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OpenStack Foundation requires further definition

The thinness of detail about the Foundation is probably a good sign, because it means that Rackspace and its partners are seeking input from the community about important parameters.

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Promoting Open Source Software in Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through

I have posted a prepublication draft of my article “Promoting Open Source Software in Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through,” published by the Journal of Information Technology & Politics.

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How Free Software Contributed to the Success of Steve Jobs and Apple

In the great Second Coming, when Jobs returned to Apple 1996, he drove the adoption of the open source BSD as Apple's new operating system. This enabled some of the Mac's most popular features.

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App outreach and sustainability: lessons learned by Portland, Oregon

The big problems faced by contests and challenges in government apps are encouraging developers to turn their cool apps into sustainable products, and getting the public to use them.

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Report from Open Source convention health track, 2011

OSCon shows that open source health care, although it hasn't broken into the mainstream yet, already inspires a passionate and highly competent community.

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popHealth open source software permits viewing and reporting of quality measures in health care

popHealth culls quality measures from electronic health records and formats them either for convenient display–so providers can review their quality measures on the Web–or for submission to regulators who require reports on these measures.

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OSCON preview: Shahid N. Shah on medical devices and open source

Connecting medical devices to electronic health record systems, and the roles of open source software, regulation, and clinical improvement.

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Open source personal health record: no need to open Google Health

Open source personal health record: no need to open Google Health

Calls to "make Google Health open source" miss the point. Here are some bona fide open source projects in personal health records and electronic health records.

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Feeding the community fuels advances at Red Hat and JBoss

Red Hat’s usual modus operandi is the precise inverse of most companies based on open source. This drives what I heard at Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, solid progress along the lines laid out by Red Hat and JBoss in previous years.

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Collaborative genetics, part 5: Next steps for genetic commons

The final installment of this series, about a Sage Commons Congress on
the open-source sharing of genetic research, looks at what Sage
Bionetworks and its friends need to do.

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