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

Letter to EU Policy-Makers: Making Regulation Work for Community Networks

  In the context of the revision of the European Telecom Package, La Quadrature du Net relays the open letter drafted by the research project netCommons on the importance of community networks for freedoms and fundamental rights. The letter, which will be sent to EU policy-makers, make a number of recommendations for sustaining the growth … 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

10,000 EUR to co-fund up to three #creative #projects for secondary #education

Does your creative project need funding? Can you harness the power of the crowd to deliver educational outcomes from the re-use of Europe’s rich cultural heritage content? In collaboration with the crowdfunding platform Goteo, today we launch a match funding call offering 10,000 EUR to co-fund up to three creative projects for secondary education. The … Read more

#Social #Democratic and #Critical #Theories of the Intellectual #Commons: A Critical Analysis

“Over the past twenty years theorizing about the intellectual commons has undeniably become a popular activity not only among scholars that deal with the dialectics between information/communication technologies and society but also among the wider scientific community. Yet, the discourse over intellectual commons and their contested relationship with contemporary laws and institutions has not been … Read more

Ballerina . A new programming language

Ballerina is a general purpose, concurrent and strongly typed programming language with both textual and graphical syntaxes, optimized for integration.   Ballerina is the premier programming language designed for integration. It allows you to connect apps and services to handle all types of integration scenarios, such as collecting top tweets from a specific location and … Read more