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New open software allows diagnosis of genetic diseases

Genetic diseases are difficult to diagnose and the accuracy (or otherwise) of the diagnosis impact upon patient health. To help with this a new open-source software tool called Mendel, MD has been launched.

Why open data often falls short of business aims

London - For business and academia the idea of open data is a good thing and it allows researchers to share and comment on findings, especially when working in institutions separated hundreds of miles apart. The problem is that such data is often hard to use.

Op-Ed: Don't just do something different, do the opposite

Radical innovation carries great risks and potentially great rewards. If your current plans and policies are not working then think about doing the opposite.

Op-Ed: Wikipedia’s fundraiser also raises big issues for users

Sydney - It used to be fashionable to knock Wikipedia. The “online intelligentsia” (oxymoron if there ever was one) used to trash the site regularly. Meanwhile, Wikipedia has been trying to handle its costs while everyone uses it.

'Everything should be open source,' claims WordPress founder

WordPress.com founder Matt Mullenweg said everything, not just software, should be open source and described himself as an "open source hippie."

Page spends $900 million during his first day as Google's new CEO

Today Larry Page officially reclaimed the reigns as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the global corporate giant, Google. Eric Schmidt, whom Page once appointed as his successor following his original tenure, had occupied the role for the past ten-years.

Google releases its operating system as open source

On Nov. 19, Google released the source code for the Chrome OS, its operating system based on the Linux kernel and working through a browser window interface.

Open source mouse

OpenOffice.org yesterday announced the release of the OpenOfficeMouse, a multi-button mouse designed for OpenOffice.org applications

Skype goes open source

Linux client of popular instant messaging software Skype, will be soon available as open source. It should help its further development.

New Ubuntu version released

On Oct. 30, Canonical Software released the latest version of its Ubuntu operating system. The new system is believed to be the open source response to Windows 7, released by Microsoft last week.

Is Microsoft going open source?

The CodePlex Foundation, a non-profit foundation with the purpose of facilitating the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities, launched on September 10, 2009.

CureTogether, a platform for open-source health research

CureTogether helps people to anonymously track and compare health data, to better understand their bodies, make more informed treatment decisions and contribute data to research.

Obama urged to 'open source' government

Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems urges Obama to adopt open-source products and technologies claiming it is the secret to a more secure and cost-effective government.

Op-Ed: Open Source vs Licensed Software

Licensed or Open Source? The debate rages on. While each type of software provides distinct advantages, both have their share of cons as well.

European Commission gives High-Five to Open Source

The European Commission has issued a ringing endorsement of open source software.

UK Government criticised for stifling open source in schools

"Open source software is being kept out of schools through government policy in the UK which stifles innovation and locks users into high cost software,"

Open Source Earns Legal Victory

The open source software operations of IBM, Red Hat and Novell need not fear prosecution under antitrust laws, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Parakey, Mozilla's next open-source rocket

Parakey is a meta-media, online seamlessly integrated space created to be way easier to organize and share all you digital stuff.

Mono 1.2 - Now with WinForms

Mono provides the necessary software to develop and run .NET client and server applications on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and Unix.

CNET launches Webware.com

Say No to boxed software! The future of applications is online delivery and access. Software is passé. Webware is the new way to get things done

LINUX Smartphone w/ Touchscreen, GPS, Email, Music Player!

Neo 1973, the new smartphone from FIC is downright amazing, the $350 and expected ship date of early 2007!

Making A Movie About Open Source Development

A film is being made about Open Source.

Microsoft Backpedals and Finally Partners with Open Source

Digital Journal — Green Day’s “When I Come Around” could have worked as background music to Microsoft’s announcement today that the software company will embrace an open-source language commonly used on rival Linux servers.
 

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