GOOGLE: How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source. Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated in his talk “How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source” at LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America. Read more
DOS: Keeping DOS Alive and Kicking with Open Source. DOS is still alive and well in the form of FreeDOS, an open source operating system maintained by Jim Hall and a team of dedicated developers who are keeping the DOS legacy alive well into the twenty-first century. And more than simply an existing code base, FreeDOS is still being actively developed and is approaching a new release in the near future. Find out more
MICROSOFT: Microsoft Open-Sources Bing Components for Fast Code Compilation. Engineers at Microsoft have started to provide code and details about the BitFunnel full-text search system used to power Bing. The pieces available so far are minimal, but one of them — an open source just-in-time compiler — hints at applications beyond search systems. Read more
DOCUMENTS: The Rise of the Shareable Document. Higher education is increasingly embracing different concepts of openness, from open access to open education resources (OER). But where does that other open concept – open source – fit into this model? Open source represents the best way to ensure these materials can be easily modified, without risk of material suddenly becoming unchangeable or inaccessible. Find out more
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