Article: Intel and Softbank Beware. Open Source Is Coming to the Chip Business

Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

Intel and Softbank Beware. Open Source Is Coming to the Chip Business

After revolutionizing software, the open-source movement is threatening to do same to the chip industry. Big technology companies have begun dabbling with RISC-V, which replaces proprietary know-how in a key part of the chip design process with a free standard that anyone can use.

While it’s early days, this could create a new crop of processors that compete with Intel Corp. products and whittle

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Article: New York City Open Data: A Brief History

History, Open Data

New York City Open Data: A Brief History

When New York City leaders passed comprehensive open data legislation in 2012, they set a high bar for open information and government transparency. Not only would the city open its data: it would open it all. Yesterday, the Open Data Law turned five years old.

New York City’s open data team is celebrating with a suite of new announcements, including a new website, a new data literacy pilot, and the city’s inaugural Open Data Week.

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