Penguin: Open Source Toolbox for Studying Earth

An Open Source Toolbox For Studying The Earth Fully understanding the planet’s complex ecosystem takes data, and lots of it. Unfortunately, the ability to collect detailed environmental data on a large scale with any sort of accuracy has traditionally been something that only the government or well-funded institutions have been capable of. Building and deploying …

Penguin: Open Source Trends …

Let’s Talk Open Source Trends (A 2020 Early Look) There are two emerging trends to take note of now. First, there’s an increased importance around open source compliance and security due to specific industry regulatory changes and requirements. The second emerging trend is there seems to be an increased level of sophistication in companies regarding …

Michael Bazzell: Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information (7th Edition, Completely Revised)

Completely rewritten for 2020 with over 550 pages and 30 chapters. It is time to look at OSINT in a different way. For many years, and within the previous six editions of this book, we have relied on external resources to supply our search tools, virtual environments, and investigation techniques. We have seen this protocol …

Penguin: Huawei Open Source Going Global — Now Imagine China Embracing Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) Across the Board as an Upgrade to the One Belt One Road Strategy?

Huawei’s Harmony OS Will Compete Globally Within 2 Years, Founder Says Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said his company’s much-hyped proprietary operating system would be able to compete with top rival systems within two years, according to a transcript of his Sept. 19 interview with Fortune magazine. Huawei unveiled its home-grown HarmonyOS, also known as Hongmeng …

Penguin: Open Source Is Broken

Open Source is Broken I’d like to replace ideologies that focus on code, and what others can and cannot do with the code we create, with ideologies that focus on people, specifically with a focus on who benefits, and who doesn’t, from the code we create. What does a people-centric collaborative software development model look …

Yoda: Rwanda Makes Its Own Smartphones — Could It Become the World’s First Open Source Everything Superpower?

Rwanda launches first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones “We are actually the first who are doing manufacturing. We are making the motherboards, we are making the sub-boards during the entire process,” he said. “There are over 1,000 pieces per phone.” Could Rwanda become the world’s first open source everything superpower?

Penguin: Why Is Open Source So Important?

Why Is Open-Source So Important? Part Two: The Problem With Profit And Property The relationship between open-source companies and the open-source community is not clear-cut. This is because the concepts of communal good and the market economy do not necessarily go hand in hand. Open-source projects often grow very fast because everyone is working towards …

Penguin: Open Source Venture Capital, Conference, Seeking to Develop Sustainable Business Models

A Conference to Find Viable Business Models to Commercialize Open Source Software Organizers of the Open Core Summit – which took part this month at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco – announced the COSS (Commercial Open-Source Software) Platform. The goal of this initiative is to help commercial open-source organizations develop viable business models. …

Robert Steele: 31 Years After I Said So, Army Gets a Clue on Open Source and Cyber … UPDATE 1: DefDog Comments

Commercial threat intelligence has become a key Army tool What we find is, we go out and we buy commercial threat intel,” Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, the head of Army Cyber Command, said Sept. 16 at an event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army. In addition, the recently retired head of Special Operations …

Ed Jewett: US Intelligence Community Admits Ineptitude with Open Source Information

 Intel Community Grapples With Key Open Source Intel “In our defeat-ISIS activities, we’ve had a struggle and presently continue to struggle with the challenge of open source and publicly available information, and how we leverage that to make it truly useful for the warfighter,” Jospeh Votel, former head of both Special Operations Command and Central …