White House Federal Source Code Policy – More Open Source

This change, should it become widespread, may increase the level of participation by the tech sector in bringing about a range of solutions to enhance technology in government.

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White House Federal Source Code Policy – More Open Source

CERN 300TB Open Source

A wealth of knowledge awaits in the vast treasure trove of information, tools, and processes made available by CERN. This is truly amazing stuff. Technology, science, analyses, and tools enhanced in the pursuit of some of the most labor intensive studies in science. A great value to the one who has the means and resources to explore this contribution to humanity and the furthering of knowledge.

CERN 300TB Open Source

Google vs Oracle Copyright Lesson for Intellectual Property

When Google based the Android programming layer on Java, it was a good decision at the time. They were on good terms with Sun Microsystems, the company that made Java, and a large part of the technology industry looked favorably on Java as a platform and process. That situation has entirely changed. The shift from Google to a company named Alphabet could be a part of a strategy to contain the risk from the decision to build Android upon Java.

Multiple contortions to deal with an issue that emerged suddenly. A bigger lesson exists regarding the concept of Intellectual Property. An agreement made on an informal understanding of goodwill can sharply turn against you when legally determined ownership changes. The same from changes in management with an existing agreement holder. Even a written agreement can turn unpleasant when claims implied in the agreement are sold to another party who interprets them in a different way. Continue reading “Google vs Oracle Copyright Lesson for Intellectual Property”

Google vs Oracle Copyright Lesson for Intellectual Property

CISCO THOR – An Excellent Example for Open Source

Many open codecs exist. Many improves are to be seen in the uptake of such codecs. Cisco hopes to make a dent with Thor. Their approach to making Thor both a solid technology and fully accessible is, by all descriptions of their approach, first in class. The effort is not born of a blind adherence to the principles of open source. Rather, they know that if they succeed, their sales of hardware will increase. Apple and many others have achieved similar growth strategies and it stands as the approach with the greatest economic scale in the realm of hardware. Hopefully, Cisco’s approach will become a new standard that will advance technology while improving economic outcomes.

CISCO THOR – An Excellent Example for Open Source