The Wall Street Journal published an article on how the open source development model adopted by Linux influenced the decision by GlaxoSmithKline to publish their data on malaria research. According to the paper, the company published scientifica data about 13,500 chemical compounds being studied for their possible uses against the disease.
O evento - pela primeira vez em São Paulo - visa apresentar experiências práticas de introdução de reúso em empresas por especialistas nacionais e internacionais e permitir a troca de experiências entre as empresas participantes do evento. Para isso o formato do evento conta com apresentações, tutoriais, sessão de trabalhos e um painel industrial, no qual empresas convidadas irão debater juntamente com o público e os especialistas convidados a prática de reúso no Brasil e no mundo.
Os keynote speakers do evento serão:
On April 16, 2010, William Colen, a member of the CCSL (FLOSS Competence Center) at IME/USP, was awarded the Voo Livre (Free Flight)
Award, Development category, sponsored by the Brazilian National BrOffice.org Meeting, where BrOffice.org is the Brazilian OpenOffice.org community. The award is offered biannually to those who contribute in making an increasingly free society, allowing the BrOffice.org project to "fly" higher.
The OSOR (Open Source Observatory and Repository), maintained by the European Commission, has recently published the Procurement and Open Source Software Guideline document, which describes motivations for the adoption of FLOSS for governmental entities as well as practical aspects to consider during the procurement process for FLOSS-based solutions.
It has been a while since the portal for the White House (www.whitehouse.gov) has migrated their infrastructure to Drupal, a well known FLOSS CMS. Now, the site has announced, on April 21st, that it has made available, as free software, some new drupal modules developed in-house by them.
One of these interesting modules is "Node Embed", which eases the management of photos and videos within drupal.
Local: Auditório Jacy Monteiro - IME/USP
Date/Time: Apr 19 2010 at 4pm
Sun Microsystems - Hamburgo, Alemanha
A palestra irá explicar o conceito UNO (Universal Network Objects) e as vastas possibilidades de programação do OpenOffice.org. Ele mostrará o poderoso sistema de extensões e a possibilidade de se trabalhar no núcleo também.
Palestra: Busca na Web: problemas, soluções e desafios
Palestante: Dr. Berthier Ribeiro-Neto
Data: 28/abril/2010, quarta-feira, das 13:00 às 15:00
Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil), one of the largest corporate FLOSS users in the world, has started deployment of the same kind of solution on the Nossa Caixa Bank (recently acquired by BB). The first software to power the NCB shall be the BrOffice.org office suite (the localized version of the OpenOffice.org suite), which offers features similar to those of MS-Office. The suite has already been installed on 16 thousand BNC workstations, making it possible to work with the open standard ODF format.