DEVELOPERS: Why It’s Time to Be More Open About How Projects are Run. Security isn’t the only consideration as you assess which open source projects to rely on; governance, community and professionalism matter too. Read more
LINUX: The Number One In-Demand Skill: Open Source Career Trends. The Linux Foundation and Dice.com have released their annual Open Source Jobs Report. Over 750 hiring managers and 6,500 open source professionals were interviewed about the challenges they face, what they look for, and what technology affects hiring decisions. Read more
GitHub: Changes to EU Copyright Law Could Derail Open Source Distribution. A proposed European law would mandate that content providers utilize some kind of content filter to make sure rights holders get their royalties. But for a public open source code repository, such a contraption could be a nuisance, or it could be catastrophic. Read more
WHY: Open Source Needs Marketing (Even Though Developers Hate It). The concept of creative commons is far older than the advent of Linux some 25 years ago. Like creative commons, word of mouth has long been the foundation of open-source marketing. Indeed, it is how open source has grown its community of contributors. Talk to just about any developer, however, and they’ll tell you they don’t want to be marketed to — not in the traditional sense, anyway. So, what role does marketing have and what value does marketing bring to the open-source community? Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-2018.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.