Martin Callinan: Removing Barriers to the Uptake of Open Source Software – Open Source Public Sector Procurement Service – “Software Custodian as a Service”

Martin CallinanRemoving Barriers to the Uptake of Open Source Software – Open Source Public Sector Procurement Service – “Software Custodian as a Service”

Martin Callinan, EU Joinup European Catalogue of Standards for Procurement, 18 June 2016

Public sector procurement organisations such as Crown Commercial Services in the UK are guiding public sector organisations to facilitate the procurement of Open Source Software based solutions. However there is little or no guidance of how to negotiate contracts and measure the effectiveness of open source software solutions compared to proprietary solutions.

The “Custodian as a Service” proposed is a guidance and tookits to educate organisations of the commercial models of open source software supplier and what metrics to include to evaluate these solutions. Wrapped around this service are a set of services to govern to independently validate the solutions.

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Jessica Davis: 8 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution

Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis

9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution

Jessica Davis, Information Week, 13 June 2016

It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft’s then-CEO likened open source software licenses to “a cancer.” But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here’s why it matters.

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  1. Google TensorFlow
  2. Facebook Big Sur
  3. IBM SystemML
  4. Microsoft Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit
  5. LinkedIn Kafka
  6. HPE Grommet
  7. VMware Liota
  8. EMC Polly and UniK
  9. eBay Kylin
  10. Microsoft SQL Server

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