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Open Source Chip Design: Lowering the Cost, but Chip Production Remains Expensive

By Dick Weisinger

The recent history of computer chips has seen the market dominated by very large market players that have invested large amounts of cash to produce ultra-miniature and highly complex semiconductors. Those industry players aren’t expected to change much in the

Open Data: Bridging the Data Inequality Gap

By Dick Weisinger

Top-tier technology companies are accelerating their dominance because of their access to large amounts of data. Brad Smith, president at Microsoft, noted that half of all data created on the internet is collected by fewer than 100 tech companies that

Open Data: Standardizing Agreements to Enable Easier Data Sharing and Collaboration

By Dick Weisinger

There are an abundant number of open source licenses to choose from to support the public sharing and collaboration of software code. These licenses include Apache, BSD, GNU, MIT, Mozilla and others. That’s not the case though when it comes

Open Data: Data May Not Be Open, But is it FAIR?

By Dick Weisinger

Governments and academics are increasingly opening up their data sets for the research community.  A survey by Figshare found organizations increasingly opening up the data which they acquire. But more importantly, more organizations sharing data are providing that data according

Open Data: SAP/Microsoft/Adobe Team for Open Data Alliance

By Dick Weisinger

Recently, Adobe, Microsoft and SAP announced the Open Data Initiative, a plan where the three vendors work together to create better data interoperability between their software products. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO , said that “together with Adobe and SAP, we