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DRIVING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENTS WITH OPEN SOURCE

DRIVING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENTS WITH OPEN SOURCE
By Clarice Africa | 28 April 2014
from: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/apr/28/driving-sustainable-innov...

“Look around you - open source is running so many things that play a crucial part of our lives and I bet most people don’t even know it,” said Prof. Ariel Betan, Managing Director of the International Open Source Network ASEAN+3, a Centre of Excellence under the UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme that advocates free and open source software, open content and open standards in the region.

“Linux, for example, is an operating system that runs a lot of today’s open source technologies. From small devices like mobile Wi-Fi routers/access points, desktops, smartphones and even appliances to large installations like the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, spanning 27km in the the Franco-Swiss Border,” he said.

OPEN SOURCE: A FAD NO MORE

Dr. Alvin Marcelo, International Open Source Network (IOSN)

OPEN SOURCE: A FAD NO MORE
By Clarice Africa | 21 February 2014
from: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/feb/21/open-source-fad-no-more/

A few years ago, a global analyst firm went so far as to describe open source as the ‘hype du jour’ and some people even labelled it as something destined for the student and hobbyist market.

Today, its collaborative innovation model has prompted some governments to go ‘Open Source by default’ by releasing everything it does to the community.

“Trends right now are on the collaboration and creation of platforms and ecosystems. Gone is the era of the monolithic one-software-for-all mentality. It is now conventional wisdom that some services and components are better offered by other entities and it is their integration that is driving the development of this ecosystem,” Dr. Alvin Marcelo, an eHealth Adviser for an international development agency, said.

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