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Congress should require the Director of National Intelligence to make open source intelligence more widely available, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended in its latest annual report.
Last June, the former OpenSource.gov web portal was “decommissioned.” Its contents were transferred to classified or restricted networks that are mostly inaccessible to those outside the intelligence community.
- Begin with transparency and authenticity.
- Start conversations that lead to collaboration.
- Make better use of resources and practice flexibility.
- Apply an open source mindset to your internal communications.
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 the sensors necessary to cover large areas or remote locations simply wasn’t something the individual could realistically do.
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DarkCyber believes that one need only look at the demographics of computer scientist, engineering, and mathematics students in MA and PhD programs to get a sense of where technology innovation is heading.
The graphic below (Forbes), provides a clue:
The content management system is the underlying software that manages a website. Some popular open-source examples include WordPress and Drupal.
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 both license compliance and risk management related to open source software use. However, developers are missing specific knowledge related to open source licenses and secure coding practices.
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.
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.
“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?
It is good for competition—and may offer a way to ease the tech war between China and the USA.
Now the model is spreading to chips.