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Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

From the World Bank Data Blog: in a stunning report from the OpenDRI, an initiative sponsored by the¬†Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR),¬†researchers looked into whether it was possible to quantify the benefit of contributing to and participating in open source communities and found the conservative estimate to be on the order of… Continue reading Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

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Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”

From EnterpriseTech: I came across a link today to a news commentary which asserts that open source software is "a supply chain rife with security vulnerabilities and clogged with outdated versions of widely used software components." I'm often reluctant to give these types of stories too much air time, because they're often rife with FUD,… Continue reading Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”

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It’s the Ecosystem, Stupid

I published a bit over at OpenSource.com. Read the full article here. It's a plea to look externally and figure out how your technology relates to all that's happening in the greater ecosystem. There are still way too many companies who suffer from NIH and end up saddled with way too much technical debt. Don't… Continue reading It’s the Ecosystem, Stupid

Events

Next Cambridge Meetup – IoT and Mobile on June 27

We're going back to the CIC this month for our next Cambridge meetup. RSVP at meetup.com/OSENMeetup/ This month's topic will be all about Open Source product development in the context of mobile, edge computing, and IoT. We'll talk about how to deal with patents and compliance, as well as a sober look at the state… Continue reading Next Cambridge Meetup – IoT and Mobile on June 27