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

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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: Real-Time Data Analytics Tool Helps Track, Treat Drug Abuse

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Real-Time Data Analytics Tool Helps Track, Treat Drug Abuse

A team at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has developed a real-time data analytics tool to help treatment centers and counselors identify and treat drug abuse.  Nonprofits trying to help users overcome their addiction often have a difficult time getting real-time, actionable information on the fast-changing, underground culture of drug abuse.

Using machine learning and data analytics, researchers at NJIT have created DrugTracker, a community-focused drug abuse monitoring and support system.  DrugTracker monitors online platforms such as Twitter and Reddit and combines this information with geospatial data to find out where users are obtaining drugs, as well as trends or changes in the landscape.

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Article: OPEN SOURCE REVOLUTION – 3 WAYS HUMANITY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

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OPEN SOURCE REVOLUTION – 3 WAYS HUMANITY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Taking a pulse check of the conscious awakening of humanity on all levels, it is sometimes difficult to describe the feelings and experiences we are all encountering.

As covered in the recent documentary Collective Evolution III, many signs and yardsticks seem to concur with the filmmakers’ findings that we are riding the wave of something big. One thing is for sure, communities, societies, and the world are in the midst of throwing off any attempts at oppressive control and suppression of information with no signs of stopping.

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