Penguin: Open Source Content Management Survey

Data

Open-source Content Management System(Open-source CMS) Market Professional Survey, In-depth Analysis, Competitive Dynamics & Global Outlook 2024

Phi Beta Iota: The release was either written by a machine or by someone in Bangladesh or Pakistan not fluent in English. We are anticipating an international open source inventory in 2020 that goes far beyond software and hardware.  See the graphic below.

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Steven Aftergood: CIA Closes Down OSINT, Commission Objects

Data, Knowledge
Steven Aftergood

Improved Access to Open Source Intelligence Urged

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.

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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: Open Source Data Storage

Architecture, Data, Hardware, Innovation, Software

Solving the storage dilemma: Is open source the key?

One answer to solving the storage issue is software-defined storage (SDS) which separates the physical storage hardware (data plane) from the data storage management logic or ‘intelligence’ (control plane). Needing no proprietary hardware components, SDS is the perfect cost-effective solution for enterprises as IT can use off-the-shelf, low-cost commodity hardware which is robust and flexible.

Penguin: Amazon + Waze + Open Source + Muncipalities = Amazon Knows Where Everyone Is, Always

Data, Geospatial

A New Open-Source Framework for Government Projects

More than 600 local, state and federal governments have signed up for the Waze Connected Citizens Program, and more than 80 have expressed interest in a new Waze open source processor—New York City; Los Angeles; Anchorage, Alaska; and Denver among them—to contribute code or deploy the finished solution. The only cost they’ll incur will be that of paying the cloud provider, Amazon, for storage and data transfer: less than $200 a month.

Berto Jongman: RAND on OSINT — Without Integrity

Access, Data, Innovation, Knowledge
Berto Jongman

RAND_RR1964_OSINT_2018

Rethinking OSINT as an Intelligence Discipline
Defining Open Source and OSINT
OSINT Subtypes
…News Media Content
…Gray Literature.
…Long-Form Social Media Content
…Short-Form Social Media Content
OSINT Methodology: The OSINT Operations Cycle
…Collection
…Processing
…Exploitation
…Production

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Penguin: Open Source and Big Data

Architecture, Autonomous Internet, Data, Software
Dare To Be Free!

Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

“If you’re trying to overcome a technology like relational databases, which have been developed over decades and had gestation from every major university in the world that does computer science research, it takes a long time to climb that hill,” Kreps says. “What’s very different for us is there hasn’t really been this incredibly well-developed infrastructure layer in the space we’re entering. We get to kind of make it up as we go along, which is a huge advantage. “

This perhaps is the reason why — despite the availability of MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL RDBMs, the advent of modern NoSQL and NewSQL solutions, and scalable Hadoop and object-storage alternatives — proprietary RDBMs continue to drive the lion’s share of enterprise spending in the data management space.

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Mongoose: CIA Blows Again – Open Source Information Is Information Operations Untapped Weapon

Data, IO Impotency, Knowledge
Mongoose

Open Source Information Is Information Operations Untapped Weapon

Carmen Landa Middleton

My experience, both as a long-time practitioner of the open source discipline and as a former leader of the CIA branch responsible for it, is that there are two stubborn myths that continue to impede the true unleashing of OSINT’s power and potential. First, that open source is “cheap.” And second, that anyone with little more than a good internet connection can be an open source practitioner.

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Yoda: 1% Win in Court, Lose in Life — Sci-Hub Marches On…. #GoogleGestapo Expands to Blocking Scientific Information

#OSE Open Source Everything, Access, Autonomous Internet, Data, Governance

Court demands that search engines and internet service providers block Sci-Hub

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has won a lawsuit it filed in June against Sci-Hub, a website providing illicit free access to millions of paywalled scientific papers.

Extracts & Comment Below the Fold

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Yoda: Open Source is the New Normal in Data & Analytics

#OSE Open Source Everything, Data

Dead, dead, dead — secret, stovepipe, proprietary.

Open Source Is The New Normal In Data and Analytics

I’ve argued for a while now that we’re at or near a data tipping point beyond which lies a new world where companies analyze many fundamentally new types of data in real-time and use it to make business decisions that were previously impossible.

Yoda: Open Source Climate Data — Finally — Time for ALL Data to be Open Source!

Data

yoda with light saberOpen-Source Climate Change Data From NASA, NOAA, & Others Available For 1st Time

There is a need to make that data available in a jargon-free format and with guidance on how to use it effectively. A new organization will do just that. On September 22, PREP, the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness, was launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyWorld Resources Institute, U.S. Global Change Research Program, and a host of industry supporters including Microsoft and Google. PREP will harness the data revolution to strengthen climate resilience efforts, streamline climate data delivery, and inform researchers and data providers which climate data are most valuable.

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Robert Steele: An Open Letter to All European Ministers on Peace Through Open Everything

#OSE Open Source Everything, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Transparency
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

An Open Letter to All European Ministers

Esteemed Ministers,

On 27 May the Competitiveness Council in Brussels announced a European decision to achieve Open Access to all scientific research data by 2020. This decision, and the implementing European framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, will be recognized by future generations as the first serious step toward the creation of a prosperous world at peace. With this one decision Europe is turning away from centuries of war and waste; away from scientific reductionism, away from corporate ownership of public knowledge, away from legal barriers to innovation, and away from government neglect of the public interest.

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Stephen E. Arnold: A Non-Profit Search Engine

Data, Design, Knowledge, Software
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

A Not-For-Profit Search Engine? That’s So Crazy It Just Might Work

The Common Search Project has a simple and straightforward mission statement. They want a nonprofit search engine, an alternative to the companies currently running the Internet (ahem, Google.) They are extremely polite in their venture, but also firmly invested in three qualities for the search engine that they intend to build and run: openness, transparency, and independence. The core values include,

“Radical transparency. Our search results must be explainable and reproducible. All our code is open source and results are generated only using publicly available data. Transparency also extends to our governance, finances and day-to-day operations.

Independence. No single person, company or special interest must be able to influence the order of our search results to their benefit. …

Public service. We want to build and operate a free service targeted at a large, mainstream audience.”

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