This week there was more speculation over the future of WebOS, along with another announcement from NASA about its new open source website. Even the US Government is now giving out prizes for open source app development! Read about those stories and more:
- Brandon Bailey wrote and in depth article about the possible medical future of WebOS in his article, “HP Has Open-Source Vision for ‘Orphan’ WebOS,” on Marcon.com.
- In the Datamation article, “Is Open Source Software Falling Short?”, Matt Hartley walks through different applications and evaluates the pros and cons of using proprietary options vs. open source alternatives.
- Jason Parker reviewed the new features included in the open source VLC Media Player Version 2.0 in his CNET article, “VLC Media Player Gets Face-Lift, New Features.”
- OStatic’s Sam Dean wrote about the sponsors, keynotes and case studies planned for the Spring Open Source Think Tank: “Open Source Think Tank Conference Is Slated for April.”
- “NASA Calls for Vendors to ‘Open Source’ NASA.gov,” was published on The H about NASA’s recent Request for Information seeking help in open sourcing its nasa.gov site.
- Rikki Endsley reported on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s new $10,000 contest challenging developers to create apps utilizing government data on NetworkWorld, “US Government Announces Open Source App Contest.”
Happy Leap Year! How are you going to spend your extra day in February this year?