Open Source Initiative

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Open Source Initiative

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(OSI) An organisation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community.

http://opensource.org/.
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Other blockchain game-changers include Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, a globally renowned figure in the open-source movement run by the Linux Foundation as well as a host of early adopters from the United Nations, Toyota, Vodafone, the European Parliament, DHL and Bank of America among others.
On the software side, the Maker movement is intertwined with the open-source movement and relies heavily on free software tools and integrated development environments (IDEs) running under Linux or Android.
"I believe a shift needs to happen, just like it happened in software development when the open-source movement gained momentum.
The open-source movement has much to offer, but the 3D printing software (even the software recommended by LulzBot--Slic3r and Printrun) leaves a lot to be desired.
The increasing pervasiveness of social networks, the rise of consumer-level manufacturing tools, and the rise of the open-source movement mean that companies must now cope with a new, more powerful iteration of the user-innovator: the user-manufacturer.
The company was also bolstered again this year by a number of key partnerships, which are at the core of the open-source movement in the first place.
It's not an idea that is universal throughout history or across cultures, and it may be fading in Western culture, she says, drawing connections to such Internet-based phenomena as the widespread illegal sharing of intellectual property (music, programs and so on) and the open-source movement.
The open-source movement bodes well for large organizations that want to minimize integration and customization costs, and it opens up additional possibilities for multimodal communications.
For business, the open-source movement can provide them with an effective, well-engineered alternative to almost any commercial software package.
At best, the potential exists for the political equivalent of software's open-source movement: a system in which the best results are accomplished not by secretive, commercial, top-down, individual effort but by communities of interested people wielding collective, uncopyrighted, free, and yes, democratic tools.
IBM believes the open-source movement is leading to the next major paradigm shift in the software industry....
The open-source movement is a by-product of the free software movement that advocates open-source software as an alternative method for free software.