Article: Learn Magma, A New Open Source Project Bringing High Speed Internet To Remote Areas

Open Infrastructure, Spectrum

Learn Magma, A New Open Source Project Bringing High Speed Internet To Remote Areas

Linux Foundation Training & Certification and the Magma Core Foundation have partnered to develop a free, ten-week self-paced online training course to help technology strategists and decision makers at telcos; as well as, rural ISP operators and systems integrators learn the fundamentals of Magma.

Magma is an open-source project supporting diverse radio technologies, including LTE, 5G and WiFi, which can help extend network access into remote, sparsely populated areas. Muralnet is using Magma to extend network access to Native American communities, while Brisanet has similarly deployed it into remote areas of Brazil.

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Article: How the U.S. Government Can Learn to See the Future

Open Governance, Standards

How the U.S. Government Can Learn to See the Future

In 1973, then-Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger argued that policymaking could be reduced to a process of “making complicated bets about the future,” noting that it would be helpful if he could be supplied with “estimates of the relevant betting odds.”

Despite Kissinger’s plea for betting odds, forecasting efforts in the government today remain underdeveloped. The early failure to anticipate and prepare for the coronavirus, despite indicators that a pandemic was likely, has cost hundreds of thousands of American lives.

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