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Essential experience and advice for anyone managing open source in a business.
We are more than a decade into the widespread use of open source in business, but there is too much focus on the compliance only, and the "risks" of using open source code. This talk is about moving beyond compliance and making the positive case for using open source in business based on reduced cost, improved time-to-market, and yes, freedom.
by David Mirza
Security and open source have a history that goes back to an era long before computers. The story begins with 19th century linguist Auguste Kerckhoffs and his principle that security isn't found in obscurity. We will cover the intertwined and lesser-known history of security and open source from then to now, with his big idea as a guiding principle, making a compelling argument for open source.
by Henrik Ingo
Studying our most popular open source projects we find that 9 are significantly larger, roughly 10x, than any of the other projects. These "XtraLarge" projects have some notable characteristics that are interesting to anyone wanting to grow his/her open source project to similar magnitude and importance. Ex: All are collaborative non-profit community projects, with modular software architectures.
The world is changing, and so is Microsoft. We are continuing down the path of even greater openness and interoperability in new ways . . . not just in development, but rising to meet the challenges and opportunities of the cloud and becoming flexible and nimble in the world of mobile.
From launching robots into space to discovering distant galaxies: how people are creating open source space exploration and hacking science.
8 years ago, I moved from my tuned Linux desktop to OS X. This closed-source platform has attracted many developers with its BSD underpinnings and excellent user interface. Can a developer pampered by sleek design ever go back? I'm going to show you how to break the closed-source habit and run a true open-source environment without sacrificing usability.
Mobile development becomes a big problem for everyone trying to create mobile applications, games or experiences. Standards, such as HTML5-related APIs and open sourced projects, such as PhoneGap, WURFL, or cocos2d for iOS and Android are great examples of how to create multiplatform solutions for mobile devices.
by Andy Lester
github.com has taken open source by storm, but it's more than just a code repository with the latest hot source control system. It's a new way of working with open source projects. This can create new human and technical challenges for existing projects. Learn how to take advantage of these new tools without getting overwhelmed.
by Chris Smith
by Jason Goldwater and Alison Muckle
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) commissioned a Study and Report on Open Source Health Information Technology (health IT) as part of its obligation under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH). This represented the first time the Federal Government has ever invested resources into a study of open source EHRs
by Sarah Sharp
Open source folks are naturally lazy. Anything mundane task they can automate, they will. So what does an open source developer do when faced with planning, planting, and tediously watering a garden? Automate!
Most mobile apps incorporate open source software, yet many of these apps may not be complying with open source licenses. The Free Software Foundation position is that iTunes and GPL are incompatible. This session will present research by OpenLogic on the use of open source software in mobile apps and the level of compliance with open source licenses.
In "topics we're looking for", the call for papers has the phrase "open, open, open". And the word "open" appears eleven times. The word "source" appears thrice. This talk is about "source, source, source." It is the intelligibility, the accessibility, the understandability of the *source* code and data which creates community and collaboration. Presenting source patterns and anti-patterns.
Every community manager knows that community metrics are important. But they all have their own set of hacky scripts for extracting data from various tools. Building on the work of Pentaho, Talend, MLStats, gitdm and a host of others, we built a generic community dashboard for the MeeGo project. This presentation will cover the data we extracted, how we did it, and how you can do it too.
by Andrzej Taramina
This presentation will review the benefits and challenges of using an open source XML database in Healthcare applications. Specific focus will be on the use of HL7 3.0 CDA XML formats for patient records and on the use of the eXist open source XML database and XQuery in the management, presentation, analysis and integration of medical data from existing systems.
by Fred Trotter
Open Source software will power a new Internet layer, the Health Internet, which will finally make healthcare data liquid. The Health Internet will finally change healthcare the same way the Internet changed everything else; better, faster, cheaper.
The 7th Annual O’Reilly Open Source Award winners will be announced.
A reflection on how the Wikimedia Foundation raised $16 million using all open-source software for the annual fundraiser in 2010. Nearly all of the money raised came from small, online donations from users of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. This talk will explore the components of the system, development methodology, challenges faced and challenges we face for next year.
Learn how to remain true to your open source ideals, as well as the open source community at large, when developing and designing software for Apple’s iOS. This talk covers the ins and outs of open source iOS frameworks and libraries as well as licensing pitfalls and tips.
by Meghan Gill
This session talk about strategies for building community around open source software through a case study of the MongoDB project.
Most open source start-ups have some sort of lock on the code - dual licensing, contributor agreements, "open core" add-ons and more. But is it possible to start a profitable company without any of those - with just skilled people delivering expert service and developing new code in the community? I don't just think it's possible - I'm doing it!
Most medical devices today use proprietary/custom software platforms (operating systems, messaging framework, alarms, etc.). This talk will present the Shahid's recent work using FOSS to build safety-critical medical devices and the challenges associated with such solutions. Shahid will present architectures considered, the benefits and detriments, and findings of real-world FOSS implementations.
In this talk we'll talk about the years events in open source at Google, including a breakdown of the Google code-in project and an update on the Summer of Code.
by Aaron Williamson and Karen Sandler
A discussion of fundamental legal concepts for free/open source software developers, focusing on the topics that projects most commonly face: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and incorporation.
by Joel Parker
The General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) is an open-source mission design tool actively used and developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. It is available now in beta form, and will be released fully by the end of the year.
by Mark Dachille, Vickie Hoffman and Thomas Jones
At the 2010 OSCON, Roberts-Hoffman Software, Inc.(RHS) selected Tolven's open source framework to develop a hospital electronic health record plug-in. RHS will focus on the emerging trend for vendors to collaborate in an open source model to address the many challenges of healthcare. RHS will share collaborating with Tolven and Lexicomp to meet governmental healthare regulations.
Preventive medicine is a grand challenge. A key step is establishing baseline markers of wellness and pre-clinical interventions using personalized genomic data and phenotypic data. DIYgenomics has created such a methodology and completed a MTHFR/Vitamin B deficiency pilot study. An aging study is in enrollment, and other studies are in design for Vitamin D, metabolism, and mental performance.
Open source projects have long skimped on presentation & packaging (basically, they are the equivalent of "she has a great personality!"). Let's change that. Open source can be the hot girl too. Learn how developers can create opportunities for designers to contribute to projects. Great design is the best way to draw an audience to your project & build contributor confidence.
This talk surveys the FLOSS copyleft compliance problems that were and are encountered, and how they have changed historically. Much progress has been made since the 1990s, but widespread adoption of GPL'd and LGPL'd software in embedded systems has led to more violations than ever before. This talk explains how our community meets these challenges to improve worldwide copyleft compliance.
25th–29th July 2011