Penguin: Open Source Civics in Spain

Crowd-Sourcing, Culture, Data, Design

Medialab Prado: Applying the Open Source Ethic to Civic Innovation

An open data project is exploring new ways to use shareable databases in creative, public-spirited ways.

Now Medialab Prado is trying to go global with its civic incubation model. In September and October, it will be hosting a MOOC course (in Spanish) on “how to grow your own citizen laboratory and build networks of cooperation.” The idea is to foster very localized citizen innovation labs, even in rural areas, by helping people learn how to host prototyping workshops, use helpful digital tools, issue open calls to identify projects and collaborators, and run communication plans, mediation, documentation, evaluation, etc.

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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.