Article: Social Links turns to IBM to launch a new product for open-source data investigations

Open Data, Open Source

Social Links turns to IBM to launch a new product for open-source data investigations

– Social Links, a Netherlands-based IT company providing OSINT solutions for law enforcement divisions, cybersecurity operations, and major corporations worldwide, announces Social Links PRO on the IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook platform. The product will provide IBM with its data methods and open-source intelligence solutions, making it the first OSINT provider to be integrated into the software. The solution will be available for IBM clients in May 2021.

The product provides open-source intelligence solutions, known as OSINT methods, for IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook clients and will introduce a major upgrade for opportunities in digital investigation by using data from both the platform’s internal system as well as open sources.

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Article: Open source makes Dutch government cloud a reality

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Open source makes Dutch government cloud a reality

The Dutch government’s data centre in Groningen (ODC-Noord) is becoming the benchmark for all of the government’s cloud services. ODC-Noord combines the open source cloud infrastructure OpenStack with the open source storage platform Ceph. The resulting cloud service is proving enormously scalable, while keeping costs low. As a result, the list of government clients using ODC-Noord’s cloud services is growing rapidly.

ODC-Noord now has 18 central government customers, runs 1500 virtual machines, and manages 12 petabytes of storage over 400 nodes. Costs per storage node or per virtual machine in this government data centre are on a par with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and EMC² VMWare.

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Article: Netherlands to promote open-source software

Code, Free, Open Software, Open Source

Netherlands to promote open-source software

The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software — programs that anyone can modify and that work with a variety of technology — the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said Thursday.

The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software — programs that anyone can modify and that work with a variety of technology — the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said Thursday.

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Article: Dutch open source language project gets official certification

Language, Open Data

Dutch open source language project gets official certification

The OpenTaal project (Dutch for “OpenLanguage”) has published the first open source word list to be certified by the Dutch Language Union as corresponding to official spelling. Simon Brouwer, project leader of OpenTaal, says, “This is a milestone. Users of open source software can trust their Dutch spell checker now. They have the guarantee that their word list is consistent with the official spelling.”

Other products that have received certification include Microsoft’s spell checker and the dictionaries of publishers Sdu, Spectrum, Van Dale, and Wolters Plantyn.

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