"oscon2010" entries

Wrap-up of the health care IT track at O'Reilly's Open Source convention

The first health care track to be included in an O'Reilly conference
grappled with the task of opening up health care. Two contradictory
trends make the field difficult for IT to advance.

Why fragmentation is a good sign for Android

Author Marko Gargenta on Android's growth and app compatibility.

Author Marko Gargenta says Android fragmentation is a sign the project is accomplishing its goal of appearing on many devices and platforms. In this video interview, he talks about Android's growing popularity and why fragmentation was built into the nature of the project.

How open source can improve health care

Three perspectives on the links between health care, government and open source.

As the health IT industry ramps up to meet the meaningful use rules, the opportunities for open source to provide solutions are increasing. At OSCON, Radar blogger Brian Ahier spoke with three men with unique perspectives on health care and open source: David Riley, head of the CONNECT initiative, Brian Behlendorf, formerly of Apache and now working with CONNECT, and Arien Malec, coordinator for NHIN Direct.

Day one of the health care IT track at O'Reilly's Open Source convention

Nine talks representing the breadth of a vital programming area can't be summarized in one sentence, but for me the theme of the day was open source advocates reaching out to solve pressing problems that proprietary vendors will not or cannot address.

The art of community leadership

I stopped by the Community Leadership Summit 2010 as I was preparing for OSCON this coming week. It is an open unconference-style event, now in its second year, that’s held the weekend before OSCON. Everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. In these discussion sessions the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experiences, and share ideas and questions. There will be another more detailed post about this event later on Radar, but if you are in Portland, Ore. this weekend you can still register for Sunday’s sessions here.

Crowdsourcing the search for aliens

The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter is looking for a few good filters.

Seti@Home brought distributed computing to the masses nearly a decade ago. Now, Jill Tarter and her SETI colleagues are upping the ante with a new telescope and a crowdsourced data-crunching project. Tarter, a speaker at the upcoming OSCON convention, discusses her work in this Q&A.

Mobile, desktop or cloud: Where does the future of open source lie?

Stormy Peters on her biggest cloud concerns and how mobile will shape open source.

In this Q&A, OSCON speaker and GNOME foundation executive director Stormy Peters discusses the risks of cloud computing, the continued importance of desktop computing, and the interesting relationship between new mobile form factors and free software adoption.

Open source and the VA's health transformation

Joseph Dal Molin on how the VistA system is changing health services.

Joseph Dal Molin, co-founder of the WorldVistA project and a speaker at the upcoming OSCON convention, discusses the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA system and its expansion as an open source effort.

Nominations Open For O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2010

Recognizing community contribution and leadership

The O’Reilly Open Source Awards will be hosted this July at OSCON 2010 in Portland, OR. The awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of Open Source Software. Past recipients for 2005-2009 include Brian Aker, Angela Byron, Karl Fogel, Pamela Jones, Bruce Momjian, Chris Messina, David Recordon, and Andrew Tridgell.