Stephen E. Arnold: OpenCalais Has Big Profile Users

Categories: Software
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

OpenCalais Has Big Profile Users

OpenCalais is an open source project that creates rich semantic data by using natural language processing and other analytical methods through a Web service interface. It is a simple explanation for a piece of powerful software. OpenCalais was originally part of ClearForest, but Thomson Reuters acquired the project in 2007. Instead of marketing OpenCalais as proprietary software, Reuters allowed it to remain open. OpenCalais has since become valued metadata open source software that is used on blogs to specialized museum collections.

There are many notables who use OpenCalais and a sample can be found on “The List Of OpenCalais Implementations Grows.”

OpenCalais is excited about the new additions to the list:

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Apr 2

Richard Stallman: LibrePlanet Population Doubles

Categories: Software
Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

What does it mean when, over a single year, the number of people who come to LibrePlanet more than doubles?

It means that the free software movement is strong and growing. It means we have a fighting chance to protect our freedom and privacy in the digital world, and that we are inspiring new people to join us.

This weekend, at LibrePlanet 2014: Free Software, Free Society:

  • Wikimedia executive director Sue Gardner kicked off the conference with a call for the free software movement to become bigger and bolder than ever.
  • libreplanetAlmost four hundred people attended, including fifty-four presenters, 40% of whom were women.
  • NSA-revealer and privacy hacker Jacob Appelbaum gave a remote keynote via videochat, using Tor to anonymize his location. Watch the recording and stay tuned for more videos from the conference soon.
  • Ten free software businesses and organizations strutted their stuff at LibrePlanet’s first exhibit hall.

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Mar 27

Jean Lievens: LOOMIO – building public infrastructure tool for decision-making, held in the commons

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

BRING LOOMIO TO THE WORLD

LOOMIO is free and open-source software for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them.

“The world needs a better way to make decisions together. #Loomio is building it. You can help: http://thndr.it/1kaQhmy

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We’re a small team of open-source developers, facilitators and activists in New Zealand. On Tuesday March 11, we’re crowdfunding to build a totally inclusive platform so anyone anywhere can participate in decisions that affect them. It’s called Loomio 1.0.

Learn more, support options.

LOOMIO Home Page

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Mar 11

Stephen E. Arnold: OpenText Innovates In File Sync And Share

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

OpenText Innovates In File Sync And Share

OpenText announces its new product: OpenText Tempo. The new file sharing collaboration platform is highlighted in the press release, “Social Collaboration Combined With Secure Files Sync and Share: Introducing OpenText Tempo.” OpenText describes Tempo as a project that required teamwork from all over the world.

OpenText Tempo will be able to:

“…provides an engaging user experience that combines the convenience of secure file sync and share with social collaboration and seamless integration to Content Server. It connects people with each other and with their content in a secure, compliant environment that enables open dialogues to take place, extending the value of content through the process of collaboration.”

It is the company’s first EIM application with integration for other products, including Tempo Note, Tempo Social, and Tempo Box. OpenText also says it improves Web site management, web experience management, and portal applications.

It is a commercially secure file sharing and social platform. Will Dropbox and other free services be able to something similar on at an appealing price point?

Whitney Grace, March 01, 2014
Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Augmentext

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Mar 1

Jean Lievens: Open Source Electronics, 3D Printing, & Robotics Creating a Revolution in Manufacturing

Categories: Hardware,Software
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

From www.huffingtonpost.com February 8, 11:16 PM

Three innovations — 3D printing, robotics, and open source electronics — are breaking that mold of manufacturing. They’re ushering in a new era based on customization, on demand manufacturing, and regional, even local manufacturing.

3D Printing Has Started A Revolution

Paul R. Brody

Huffington Post, 30 January 2014

The revolution brewing in electronics is unprecedented — even for an industry that is used to being upended. The rules that defined a century of innovation, design, and production are about to be rewritten. And modern manufacturing will be swept away.

Few companies grasp the coming upheaval. Perhaps because 3D printing, an innovation that can come across as a curiosity, is propelling this disruption. Yet, these printers, which churn out objects by laying thin layer after thin layer of metal, plastics or other materials on top of each other, won’t tip the scale alone.

It’s their collision with two other disruptive technologies — intelligent robotics and open source electronics — that will bring an end to the era of big and complex global supply chains. Together, they’re going to usher in the digitalization of manufacturing, by creating flexible, fast, local supply chains underpinned by software.

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Feb 9

Stephen E. Arnold: Discover the Open Source Alternative to the Autonomy Crawler Tool

Categories: IO Tools,Software
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Discover the Open Source Alternative to the Autonomy Crawler

February 7, 2014

Whether Autonomy’s product success is true or false, as proprietary software it comes with a large price tag. The average small business or user cannot afford to purchase HP Autonomy’s IDOL Crawler. Open source is the best alternative, but for the longest time you could not get software comparable to IDOL Crawler. Norconex says that has changed in the article, “An Open Source Crawler For Autonomy IDOL.” Norconex released an HP Autonomy IDOL Committer for its open source Web crawler Norconex HTTP Collector.

The HTTP Collector is available for Github. The developer encourages people to download it and contribute to the project. Its features are mostly the same as those from HP Autonomy HTTP Connector.

The article states:

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Feb 7

Stephen E. Arnold: Google & Open Source

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Google Head of Open Source Opens Up

Google and open source have worked together since the search engine’s inception and it has contributed to its success. Tech Radar hosts an interview with Google’s head of open source Chris DiBona about how Google uses open source, how it has shaped the company, and how Google has changed the face of open source: “How Open Source Changed Google-And How Google Changed Open Source.”

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Jan 9

Jean Lievens: Jack Wallen’s 10 Predictions for Open Source in 2014

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

10 predictions for open source in 2014

Jack Wallen lists 10 reasons why he believes 2014 will be a banner year for Linux and open source.

The year 2013 was a solid year for open source. There were plenty of highs and certainly a few lows. However, I believe that Linux — continuing to build on its solid groundwork — will have the best year yet in 2014.

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Some of you may be shaking your heads at yet another prediction of world domination by a Linux zealot. But there are plenty of reasons for such a bold prediction. In fact, here are 10 reasons why I firmly believe 2014 will be a banner year for Linux and open source:

LIST ONLY

1. Open source will dominate corporate data
2. Valve will prompt OEM hardware developers to open up
3. The Linux tablet will finally see the light of day
4. GNOME 3 will become relevant again
5. KDE will release a major game-changing feature
6. MariaDB will begin to make inroads to usurping MySQL
7. Open source will lead the way for smart machines
8. Open source will re-define cloud management
9. Linux desktop will break double-digits in the market share
10. Linux pre-install sales will steadily increase

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See Also:

Open Source Everything List & Book

Open Source Everything @ Phi Beta Iota

NATO OSE/M4IS2 2.0

Open Source Agency (OSA)

Open Source Manifesto

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Jan 2

SmartPlanet: The Open Source Business Model

smartplanet logoFreedom from shareholders: how to succeed as an open-source business

For many launching businesses in today’s fast-moving tech sector, the goal is to attract investors and shareholders, and eventually selling it all to an even larger company. One tech vendor, however, is bucking this urge, preferring instead to have a positive impact on its communities — both users and the cities in which it is locating offices. 

“A lot of companies are following that typical Silicon Valley path,” says Brian Cheung, CEO and co-founder of Liferay, Inc., a Los Angeles-based company which provides portal technology to organizations. “They’ve got their investors, and they’re aiming for that acquisition or that public offering. We’re very conscientious about not doing that. We’re still independent, privately held, with no outside capital.” The advantage to staying private is that becoming beholden to shareholders stifles innovation, he adds.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Cheung at Liferay’s recent confab in San Francisco, in which he expounded on his company’s unique philosophy toward innovation and community development. The company, which builds and distributes its software via an open-source model, is founded on the belief that innovation and growth comes from helping to make its customers and communities stronger.

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Nov 27

David Isenberg: Open Source for Government

Categories: Software
David Isenberg

David Isenberg

Steven Tyler captures the essence of open source when he says, “If you have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light mine off of yours.”

Like a candle’s flame, software won’t be anymore effective if kept to itself. With that said, in the name of sharing, GovLoop is proud to introduce our latest and free downloadable guide for government:

Agency of the Future: Open Source

Today, government is embracing open source to power websites, run internal communications platforms and more. Our comprehensive guide provides:

*   Survey results from 233 government professionals.

*   Insights on how open source will affect government in the next three to five years.

*   Interviews with a senior computer scientist at NASA and chief technology strategist at Red Hat.

Download The Full Guide Here

Please take time to learn about open source and share the information with others. Sharing will lead to brighter flames of innovation.

- Steve

Visit GovLoop – Knowledge Network for Government at: http://www.govloop.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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Nov 26