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Re: linux and govt

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:57 am
by faruqkhan
Intel to Universities: No Patents, Please, Just Open Source
What would you do if you were the university official in charge of company research partnerships and a Fortune 100 tech company offered to fund a research center at your university to the tune of $2.5 million dollars a year? If it were me, in these tough financial times, I’d say “great, tell me more,” visions of a nice press release dancing in my head.

But wait, there’s A Catch: the company has made it a condition that in order to receive the millions, your university must open source any resulting software and inventions that come out of this research funding. Yes, open source. Your university cannot stake claim to any patents. There will be no intellectual property clauses, no negotiations, no… nonsense.
http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blo ... en-source/

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:02 am
by faruqkhan
UK: Department for Transport embraces open source platform and cloud-based hosting environment
http://www.osor.eu/news/uk-department-f ... nvironment

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:04 am
by faruqkhan
The Kerala State Electricity Board Saves a Whopping Rs 8 Crore, Using FOSS
Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) switched to open source solutions only a few years back, and now, not only manages the accounting and billing information of users across Kerala, but has made impressive savings, year-on-year, using FOSS.
The KSEB was introduced to open source with the billing software Oruma in 2006, and it has not looked back ever since. Its implementation was soon followed by Saras, an accounting software used in expenditure accounting. As a result, KSEB has managed to save Rs 7-8 crore.
http://www.linuxforu.com/views/case-stu ... sing-foss/

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:44 am
by faruqkhan
Open Source: Why Military Forces Should Use Linux
http://blog.eracc.com/2011/10/08/open-s ... use-linux/


Bristol Council gets open source go-ahead after CESG discussions
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/ ... r-CESG.htm

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:51 pm
by faruqkhan
NYSE switches middleware application interface to open source
http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/ope ... en-source/

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:22 pm
by faruqkhan
Open source serves as linchpin to modernization: Justice
http://defensesystems.com/articles/2011 ... d-hat.aspx

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:37 pm
by faruqkhan
OSE developing blueprint for building industrial machines in post-apocalypse era
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/o ... e-era/9941


25 Ways Open Source is Catching On Beyond Software
http://www.datamation.com/open-source/2 ... are-1.html


The Koha Saga: A gift that keeps giving
The world of libraries is not one we normally associate with passion and high drama. And yet that is precisely what the long-running saga of Koha, the open source library management system, has been filled with.
Lessons from the library

This shows that projects must never allow other entities to own such copyrights if they want to avoid these problems. Either the copyrights should remain with the individual contributors, or they should be assigned to an independent foundation. In the case of Koha, the natural candidate would be the Horowhenua Library Trust, and it's not clear why that wasn't done from the start.
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/T ... 86231.html

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:31 pm
by faruqkhan
Open Source Total Cost of Ownership 2.0
http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-e ... /index.htm

New Open-Source Technology Locks Down User's DNS Connection
OpenCrypt secures connection between end users and their DNS services
http://www.darkreading.com/insider-thre ... ction.html


Data.gov goes open source, first step in government being afraid of the people
http://www.extremetech.com/internet/108 ... the-people


DARPA's factory of the future looks like open source development
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/20 ... opment.ars

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:48 pm
by faruqkhan
Can open source save the planet?
We take a look at the Open Source Ecology project and how it works
http://opensourceecology.org/
http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth ... ve-planet/


Levelling the playing field for procurement of open source solutions
http://opensource.com/business/11/12/le ... -solutions

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:42 am
by faruqkhan
FCC doles out $100K to open source community apps challenge winners
Open Source apps make local information more available to citizens who need it
http://www.networkworld.com/community/b ... ge-winners


Iran may have captured U.S. stealth drone by hacking its GPS
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology- ... 47469.html

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:21 am
by faruqkhan

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:48 am
by faruqkhan
US killer spy drone controls switch to Linux
Flying assassins upgraded after Windows virus outbreak
The control of US military spy drones appears to have shifted from Windows to Linux following an embarrassing malware infection.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/12 ... ux_switch/

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:31 pm
by faruqkhan
Why government needs open source
The tough economic climate has forced a radical rethink on public sector IT procurement, with decision-makers now on the look-out for more efficient, cost-effective solutions.

As part of this process, the government launched its open source toolkit in an attempt to create a level playing field for open source providers to compete against proprietary software suppliers.
http://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/W ... pen-source

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:54 am
by faruqkhan
Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/20 ... nd-apache/

Time to dispel open source myths, says Liam Maxwell
http://www.guardian.co.uk/government-co ... am-maxwell


Weapons of mass open source destruction
http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/ope ... ction.html


New Hampshire Legislature Passes Open-Source Software Bill
http://techpresident.com/news/21761/new ... tware-bill

Re: linux and govt

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:50 am
by faruqkhan
Open Source Code Quality On Par with Proprietary Code in 2011 Coverity Scan Report
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/open-s ... 2012-02-23


US Government Announces Open Source App Contest
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/79879