ukrainian citizens’ initiative that is being assisted by some government agencies, according to press reports.

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    In the introduction to their portal, the volunteers explain that their aim is to fight government corruption and speed-up business processes in the Ukraine’s public institutions. The group is looking for volunteers with experience in developing IT solutions, inviting them to register. “When public services are transferred to electronic form, they become more transparent and formalised. No longer requiring meetings also takes away the possibility of government officials demanding bribes.”

  • Norway updates list of IT procurement templates

    The Norwegian government has updated its IT procurement templates, Difi, the country’s Agency for Public Management and eGovernment, announced on 2 July. New provisions in the so-called State Standard Agreements should make it easier to request and offer standardised products and services, and the templates no longer distinguish between large and small contract agreements.

  • Study: Cross-border health care directive ‘unknown’

    Patients need to be made aware of the possibilities of cross-border healthcare in EU Member States, according to a study commissioned by the EC on the transposition of the Cross-border Care Directive. “The implementation could benefit from more targeted and regular publicity and communication activities”, the study writes. “Evidence indicates that demand for cross-border healthcare would be larger should the patients be made aware of the possibilities offered.”

  • Study: Points of Single Contact ‘perform mediocre’

    The performance of Europe’s Points of Single Contact is mediocre, according to a study commissioned by the EC and published on 29 June. All PSCs score about average in an evaluation of the quality and availability of information. Similarly, tests of their online administrative procedures and the accessibility for cross-border users show the PSC are falling short of their goal.

Open Hardware

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  • Local companies use open-source hardware

    You probably know the Linux penguin, that cud­dly mascot of open-source software, but do you know the mascot of open-source hardware?

  • Why open hardware is winning

    While recently demonstrating a prototype to a family member I was asked, "Are you going to patent that?" While happy to see such enthusiasm, I tactfully declared that I couldn’t seek a patent, as it was built using open source components. This perplexed my family member who, being from a generation or two (or three) before me, thought that is how "inventing things works." So, I did my best to explain the seemingly "hippie-ish" concepts of open source, copyleft, and Creative Commons licenses to someone from America’s Greatest Generation with little success.

    In the end, we simply agreed to disagree on the issues of patents and capitalist pursuit.

  • Open Source Digital Walkie Talkie Development Board (video)

    Makers, developers and hobbyists that are looking to build different communication systems may be interested in a tiny open source digital walkie-talkie development board that is being launched several Kickstarter crowdfunding website.

Researcher lashes out at Hacking Team over open-source code discovery

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System security researcher Colin Mulliner said in a blog post on Tuesday that he discovered his open-source creations were being used -- without notice or permission by Hacking Team -- after individuals on Twitter pointed it out and he received a flood of emails and personal notifications.

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Kodi 15.0 – Isengard – One Release to Rule Them All

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We are proud to announce the release of Kodi 15.0. No new name this time around, but many new features that cover requests both more than 5 years old and less than 5 months old. Let’s take a quick look at a few.

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Open source experts sound off on Canonical's IP policy reaching GPL compliance

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I spoke with several experts on free and open source software, some of whom were close to the situation itself, about the implications of the latest developments with Canonical's IP policy.

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My Linux Story

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I am Technical Trainer and Consultant specializing in Open Source technologies. The majority of my career has centered around Linux operating system deployment, configuration, and interoperability. I mostly work with Red Hat products and their upstream and downstream projects. For the past two years I have also worked with Cloudera and projects related to the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. I also have a particular interest in security topics.

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​Cloud Native Computing Foundation seeks to forge cloud and container unity

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Open-source communities seem to do a better job than standards committees in creating new software that sticks to a common plan. In the latest example, The Linux Foundation, is once more fostering a new group: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The CNCF, building on the newly laid foundation of Kubernetes 1.0, will seek to bring unification and creativity to cloud native applications and services.

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Also: ​Google releases Kubernetes 1.0: Container management will never be the same

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