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Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest

About The Prize The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change. The Pizzigati Prize honors the brief life … Read more

13 GFOSS projects in Google Summer of Code 2019 have been successfully completed

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019 ended, with 1,134 students from 61 countries successfully completed the 2019 program. GFOSS participated as a mentor organisation in GSOC 2019 with 13 successfully completed projects. Congratulations to all of our students and mentors who made this summer’s program so memorable! Throughout the last 12 weeks, the GSoC students … Read more

13th Symposium and Summer School On Service-Oriented Computing

SummerSoC is a well-established summer school and symposium focusing on service-oriented computing. The area of service-oriented computing is interpreted quite broadly, i.e. areas of interest for SummerSoC include  cloud computing, microservice architecture, service orchestrations,  service meshes, blockchains, Internet of Things, theoretical foundations of these subjects, and applications in/of all these areas, especially applications dealing with big/smart … Read more

An open source alternative for “the cloud”

Cloud services have become the default tools many people use to get their work done. But this can mean giving up privacy and control. Some open source alternatives are now offering tools to put people back in charge. Frank Karlitschek is a German open source developer and founder of Nextcloud, a platform for storage, collaboration … Read more

Participating organizations announced and technical writer exploration phase open

The list of 50 participating open source organizations for Season of Docs 2019 is now available at https://developers.google.com/season–of–docs/docs/participants/. Are you a technical writer interested in taking part in Season of Docs? Please explore the list of participating organizations and their project ideas. If any of the projects interest you, you can contact the open source … Read more

Copyright Directive – EU safeguards Free Software at the last minute

The European Parliament adopted the controversial Copyright Directive by 348 votes in favour, 274 votes against and 36 abstentions. Today’s vote marks the end of years of debate in the European Union. Heated discussions about the introduction of upload filters ended up in protests of tens of thousands people in the streets all across Europe. … Read more

The CEF teams visits Greece to discuss eIDAS and the CEF building blocks

This week the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital team visited Athens to deliver an information session on the eIDAS regulation and showed how – in conjunction with the CEF building blocks – public administrations can build user centric digital public services for citizens and businesses. The CEF team was met by Nectarios Koziris, Dean of … Read more

Publicly funded software has to result in public code

As the European Parliament elections approach, EDRi member Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) intensifies the efforts for the “Public Money? Public Code!” campaign. In January 2019, FSFE published a new brochure to serve as guidelines for decision-makers, explaining the fundamental benefits of public code. Free Software for a Free Society Free and Open Source Software … Read more

France enters the Matrix

Matrix is an open platform for secure, decentralized, realtime communication. Matthew Hodgson, the Matrix project leader, came to FOSDEM to describe Matrix and report on its progress. Attendees learned that it was within days of having a 1.0 release and found out how it got there. He also shed some light on what happened when … Read more

WildFly 16 and Galleon, towards a cloud native EE application server

This post has been co-authored with Jorge Morales and Josh Wood from the OpenShift Developer Advocacy Team. Jorge is passionate about Developer experience, Java programming, and, most importantly, improving the integration of Red Hat’s Middleware into the OpenShift platform. Josh is committed to constructing the future of utility computing with open source technologies like Kubernetes. … Read more