In recent news, economists at Stanford have proposed the use of open source software to determine potential offshore wind turbine sites by evaluating for optimal energy production. With open source already revolutionizing many other industries, where do you think open source and community collaboration could make the greatest difference in green technology?
As we prepare to launch the 2013 Future of Open Source Survey, we want to hear from you! What topic is most interesting to you this year?
Sam Muirhead’s “Year of Open Source” has generated a lot of buzz – both positive and negative. A Berlin-based filmmaker, Muirhead has vowed to live an “open source life,” avoiding all proprietary products for one year or, as he says: “One year of using and creating only open source solutions for every aspect of life, [...]
With all the excitement about the amazing feat of technology that sent Curiosity to Mars, we had to wonder: Would any of this be possible without open source? We know some of the software used by NASA is open source, but how much? What’s your best guess?
Eucalyptus’s big open source move to Github has the tech media buzzing this week. Yet, it was only a few months ago that OpenStack and CloudStack were helping to stir up “cloud war” headlines. Given the recent open source play by Eucalyptus, which cloud platform do you think will best meet your needs? Don’t forget [...]
There are 32 flavors – and then some! – of open source projects, and selecting the “right” one for your needs is crucial. As the latest Future of Open Source Survey suggested, many developers select projects based on the size of the community, availability of commercial support, and project maturity. We’d like to take this [...]
This is Big Data Week, where different cities and organizations across the globe host community meetups to discuss everything data. With 1 Day 9 Hours 13 Minutes and 22 Seconds (roughly) left of Big Data Week, we wanted to know how many of you have participated in this week’s data-filled festivities. Answer our poll and [...]
There has been a lot of buzz about Nokia and Microsoft partnering on the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) lately, including concern over amount of apps available for the platform (especially when compared to the iPhone and Android app juggernauts). We want to know what you think:
Last week, Ian Skerrett‘s blog, “What To Do With Open Source Freeloaders?” discussed how the term “freeloader” has been used to describe people and organizations that use open source, but need more encouragement to actively contribute back to the projects they are benefiting from. Where do you and your organization fall on the freeloader scale? Please answer our poll [...]
It’s the first week of 2012 and the open source world is starting the year off with a bang! Apache has launched Hadoop 1.0, Mozilla released the MPL 2.0 and NASA has started a new website to host their open source projects and encourage discussions around open source. Here is a sample of these stories [...]