ENTRIES TAGGED "open source"
The British government further embraces open data as a means to transparency and "prosperity."
The Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom released a notable new white paper on open data and relaunched its flagship open data platfrom, Data.gov.uk. This post features interviews on open data with Cabinet Minister Francis Maude, Tim Berners-Lee and Rufus Pollock.
Open-source SMART platform and Indivo PHR are increasingly integrated
SMART and Indivo offer a far-reaching platform for giving patients access to data and working seemlessly with other cooperating institutions.
Can open data dominate biological science as open source has in software?
To move from a hothouse environment of experimentation to the mainstream of one of the world's most lucrative and tradition-bound industries, Sage Bionetworks must aim for its nucleus: rewards and incentives. Comparisons to open source software and a summary of tasks for Sage Congress.
The Vioxx problem is just one instance of the wider malaise afflicting the drug industry. Managers from major pharma companies expressed confidence that they could expand public or "pre-competitive" research in the direction Sage Congress proposed. The sector left to engage is the one that's central to all this work–the public.
Report from a movement that believes in open source and open data in science
Through two days of demos, keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions, Sage Congress brought its vision to a high-level cohort of 230 attendees from universities, pharmaceutical companies, government health agencies, and others who can make change in the field.
Ben Welsh is augmenting the investigative work of the Los Angeles Times with open source coding.
To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.
HIMSS has promoted good causes, but only recently has it addressed cost, interoperability, and open source issues that can allow health IT to break out of the elite of institutions large or sophisticated enough to adopt the right practices.
Megaupload's demise raises data questions and Bloomberg opens up its market data interface.
In this week's data news, Megaupload users face data deletion, Bloomberg opens its market data interface and Pentaho changes its licensing for Kettle.
Figshare wants research data, Accel makes a huge data investment, LinkedIn shares its DataFu.
Figshare relaunches with an eye toward making more research data accessible. Elsewhere, Accel invests $52.5 million in Code 42 and LinkedIn open sources DataFu.
Can redistricting be opened to the public through open source and the web?
DistrictBuilder is a web-based redistricting tool that lets citizens draw their own maps, publish them online and submit them to redistricting authorities.