Penguin: China Baidu Makes Open Source Cloud Play

#OSE Open Source Everything

Baidu Cloud launches its open-source edge computing platform

“Edge computing is a critical component of Baidu’s ABC (AI, Big Data and Cloud Computing) strategy,” says Baidu VP and GM of Baidu Cloud Watson Yin. “By moving the compute closer to the source of the data, it greatly reduces the latency, lowers the bandwidth usage and ultimately brings real-time and immersive experiences to end users. And by providing an open source platform, we have also greatly simplified the process for developers to create their own edge computing applications.”

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Penguin: Is EU Killing #GoogleGestapo?

Access, Cloud, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Design, Software

Most do not understand that the EU’s new regulations are not really about privacy and copyright, they are about killing #GoogleGestapo and particularly Google, Instagram, and YouTube. Any image, any video, that displays any brand leads to an “all stop” that requires checking and approval by the brand owner before publishing. This could be interpreted as the Deep State’s very clever  way of shutting down the Internet social media complex.

On the bright side…

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Penguin: China Pledges Open Access Against Journal Paywalls

Access

China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls

Officials pledge support for European-led ‘Plan S’ to make research papers immediately free to read — but it’s unclear whether China will adopt all the plan’s policies.

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Open Access @ Phi Beta Iota

Penguin: Open Value

Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Software

OPEN VALUE: Accounting for value created in open collaborative networks – the case of SENSORICA

“A value network is a business analysis perspective that describes social and technical resources within and between businesses. The nodes in a value network represent people (or roles). [1]”

Inspired by the abstract concept of the “value network”, Sensorica is a network of real people spread across the globe that currently experiment with ways of creating value together in the real world economy. Sensorica is composed of academics, engineers, farmers and computer programmers and the core products are sensors for scientific measurement and for industrial applications.

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Penguin: The Future of Open Source

Cloud, Software

The Future of Open Source

Open source is a key enabler for all technological areas we encounter now and in the future.  The one open source tool that every cloud vendor unanimously relies on today is Kubernetes, which coincidentally, is making multi-cloud adoption easier.

Stephan Fabel is Director of Product Management at Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu.

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Stephen E. Arnold: The Post-Amazon Post-Google Wunderkind: Alon Halevy at Megagon

#OSE Open Source Everything, Autonomous Internet
Stephen E. Arnold

Megagon Labs

BigGorilla is an open-source data integration and data preparation ecosystem (powered by Python) to enable data scientists to perform integration and analysis of data.

And much more…

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Yoda: European Science-Policy Investment Recap

#OSE Open Source Everything, Academia, Commerce, Government, Politics of Science & Science of Politics, Research resources

Europe’s influential science-policy chief on his successes and disappointments

Robert-Jan Smits, the European Union’s departing director-general of research, sets out his parting thoughts.

I am sorry that I couldn’t find a way to get all member states to invest more in science.

I also regret not having been able to embed science and innovation in EU agricultural policy, which is very conservative and hard to penetrate.

…we plan a European Innovation Council to support highly innovative companies, particularly start-ups.

I managed to persuade Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, to classify R&D as investment rather than expenditure. This was a small but important psychological breakthrough that helped change mindsets.

Penguin: Ideas for Gab

Cultural Intelligence, Software

Alert Reader from Europe offers the following:

Gab 2.0 (in a 3.0 internet)

Since gab has experienced its infrastructure being removed / demolished. It might benefit from the following tips.

Instead of completely merging with Mastodon. It can instead adopt the underlying infrastructure.

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Yoda: $1B to Fence 30% of the Earth — Wyss Campaign for Nature Has It All Wrong

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Fence Earth, kill people?

RELEASE: Wyss Foundation Launches $1 Billion Campaign to Help Conserve 30% of the Planet by 2030

The goal of the effort, called the Wyss Campaign for Nature, is to help nations conserve 30 percent of the planet in a natural state by the year 2030 by creating and expanding protected areas, encouraging the international community to establish more ambitious protected area targets, investing in science, and inspiring conservation action and new investments around the world.

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