Tag: open source

Open is a means, not a movement

In the humble beginnings of the GNU and Linux projects, open source was a primitive and narrowly-defined idea. It applied only to programming, and was a largely legal designation that sought to guarantee that source code remained available to users

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California’s Open Data Portal Goes Open Source for the Apps

The portal will be maintained by the state Office of Digital Innovation alongside its Innovation Lab–centralization that should bode well for future app development.

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Cambridgeshire Insight: spreading the net for open data

Feature: One of the Government’s ‘champion’ projects is now providing the scope for the proactive use of data from a range of local sources

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What can you do with open data?

Play a word association game and the word “open” will almost surely be followed by “source.” And open source is certainly an important force for preserving user freedoms and access to computing. However, code isn’t the only form of openness

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Open Tech Calendar

Hello. I’m James and I’ve been running a quiet Open Data success story up in Scotland and the North for almost four years now. Open Tech Calendar is a website that lists tech events for the community. It started because

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NEC and Bristol Is Open commit to long-term partnership to develop the open programmable city – collaboration seeks to create open solutions to urban challenges

Tokyo, Bristol, February 9, 2016 – NEC Corporation today announced it has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Bristol Is Open, an ambitious smart city initiative in the UK. Bristol Is Open is a joint venture between Bristol City Council

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Will Big, Open Data Help Us Feel the Air?

This post is written by and contains the opinions of Christa Hasenkopf, co-founder of OpenAQ. Continue reading on Medium »

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Wikimedia Highlights, November 2015

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in November 2015. Contents Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee—how to fairly distribute money in a global movement Check out these new

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This new tool lets you map Manchester’s new future housing and construction sites

Manchester Mapping Politics No, not this map. Image: Manchester, as it appears on Open Street Map. Everyone loves an interactive map – including, it turns out, the nice people at Manchester’s councils. We’ve written before about Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s

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Using open data for insights into Australian-registered charities

Rosie Williams of OpenAus recently released her latest open data project, Open Charities, to provide insight into the financials of Australian charities. The service integrates the available open data from 53,000 registered Australian charities in a way never done before, allowing

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