CLOUD: How Google Turned Open Source Into A Key Differentiator For Its Cloud Platform. Open source software has come of its age. Today it’s impossible to think of a platform company that doesn’t have an open source strategy. Even Microsoft – a company that once compared open source to cancer – has embraced it fully. Of course, we have companies like CloudBees, Red Hat and Docker that built highly successful business models with OSS. But when it comes to cloud platform vendors, the story is slightly different. Read more
BREVENT: Open Source Alternative to Greenify, Works Without Root. A popular application called Greenify works by letting the user “hibernate” an application when it’s not in use. If you haven’t had a good experience with Greenify in the past, or maybe you’re just looking for an alternative, consider an open source application called Brevent. Read more
GSA: What’s Coming in Data.gov’s Next Revamp. The code behind Data.gov is due for modernization. Currently the site runs on an open source platform called CKAN, but on a version that has been superseded. Developers have had to customize the code to keep using the older version, but developers are looking to more fully embrace an open source solution without relying on custom code. Find out more
FIVE LESSONS: How to Be Smart About Open Source. Open source is everywhere in government, but many agencies still struggle with the specifics of choosing, contracting for and contributing to open-source software projects. Here are five fundamental lessons from open-source advocates in government and industry. Read more
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