Article: Wenco expands on a more open digital mining future – in architecture, analytics and autonomy

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Wenco expands on a more open digital mining future – in architecture, analytics and autonomy

The future of autonomy in mining is set to include much more open and interoperable platforms than exist today. And the evolution of fleet management systems or FMS as they are known in the industry is a key part of that – enabling mining customers to get the elusive “single source of the truth” across the on the ground reality of mixed fleets and contractor machines.

Ahead of an in-depth article on the future of FMS in the May 2021 edition of IM, Editorial Director Paul Moore caught up with Wenco’s Reid Given, Senior Product Manager & Patrick Ligthart, Principal Product Manager to explore the topic of Open Autonomy and where the latest FMS functionality.

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Article: The Rise of Open Source: Pandemic, Economy, Efficiency, Trust

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The Rise of Open Source: Pandemic, Economy, Efficiency, Trust

Those familiar with open source know that it works and comes with many benefits. A testament to the rising adoption of open source is the recent moves by software giants such as Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle into the open-source community.

This corporate migration to open source is continuing as many organizations, both large and small, turn to open source in tough economic times. Amid the continuing adjustments in staffing and operations the pandemic is causing, open source is helping enterprises and industries reduce costs and improve their ability to innovate.

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Article: Open Source Advocates Want Share of Wealth

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Open Source Advocates Want Share of Wealth

survey of 4,440 developers who actively participated in open source projects in 2020 finds more than half (54%) of respondents said they feel that individuals should be paid for their contributions to open source projects. The report, conducted by DigitalOcean, a cloud service provider, finds only 14% of respondents are currently paid for their contributions.

Developer opinions vary, depending on age group, about whether individuals should be paid for their contributions to open source, with those between the ages of 18-25 being more likely to be in favor (60%), while only 34% of those aged 55 or above agreed.

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