Linux Foundation chief: #Businesses that don’t #use #open source ‘will fail’

Open source took center stage at the final keynote address of the 2017 Google Cloud Next conference on Friday, where tech leaders presented on the importance of openness in tech and business. The focus on open source was highlighted in an address from Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, who claimed that organizations that “don’t … Read more

GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance participates as a mentoring organization in GSOC 2017

GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance participates as a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code. Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 3 month programming project with an open source organization during their break from university. Since its inception … Read more

Call for Signatories: A Better Copyright Reform for Education

COMMUNIA, together with other advocates of quality education in Europe, has developed a letter to members of the European Parliament. In the letter we express our concerns that the proposed directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market will make things worse for education. We make recommendations that would help copyright transform into copyright fit … Read more

Dutch govt data centre sets open source standard

The Dutch government’s data centre in Groningen (ODC-Noord) is setting a standard for government-hosted cloud services. Its combination of OpenStack (managing virtualised machines) and CEPH (handling storage) is attracting more and more central government services. The open source solutions are proving enormously scalable, while keeping costs low. The data centre began an Openstack and CEPH … Read more