Penguin: Open Source Venture Capital, Conference, Seeking to Develop Sustainable Business Models


A Conference to Find Viable Business Models to Commercialize Open Source Software

Organizers of the Open Core Summit – which took part this month at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco – announced the COSS (Commercial Open-Source Software) Platform.

The goal of this initiative is to help commercial open-source organizations develop viable business models. “We want to educate, grow, fund and connect leaders of COSS companies,” as explained to IBL News by Joseph Jacks, founder of OSS Capital, a venture-capital firm who put together the Open Core Summit.

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Phi Beta Iota: Open Source has lost momentum as a result of those pulling their code to attack legitimate US Government functions such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Joseph Jacks is on  to something hugely important — he needs to ensure that his contracts include non-volatility associated with attempts to impose individual biases on national agencies.

See Especially:

Open source developers: Stop blocking organizations you don’t like

After protest, open source software company Chef will let ICE contract expire

Fake GNUs: Keep politics out of open source software licences

See Also:

Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software

Berto Jongman: Web 3.0 – Displacement of #GoogleGestapo?

Web 3.0
Berto Jongman

Web 3.0: The Decentralised Web Promises to Make the Internet Free Again

Edina Harbinja and Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

Have you recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google? You wouldn’t be alone. The tech giants are invading our privacy, misusing our data, strangling economic growth and helping governments spy on us. Yet because these few companies own so many of the internet’s key services, it seems there is little people can do to avoid having to interact with them if they want to stay online.

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Article: Bluetooth Will Revolutionize Industrial IoT

Autonomous Internet

/2019/09/9.24.19-How-Bluetooth-Could-Revolutionize-IIoT-696x428.jpgBluetooth Will Revolutionize Industrial IoT

Launched in July 2017, Bluetooth Mesh amplified the usual one-to-one connections that most devices shared to incorporate many-to-many (m:m) device communications.

This means that, just like conventional mesh networks, Bluetooth Mesh opens up the technology and its proponents to widespread communication on a larger scale. Bluetooth can be used to sustain high-capacity systems, exactly the type needed to power smart buildings and smart industry applications. It allows tens, hundreds or thousands of devices to communicate with one another effectively.

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Penguin: Open Source Dashboard


How To Choose The Perfect Open-Source Dashboard

In the current data-driven scenario, data visualisation is something all data analyst have to court, and a dashboard, in this case, is an obvious protagonist. Dashboards allow real-time visualising and easy understanding of the key performance indicators in an organisation. Dashboards extract meaningful insights from data which is further used by organisations for decision-making.

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