Archive for March, 2015|Monthly archive page

EC to create level playing field for open source | Joinup

EC to create level playing field for open source | Joinup.

 

The European Commission will create a level playing field for open source software when procuring new software solutions, it announced on 27 March. Evaluation of open source and proprietary software will take into account their total cost of ownership and exit costs.

Credit for reporting to Gijs Hillenius 

End of College? Only if you profit from that conclusion….

Essay challenging Kevin Carey’s new book on higher education @insidehighered.

 

It’s a fine & blistering demolition of an argument made by self-interested enthusiasts and technobabblers. It’s also long, but worth reading.

Wireless Innovation Is Challenging Internet Incumbents | MIT Technology Review

The lede, “U.S. regulators have been attempting to deal with the negative affect that a few large Internet providers might have on competition. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, new mobile technologies have been encouraging competition,”says a lot about US self-inflation. It also suggests that even though the US makes some of the technology exploiting the freer Internet markets abroad, its position is, seemingly, precarious.

Wireless Innovation Is Challenging Internet Incumbents | MIT Technology Review.