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?

#OSE Open Source Everything

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 in China, in August in response to an American blacklisting that effectively bars the company from obtaining U.S. technology including Google’s Android releases. At the time, the company said Harmony would be a global OS that could be deployed on smartphones, wearable devices, laptops, and other gear.

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Penguin: Open Source Is Broken

Culture

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 like? I’d like to explore some basic properties that such a model ought to have, as a starting place for building new institutions to support productive, non-exploitative software development.

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

#OSE Open Source Everything, Manufacturing

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?

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Penguin: Why Is Open Source So Important?

#OSE Open Source Everything

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 the same goal of improving the software for the common good—once companies need to make profit to survive however, these goals do not necessarily stay aligned. Nevertheless, open-source does exist in a market-driven world that relies on the principles of direct exchange and supply and demand.

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

Software

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. “We want to educate, grow, fund and connect leaders of COSS companies,” as explained to IBL News by Joseph Jacks, founder of OSS Capital, a venture-capital firm who put together the Open Core Summit.

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Penguin: Who Decides What Is Right or Wrong? The Case of Chef Sugar versus ICE

Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Corruption, Idiocy, IO Impotency, Software

Civil resistance is interesting.  Civil idiocy less so.  This is a minor league equivalency to #GoogleGestapo claiming it has the right to deplatform anyone it does not agree with.

The Great Open Source Divide: ICE, Hippocratic License and the Controversy

Robert Steele: President’s R&D Guidance is WEAK

03 Economy, 04 Education, 07 Health, Government, Ineptitude, Science, Strategy

White House Issues a “National” Science & Tech Agenda

Hat’s off to Steve Aftergood for sharing with us the extraordinarily weak, biased, and ineffective national S&T guidance.

R&D today is corrupt because it is focused on increasing the transfer of wealth from the 99% to the 1%. In that sense, reducing existing R&D programs is the right thing to do.

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Penguin: Open Source Dashboard

Software

How To Choose The Perfect Open-Source Dashboard

In the current data-driven scenario, data visualisation is something all data analyst have to court, and a dashboard, in this case, is an obvious protagonist. Dashboards allow real-time visualising and easy understanding of the key performance indicators in an organisation. Dashboards extract meaningful insights from data which is further used by organisations for decision-making.

Penguin: Open Source Databases

Software

Open source databases: Today’s viable alternative for enterprise computing

Open source database systems have been optimized to cloud architecture to a far greater degree than proprietary systems. In the case of EDB Postgres, you can get it as a managed database service on Amazon Web Services or as self-manageable, clusterable private instances in the public or private cloud of your choice.