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Can Open Source Data Projects Turn a Profit?


by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley recently wrote for SiliconAngle, “Open source software is accelerating innovation in technology like never before. Over the last decade, non-proprietary, community-developed software has been adopted into virtually every aspect of computing, becoming the foundation for everything from Big Data and cloud computing to mobile devices and Bitcoin. Yet despite the…

The Data Science Revolution is Fueled by Open Source Software


by Angela Guess Writing for Inside Big Data, Neera Talbert of Revolution Analytics recently noted, “It’s hard to downplay the influence of open source software on the spectacular rise of data science. From my perspective as a technology consultant, open source isn’t just an interesting aspect of the data science revolution; it’s absolutely critical. R,…

Keeping Our Open Source Smart Homes Under Our Own Control

Data Daily Keeping Open Source

by Angela Guess Klint Finley recently wrote for Wired, “Smart homes could make our lives easier. But they could also end up being a real pain. Devices from competing companies might not want to talk to each other. Your gadgets might collect personal data and sell it to advertisers without you knowing about it it.…

Why You Should Learn Open Source R


by Angela Guess David Smith of OpenSource.com recently wrote, “With such strong demand and such high salaries to offer, it’s no surprise that competition for hiring data scientists is intense. As a result, companies who previously relied on legacy proprietary platforms for statistical analysis are now adopting a new alternative, open source R. So far, it…

4 Open Source Machine Learning Projects

Serdar Yegulalp of InfoWorld recently wrote, “Over the last year, as part of the new enterprise services that IBM has been pushing on its reinvention, Watson has become less of a “Jeopardy”-winning gimmick and more of a tool.”

Hortonworks IPO Set for December 12, 2014


by Angela Guess Virginia Backaitis of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Less than a month afterHortonworks unveiled the news that it confidentially filed its S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it has set its expected IPO date for Dec. 12, according to Nasdaq. The offer amount is $96.6 million, with prices for individual shares…

NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community


by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the organization, “The National Security Agency announced [on Tuesday] the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The tool, called ‘Niagarafiles (Nifi),’ could benefit the U.S. private sector in various ways.…

The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership


by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “The Apache community commemorated The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)’s fifteenth anniversary and congratulated the people, projects, initiatives, and organizations that played a role in its success. Recognized as the leader in community-led Open Source software development, the ASF was established to shepherd, develop, and…