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Cristian Parrino
19th July 2022

Societal Value Metrics for Open Technology

Societal Value Metrics for Open Technology OpenUK launched its first sustainability strategy last year, and as a result embarked on a journey to elevate the...

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Daniel Aldridge
10th June 2022

Pride in June and in Open Source – How LGBTQIA+ people are using Open Source to empower communities

As an out gay man, a proud ally to my LGBTQIA+ colleagues and a founding member of the Pride in BCS network of  LGBTQIA+ IT...

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Simon Phipps
24th May 2022

About The Standards Question In The OpenUK Survey

There is a question about “standards” in the OpenUK survey this time around.  Why is it there? The UK is an important contributor to global...

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Amanda Brock
29th April 2022

What’s up at OpenUK this year

Following a hiatus in our blogposts we are back with a really exciting line up of guest blogs and updates and opinion pieces from OpenUK...

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Steven Steer
19th February 2021

A negative person’s approach to positive economic change

I’m a self-conscious physicist, I see rhetoricians use words to amazing effect; they have a talent for coalescing people around visions and opportunities. Fantastic, keep...

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Amanda Brock
29th January 2021

Openness A short personal history of a lifetime in Open

I first became involved with the concepts of Openness when I was Head of Software Engineering in ICL ASD (Applications Software Division, replacing ICL Dataskill)...

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Rob McQueen
21st January 2021

The Endless rewards of Open Technology

OpenUK director Robert McQueen is the CEO of the newly-formed Endless OS Foundation, and as they launch their new blog, he’s written here about the...

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Adam Jollans
11th August 2020

Why the hybrid cloud has to be built on open source

A recent study[1] showed that most organisations are only 20% of the way into their cloud journeys. They’ve built the new cloud-native apps and migrated...

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Henry Nash
23rd July 2020

Designing Tech to defeat Coercive Behaviour and Domestic Abuse

The combination of the app-economy and cheap cloud resources has led to a transformation in the technology tools we have to manage our lives. We...

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Sonia Cooper
30th April 2020

Driving better outcomes with an open approach to data, Sonia Cooper, Microsoft

Microsoft’s mission to empower every organization on the planet to achieve more, aims to put the tools for building and using AI into the hands...

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