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.

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: Harvard Business Review on Why Open Innovation Fails – Scientists are Selfish, Do Not Play Well With Others…

Innovation

Why Do Open Innovation Efforts Fail? Scientists Want to Solve Problems Themselves

It took us months to realize what was going on here: The most resistant scientists and engineers saw open source methods as a fundamental challenge to their professional identities. They defined themselves as “problem solvers,” but open innovation crowdsourcing platforms didn’t let them play that role; instead, they had to frame problems for someone else to solve.

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Penguin: Winding Tree Decentralized Open Source Destruction of Travel Cabal — Is Amazon Next?

Architecture, Autonomous Internet, Innovation, Software

Decentralized Travel Distribution Platform Eliminates Middlemen to Make Your Trips Cheaper

Winding Tree is building a new decentralized, open-source travel distribution platform that aims to serve the needs both of the traveling public as well as the suppliers of travel products. The platform would involve no centralized control which means that there won’t be many intermediaries to escalate prices. It would also have no barriers for entry so that finally smaller businesses in the industry can have an equal footing with the big boys.

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Penguin: Open Source Networking, Telecommunications Waking Up…

Advanced Cyber/IO, Autonomous Internet, Innovation, Knowledge, Money, Security, SmartPlanet, Software

Open Source Networking and a Vision of Fully Automated Networks

Transforming telecom

As an example of transformative change that is now underway, Joshipura pointed to the telecom industry. “For the past 137 years, we saw proprietary solutions,” he said. “But in the past several years, disaggregation has arrived, where hardware is separated from software. If you are a hardware engineer you build things like software developers do, with APIs and reusable modules.  In the telecom industry, all of this is helping to scale networking deployments in brand new, automated ways.”

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Penguin: Open Source Organs

Innovation, Manufacturing

Artificial organs developed by biohackers will soon deliver insulin to diabetics

In 2018, several hybrid closed-loop systems will begin to appear on the market. These will measure a user’s blood-sugar levels every five minutes or so and supply insulin subcutaneously as appropriate. A large part of the R&D behind them was done in the open-source community. One such group, the Open Artificial Pancreas System project (OpenAPS), has for the past three years been encouraging diabetic biohackers to explore and improve their existing monitoring and insulin-delivery systems.

Penguin: Facebook Cannot Do News!

Advanced Cyber/IO, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Software

Facebook Couldn’t Handle News. Maybe It Never Wanted To.

While Facebook is notorious for its endless piddling product tweaks, this one seems a substantive shift in strategic vision. It’s an unprecedented acknowledgment that Facebook’s core feature — News Feed — has not worked out at all the way it was intended. It was abused by peddlers of misinformation. It was used by foreign governments to attempt to interfere in elections. It made people feel bad.

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Yoda: Kim DotCom to Launch Alternative Internet

Advanced Cyber/IO, Autonomous Internet, Collective Intelligence, Innovation, Knowledge, Software

‘By the people, for the people’: Kim Dotcom to launch alternative internet

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will help facilitate an unobstructed internet, free from prying eyes, through MegaNet, which will operate without IP addresses. The German entrepreneur is currently resisting extradition to the US from New Zealand over alleged copyright infringement.

Dotcom, who believes the internet to be a new frontier of rough-and-tumble lawlessness like the Wild West, previously described his alternative internet idea as “indestructible, uncontrollable & encrypted”.

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