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What open source means to a young programmer
I’m a 15 year old programmer. I started at nine and by now have written a lot of code. To me, programming is creating, and I've created many projects—from a pure Java 3D projection engine to a web spider. Today, I'm sharing my story with you for Opensource.com's Youth in Open Source Week.
Netflix Continues Open Source Tradition With S3mper
Netflix may be the largest consumer of Amazon Web Services. Operating at a scale that most companies will never reach, Netflix encounters problems that are only seen when processing massive amounts of data. Netflix is also a good citizen of the open source community, contributing projects and libraries back whenever they can. Their latest contribution, S3mper, exemplifies both their commitment to open source, and the kinds of problems they encounter working at web scale.
What to consider when transitioning your open source business to a revenue-based model
Data Geekery migrated their Apache 2.0 licensed database abstraction software project called jOOQ to a dual-licensed model, allowing them to generate revenue from customers that require access to commercial databases.
Google's Open Automotive Alliance will Bring Android Innovation to Cars
It looks like Android may be set to drive intelligence and entertainment in our cars. Google and several powerful automakers have announced a collaboration focused on bringing Android to cars via a group called the Open Automotive Alliance. Partners in the group include General Motors, Honda Motor, Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia. The first Android-powered cars driven by the alliance should arrive by the end of this year.
The Centre for Open Software Innovation (COSI) was established in 2009, as the University of Waikato's leading research centre on computer science theory and practice. It is the purpose of COSI to:
- Inspire and extend open development practice in computer science;
- Innovate (open) systems, theories and tools to improve processes and products;
- Excel at core computer science theory and practice as the foundation for innovation;
- Be community leaders at the local, national and international levels through effective communication and openness.