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[News] GNU/Linux Servers Potentially Chosen by Obama

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Servers Potentially Chosen by Obama
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:26:05 +0000
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NASA Nebula - Obama's own private cloud?

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| The open-source Amazon-like compute cloud 
| under development at NASA's Ames Research 
| Center could become a means of hosting 
| websites across the US government.
| [...]
| Nebula is based on Eucalyptus, an open source 
| project meant to mimic Amazon EC2 inside 
| private data centers. Eucalyptus is bundled 
| with the latest version of Ubuntu. That's why 
| Ubuntu chief Mark Shuttleworth calls it Karmic 
| Koala.



Obama Administration To Require Government Agencies to Make Information Available in Open Formats

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| The Obama Administration's Open Government
| Directive was unveiled today. Concerning
| open formats the key provisions are:
| âeach agency shall take prompt steps to
| expand access to information by making it
| available online in open formats...â..To
| the extent practicable and subject to
| valid restrictions, agencies should
| publish information online in an open
| format that can be retrieved, downloaded,
| indexed, and searched by commonly used web
| search applications. An open format is one
| that is platform independent, machine
| readable, and made available to the public
| without restrictions that would impede the
| re-use of that information........â
| Just give us the data! That's been the
| mantra of open-government enthusiasts,
| developers among them, who have created
| mashups â web-based tools that make the
| reams of government data more accessible
| and, importantly, put this data to
| effective public use. For example, Stumble
| Safely, highlighted in a recent New York
| Times article, links data regarding
| incidents of crime with popular locations,
| such as bars, restaurants and
| transportation hubs to help guide people
| home safely after a night out.

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