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Amanda Brock
10th April 2021

OpenUK’s Kids Camp, GCSE, Apprenticeships and University Group

On 7 April we were honoured to be recognised by the GNOME Community Challenge as the Runner Up in the first Challenge, with our Kids...

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Amanda Brock
23rd March 2021

OpenUK Response to Richard Stallman’s Reinstatement to FSF Board

This week’s announcement from the FSF is disappointing. OpenUK puts Belonging at the heart of its activities. We ask our leadership and participants to abide...

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Cristian Parrino
5th March 2021

OpenUK Consortium developing open technology blueprint for the carbon negative data centre for COP26

Huge thanks to Ali Fenn and Fahmida Bangert at ITRenew, John Laban at the Open Compute Project and Michael Oghia at SDI Alliance for their...

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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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Amy Howlett
15th February 2021

February Newsletter – #OpenUKBelonging

Dear  Reader, We hope you enjoyed Valentines Day which was also “I love free software” day. OpenUK shared a Valentine across social media and if...

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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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Stuart Langridge
14th January 2021

OpenUK Honours

So, I was awarded a medal. OpenUK, who are a non-profit organisation supporting open source software, hardware, and data, and are run by Amanda Brock, have...

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Shane Coughlan
1st January 2021

Basil Cousins – the Brit who founded Open Forum Europe. Honouring a lifetime of leadership in Open Technology by Shane Coughlan

Basil Cousins has been involved in technology for decades. We often hear that someone has been instrumental in a field, or has made an exceptional...

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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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