Article: Inspur, China’s largest cloud hardware vendor, joins open-source patent protection consortium

Innovation, Open Space

Inspur, China’s largest cloud hardware vendor, joins open-source patent protection consortium

The Open Invention Network (OIN) defends the intellectual property (IP) rights of Linux and open-source software developers from patent trolls and the like. This is a global fight and now the OIN has a new, powerful allied member in China: Inspur.

Inspur is a leading worldwide provider and China’s leading data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) server providers. While not a household name like Lenovo, Inspur ranks among the world’s top-three server manufacturers.

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Article: Open source software worth up to £43bn to UK economy, report

Free, Libre, Open Software

Open source software worth up to £43bn to UK economy, report

A report by OpenUK estimates the total value of open source software to the UK Exchequer to be between £29.5 billion £43.2 billion, ahead of all other countries in Europe.

The State of Open Report for 2021 published by OpenUK, a charity dedicated to supporting open-source technologies in the UK, finds that the UK has gone from being an open source laggard a few years ago to the leading country in Europe.

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Article: Solving the storage dilemma: Is open source the key?

API, Open Data, Open Infrastructure, Open Source

Solving the storage dilemma: Is open source the key?

Business IT is facing storage growth that’s exceeding even the highest estimates, and there’s no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. Unstructured data in the form of audio, video, digital images and sensor data now makes up an increasingly large majority of business data and presents a new set of challenges that call for a different approach to storage.

For CIOs, storage systems that are able to provide greater flexibility and choice, as well as the capability to better identify unstructured data in order to categorise, utilise and automate the management of it throughout its lifecycle are seen as the ideal solution.

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