Yoda: Hot New Open Source Projects — And Huge Gaps in the Data Space

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

These Are the Hottest New Open Source Projects Right Now

Klint Finley, WIRED, 28 January 2015

Dubbed the Black Duck Rookies of the Year, the ranking isn’t a perfect measure of the project popularity, but it can be can tell us a bit about where the world of open source is going. And that’s no small thing. So much of the internet–and the modern business world—now runs on open source software, software that’s freely shared with the world at large.   . . .   The rise of CockroachDB “suggests a sizable unmet need in the database space,” says founder Spencer Kimball. And so many other projects on the Black Duck list suggest similar holes in the market. But those holes are being filled. Read full article.

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Jan 29

2015 Robert Steele – Foreword to Stephen E. Arnold’s CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access

Robert David Steele Vivas

Robert David Steele Vivas

Stephen E. Arnold, CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access (Harrods Creek, KY: Arnold Information Technology, 2015)

Memorable URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-CyberOSINT

Foreword

By Robert David Steele

In 1986, I was selected from the CIA’s clandestine service to help lead a pilot project to bring the CIA into the 21st Century. From that moment almost 30 years ago, I have been obsessed with open sources of information in all languages, mediums, and computer-aided tools for analysis—everything the
CIA does not utilize today. I took my cue in the mid-1980s from author Howard Rheingold,0 who explored how computers could be used to amplify human thought and communication, and the CIA Directorate of Intelligence team of Diane Webb and Dennis McCormick.1

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Jan 27

Stephen E. Arnold: Digital Darwinism Looming?

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

IT Concerns in 2015: Digital Transformation Leads the List

The article titled Boardroom Priorities in 2015: Can IT Deliver on ZDNet discusses a recent survey of 200 CXOs on boardroom concerns for 2015 from Constellation Research. Digital transformation was at the top of many lists, and the article posits that there is a fear among many companies that a “Digital Darwinism” will take down corporations that have not invested in digital strategies. The article states,

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Jan 22

Stephen E. Arnold: Open Source Hits 80%

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Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Love Open Source? Good News and News

I read “Top 10 FOSS Legal Developments of 2014.” A legal eagle generated the listicle. Despite my skepticism for birds of this feather, the list has some good news and—well, to put it positively—news for the open source movement.

The good news is that folks from courts to government agencies are paying attention to free and open source software. The “news” news is that use of open source “by commercial companies expands.” The write up states:

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Jan 15