Knowledgebase Knowledge base is an online resource for professional security managers and those for whom security, while not being their full-time job, comprises a significant part of their responsibilities. The aim is to create a collection of useful reference and learning materials for people seeking to understand more about security. We invite submissions from recognised security experts for the Knowledge base, covering all aspects of security, from technology and management to protocols and independent case studies.
Knowledgebase The OpenLogic Expert Knowledgebase provides a one stop shop for all the information you need to deploy opens source solutions successfully. It helps users select the projects best suited for their needs, develop integration plans, test and certify their software and collaborate with open source project developers.
OpenCyc open source knowledge base and reasoning engine OpenCyc is the open source version of the Cyc technology, the world's largest and most complete general knowledge base and commonsense reasoning engine.
OpenCyc can be used as the basis of a wide variety of intelligent applications such as:
1.Speech understanding 2.Database integration 3.Rapid development of an ontology in a vertical area
4.Email prioritizing, routing, summarization, and annotating to name just a few.
The Open Source Project Management
tool dotProject is a volunteer supported Project Management application. There is no "company" behind this project, it is managed, maintained, developed and supported by a volunteer group and by the users themselves.
If you have a bug or a Feature Suggestion that you would like to log - use the bugs link at the top right of the site. PLEASE check that the issue hasn't been logged before to save your hardworking admin a lot of time and trouble. Mantis has recently been updated to include multiple projects - use the drop down list at the top right hand side of the screen in the bug tracker to select the correct project as per the news article on the front of the Bugs and Suggestions system.
The Cyc Foundation OpenCyc is the open source version of the Cyc technology, the world's largest and most complete general knowledge base and commonsense reasoning engine. OpenCyc can be used as the basis of a wide variety of intelligent applications such as :
1.Rrapid development of an ontology in a vertical area 2.Email prioritizing, routing, summarization, and annotating
3.Expert systems 4.Games
Advantages of open source software Let us provide some more detail on how do these characteristics turn into advantages:
1.The availability of the source code and the right to modify it is very important. It enables the unlimited tuning and improvement of a software product. It also makes it possible to port the code to new hardware, to adapt it to changing conditions, and to reach a detailed understanding of how the system works. This is why many experts are reaching the conclusion that to really extend the lifetime of an application, it must be available in source form. In fact, no binary-only application more than 10 years old now survives in unmodified form, while several open source software systems from the 1980s are still in widespread use (although in many cases conveniently adapted to new environments). Source code availability also makes it much easier to isolate bugs, and (for a programmer) to fix them.
The ROI of Open Source The ROI of open-source software is a contentious issue. Several recent studies, conducted by Yankee Group, JupiterResearch, Forrester Research and others, have focused on the ROI of upgrading a Windows installation versus switching to Linux and have concluded that it is less expensive to stick with Windows. But the reports miss a critical point: Switching from Windows to Linux is the worst-case ROI scenario. After all, the new platform requires training and perhaps hiring new personnel?always expensive propositions?versus merely paying for licenses.
ASK-OSS The Australian Service for Knowledge of Open Source Software (ASK-OSS) provides a national focal point for advice, management, governance, storage and dissemination of Open Source Software (OSS) for research and higher education. ASK-OSS provides unbiased, pragmatic guidance on: selection of appropriate OSS for research; choosing appropriate OSS licenses; management/governance for OSS development; and storage and community development of
Opening Microsoft's Knowledge Vault The announcement made during the Redmond, Wash.-based software vendor's Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit this week, along with three other recent moves, may be designed to add some community panache to the legendarily tight-lipped face Redmond turns to the outside world.
Called the "Community Solutions Content Program for Microsoft Knowledge Base," the inaugural program allows the company's certified MVPs to add content to the company's database of technical and how-to articles that fuels its online customer support system.
Knowledge Bank OSCC Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC) is a reference centre between public sector user community and a Smart Partnership developer community. It operates as a facilitator to ease OSS implementation in the public sector.
1) The Knowledge Bank is designed as a Shared Information Portal among:- OSCC,
Public Sector Community, Smart Partnership Developer Community
2) The Portal facilitates the information and experiences of OSS implementation through collecting, storing, tracking & sharing information centrally.
Adoption of Open Source Software Open source software systems like Linux operating system, Apache Web Server, StarOffice Suite, MySQL Database Server and Sendmail E-Mail Server are popular among Hong Kong IT professionals and practitioners. They are all freely available on the Internet. These systems were first designed and developed for non-commercial purposes by computing enthusiasts, mostly university students.
The Knowledge Ecology of Open-Source Software Projects The processes of knowledge-making in open-source software projects as an ecology of agents, artefacts, rules, resources, activities, practices and interactions. In order to grasp its dynamic features we consider open-source software projects as interactive systems based on dense interactions between humans and technical artefacts within electronic media. Technology, rather than formal or informal organisation, embodies most of the conditions for governance in open-source software projects, hence becoming a critical pathway to the understanding of collective task accomplishment, coordination and knowledge-making processes.