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"Blockchain’s potential to help the disenfranchised" excites Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf and could help refugees identify themselves.

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, The executive director of The Hyperledger Project explains how blockchain can help refugees identify themselves, Nasdaq group to provide OSS platform to investors, and more! Read on to get caught up on the most important recent news! 1) Brian Behlendorf of...
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Note to MSPs: Government Agencies Want More Open Source Software

Government agencies in the U.S. and internationally are increasingly favoring open source software. MSPs should therefore embrace open source solutions. One of the biggest trends today in the government sector is high demand for open source software. If you're an MSP, it's time to take notice....
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Google projects
Google contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

Google’s Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open...
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Common Search
It is critical for the Internet to have both commercial and non-commercial search engines available, so that we can compare their results and watch out for biases. says Common Search founder Sylvain Zimmer in this preview to his talk at Apache: Big Data Europe.

Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain. The web has become a critical resource for humanity, and search engines...
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Ainissa Ramirez
The greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies, said Dr. Ainissa Ramirez in her LinuxCon North America keynote.

Technology Changes Us, Changes Society, and Changes Governments

We shape our technology. Our technology shapes us. It's not a one-way trip, but a continual feedback loop. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, in her inspirational LinuxCon North America keynote, claims that the greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies. Dr. Ramirez says, "Technology is a faster mover...
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How to Incorporate Open Source into Computer Science Classes

This year at the Grace Hopper Conference I'm moderating a panel on why, and how, to incorporate open source into computer science classes. The panelists are four computer science instructors—all women—who have already used open source projects in their classrooms. I've asked these four talented...
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Margaret Heffernan
Listen to Dr. Heffernan's keynote from LinuxCon to learn more about what fuels effective teamwork.

How Building Strong Open Source Teams Is Like Raising Chickens

Dr. Margaret Heffernan, in her LinuxCon North America keynote, tells an open source story that isn't about software. It's a story about chickens. If your organization is struggling to build teams that work well together, and it feels more like The Hunger Games than a smoothly functioning team, let...
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open source funding
Here are some of the best options for finding funding for your open source project.

How to Find Funding for an Open Source Project

Ask people how to find funding for a technology project, and many of them will point to crowdsourcing sites. After all, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the Pebble smartwatch, and even the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer were launched after their inventors collectively raised millions of...
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The Power of Open Source Is Customer Freedom

The open source community is a diverse and fractious collection of individuals and organizations. In its infancy, in many ways it could be compared to the hippie movements of the '60s: a lot of passion, a lot of fun, a lot of weirdness, and not a lot of organization. Over the last decade or so, it...
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Legends of Linux Part 4: Jim Zemlin

LINUXCON IS over for another year, but while we were there we got some time with friend of the INQ Jim Zemlin, head honcho of the Linux Foundation, and took the opportunity to ask him our Legends of Linux questions to celebrate 25 years of the operating system. What's your first memory of Linux? My...
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